September 25, 2022

Early Season Snow Brings Great Ski Deals

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Winter ski deals about for those looking for a bargain and some early snow

The peak ski season runs January through March. Even though there is usually good skiing in December, that activity gets sidelined for the Christmas vacation or family gatherings. With early snow in November and December, there are some great deals out there that families should take advantage of.

Here are 10 great ski bargains across the States. Watch for deep discounts and even packages that will get families to hit the slopes.


There are four mountain peaks in a 10 mile radius in Colorado that provide some great skiing. These include the family friendly slopes of Snowmass and the black diamond runs of Aspen. The early bird package is a “Buy 2, Get 3” special, where guests stay for 2 nights and get the 3rd night free. Rates for this deal start at $89 a night. Not only do guests get the 3rd night free, but they also get a 3rd lift ticket and equipment rental. This is a great package for families looking for a long weekend. Stays must be between November 25th and December 16th. Reservations need to be made by November 12th.

Free Skiing in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs, Colorado offers tons of great trails plus ski school for kids and ice skating. Kids ski for free the entire season at Steamboat. In late November and early December the Steamboat Grand Resort has a ski deal where if you purchase 3 nights you will receive 2 free lift tickets, and for every adult lift ticket purchased you will get a free kid’s lift ticket. If you need rentals you can also get 20% off all ski and snowboard rentals as well.

Big Sky, Montana

Known as one of the nation’s top skiing areas for all level of skiers, Big Sky offers 3,600 acres of trails, which is located near Yellowstone National Park. Packages here start at $125 a night from late November to mid December, where families can get a 2 for 1 ski deal. Ski one day at Moonlight Basin and get a second day for free. Also at Buck’s, kids stay and ski for free.

Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley has a variety of places you can stay from lodges to cottages to condominiums. There is also a Children’s Center, which provides child care and daily activities. The Pre Holiday package here includes one day of skiing and one night’s stay for only $72 per person. There is also a kids stay and ski free with an adult package. It’s available from late November to mid December.


St. Regis Aspen Resort provides discounts for early skiers. Families can get adjoining rooms or a suite and receive $50 to $100 credit that can be used at the resort. It can be used at the Discovery Kid’s Club, spa or any other general recreational activity. Kids 12 and under stay and eat for free plus families can use a Ski Butler to help with ski activities.

Free Night in Tahoe

From mid November through mid December you can get a Buy 1 Get 1 package from 968 Park Hotel. Rates start as low as $160 per night. Spend the day skiing the slopes and the evenings resting in a snow free lakeside base of California or Nevada.

Ski and Stay for Free in Vail

For some of the best skiing around you might want to try Vail Mountain. Great for all ages and levels of skiers. You can ski in and out of the Lodge at Vail resort. The ski free/stay free package is for a 3rd night’s accommodations and day’s skiing after 2 nights. Children 12 and under stay free and those older than 12 are just $25 per night.


Another great ski destination offering an amazing package. The Family Package where families can stay for 4 nights early in the season. Parents can save on lift tickets and kids 12 and under can stay and ski for free. Book your stay at Fairmont Chateau Whistler with the Book Early and Save Package. If you book 4 nights before November 15th you can receive a 3 day Whistler Blackcomb dual mountain pass per person, with rates starting at $244.

Park City, Utah

Guests can stay at Marriots Mountainside Villas. Now through December 17th families can get 20% off if they book a minimum of 2 nights. Rates start as low as $80 per night.


For some of the best early skiing, Vermont’s Okemo Mountain is the place to go. They make their own snow and will open on November 15th. Families can take advantage of the learn to ski program running November 30th through December 20th. Kids 7 and under always ski for free. Any midweek trips receive an extra 30% off if booked by December 1. Beginner skiers can also receive free rentals and lessons if you are staying at the resort and doing a 2 night stay.