Several shops around the state are giving skiers and snowboaders a break:

Alpine Sports in Ogden offers season rentals starting at $129 for junior, adult, ski and snowboard. Rent now and keep the gear until April. You can exchange or change up throuhout the season for free and even get free wax and sharpening all season long. Call (801) 393-0066 for details.

Canyon Sports in Salt Lake City has deals available while supplies last. The season rental runs through through April and you can keep them all season long. That's great for growing families. Kids ski packages are $79.99, and kids board packages are $84.99. Also check out the Six Pack - six rentals for $69.99 to be used on six days of your choice. Offer only available until 12/24/08.

See n' Ski, also in SLC, season snowboard and ski rentals are up for grabs with kids skis starting at $79, and snowboards at $99. Packages includes boards/skis, boots and bindings. Get them now and keep them until next May.

Ski n' See will maintain free tunes and waxes on the skis all season - for free - at Sandy, Midvale, and Bountiful locations only. For adults, try the locals only nine for $99 punch card. Its fully transferable, you can use it nine times yourself, or bring in eight friends and use it in one day. It offers a 58 percent savings off performance ski and board rentals. Call (801) 571-2031.

Cole Sport's [R314R, Park City Mountain Resort] location is bringing back their Junior Ski Lease Program from $119- $249. Shaped and Twin Tip ski packages are available for $119. Availability is limited. Call (800) 345-2938.