Discount skiing and snowboarding is available this month at many Tahoe ski resorts.
The month of January is the 11th annual National Learn to Ski and Ride month and many Tahoe ski resorts are participating, offering discounted lift tickets, specials and training throughout the month and beyond.
Sierra-at-Tahoe: On consecutive Fridays – Jan. 18 and Jan. 25 – Sierra will be offering a Learn to Ski and Ride Day specials for adults. For only $79, beginners will get a lesson, rentals and limited-access lift ticket. Availability is limited, so guests need to book ahead of time online to secure their spot.
“At Sierra-at-Tahoe, we truly believe that skiing and snowboarding is for everyone, and our Learn to Ski and Ride Day is a great way to support that,” General Manager John Rice said. “We want to make it as easy as possible for beginners to learn the sport, and to have an incredible experience on the mountain.”
Located off Highway 50 heading into South Lake Tahoe, Sierra also has an all-new Level Upgrade package. The 3-PAK offering is aimed at helping new skiers and riders take their skills to the next level.
For $399, those who have completed an Adult or Young Adult Learn to Ski/Ride 3-PAK can purchase a Level Upgrade, giving them a Certified Unserious Unlimited Season Pass, a Season Rentals Pass, vouchers for Preferred Parking and Fast Pass access, discounts on gear from partners Rossignol Skis and Burton Snowboards, and much more.
Tahoe Donner: The resort near Donner Lake is offering first-time skiers and riders a $49 package that includes an all-day lift ticket, rental equipment and a 1.75 hour group lesson for ages 7-above. This discounted offer is available Jan. 14-17 and Jan. 21-24. Reservations can be made by calling 530 587-9444.
Each participant will also receive one free lift ticket (valid Sunday-Friday, non-holidays) to return at a later date this season. Quantities are limited.
Tahoe Donner is offering 2-for-1 private lesson packages in January (midweek, non-holiday.) Packages include a private lesson, rental equipment and day pass. Cost is $105 with discounts for Tahoe Donner members and their guests. Reservations can be made by visiting www.tahoedonner.com or calling 530 587-9484.
MT ROSE: The Nevada resort near Incline Village offered a Learn to Ski or Ride day Jan. 11. However, it will extend the learning opportunities for first-timers.
Mt. Rose is offering $99 Learn to Days on select dates in January. Regularly priced at $135 per person, the First Time Group Lesson Package includes a morning or afternoon two-hour beginner lesson, lift ticket accessing beginner lifts and terrain, and rental equipment that can be used the entire day.
“We want to introduce more people to the winter sports we love and turn them into lifelong skiers and snowboarders,” said Mike Pierce, Director of Marketing at Mt. Rose.
For those who want to continue to build their skills, the Next Step Package was designed to give new skiers and snowboarders more time on the slopes. The package includes a two-hour group lesson, lift ticket accessing beginner lifts and terrain, and rental equipment. Cost is $135 if purchased in advance online.
Discount skiing & riding at other Tahoe ski resorts
- Diamond Peak: Offers beginner lift tickets starting at $44. The resort recently regraded its beginner terrain and made it even more user friendly.
- Homewood Mountain Resort: On Monday, Jan. 21, the resort is offering ski lesson specials, hot chocolate, s’mores and live music.
- Northstar California: The resort’s Burton Snowboard Academy is celebrating 10 years of terrain-based learning. The Ripperoo Riglet Park allows snowboarders as young as age 3 to learn the basics. The resort also offers cross country & snowshoe lessons.
- Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows: The Perfect Progression Program offers 50-percent off group lessons, season-long rentals and a season pass for $499.