The economy's messed up, gas is outrageous, groceries not far behind, and let's not even get started on airfares. That's why [R462R, The Canyons] is offering some great ways for you to save money this winter.

The Ski Free with Bonus Cash package includes lodging at one of three luxury lodging properties - The Grand Summit Hotel, Sundial Lodge or Silverado Lodge - two lift tickets each day, and $25 in bonus cash to use at The Canyons Resort each day of your stay. Bonus cash can be used toward meals, ski rentals, ski school, spa treatments, and more at The Canyons. Rates start at $349 per night.

Don't forget Santa is coming to town Saturday, Dec. 20. Well, 50 of them that is.  The first 50 people that come to the ticket window at The Canyons dressed in full Santa costumes receive a free lift ticket to ski or snowboard for the day.

Be sure to check The Canyons Hot Deals page and sign up for the Hot Deals newsletter to get the best rates, discounts, and be the first to know about other packages. Consider booking a package during one of the many other special events throughout the winter.