Now that the ski resorts in Western Canada are closed, and most are now preparing for their mountain bike season, we thought we would provide a few tips for getting the best ski deals for 2009-2010.

The ski resorts are bracing themselves for a tough winter season and are offering wholesalers such as rocky-peak Ski Holidays excellent early-bird lift pass rates and promotions such as “kids ski free”. With deposits of just 10% required for most ski packages, it is well worth getting your ski holiday in Canada booked early.

Jasper Marmot Basin this year are offering International guests travelling with rocky-peak Ski Holidays FREE ski shuttles to the ski hill when the lift passes are pre-booked as well as kids ski and rent free.

It is not just the ski resorts who are offering their best ever rates. Ski rental shops are also offering promotions such as “kids rent free” as well as price freezes and ski package discounts.

There are also great early-bird accommodation deals with the hotel and property owners wanting to secure bookings early.

There will no doubt be some last minute deals, but booking in advance will certainly save you a money!