To some the New Year means resolutions. To others it’s a fresh slate, and a time to try new things. Lucky for those folks, January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard month, and the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts are celebrating with deals on group and private lessons, rentals and even lodging packages!
Heavenly’s exclusive Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month vacation package includes four nights of lodging for the price of three as well as three days of lessons for the price of two, including rentals and lift tickets. Adult beginner skiers or boarders can continue their progress with a second lesson at 50 percent off or a third lesson free at the Heavenly Ski and Ride School.
At Kirkwood, skiers and riders who take two lessons at the resort’s Ski and Ride School will receive the third lesson free, including rentals and lift tickets.
Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is taking Learn to Ski and Snowboard month seriously with a terrific learning deal that’s valid all season (Sunday – Friday, non-holiday). The $45 Learn to Ski/Ride Package includes a two and a half hour lesson, rentals, and a limited lift ticket. Prefer your lessons on the private side? Sierra’s got you covered with $100 off private lessons Tuesday through Thursday.
Kids ages 7-12 get an awesome deal with Sierra’s Burton Star Wars Echo Base, which gives them the opportunity to learn how to snowboard using terrain-based teaching, iconic Star Wars characters, and Burton Learn to Ride technology and techniques. Young snowboarders will get the chance to “defeat the dark side” and become Jedi Knights by conquering their fears of sliding on snow. Kids will learn to snowboard in a one-of-a-kind environment unlike any other in the universe.
On the North Shore, Alpine Meadows is offering a $49 Learn to Ski and Ride Package Tuesdays through Thursdays through January 30. Open to anyone 8 years and up, it the package includes a beginner lift ticket, equipment rentals and half-day lesson, all for just $49!
Northstar California, known for great learning environment, offers two options to adult beginner skiers and snowboarders daily throughout January. The single-day package includes a beginner lift ticket, two and one-half hours of instruction, and ski or snowboard equipment for $139. Upgrade to the Three-Day Passport to enjoy three consecutive days for $279 – a daily savings of more than 30 percent.
Both Mt Rose-Ski Tahoe’s First Timer Adult Package and the Rosebuds lesson package for kids are attractively priced at $44 when you purchase online. Each includes a two hour lesson, lift ticket and rental equipment that can be used all day. The Rosebud package also includes a helmet rental that can be used all day.
Homewood Mountain Resort is upping the ante with a $49 Learn to Ski/Ride Package that is valid for the rest of the 2013-14 season (Sunday – Friday, non-holiday). Designed for those who've never been skiing or snowboarding before, Homewood’s Learn to ski/ride packages include lesson, all-day equipment rental and all-day beginner lift ticket. Guests wishing to upgrade to a full Homewood lift ticket (allowing access to all chairlifts) in the afternoon after their lesson package can do so for an additional cost.
New this season, Sugar Bowl will begin running a Learn to Ski & Ride Development program, offered on the Mt. Judah side of the resort, targeted at beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The daily program includes a specialized 2-hour group lesson for never-ever through advanced-intermediate levels, basic rental equipment, and limited-access ticket. Sugar Bowl will focus on terrain-based learning, creating a fun and safe environment for all students.