January - Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month is over for this year but lessons continue all winter long. Some of the programs listed here take place all winter. Contact your local resort to find out what is available.
This page features samples of learn to ski and snowboard programs from January according to regions - Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Pacific Northwest, Pacific West, Rockies and Southeast. There are many other programs available.
You can click on any of the logos here for direct links. For more information, visit our Find Resorts section. Use our Find Gear menu tab for information on snow sports specialty retail shops. We also post updates on our Facebook Page and our Twitter feed @learn2skiboard. And, we have lots of videos posted on You Tube.
Ski Brule - Learn To Ski or Snowboard … FREE!
FREE? Yes, absolutely FREE to first timers ages 10 & up. Learn To FREE includes lift, lesson and rental. Programs begin January 9 and advanced (minimum 24 hours) reservations are required as space is limited. To make reservations, call 800-362-7853.
- Learn To Ski FREE Friday
- Learn To Snowboard FREE Friday & Wednesday
Learn To programs are taught through station teaching which means you start at Station 1, and as you successfully complete the station, you move onto the next station until you’ve successfully completed all stations. Upon successful completion of the stations, your instructor will sign your progress card which you’ll then exchange for a daily lift ticket to enjoy the rest of your day on the mountain.
The day of your reservation, go to the Rental Center with your Learn To Confirmation (mailed to you) and confirmation number to check in at the Rental Center registers. You will receive your progress card and rental form, then pick up your equipment, and Station 1 begins outside the Rental Center slope side exit door. The Rental Center opens at 8:00 A.M., the lesson beings at 9:00 A.M. and instructors will remain on the slopes until noon. Participants must check in at the Rental Center no later than 9:45 A.M. as the last group of participants will begin the lesson at 10:00.
Ski Brule | 397 Brule Mountain Road, Iron River, MI 49935 | 1-800-362-7853 | www.skibrule.com
Boyne Mountain - 1/4/15 to 1/31/15
Let’s start with a disclaimer: we’re biased. We happen to think skiing and snowboarding are ridiculously fun. So much fun, in fact, that it seems almost criminal not to share our passion. And that’s why, each and every January, we host Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month – a time when novice skiers and riders can give our favorite sports a whirl without breaking the bank. Learn to cross country ski for just $20, and learn to ski or snowboard for $35. All-day rental equipment and beginner area lift ticket included. Advanced reservations are required and be sure to mention LSSM at the time of your reservation.
To learn, call the snow pros at the Boyne Mountain SnowSports Academy at 231.549.6056.
For complete event details, visit boynemountain.com.
Boyne Highlands - 1/4/15 to 1/31/15
Tradition. It’s what sets Boyne Highlands apart. But tradition only thrives when it’s shared – and that’s why we’re proud to celebrate Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month each and every January. We welcome guests of all ages to experience the fun of snowboarding and skiing firsthand with the skilled staff at the Boyne Highlands SnowSports Academy. With specially-priced ski and snowboard lessons, you’ll learn the right habits from the start – and get a jump on what may just turn out to be a lifelong passion. This program is open to everyone ages seven and up – but space is limited, reservations are required, and you must mention LSSM when you make your reservation.
Pricing is just $20 for learn to cross country ski, and $35 for downhill and snowboarding lessons.
Once you get started, you’ll never see winter the same way again.
For complete event details, visit boynehighlands.com or call 800.462.6963.
- School Card – A ten punch card valid for any midweek day after January 1st. In addition to getting a lift ticket with this card, students can also receive a $5 rental and $5 lesson each time they come out. Visit www.treetops.com or call (888) TREETOPS.
Snow Snake is committed to providing new skiers and snowboarders a great learning experience. Dedicated to this commitment, Snow Snake is increasing the beginner hill terrain and installing a Magic Carpet® this year.
Snow Snake is offering a free group beginner ski and snowboard lesson every Sunday in January. Also, Snow Snake will offer an affordable 5 week ski or snowboard After School Program for students in grades 3-8 beginning in January. After completion of the program, all students have the opportunity to Bring A Friend for a discounted rate on Super Bowl Sunday. For details go to snowsnake.net.
"When it comes to learning to ski and snowboard in Central Michigan, Snow Snake is the place to be!"
Marquette Mountain Adventure Center
Discover the adventure of skiing and snowboarding! Whether it's your first day on the snow or you're looking to take your skiing or riding to the next level, let one of our professional instructors help you achieve your goals in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. Our coaching will help you experience the rewards that attract so many to the lifelong sports of skiing and snowboarding. Marquette Mountain's PSIA member Ski & Snowboard AdventureCenter offers the latest in ski and ride technique, and advanced instruction is available for those looking to master difficult terrain and snow conditions. Looking to find the best snow and the hidden lines on the mountain? Let one of our knowledgeable instructors be your guide. Don't risk having a bad experience letting your buddy teach you to ski or ride. Go to a Marquette Mountain pro!
Ski PA has a $49 lift, lesson rental package for first time skiers and snowboarders at participating resorts. The offer is available on the SkiPA.com web site
$49.00 Learn to Ski and Snowboard packages every Thursday. Enjoy our award winning learn-to programs and save up to 40% off retail rates.
Our Learn to Ski and Snowboard Programs, in combination with the Mountain Passport have been recognized as one of the best in North America. Please select here to visit our Learn to Ski and Snowboard Guide with all of the information you need to make your introduction to winter fun a great one!
Learn to Ski or Snowboard during the month of January for only $65. This package includes a lift ticket, rental equipment and a first time group lesson.
1. Early Season Special - $49 Learn To Ski or Snowboard Packages
Our Award Winning Learn to Ski and Snowboard Packages for ages 8 and up are only $49 everyday of the week from Opening Day through December 23, 2014! Your package includes everything you need for your first day on the snow.
