Ski Brule is planning a big Thanksgiving dinner, and, of course, skiing and riding over the holidays. In the last 14 years the resort has been open by Thanksgiving and often before that. Last year they opened the weekend before the holiday and two seasons ago, Nov. 7.

Family rates - for the family-oriented holiday - are $148 per day, which covers lift tickets for two adults and up to four dependent children 17 and under. It boils down to $24.67 per ticket; significant savings for a snow sporting family. Brule also offers a $116 per day family rental special. It covers all the equipment needed for the same family combination, including helmets.

You can purchase lift tickets for $30 online through Dec. 24 by clicking on the link below. It's a $10 savings off the regular ticket price, and they are valid anytime throughout the 2010/11 season; not just over Thanksgiving. Kids 9 and under are free everyday; lift tickets and lodging.

Spend four nights with Brule over the holidays, and receive the first night lodging for half-price. Thanksgiving dinner is being served in the lodge.

Brule is hosting its annual Race Camp Nov. 25-28, which includes a separate program for master's racers. The cost is $55 per person, per day; lodging, lift tickets and meals are extra.  Emphasis will be on solid ski-technique, bio-mechanics and race techniques. There will be lectures by experts on technique, tactics, conditioning, maintenance and equipment, sport psychology, and, of course plenty of on-snow time. This is the 20th year they've hosted the camp. Call the number below for more information.

More information, or call 608-848-6123