Ski Jackson Hole from $839

Jackson Hole Central Reservations has put together one-stop shopping packages for skiers and snowboarders this year. The packages bundle up airfare, lift tickets and lodging to get you on the slopes fast at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyoming.

The package include round-trip airfare, four nights of lodging in the town of Jackson, a three-day lift ticket to Jackson Hole, ski shuttle transportation and taxes and fees.

Packages are available starting Jan. 9 and through April 1 with the exception of Feb. 15-28; March 8-11, 15-18.

Per person rates from Atlanta start from $839, based on double occupancy.

You can purchase similar ski packages without the round-trip airfare and shuttle transportation at per person rates from $389. Round-trip published airfare from Atlanta is $450.80; based on a 21-day advance purchase notice.

Additionally, Jackson Hole Central Reservations is offering the "Fourth Flies Free" program in 2012. Get a fourth round-trip ticket free when you buy three to Jackson Hole. The airfare offer requires the purchase of a minimum of five nights lodging and four days of lift tickets. The Fourth Flies Free program is available through April 8, with the exception of Feb. 16-21.

For more information, call 1-888-838-6606, or visit www.jacksonholewy.com for deals and packages.

Jackson Hole refers to a 48-mile long valley surrounded by jagged mountain peaks and includes the towns of Jackson, Kelly, Moose, Moran, Wilson, and Teton Village.  Known to early settlers as Jackson's Hole, the area has been renowned since its discovery in the early 1800's for its incredible natural beauty and abundance of wildlife.

The town of Jackson, located at the southern end of the valley welcomes visitors at its antler arch entrance in the town square. Follow the town boardwalk lined with boutiques, restaurants, local attractions and fine art galleries. Jackson is the fifth nationally recognized arts center in the nation.

Jackson offers three top ski resorts. Located in Teton Village, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort provides 2,500 acres of inbound terrain and a new aerial tram that can shutte 100 passengers 4,139 vertical feet to the top of the mountain in just nine minutes. Terrain ranges from beginner to expert and an average of 459 inches of fresh "cowboy" powder falls every season.

Just over Teton Pass in Idaho is Grand Targhee Resort. Famous for an abundance of Mother Nature's finest snow, more than 500 inches every season, Grand Targhee offers two mountains for skiing and riding, with over 2,000 acres of lift-served terrain.

Snow King Resort is located just eight blocks from the town square and offers day and night skiing and snow tubing.

Clara Bosonetto is a retired travel consultant.