An open to close lift ticket good on the First Class Quad and the Dipsy Quad plus our moving carpet lift - you only pay for lifts you will be able use your first day!
Ski or snowboard rental equipment - including men's, women's and kid's specific Burton Snowboard gear!
A one-hour class lesson. You'll learn to turn, stop, and ride a lift or your money back, guaranteed!
When your lesson is complete, you have the option of purchasing your very own Mountain Passport Card,
entitling you to outrageously great deals designed especially with you, the beginner skier or boarder in mind!
After you complete your Learn To lesson, you will be eligible to purchase our Mountain Passport for $49. This will give you your next visit free, as well as 40% discounts on lift tickets and rental equipment and FREE lessons for the remainder of the season!
2. $49 Thursdays in January!
Learn To Ski or Snowboard Packages for everyone ages 8 and up are only $49 on Thursdays (Except 1/1/2015) in January! Mom & Dad...we’ll even toss in half price PlayCare* with purchase of a ‘Learn To’ Package!
$49 Learn to Ski & Board packages are valid for an all day beginner lift ticket.
Packages include a beginner area lift ticket, rental equipment and a ‘First Time’ lesson.
*PlayCare is only available until 5pm. Reservations are required for PlayCare – please call 717-642-8282.
Upon completion of your First Time lesson, you will be eligible for the Mountain Passport.
Make it a getaway! Learn to Ski/Snowboard & Stay Packages are available every Wednesday in January – only
$99 per person (tax not included) – get all the details on the web!
After you complete your Learn To lesson, you will be eligible to purchase our Mountain Passport for $49. This will give you your next visit free, as well as 40% discounts on lift tickets and rental equipment and FREE lessons for the remainder of the season!
3. Make it a getaway! Learn To Ski/Snowboard & Stay Packages are available at the Liberty Hotel every Wednesday night inJanuary! Just $99 per person! (taxes not included)
One night lodging in the Liberty Hotel (minimum double occupancy)
Hot Breakfast voucher for each guest.
The Learn to Ski or Board Package as outlined above (for 2 people ages 8 and up).
Ski and Stay Package rates are per person/ per night. Minimum double occupancy required. Package must be
paid in full and in advance. Additional people ages 12 and over will be $10 per night, kids under the age of 12 are free in the room. If they are not participating in the $49 Learn To Program their lift and rental tickets would be available at the standard hotel 10% discount off retail rates. Call for a reservation - 717-642-8282 x3300
Liberty Bring A Friend Initiatives
1. Help a friend learn for FREE! (A Liberty Mountain Season Pass and Advantage Card holders can introduce a friend for Free!)
Advantage Card and Season Pass holders can bring a friend for a Special FREE VIP Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package! Available opening day through December 23, 2014, and Tuesday through Friday for the entire Month of January, 2015!
Daily Package availability is limited – pre-registration is required by calling the Liberty Ski & Board School Desk at 717-642-8282 x3317. Please call between 9am and 5pm
Pass or Card holder must accompany First Time Friend to the Ski & Board School Desk
Friend will receive a LTS ticket and be assigned an instructor
Instructor will accompany First Timer to rental shop, then out to snow for lesson
Mountain Passport would be available for qualifying friends (true first timers who completes the lesson)
After the first time participant completes their Learn To lesson, they will be eligible to purchase our Mountain Passport for $49. This will give them their next visit free, as well as 40% discounts on lift tickets and rental equipment and FREE lessons for the remainder of the season
2. Mountain Passport Bring a Friend for Free - Coupon included in Mountain Passport Booklet, (so new Mountain Passport holders can introduce a friend)
Who better to encourage someone who has never tried than someone who has just tried it themselves for the first time and was successful! New owners of the Mountain Passport Card are new skiers and snowboarders who have had enjoyed their first days on the snow and are enthusiastic about their experience – we want to encourage them to bring a friend to share their new sport with!
Bring a Friend! Passport holder gets free lift ticket when a friend buys a Learn To Package!
Passport holder must be present at the ticket window with the friend purchasing the Learn To Package – coupon is removed from their book. The friend must also be present to take possession of Learn to Package.
This offer is not valid in conjunction with the Mountain Passports holders All Mountain Package visit.
Offer is for lift ticket portion of purchase only, it does not include rentals.
Coupon is only valid for the same time period the Mountain Passport is valid (coupon cannot be redeemed after
Details at: www.libertymountainresort.com * 717-642-8282
Learn to Ski & Snowboard Package
Learn to Ski or Snowboard during the month of January for only $65. This package includes a lift ticket, rental equipment and a first time group lesson. Purchase your Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month package online.
Bring a Friend Package
Introduce a friend to skiing or snowboarding and get a discounted lift ticket. All you need to do is register your friend or family member for a First Time Package at the Ski School Desk, accompany them when they check in and you'll receive 50% off your lift ticket valid for that day. Valid midweek, non-holiday (Mon-Fri).
Learn to Ski or Snowboard during the month of January and purchase your package online at www.shawneemt.com.
Jack Frost/Big Boulder
Our package for January Learn to Ski will be every Tuesday a $25 beginners package to include lift, lesson and rental for $25 for anyone 8 and over. This does not apply to our SnowMonsters Children’s Program. Check the web site for details at http://www.jfbb.com
Montage Mountain is celebrating with 1/2 price beginner lesson packages! Lessons are available for ages 6 and up for skiing or snowboarding. ALL LSSM Packages must be purchased on the Montage web site 48 hours prior to the date of use.
