Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort has introduced Powder Perks, a wide-ranging discount program for winter guests of the Utah resort in an effort to make skiing more affordable this season. Unfortunately, this deal doesn't apply to locals. Discounts on lift tickets, restaurants, the Cliff Spa, shopping, Mountain School, ski and snowboard rentals, and much more are on the table.

"Unlike ever before, our guests are looking for and expecting value when booking their vacation," said Snowbird President Bob Bonar.

Powder Perks include discounts on a variety of items at [R404R, Snowbird] retailers, such as: Buy one entrée, get one appetizer free at The Steak Pit; buy one lunch buffet, get one lunch buffet free at The Atrium; 20 percent off non-sale logo items at Wings, Kühl Haus, Center Sundries and Creekside Sports; 20 percent off an early bird spa treatment at the Cliff Spa; 20 percent off any single day ski or snowboard demo package at Snowbird Sports; and save $37 on a six-day Snowbird lift ticket

Skiers also can save on lodging and season pass options at Snowbird this winter. The resort recently announced a ski free promo for January and early February where vacationers will receive complimentary lift tickets and Powder Perks for each night of their stay.

Snowbird also is offering two new season pass options this year - the Young Adult and Family Pack - that will save skiers more than $400 compared to last year. More information about discount lodging and ticket packages can be found at the resort's Web site.

Snowbird hit the 200-inch season-to-date snowfall mark Jan. 5 thanks to 29 inches of new snow that fell the weekend prior. "Nine feet of snow fell in December, and January is already proving to be another significant and productive snowfall month," said Bonar. "The mountain is in mid-winter form and skiers are raving about the conditions."