Local skiers in Park City, Utah, relish the Sundance Film Festival, since nearly all the town's visitors spend 10 days huddled in theaters, leaving the slopes wide open. The problem is finding a room. To lure out-of-towners to the mountains, several of the ski areas (including The Canyons Ski Resort) in Park City offer sale prices the week after Sundance - next year, January 30 to February 5. At Park City Mountain Resort, rates for slope-side lodging drop more than 25 percent the week after Sundance (435-649-8111, www.pcski.com). Visit parkcityinfo.com for late-breaking bargains in the "Hot Deals" section of the website. - Larry Olmsted
Unless otherwise noted, room rates listed are for two people staying one night in a hotel's least expensive room with a private bath. Some inns require two-night stays on weekends. All prices are in US dollars.