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.
It is also learn to ski Month all over the ski country here are a few examples of what is being offered. If you are interested in Skiing in Maine or New Hampshire there are plenty of great learn to ski deals as well. Go to the Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month website to find out more information for all the states offering learn to ski programs this January.
Here are a few examples in Vermont and New York
Go to skivermont.com.
Click on the link above to reserve your $29 package today at these Vermont resorts:
Bromley Mountain Resort
The covered magic carpet at Bromley
Photo by Mike Roth
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, as well as my earlier blog entry.
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.
You can Discover NY Skiing this January 8th, 2015 with Discover NY Ski Day! You can purchase vouchers starting at $12 each that will entitle you to a lift ticket at participating mountains. Purchase up to 8 vouchers for you and your family. Just choose the mountain! These vouchers are good for a day or night lift ticket depending when you go skiing. ** Also Learn To Ski Packages available starting at $25 each!
You cannot order from multiple mountains on the same day and those will be void if you do. No refunds!
- Click the BUY NOW link at the bottom to start your order – scroll down to the ISKINY Discover NY Ski Day options.
- Select the ski area voucher and how many.
- Enter Guest Names- Tickets are transferable, so you’ll need to just enter the guest name or simply use Skier 1, Skier 2, etc., if you are unsure who will be using the tickets later on. It’s just a way for the system to store where each of the tickets are going. If you are purchasing as a gift or unsure if you will transfer the ticket this is the way to go.
- Complete your sale by entering in your payment information.
- If you wish to purchase a voucher for another mountain for 1/8/14 after you’ve completed the first purchase, click Keep Shopping, then select All Tickets to continue on with your next mountain purchase. ISKINY will verify all purchases and contact you with any issues.
- Repeat steps 2-5 for all the mountains you’d like to purchase. Remember we are offering only one Discover New York Ski Day this year.
- Be sure to bring ID with you to the ski area ticket window in case they ask.
Reminder: Save your confirmation emails; you’ll need to print your tickets before heading out to the slopes! Also print what’s shown on the screen too!
Below is a sample of other New York programs. Go to the Iskiny.com web site for additional information
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Learn to Ski or Ride for $35 – Greek Peak gives you the knowledge, skill and fun memories of going downhill, for the best deal possible! LEARN TO SKI OR RIDE FOR $35.00! Greek Peak Mountain wants you to see how much fun it is to hit the slopes and learn to turn. For $35.00, we will take care of everything! We provide skis, boots and poles or a snowboard and boots, a lesson and a lift ticket for the beginner slope! Phone: 800-955-2SKI
Here’s a great Learn and Lodge Package for YOU! Package Price….$428.00 double occupancy plus taxes and feesIncludes:
2 Nights Accommodations in a Northwoods Suite @ Hope Lake Lodge
2 Days of Breakfast for Two at the Acorn Grill
Learn to Ski for Two – This will include your lift ticket for the Alpha slope, ski or snowboard rental and your lesson.
Pool & Hot Tub Access
Shuttle Service to Greek Peak Ski Resort (Located adjacent to Hope Lake Lodge)
Rules: Subject to Availability
Valid Sunday thru Thursday Only
Excludes Weekends and Holiday Periods
Blackout Dates: February 13 – 21, 2015
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.
Link to package: http://www.holidayvalley.com/explore-our-mountain/snowsport-lessons-beginners-guide
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. Link to package: http://www.holidayvalley.com/explore-our-mountain/snowsport-lessons-beginners-guide .Package Price: $60 for two people
Adult Progression Sessions™ – Single Sessions are $35 or you may purchase a multi pack for $149 which will give you 6 opportunities during the 2013-14 season to work from Refresher to Extremes depending on your ability and comfort zone. Snowboard -First Time -Control – Discovering green terrain -Linking Turns – Making turns on green terrain -Refresher – Used to ride Blue Squares but it’s been a while -Dynamics – Can turn well but want to become more dynamic -Performer – Perfecting advanced riding -Extremes – Can ride well but want to master the entire mountain Ski -First Time -Control – Want better control of your wedge turn -Parallel – Can turn and control speed but want to ski parallel -Refresher – Used to ski parallel on Blue Squares, but it’s been a while -Dynamics – Can ski parallel but want to be more dynamic -Quick Feet – Can ski parallel, but want to make shorter turns – Extremes – Can ski well but want to master the entire mountain
Second Turns Learn to Ski or Board – $89 (Novice to Intermediate Skiers or Boards)
One-day all inclusive package that includes: – All Day All Access Lift Ticket – Rentals – 1 1/2 Hour Novice to Intermediate Lesson For January Learn a Snow Sport Month This Package is discounted 20%!
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Package
Only offered during the month of January – 1 Full-Day Lift Ticket – 1 Full-Day Rental – 1 Hour Open Group Lesson – $49 for ages 13 – 21 – $69 for ages 22+
Phone: 518-483-3740Web: http://www.titusmountain.com/snow-sports-school/lessons/lesson-programs/
Never Ever Program : Titus Mountain’s offer includes a Learning Hill Lift Ticket (learning hill only instruction), a Full Day Rental and a Never-Ever Lesson (1 hour) – $5 Discount on Full-Ticket Upgrade – Available at 10am or 1pm every day – Ages 13+ – $59 ($49 during January LTSSM)
Phone: 518-483-3740Web: http://www.titusmountain.com/snow-sports-school/lessons/lesson-programs/
Again there are many more programs all at many of the ski areas so pick one and get out there and learn to ski, it will change your attitude towards the winter months