[R124R, Crystal Mountain]'s early opening prompted local lodges to put together early season lodging deals. The resort's lodging partners are offering special deals for the Thanksgiving vacation plus other early season lodging deals are also available.

The Alta Crystal Resort is offering a Thanksgiving special. You can get your Wednesday night lodging and Thanksgiving dinner free with a four-night stay over the Thanksgiving weekend. One-bedroom suites are still available.

The resort also offers last minute lodging deals. Check their Web site for current specials that are available.

Crystal Hotels, which operates three lodges, is throwing an early season powder sale. You can stay two nights and get the third night free if you book reservations by Dec. 18. Holidays are excluded from the powder sale offer, which applies only to new reservations. Reservations must be made by phone for the powder sale.

Crystal Hotels is also offering a Thanksgiving Getaway Package Nov. 26. The package for two people includes one night of double-occupancy lodging and two Thanksgiving dinners and two breakfasts. The package costs $175 per night. A family Thanksgiving package is also available with quad occupancy, Thanksgiving dinner, and breakfast for $265. The one-person package costs $135.

Other packages are also available for Crystal Hotels at Quicksilver, Alpine Inn, or Village Inn.

More information: Alta Crystal, 800-277-6475; Crystal Hotels, 888-SKI-6400.