Banff’s Sunshine Village and Jasper’s Marmot Basin have partnered to offer the Sunshine Marmot Card. The discount card grants a handful of free ski days, plus discounts on other days at the two Alberta resorts. But you must purchase it by Dec. 31, 2013, because it’s not available after that.

The Sunshine Marmot Card gives free skiing on the first, fourth and seventh days of use. On other days, the cardholder gets $15 off the ticket window rate. It has a direct-to-lift option, so you can bypass the ticket window.

Bonus discounts of $25 off lift tickets are given Jan. 6-17, 2014, in May, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays all season, with the exception of blackout dates: Dec. 24, 26 and 31, 2013; Jan. 2 and April 15-17, 2014.

Sunshine Marmot Cards cost $84.95, plus GST. You can purchase them online through Sunshine Village or Marmot Basin.