Thanksgiving is a time for celebration, and there's no better way for a resort to celebrate than by opening their slopes to eager skiers and riders. Snowshoe Mountain Resort has set their official opening day for November 27, marking the beginning of their 40th season. The resort plans to open at least three lifts and about 10 trails on opening day. 

To make the celebration even more satisfying, they're offering a special lodging deal for holiday travelers. Book a two-night stay between November 26-29 at any qualifying Snowshoe Mountain accommodations and get the third night free. Rates start at $155 per person, based on double occupancy.

TIP: Grab some lift tickets online in advance and save up to 30 percent when you book by November 25.