January is Learn To Ski & Snowboard month, and as a way to encourage more people to try skiing or boarding, resorts across the US are offering special programs and discounted rates to any first timers wanting to give it a go. These packages are designed to make skiers’ and snowboaders’ first experiences as easy and as fun as possible, hopefully getting them instantly hooked when they realize how fun these winter sports are!

As Michigan resort, Boyne Mountain puts it:

“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 Ski & Snowboard packages include mountain lift tickets (sometimes limited to beginner terrain), ski rentals, and a lesson for the day. Here are some of the Learn-To-Ski packages you can score at an amazing price when you book in advance:

New England

Mount Snow 2  Jay Peak

Jay Peak 2Stratton 4 Stratton 3  Smuggs 2 Smuggs 1 Sugarbush


Waternville Valley 2

NY, NY & Mid-Atlantic


4 Seasons







Mt Baldy

Snow Valley

Dressing For Success

Need help dressing for the slopes? Check out our Beginner’s Ski Gear Guide. While it’s tempting to “make do” with what you have, resist the temptation. The wrong gear (for example, poorly fitted boots) can spoil your experience even before the first slide down. Our Beginner’s Ski Gear Guide explains the importance and purpose of each piece of gear, along with tips on other important stuff you don’t want to forget.

More Tips for Beginner Skiers & Riders


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