LSSM Beginner Lesson Schedule Sundays (January 4, 11, and 25)
- $35 Age 6-10: 10am
- $45 Age 11+: 10am, 12pm Mondays (January 5, 12, and 26)
- $35 Age 6-10: 10am, 1pm
- $45 Age 11+: 10am, 12pm, 2pm Tuesdays (January 6, 13, and 27)
- $35 Age 6-10: 10am, 1pm
- $45 Age 11+: 10am, 12pm, 2pm Please click here to learn more about Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month! * ALL LSSM Packages must be purchased 48 hours prior to the date of use. Bring a Friend
$49 Thursdays (Excludes January 1, 2014) Learn to Ski/Board Beginning January 8, 2014
We specialize in teaching beginners everything they need to know to be successful. Our skilled instructors have introduced thousands to the joys of skiing and snowboarding.
Our Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package, coupled with our Mountain Passport, has been recognized by the industry as one of the most successful programs for introducing newcomers to the sports.
Read all about our First Class Learn to Ski & Snowboard Package and Mountain Passport Program. Read below for some additional offers available only in the month of January. Visit our First Timer's Guide to learn what you need to know before hitting the slopes!
Learn to Ski or Snowboard Packages for everyone ages 8 and up are only $49 every Thursday, beginning January 8th and running the entire month of January! Mom & Dad, we will even toss in FREE Child Care with purchase of a 'Learn To' Package!
- $49 Learn to Ski & Board packages are valid for an all day beginner area lift ticket. No reservation needed!
- Packages include a beginner area lift ticket, rental equipment and a 'First Time' lesson.
- Child Care is only available until 5pm. Reservations are required for Child Care - please call 717-328-9400.
- After completing your First Time lesson, you will be eligible for the Mountain Passport. (Available for true first timers over the age of 8 who complete the lesson). See the Whitetail web site for details.
Ski Big Bear specializes in teaching children and adults the skills to ski and snowboard. We have developed excellent skiers and boarders since 1976 and we would love to teach you and yours this wonderful sport. Come join us on the Wednesdays and Thursdays in January (excluding 1/1/15) and take advantage of our discounted Learn to Ski/Snowboard program. The cost is $55 for ages 8 and older. It includes:
One (1) Full Day Magic Carpet Lift Ticket
One (1) Full Day Rental including helmet
One (1) 1-hour Group Lesson
Already know how to ski/snowboard?? Bring a friend who purchases the discounted program above and receive 25% off your lift ticket for the day. Let’s not hibernate this winter……Let’s get out on the snow!!! Go to http://www.bcmountainresort.com
Wachusett Mountain in Massachusetts is again offering its award-winning Bring a Friend for Fun program. It rewards someone who brings a newbie (for beginner lessons) with a one-day lift ticket. The friend gets a one-day Learn to Ski/Ride Package that includes a lower mountain lift ticket, rentals and lesson. Cost is $110, a savings of $52. The package is only valid for on-line purchases and both must be used the same day. This program was recognized for its excellence by the National Ski Areas Association during the 2013-14 season.
For details go to the web site for Washusett Mountain.
There is no better place to learn a new winter sport than in its original state. For just $29, beginners in Vermont can rent equipment, gain access to beginner terrain, and take a ski or snowboard lesson from a professional instructor. This offer is available throughout January (except holidays) and lessons must be reserved in advance at skivermont.com/learn. Limit one per person.
Go to skivermont.com.
Click on the link above to reserve your $29 package today at these Vermont resorts:
Valid for ages 4 and over
Bromley Mountain Resort
Valid for ages 13 and over
Jay Peak Resort
Valid for ages 11 and over
Valid for ages 7 and over
Mad River Glen
Valid for ages 13 and over
Mount Snow Resort
Valid for ages 13 and over
Okemo Mountain Resort
Valid for ages 7 and over
Valid for ages 7 and over
Q Burke Mountain Resort
Valid for ages 7 and over
Smugglers' Notch Resort
Valid for ages 5 and over
Stowe Mountain Resort
Valid for ages 6 and over
Stratton Mountain Resort
Valid for ages 13 and over
Valid for ages 6 and over
Had a blast your first day? These resorts offer stellar incentives for completing their multiday programs:
After the third lesson, learners get a Learn to Love It card, entitling them to 50 percent off full-day lift tickets, lessons and full-day rentals for the rest of the season.
Visit the Bolton Valley web site for more information.
Bromley Mountain Resort
Start Fun, Start Free is another great Bromley Mountain program. Beginners to the sport are invited to join the Bromley Ski & Snowboard School this winter on December 21, 2014, January 19, 2015, or March 15, 2015. Bromley will offer 75 completely free spots to beginner skiers and snowboarders on these three days. Participants will receive a Learning Zone lift ticket, equipment and instruction. Ages 6 and up; must register in advance.
Check the Bromley web site for more information.
Adults enrolled in Killington’s 4-day Discovery programs receive free Elan skis or a Burton snowboard, with mounted bindings, prior to completing their fourth lesson. Then, those who want to further hone their new skills with additional consecutive days on the slopes can continue learning with the MORE Discovery program discounts on ski and stay packages.
For kids ages 4–6, Ministar Discovery Camps offer four consecutive full-day lessons, equipment, lift tickets and lunches. At the end of the program, new skiers keep their boots and Elan skis. Plus, every Ministar Discovery Camp enrollment includes a complimentary adult lift ticket to be used each day in conjunction with the program. Inventory is limited.
Check the Killington web site for more information.
Follow up your $29 January Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month lesson with the First Timer to Life Timer program at Sugarbush Resort. Learners who finish three lessons in the First Timer program get a free Sugarbush all-mountain season pass for the rest of the season.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort’s learn-to-ski or snowboard week January 4-11, 2015 includes free rental equipment and group lessons for entry level or beginner skiers or riders staying three nights or longer on the resort’s ski and stay package priced at $119 per night/adults and $89 per night/children 3-17 years old. Go to smuggs.com
Jay Peak makes the beginner experience as intuitive and fun as possible. It starts with a complimentary two-hour group lesson with every rental package. The lessons are offered three times a day to guarantee time on snow with a professional instructor.
