Yosemite National Park has been battered by winter, buried under feet of snow that felled trees and closed the park's iconic valley for a day last week. Well, the good news is this snowfall makes for an idyllic setting in the park, the skiing is great at Badger Pass and in the backcountry, and you can experience it at a savings thanks to a lodging sale in the park.
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, which operates the lodges in Yosemite, just announced savings of up to 50 percent for the coming months:
* At The Ahwahnee Hotel, you can find some rooms priced at $199 at midweek, $209 on weekends. That's still a lot, but it's down from the dizzying heights of nearly $600 a night that you can encounter at certain times of the year.
* Yosemite Lodge at the Falls is offering rooms as low as $69 a night, with an upper limit of $179 a night.
* At Curry Village, you can land in an unheated tent for $39 a night or a heated one for an extra ten bucks on select weekends.
Naturally, these special rates have various restrictions on them, so to be sure to read all of the fine print. You can find the details at this site. Or you can call the reservations desk at 801-559-4891. To get the specials, mention promotions code "Hot Dates."