Pacific Northwest ski resorts are launching into action for the season, with many opening earlier than usual. In addition, to cranking up the lifts, they are offering plenty of deals for skiers and snowboarders.

To the north in Alaska, find lift and lodging packages for Alyeska Resort. Resorts of the Canadian Rockies is offering a discount card valid for all of its British Columbia and Alberta ski resorts: Fernie, Kimbeley, Kicking Horse and Nakiska. In Washington, 49 Degrees North has a discount card six-pack for saving money