And for the third year in a row, all beginner lessons are taught through terrain-based learning. Terrain-what? It's a learning technique that utilizes sculpted snow in the beginner area to help in the learning process. The resort uses a mini-halfpipe, rollers, banked turns and more to create an environment where the terrain helps guide the skier or rider so they can progress faster and focus on having fun. With the terrain helping, students can relax, learn faster and not be afraid of falling. Go to Jay Peak Resort for details.
And there's more! Don't miss these Bring a Friend, VT Offers.......
You ski or ride but your buddy doesn’t? That’s cool. Introduce that friend or family member to your favorite snowy slope this year and you could be rewarded for sharing your love of the freshies.
Be sure to post of photo of you and your friend who is learning on Instagram, facebook or twitter and tag it #BringaFriendVT to be entered to win.
If there is a powder hound lurking in your midst, SkiVermont has got you covered.
BRING A FRIEND, SKI FREE
The best way to share the love for winter sports is to introduce someone to skiing or riding. Bring a friend or family member any day during the winter season and when your friend purchases a Learn To Ski & Ride package, you’ll receive a FREE lift ticket valid the same day. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers and discounts.
Learn to Ski/Ride with this offer is valid for ages 18 years and older. Reservations required at least 48-hours in advance.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL (800) 923-9444.
Bring a friend or family member any day (non-holiday) during the winter season, and when your friend purchases a GET Ski or Snowboard Package, you’ll receive a FREE lift ticket valid the same day. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers and discounts.
GET Package is for ages 13+. Reservations required at least 48-hours in advance.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL 802/824/5522 x301.
Bring a Friend Friday - Buy two lift tickets for only $30.00 and receive a $10.00 food voucher to The Base Lodge! Lift tickets include Nordic trails, ice skating, terrain park, sledding hill and sleigh rides (on select days).
Any Friday December- February. No black out dates! Just mention SkiVT!
Ski Maine resorts and smaller venues have numerous learn to programs. All are listed HERE.
You also can check out Bring a Friend offers at Sugarloaf and Sunday River HERE.
Learn to Ski or Snowboard for $29
From December 6 to January 31, anyone over the age of 15 can take a three-hour Perfect Turn Clinic, including all rental equipment and a beginner ticket valid for the entire day, for only $29. This package is not available Dec. 26–Jan. 1 and Jan. 17–18.
Learn to Ski & Snowboard Weekends
This is Sunday River’s regular Ski and Stay Package with a twist. Ski and Stay Packages at Sunday River always include lift tickets. This season, weekend Ski and Stay Packages starting at $79 also include Perfect Turn clinics, all rental equipment, and a beginner lift ticket for the entire day.
• Day 1: Three-hour introductory clinic
• Day 2: 90-minute group clinic
Available every weekend at the same rates as Sunday River’s Ski and Stay packages, reservations can include a mix of new skiers and snowboarders (who receive the Learn-To package) and existing skiers and snowboarders (who receive a daily lift ticket).
South Ridge Beginner Lift Ticket for $39
You’ve taken your Perfect Turn clinics but you don’t think you’re quite ready to tackle all eight peaks at Sunday River. Don’t worry about it. For only $39, you have full access to the South Ridge Express and 17 easy, beginner trails to perfect your pizza and French fry turns.
Sundance Surface Lift Is Free
Any beginner can pick up a free ticket and walk to the Sundance Surface Lift by the Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard School.
Bring a Friend and Ski for Free
When you bring a new skier or snowboarder to Sunday River, we invite you to ski or snowboard for free. Just head into the Discovery Center next to South Ridge, enroll your buddy or your spouse in a full-price one-day Learn to Ski or Snowboard program, and you receive a free lift ticket. This deal cannot be combined with the $29 Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package.
Introduce a Friend for Free
Season passholders can also sign up a friend for a one-day skiing or snowboarding package for free. Season passholders love to share their skiing and snowboarding passion with their friends and this is one of Sunday River’s most popular incentives.
Free Learn-To Packages for Kids
All fifth, sixth, and seventh graders in Maine can sign up for a one-day Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package for free through the WinterKids Passport Program. WinterKids it a great way to get discounted tickets or special deals to various Alpine and Nordic ski areas, ice skating arenas, and tubing and sledding parks across Maine. At Sunday River, the kids get a free Perfect Turn clinic. WinterKids Passports are $25. For more information, visit winterkids.org.
A way for a newcomer to get more information - a specific URL on a web site or a phone number.
Sugarloaf Learn to Ski and Snowboard packages are $80/day ($180 for 3 days) and includes the LTS/R clinic, equipment rental, and lift ticket. Reservations are required.
Aside from discounted lodging and lift tickets, on Sunday January 4, 2015 college students can take advantage of LTS/R packages for just $59 with a valid college ID, as part of our annual College Snowfest Week.
For more information and details about Sugarloaf's Perfect Turn program go to: http://www.sugarloaf.com/pricing-and-products/perfect-turn
$10 Bring a Friend Ticket is available every Wednesdayexcept holiday periods. Purchase an adult day ticket for $59 and your friend's ticket is $10. (Not available Dec. 31 & Feb. 18th)
Nineteen Ski New Hampshire members are offering either a $29 Alpine or a $19 xc packages (rentals, lesson, limited lift ticket or trail pass). The offer extends throughout Alpine venues are Bretton Woods, Cannon Mountain, Cranmore, Dartmouth Skyway, Granite Gorge, Gunstock, King Pine, Loon, Mt. Sunup, Pat's Peak, Ragged Mountain and Waterville Valley. Cross country venues are Bretton Woods, Granite Gorge, Great Glen Tarila, Gunstock, Loon, Purity Springs and Windblown. Details are available at skinh.com.
Gunstock's Mountain Magic program includes a 2-hour group instruction session, a full day of rental equipment from Head (ski) or Burton (snowboard) and a "lower mountain" lift ticket. Participation minimum age is 6 years old. The cost is $29.
