New England resorts and hotels near ski areas eagerly offer bargains on lodging, lift tickets, and equipment to attract singles, couples, or family ski groups to the slopes. Great discounts are available throughout ski country to help make your skiing getaway more affordable. Skiing families can find ski areas that offer special activities for children. both on the slopes and in the lodging at day's end. Mid-week ski packages can reap extra-big discounts. And think of the off-slope pleasures: resorts with heated pools, exercise rooms, hot tubs, good dining, and entertainment for adults and kids.