Your Money: Feb. 8, 1999

SKI COSTS HEADING DOWNHILL If you're dreaming of hitting the slopes before the powder melts, you might want to head north of the border. With the Canadian dollar near record lows, ski resorts like Whistler in British Columbia and Mont-Tremblant in Quebec are offering the best deals. A five-night, four-day stay at a Whistler hotel (including lift tickets) costs about $400, while a trip to Vail or Aspen goes for $500 to $700. No wonder visitors to Colorado's slopes, which until recently were beset by weak snowfall, are down 11% this year. That means, of course, that the state's a bit...

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