On-line registration starts December 31 at http://www.gunstock.com/winter/learning-center/january-is-learn-a-snow-sport-month
Attitash and Wildcat
Do you know a friend or family member age 13+ who should be joining you when you visit the slopes this season? Well, Attitash and Wildcat want to be the ones to get them started, become their home mountain and share the experience in an easy complete package for just $29! For the month of January (excluding January 17-19, 2015), Attitash and Wildcat are offering their Learn2 Single Clinic program that includes 3-hour lesson, rental equipment, and lift ticket for only $29. There’s only one catch, space is limited and must be reserved and paid for at least 48 hours in advance by either calling Attitash at 1 (866) 376-4293 or Wildcat at 1 (888) 754-9453 extension 217. Attitash and Wildcat are not part of Ski New Hampshire. For more information visit attitash.com or skiwildcat.com.
Iskiny is presenting Learn To Ski or Snowboard deals not just for the special January LSSM promotion but all season long. Look for a special section on www.iskiny.com highlighting LTSS programs by region. We expect over 30 ski areas to participate. Each will feature one or more deals”
Holiday Valley - Ellicottville, NY
Explore Our Mountain Beginners Package: $60 during the day, $40 at night.
Holiday Valley is offering a beginner 1.5 hour lesson with rental equipment and lift ticket for beginner's area (magic carpet, handle tow and Creekside quad). Boot fitting, and explanation of how to use the equipment is available. The program is available to those age 12 and up. Night lessons originate in the main rental shop and lesson is 1 hour.
Special January Package - Holiday Valley has two offers.
1) “Bring a Friend” - Buy one Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package and get the second package free, age 6 and up.
2) Stay at the Inn at Holiday Valley midweek during the month of January and get a free learn to ski or snowboard package for all beginners in the room, age 6 and up. Available for up to 2 adults and 2 children. Includes continental breakfast and use of indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tub. Lodging nights include Sunday through Thursday, excluding January 18, 2015.
Package Price: $60 for two people
For January only l
Learning to ski or ride is easy with the EZ-Ski 1/2/3 Learn to Ski or Snowboard package for only $99! That’s everything you need to learn to ski or ride, including three days of lift tickets, rental gear, and lessons for ages 13 and up. Our EZ-Ski First Tracks package for ages 7-12 will be discounted to just $129! This package also includes three days of lift tickets, rentals, and lessons, the first of which is an all-day lesson to optimize learning and progression. BONUS! Those who purchase an EZ-Ski package in January will receive a season pass for the remainder of the season for just $99! You can find these January Learn To Ski & Snowboard Month deals at
49 Degrees North
49 Degree North's EZ 1, 2, 3 packages are discounted during January from their regular price of $129 to $109 and the “Learn to” packages are reduced from $89 to $74.
“Our Instructors live to help our students find success, fun and excitement, whether it comes in little, bite size triumphs or massive breakthroughs! Set a goal and we will help you get there,” says Rick Brown, director of skiing and snowboarding. “And remember, as Warren Miller continually points out, if you don’t do it this season, you’ll just be one year older when you do. Don’t let another year pass you by!”
To learn more about Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month at 49° North or to purchase a lesson package, call the 49° North Ski and Snowboard school at (509) 935-6649 x.610.
Mt Hood Meadows
3 Time Passport - $139 (age 13 & older) / ($99 purchased in advance @ SkiHood.com)
Includes three days – Southside lift ticket, 2 hour lesson and equipment rentals each day. Any three days, no reservations required.
- The 3 Time Passport can be purchased at select Hood River lodging properties for just $99. It’s a great way to use a winter vacation to learn a sport you’ll enjoy a lifetime!
3 Time Night Passport - $99 (age 13 and older)
Includes three evenings – 3 – 9 PM Southside lift tickets, 2 hour lesson and equipment rentals each day. Any three nights (Wednesday – Sunday evenings), no reservations required.
One Day Beginner Package - $75 at the ski resort (age 13 and older)
Includes a Southside lift ticket, 2 hour lesson and equipment rentals. Purchase these lessons online in advance for $65. Adult Lessons
- A second two hour lesson can be added for just $20.
- The one day beginner package can be purchased at Costco in the Portland area for just $49.
- From opening through December 19 Meadows offers a 2 for 1 adult beginner special for ages 13 and older. It must be purchased online @ SkiHood.com by December 15.
Night Beginner Package - $50 (age 13 and older, offered Wednesday – Sunday Evenings)
Includes a Buttercup 3 – 9 PM beginner lift ticket, 2 hour lesson and equipment rentals.
Twilight Kids Club $80 age 7 – 12 / $90 age 4 - 6
Twilight Kids Club is offered Saturdays and Sundays. Parents receive 1 free adult 3pm – close lift ticket for each child enrolled in Twilight Club. Kids are supervised from 3 PM – 7 PM with a two hour on snow lesson offered in between. Dinner is included for the kids. Equipment rentals are just $20 for kids in the Club.
Youth Daily Lessons Age 4 to 14
Mt. Hood Meadows offers kids lessons every day - presented in 2 hour (half day) or 4 hour (full day) formats. Kids are grouped together by age and ability and coached by our best PSIA Certified Instructors.
For more information visit the resort website www.SkiHood.com or follow: facebook.com/MtHoodMeadows, Twitter @MtHoodMeadows and Instagram @MtHoodMeadows.
Participate with a friend in our “First Time Ski or Snowboard Package” for $50 and the second guest receives a 50% discount. The package includes ski or snowboard rental, lift ticket for Sonnet chair and a lesson.
Participate with a friend in our “Next Step Ski or Snowboard Package” for $70 and the second guest receives a 50% discount. The package includes ski or snowboard rental, all mountain lift ticket and a lesson.
