[R157R, Grand Targhee Resort] has set up several ways to save money this winter by booking ski vacations early. Those who book lodging by certain dates can get discounts. Season passholders from 11 other resorts can get vouchers for skiing free with their lodging.

Those who book ski or snowboard vacations early can get discounted lodging. Travelers booking lodging by Oct. 15 can save 30 percent on their rooms. Slopeside rooms start at $69.30 per night in the Targhee Lodge with this booking discount.

Vacationers booking lodging between Oct. 16 and Nov. 15 can save 20 percent on room rates. Early booking discounts are subject to some restrictions; ask about these when making reservations.

"We're just rolling into the season when people are calling about winter," said Kristy McCracken from the Grand Targhee reservation office. "The sooner they book, the better. Christmas holidays are the most popular, and booking sooner is better for guaranteeing the room type you want." Lodging reservations can be made by phone or booking online.

Season passholders from 11 other ski areas can get a special deal when booking rooms at Grand Targhee. Those who bring their home area season passes with them can get vouchers to ski free with their lodging. Qualifying ski areas include [R48R, Big Sky], [R65R, Bogus Basin], [R81R, Bridger Bowl], [R316R, Pebble Creek], [R328R, Powder Ridge], [R466R, Summit at Snoqualmie], [R129R, Deer Valley], [R240R, Monarch Mountain], [R490R, Welch Village], [R201R, Kirkwood], and [R299R, Northstar-at-Tahoe].

More information. Or call 800-TAR-GHEE or 800-827-4433.