Big White Resort in British Columbia opened for one of its earliest seasons in 50 years. On top of that, the resort is offering free skiing for those visiting early season.

The resort started running lifts on Nov. 16, 2013, two weeks earlier than planned. That means, an additional two weeks of free skiing for visitors. The free skiing deal runs from opening day through Dec. 19, 2013.

Free skiing is available with a minimum two-nights of lodging in select hotels, condominiums and vacation homes. It is based on double occupancy in select hotel rooms and one- or two-bedroom condos. For larger three- or four-bedroom condos and vacation homes, free skiing is added for quad occupancy. Room rates start at $134 per night, including two free adult lift tickets.

To make reservations, call Big White Central Reservations at 800-663-2772. Use booking code 10/1314.