Looking to get discounted rates on a winter ski or snowboard trip? Booking early can grant discounts at Alyeska Resort in Alaska. Ski and stay packages are available, too.

Those who book lodging by Oct. 31 can get a 20 percent discount. The discount can be applied to all room types if available. Rooms must be booked online to get the discount, and lift tickets are not included.

The resort operates one slopeside lodge--The Hotel Alyeska. The eight floors of the nonsmoking hotel house 304 guest rooms and suites that include Native Alaskan artwork, Internet hookups, bathrobes, slippers, heated towel racks, mini-refrigerators, coffeemakers, televisions, and safe. Six room types are available.

The early booking discount is not available with packages or during holiday and peak periods. Blackout dates include Dec. 17- Jan. 3, Jan. 14-17, Feb. 18-21, March 7-18, and April 23-24.

The resort is also offering a four-night lift and lodging package that is not part of the discount promotion. The package includes a three-day lift ticket and breakfast each morning. High season packages start at $399 per person while low season packages start at $379 per person. The package, which is available for two to four adults based on double occupancy, can be booked online or by phone.

Alyeska's ski season runs Nov. 24-April 24 with weekend operation extended until May 30. Holiday night skiing is scheduled to run Dec. 18 to Jan. 1, excluding Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Regular night skiing runs Thursdays through Saturdays, Jan. to March 26. Additional night skiing dates are scheduled for Jan. 16 and Feb. 20.

More information. Or call 800-880-3880.