Skiers and snowboarders planning winter trips early can save a few dollars on lodging for Mammoth Mountain vacations. The Westin Monache Resort is offering up to 25 percent discounts to those who book their winter trip by Nov. 4.

Packages that include lodging and adult lift tickets are available for three-, four-, and five-night stays. Lift tickets, available in the package only for adults, can be booked for three or four days. Children's lift tickets must be purchased from Mammoth.

Packages for early season start at $247 for four nights' lodging and three days skiing. Packages for five nights of lodging with four days of lift tickets start at $231. Early season rates are available Nov. 11-23 and valid for arrivals any day.

Regular season rates run Nov. 28-April 25, except for holidays. Early booking packages with four nights' lodging and three days skiing start at $373 while packages for five nights of accommodations and four days of lift tickets starts at $347. Special January midweek ski packages for three nights' lodging and three days of skiing with Sunday or Monday arrival start at $263.

Late season rates for April 26 through May 29 are also discounted when booked early. The rates are the same as early season prices.

Holiday rates are in effect Nov. 24-27, Dec. 17 - Jan. 3, Jan 14-16, or Feb. 18-26. Early season booking discounts are not available for those dates either. Mammoth Mountain is tentatively scheduled to open for he season Nov. 11; however, it opened a month early last winter.

Early season bookings may be made online or by phone. Rates quoted are per person per night prices based on single occupancy in a deluxe studio suite.

More information. Or call 866-716-8137.