Available through the month of January, Thursdays through Mondays.
Visit www.MtAshland.com or call 541-482-2897 for more information.
$49 Learn to Ski and Ride Special at Alpine Meadows – January 5-30, 2015
Learn how to ski or snowboard for just $49 at Alpine Meadows from January 5-30, 2015. The special deal is offered Monday through Friday for those ages 13 and up. The $49 package includes a beginner lift ticket, equipment rentals, at 2.5 hour beginner group lesson. Guests can choose from a morning lesson or afternoon lesson. The morning lessons are from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.. The afternoon lessons are from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/49-learn-ski-ride-special-alpine-meadows
Heavenly’s offering for January includes 2 days for the price of 1 at $179.
- Includes: 2 days of Half day lesson, Slope Access Ticket, Rentals
- 10am or 1:15pm
- California, Gondola, or Boulder Ski & Ride Schools
- Must be taken consecutively
For further information go to the Heavenly web site.
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month at Mammoth Mountain and to celebrate, we're rolling out an unbeatable $69 deal for first time adult skiers and boarders that includes:
- One-day Beginner Group Lesson
- One-day Equipment Rental
- One-day Lift Ticket*
That's $121 off the regular beginner package price ($190).
Available January 5-31. Must be purchased two-days in advance. Adults only. Details on the Mammoth Mountain web site.
Also in North Lake Tahoe, Northstar has a package that includes 2.5-hour group lesson, limited lift ticket and rental equipment for first-timers. The cost is $149. Lesson reservations are recommended. Reserve online now or call 530.562.3470. Lessons are offered from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and from1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Based on availability, reservations are not accepted for the afternoon lesson packages).
For further information go to the Northstar web site.
Sugar Bowl Resort
Sugar Bowl is offering a Learn-To package with a limited lift ticket on White Pine and Flume, a 2 hour group lesson including lift/lesson/rental equipment. The cost is $59, Info at http://www.sugarbowl.com/home
Never skied before? Learn to ski or snowboard with Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area; packages just $39. These packages are only for first timers, which include an all-day lift ticket, rental equipment, and a 1.75 hour group lesson for ages 7 and up.
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area:
Learn to Ski or Snowboard Month – Jan. 5 – 9 and 12 – 16
Grab a friend and come learn to ski at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area. During these periods below), two participants can learn to ski for the price of one! Price includes a one-hour private lesson with all-day trail pass and rentals for two people. Call in advance to reserve space(s).
Time: all day
Cost: $81 for two people
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area:
Learn to Ski Weeks – Jan. 5-9, Jan. 12-16
Ski UTAH - Learn to Ski or Ride in Utah during the month of January for $45
Alta Ski Area
The First-Time Skiers Learn to Ski Program is a great way for children and adults who are first-time skiers to get started. Choose up to 4 days of discounted lessons and rental packages. Enrollment is limited and reservations are required. Call now to reserve your space. Details :$45 per day; (up to 4 days); 2-Hour Lesson; All Day Rentals (skis, boots & poles); Discounted All Day; Beginner Lift Tickets
Complete all 4 sessions and earn discounted skiing for the rest of the season!; $15 One-Time Registration Fee at the Alf Engen Ski School; 801-799-2271
Take a look at Alta's winter-long "Learn to" program.
- up to 4 days – offered on Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays
- must register by Jan 31
- 4 days can be completed any time during the season (blackout dates apply - see below)
- $15 non-refundable registration fee
- $45 2-hour lesson & rental
- pay as you go
- purchase discounted lift ticket as needed ($25 beg lift)
- receive Copper Card when 4 days completed
- holiday blackout datesreservation required – no walk-ins
- Dec 20 – Jan 4
- Jan 16 – 19
- Feb 13 – 22
Copper Card description: http://buy.alta.com/season-passes
Brian Head University is for first time skiers or snowboarders of all ages. Brian Head guarantees that its Terrain Based Learning™ program will have participants skiing or snowboarding in just 3 lessons or they will receive a full refund. Brian Head University includes three Group Lessons on days of your choice; three Lift tickets and three Days of Rentals. The cost is $199 and the program starts January 5.
Brian Head University Graduates receive:
- An official Brian Head University Diploma; A free Season Pass for the remainder of the 2014-2015 winter season;50% OFF 2015-2016 winter Season Pass; 25% OFF 2016-2017 winter Season Pass; 20% off a one time purchase at High Mountain Outfitters
Call 1-866-930-1010 to enroll in Brian Head University
Note:This program is designed exclusively for those new to snowsports. It is not meant for someone who already knows one discipline and wants to crossover to another. If you are familiar with skiing or riding and can get on chairlifts, know about the mountain, or have done it before, this program is not for you. We will be assessing this at the outset of the program. If you are deemed already to be a snow sports participant by your instructor, we will excuse you from the program and offer you a refund for the remainder of the program cost. You must complete all 3 lessons to be a “Graduate.”
**Brian Head University lessons are offered every day from January 5th to April 12th. 72 hours advanced notice is recommended for each lesson
Brighton Resort is offering ski and snowboard intro packages for $45. Packages include a 2-hour morning or afternoon lesson, an all-day ski or snowboard rental and a full-day learner lift ticket. Promotion starts January 5 and ends January 31. (Excluding MLK Weekend Jan 17th-19th)
First Time Skiers and Snowboarders ONLY
$45 for full day lesson, beginner area lift ticket and rental equipment
- Ages 4-6: Cats Program
- Ages 7-12: Carvers Program
- Ages 13+: Learn to Ski/Learn to Ride
Available January 5-31st, not available Martin Luther King Weekend 1/17-1/18
Spots are limited and reservations are required. 435-615-3449
Must bring proof of Utah residency.
