• A newly renovated lakefront hotel will open Dec. 12 at South Lake Tahoe -- with introductory rates for checking out the rooms. The Landing Resort & Spa, formerly the Royal Valhalla lodge, features 88 guest rooms with fireplaces, a rooftop deck, spa and salon, and Jimmy's Restaurant, serving Greek and California cuisine. Promo prices start at $149 for rooms Dec. 12-19 and $199 for rooms Dec. 20-25 (on a space available basis). 855-700-5263; www.thelandingresortandspa.com.

  • Drivers who purchase a new Lake Tahoe license plate in California or Nevada by April 1 will receive two free lift tickets to their choice of 11 ski resorts. Under the "Plates for Powder" promotion, sponsored by the nonprofit Tahoe Fund, proceeds from the specialty license plates will go toward hiking and biking trails and watershed restoration. A California plate costs $60. Details: www.tahoeplates.com.

  • Stay at Aston Lakeland Village at Lake Tahoe and ski for free at nearby Sierra-at-Tahoe. The "Kids Stay Free & Ski" package includes two lift tickets for adults and two for children. Rates start at $245 per night. Details: 866-774-2924; www.astonhotels.com.

  • When staying slopeside at the Mammoth Mountain Inn, you'll receive one free lift ticket per day for each person on the reservation. For the "Lift + Lodging" package, rates start at $99 per person per night, based on minimum two-night stay. (Resort fee of $20 per night is extra.) Promotion valid all season. Details: www.mammothmountain.com.

  • If you make your reservations before Northstar's scheduled opening day of Nov. 22, you can save up to 30 percent on your stay during the 2013-14 season. Rates start at $77 per person per night for this Northstar Lodging deal. Details: www.northstarcalifornia.com.

  • At Homewood Mountain Resort, active-duty military personnel can ski and ride free if they present a valid military ID (except holidays, blackout dates) during the 2013-14 season. Their spouses and children get 50 percent off daytime lift tickets. On holidays, military members get 50 percent off. Details: http://skihomewood.com.

    Deal availability may be limited. Restrictions such as blackout dates and advance-purchase requirements may apply. Prices do not include taxes, surcharges or other fees unless noted.

    -- Linda Zavoral, Staff