For six weeks in Banff, families can get a bonus deal for taking the kids skiing. Children can stay, ski and rent equipment free with lodging packages through Ski Big 3, including Easter weekend.

Families can get the freebies for kids from April 1-May 15, 2014. The kids must be 12 years old and younger for families to get the deal from Ski Big 3. Rates for the ski and stay packages start at $68 per person per day. A minimum of two adult lift tickets must be purchased as part of the package.

Skiing in Banff is available at three resorts. Mt. Norquay runs into late April. Lake Louise operates its lifts until May 4. Sunshine Village offers the longest season with lifts running until May 19.

Reservations can be made by phone at 877-754-7080 or online.