Deer Valley Resort
Ski Utah “Learn to Ski” Program Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Program: Ski Utah Learn to Ski Program – First-time local skiers only. A local is defined as anyone with a current Utah driver's license. Without a Utah driver's license, a photo ID accompanied by a current Utah property tax form, Utah utility bill or Utah business paycheck stub will be accepted
Venue Location: Deer Valley Resort Clinic Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Maximum: Limited to the first 55 registrants Participants: First-time skiers (never, ever skied before)
Age: Participants must be 13 years or older. Anyone under 18 years, a parent or guardian must sign a ski Rental Agreement and Acknowledgement of Risks Agreement the day of the program, prior to the start of clinic.
Cost: $45 for the package, per participant ($15 for a lift ticket, $15 for ski rental equipment and $15 for the clinic)
What is included in your package: Ski lesson (clinic), lift ticket, ski rentals and locker/basket check storage. Helmets are optional and available at no additional charge.
What to Bring/Wear: Appropriate ski attire (pants and a jacket), gloves, goggles/sunglasses and sunscreen.
Reservations: Must be made prior to January 29, 2015, by calling Deer Valley Resort at 888-754-8477 or 435-645-6648, referring to “Ski Utah Learn to Ski Program.” One lesson (clinic) per participant. A valid credit card is required for all reservations.
Check-in Time: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Anyone checking in after 8:30 a.m. is not guaranteed a lesson and will not be able to receive the discounted lift ticket or ski rentals.
Check-in Location: Snow Park Lodge, lower level Basket Check area. There will be Deer Valley Skier Services and Marketing representatives meeting the group and making sure participants know where to go for lesson and lift ticket.
No-show and Cancellation Policy: Must cancel before 5 p.m. (MST) two days prior to start of the program; otherwise, a No-show/Cancellation fee of $45 per reservation will be charged to the credit card provided.
- Lift ticket, lesson and rentals- Monday, January 5 – Friday, January 30, 2015- Blackout dates over MLK: January 17-19, 2015- Only for first time skiers and snowboarders- Must be a Utah resident- Limited availability- Afternoon Never-Ever lesson times only:o 1:00 - 3:00pm for age 6-14o 1:00 - 4:00pm for adults age 15+- Please call (800) 227-2754 for reservations (no online registration is available)Information: Check out www.parkcitymountain.com
Snowbasin Ski Resort
Learn to ski or snowboard for $45 from January 5 - 16. The beginner package (LittleCat Package) includes LittleCat Ticket, 2-hour Group Lesson, and Basic Rental Package. Standard Little Cat Package rate is $89, so this is a 49% savings.
Learn and Earn Package for first time skiers – $299 for 5 lessons, 5 rentals, 3 beginner lift tickets, 2 all mountain lift tickets and a season pass for the remainder of the season once all 5 lessons are completed. This package is blacked out during the holiday periods.
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Includes: 2.5 hour morning lesson, full day lift ticket, full day rental (basic rental)________________________________________________________________________________________________
Vail Mountain is offering a 3-day beginner series including lesson and lift ticket (for ski or snowboard) at $340. Vail's regular 1-day beginner lesson is offered at $205, so guests taking this 3-day experience are getting a significant discount. Basically, buy the 3 day package for the price of less than 2 days. This offer is good during the month of January and also other winter months.
For details, go to Vail.com
Free one run lessons on select Sundays in December, January and February.
First time lesson Super Sundays will also be available in January and February for special prices.
For more information go to arapahoebasin.com
Our package is for any skier from ages five years old and up. Newcomers can take three full-day lessons - including a lift ticket and equipment rental, during any three days throughout the season. The cost is $149. After completion of the program, the graduate of the program will be awarded a Graduate Card that allows 50% off any future lessons, lift tickets and equipment rental for the remainder of the season. Snowboard lessons will be offered starting for ages seven years old and up and includes the same graduate incentives.
Get on the Snow - $199
Complete two ski or snowboarding lesson days and graduate with a “GOTS” season pass to Ski Granby Ranch, as well as a 20% discount coupon valid for a retail merchandise purchase. Get on the Snow is for level one, never-ever beginners ages 10 and up.Granby Ranch’s January offer is: Complete two days of lessons and ski and ride FREE for the rest of the season with a complimentary season pass;Lessons do not have to be on consecutive days; the Program only available to never-ever skiers and snowboarders; Each guest may enroll only once; the program is not valid with any other offers or promotions; No discounts are offered for having equipment or passes; Black out dates apply; Reservations are required. Web info posted soon at www.granbyranch.com
Terrain Based Learning: Not Your Typical Bunny Hill
Copper Mountain flattens the learning curve with terrain-based learning programs for all guests new to winter sports. Using entry-level man made features, such as banked turns and a mild mini-pipe , teamed with progressive teaching principles allows never-evers to explore various snow sliding sensations while the mountain and gravity does all the work. While muscle memory is built, terrain-based teaching allows new skiers and riders to be more engaged while learning the basics compared to a traditional “bunny hill” setting. Copper’s terrain-based teaching is focused in Green Acres, a small learning area nestled between Center and East Villages, this non-intimidating terrain is complete with a gradual slope and secluded chairlift. Learn more about Terrain Based Learning and Copper’s Ski and Ride School offerings at CopperColorado.com.
Ski and Ride School University: No More Excuses for Winter Sport Never-Evers
Inspired by National Learn to Ski and Ride Month, Ski and Ride School U offers newbies a hassle-free and affordable option to catch the winter bug. For only $199 the package includes: three ski or snowboard lessons; lift tickets; equipment rentals; close-in parking; and lunch. Upon graduation and completion of the third lesson, Copper will toss in a free season pass so guests can progress further on the slopes for the remainder of the winter. Quantities are limited.
No deadline to purchase. Must purchase in person at Copper Mountain Resort.
For more information please visit CopperColorado.com.
