Rise like the early bird and get those winter worms with these pre-season deals and steals. At tonight’s Snowfest, skiers and boarders can score free lift tickets at Northstar or Sierra-at-Tahoe. Just be one of the first 200 customers to drop $50 or more. Meanwhile, Northstar’s offering an Early Bird $178-per-night (three-night minimum) package for two in the village, with free lift tickets per night stay. Or bring three friends and stay for $316 per night in a two-bedroom/one-bath suite with four free lift tickets per night stay. Details. For season passes, here’s one that comes with a Rocky Mountain high: for $349 Heavenly lets you ski seven days a week (blackout dates apply) for the season—plus it gives you three free days of skiing at Vail Resorts’ four Colorado slopes. Find out more.
SnowFest: Sports Basement Presidio, 610 Mason St. (across from Crissy Field), SF; Nov. 9, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
TIP: Need to replace or find winter gear? Check out the Bay Area Ski & Snowboard Show this Friday through Sunday at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. The $15 admission includes a free lift ticket valid from season open to Dec. 15, plus Jan. 1-5 and 8-12, at Alpine Meadows, Kirkwood, or Mt. Rose. Information.