It won’t matter if you’re coming to Crested Butte for one lap or a full day on Wednesday, Nov. 27, because all skiers and snowboarders will make the first turns of the season for free. No strings attached. Head to the Colorado resort on their opening day and don’t even bother pulling out your wallet for a lift ticket. With winter storms and snow making already in full effect, Crested Butte is sure to have plenty of terrain ready for warming up the rusty legs.

Turn opening day into a holiday weekend with the resort’s early season ski-and-stay promo, which begins on Thanksgiving. The deal is $79 per person, per night for a lift ticket and lodging at the Grand Lodge Crested Butte and is available Nov. 28 – Dec. 17. Visit Crested Butte’s website for package details.

For different scenery, stay at the Three Rivers Resort and take advantage of their early season deal with a Ski ‘n Stay package from $107 (per person, based on double occupancy), which includes two nights of lodging and two days of skiing for two people. For details, call 970-641-1313 or visit the Three Rivers Resort website.