Start 2015 off by either learning to ski or snowboard or by improving your skills on the slopes! Whether you have no snow sport experience whatsoever or have been on the mountain for years, many local resorts have deals on lessons to help you get moving!
Alpine Meadows has a special first time lesson package for beginners who are ages 13+. This package includes a beginner lift ticket, a 2.5 hour lesson, and equipment rentals. This package is available until the 30th of January.
Mt. Rose’s first timer package for beginners 11+ includes a all-day lift ticket good for their beginners lifts, equipment rental, Learn-at-your-own-pace lessons (available weekends and holidays) or two-hour group lessons (available weekdays). For those of you who have some experience under your belts but are looking to take it to the next level Mt. Rose also offers Next Step Lessons as a refresher course. In these lessons you will review the basics like stopping and turning, as well as develop confidence on the hill. The Next Step lesson is two hours long and includes a beginner lift ticket and rental equipment.
Sugar Bowl Resort is also embracing Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month by offering lessons throughout January. For children 12 and under, Sugar Bowl Resort has lessons for beginners that are taught in groups. The package includes a rental package and lift ticket. They also have an equivalent package for adults who are looking for some professional instruction.
Homewood Resort has first-timer lessons for adults that include a half-day lesson, equipment rental, and a beginner lift ticket. They also have a first-timer 3-day package that includes three full days of lift tickets, rentals, and lessons for three days.
Northstar California has plenty of lesson options for skiers and snowboarders of all levels and ages. They offer 6 or 3 hour private lessons that include first-class private lift lane privileges and one-on-one instruction (you have the option to share your lesson with up to six friends and family members). They also have the Ultimate 4 Lesson package for skiers and snowboarders, as well as 2.5 hour group lessons for all levels of experience.
Heavenly Mountain Resort has similar ski and snowboard lessons, as well. Some lesson options include: first timer, second timer, group, and private lessons. They also have a special on two adult lessons, giving you a lesson for two for the price of one that includes two half-days of lessons, lift access, and rental equipment.
Sierra-at-Tahoe has a Learn to Ski and Ride online special for the month of January that includes a lift ticket for limited access to conveyor lifts, equipment rental, and a 2.5 hour first-timer lesson.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort is offering beginner lessons for first-timers starting as young as the age of 3. These lessons are available in morning or afternoon sessions, or you can receive a full-day or half-day private lesson, as well.
Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month is the perfect excuse for everyone to get up on the mountain and improve their downhill skills. Be sure to check out each resort’s website for lesson prices, additional lesson options, and much more!