Children can get their ski legs under them early season at Fernie Alpine Resort with a kids ski free package. For children 12 years old and younger, the package also throws in a third night of lodging free.

After a parent purchases at least a two-day lift ticket, one child can ski free for the same duration. For a second child’s free ticket, a second adult must also buy lift tickets.

The package is available at participating hotels, including slopeside lodging, from the season opening through Dec. 20, 2013. Rates start at $93 CAD per adult per night, based on a family of two adults and two children.

For more information, call 877-333-2339.