KOAT 7 in cooperation with Ski New Mexico and nine (9) of its resorts are pleased to again join the nationwide efforts of “Learn a Winter Sports Month” this January.
More than 5,000 children have benefited from the KOAT Kids Learn to Ski & Snowboard program-- now entering its fifth year. For $40.00 per day, participating children age 6 to 12 receive a lesson, ski lift ticket, and all equipment rentals. It’s an affordable way for children to learn a winter sport. The program starts on Jan. 1, 2015 and runs through Jan. 31, 2015.
Reservations are required and are being taken from January 1, 2015 through January 31, 2015. Those wanting to make a reservation must contact the desired resort directly. Participating resorts are:
Angel Fire Resort: 575-377-4320
Pajarito Mt.: 505-662-5725
Red River Ski Area: 575-754-2223
Sandia Peak Ski Area: 505-242-9052
Sipapu Ski Resort: 800-587-2240
Ski Apache: 575-464-3600
Ski Santa Fe (call starting January 2): 505-992-5084
Taos Ski Valley: 575-776-2291
Enchanted Forest: 575-754-611
Silver Mountain Resort
Silver's January "Learn to Package" is simple: Take a day off and begin to learn a life time sport for only $39. Package includes lift, lesson and rental for $39. Offered mid-week only, for ages 13+, prospector lift only. Holiday Mondays are excluded. Call 866.344.2675 for more information.
Link for more information: www.skinwrockies.com/learn-a-snowsport-month
Lookout Pass- Mullan, ID
Sign up your ski or rider for the Lookout Pass Famous Free Ski School. FREE skiing lessons for boys & girls age 6-17 and FREE riding lessons for boys & girls age 7-17 on EVERY SATURDAY MORNING from January 10th through March 14th, 2015 for beginners and intermediates. Sign up by January 24, 2015. Learn more at skilookout.com/famous-free-ski-school
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Ski FREE in 3 Program
- 3 days of lessons, rentals and lift ticketsAges 7 & up
- Day 1: Group Lesson, Beginner Lift Ticket & Equipment Rental
- Day 2: Group Lesson, Beginner Lift Ticket & Equipment Rental
- Day 3: Group Lesson, All Mountain Lift Ticket & Equipment Rental
- (note: days do not have to be used in 3 consecutive days)
- Added Value
- Complete all 3 steps and the participant will receive a Grad Pass to Ski FREE All Spring (Mar 9th to close)
- If the participant brings a friend and they both sign up, each participant will receive 1 FREE lift ticket to use at any time in the season to practice what they’ve learned.
- The Ski FREE in 3 program is available all season long. We are trying to spread the word to non skiers with a coupon we distribute through Papa Murphy’s pizza chain in our region.
LSSM First-timers Program
In January, in order to reduce the cost of entry, participants can also opt to take part in the program one step at a time. Day 1 is $39, Day 2 is $60 and Day 3 is $60. (Although to take advantage of the Bring a Friend component, they must sign up for the full Ski FREE in 3 program.) Once they complete step 1, they will receive an email congratulations/reminder for step 2 and so on until they complete all 3 steps. Anyone that completes all 3 steps, will receive the Grad Pass to Ski FREE All Spring (Mar 9th to close).
More information will be posted shortly.
Contact Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Idaho at www.schweitzer.com | 877-487-4643
Skiing 101 is available Monday through Friday throughout January. For $101 per person, double occupancy, partcipants receive: a beginner ski or snowboard lesson, equipment rental, helmet rental, full-day lift ticket, and one night’s lodging in the town of Beech Mountain. The program is available to anyone age eight or older.
“Skiing and snowboarding can be intimidating if you haven’t tried them before, so we’re offering a learning experience that’s easy, safe and fun,” says Talia Freeman, marketing director for Beech Mountain Resort. “Additionally, this program provides an affordable entry point for folks who don’t want to make a significant investment up-front.”
Registering for Skiing 101 at Beech is simple. Just contact any of the participating lodging options listed at http://www.beechmtn.com/things-to-do/winter-sports/skiing101 and ask for the Skiing 101 package. The accommodation will book your room and provide a voucher at check-in to be redeemed at the ski resort for a lesson, equipment rental, helmet rental, and lift ticket.
Beech also has been recognized by the National Ski Areas Association for its “learn to” programs. You can learn to ski or ride free Monday through Thursday with a rental equipment purchase (Offer is winter-long for those 8 and up). Go to the Beech Mountain web site.
Every Tuesday through Thursday for the month of January Wolf Ridge is offering a special for new snowsport enthusiasts. This $30 package is for a full day lift ticket, rental equipment and a one hour beginner lesson. This offer is good for participants age 8 and older and can not be combined with any other offers.
http://www.skiwolfridgenc.com/specials_and_discounts. PH: 800-817-4111
This three-part package is available for first-time skiers and snowboarders ages eight years and older. The package includes equipment rental, a 1 1/4 hour group lesson, and a carpet lift/slope use ticket. First-time Ski & Snowboard Packages are restricted to the beginner area; however, after three hours of skiing/riding, the ticket may be upgraded to a chair lift ticket. Weekday upgrade is $10, weekend & holiday upgrade is $20. The lift ticket is good until the lifts close. At this time, this package is not available for online pre-registration. Go to the Bryce Resort web site for details.
Massanutten Resort is proud to offer our 4-HR Pathway Program at the discounted rate of $59 in honor of Learn a Snow Sport Month. Our Pathway Program is designed specifically for the first-time skier or snowboarder. Minimum age is 7 years old. Participants progress through two separate one-hour Coaching Sessions and accomplish our easiest terrain. This special is valid January 5th – 29th, Monday – Thursday only.
Package includes | Slope-Use Ticket, Equipment Rentals, and 2 one-hour Coaching Sessions.
For more information, see the web site for Massanutten Resort.
SkiWest Virginia is a good resource for programs in the Mountain State.