With most airlines dinging passengers an extra $25 or $50 per bag to fly in their tin cans, a number of Colorado resorts have created options for their guests to mitigate some of the baggage fee costs – or simply by leaving some of their own stuff at home.

Crested Butte Resort is giving a credit of $15 per passenger, each way, to cover their first bag when they book a four day or more vacation through Crested Butte Vacations (skicb.com) before Nov. 1.

Steamboat has a Bags Fly Free program, in conjunction with the resort’s Early Rewards package. When guests book an Early Rewards air-inclusive package through Steamboat Central Reservations between now and Nov. 3, the resort will offset the baggage fee from the airlines to the tune of $25 per booked air seat. Steamboat also has a rental program dubbed Lighten Up! through which guests can rent from any location of the resort’s Ski & Sport outlets. Additionally, Kids Rent Free from Ski & Sport locations when a parent or guardian rents five or more days.

Monarch Mountain has increased its demo fleet for the coming ski season by 300 percent, giving guests even more selection of the newest skis and snowboards.

More of the latest specialized powder equipment is available for rent at Silverton Mountain, including big-mountain ultra fat K2 skis and special powder boards from Venture Snowboards.