This is certainly the month for anyone who wants to take up skiing or snowboarding.
Most of the Lake Tahoe ski resorts are offering deals to encourage people of all ages to become a skier or rider in Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, a national push by all ski region.
Homewood Mountain Resort takes Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month to a whole new level by encouraging beginners all season long. Get a lift ticket, rentals and lesson for $49 online the day before hitting the slopes.
This package is a $40 savings, available Sunday-Friday. Homewood also offers free intermediate and advanced lessons at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily.
Sugar Bowl is also offering Learn to Ski and Ride Development program throughout the entire season for $89-$99. This is a full day event that operates on both sides of the mountain, even on holidays. With a 3:1 student to instructor ratio, beginners are sure to conquer their goals.
Boreal Mountain Resort is offering a Take 3, Ride Free program that’s hard to pass up. Take three lessons between Jan. 6 and Feb. 14 and receive a free season pass. The $129 online only package provides rental equipment for each 90-minute lesson with a professional instructor.
Diamond Peak encourages snow play with First Time Beginner and Beginner Group Lesson Packages during the week of Jan. 13-17. Purchase a $39 package that includes a lesson, rental equipment and an all day beginner lift ticket. These one-hour 45-minute lessons are great for everyone age four and up who have had two or fewer snow sport experiences.
Tahoe-Donner Downhill Ski Area beginners are sure to excel at the uncrowded resort. First timers receive an all day lift ticket, rentals and two-hour group lesson for $39 from Jan. 6-10 and 13-16. The CrossCountrySkiCenter will also feature Learn to Ski packages for those looking to try cross-country skiing instead of downhill.
Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows are offering Learn to Ski or Snowboard every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from January 14-30. For $49 beginners receive a beginner lift ticket, rentals and lessons for adults and kids age 3+.
Granlibakken ski hill has the perfect balance between learning slopes and downhill thrills. There is a ski school for first-timers and people looking to fine-tune skills. With rentals and both full and half-day tickets, snow sport enthusiasts of all levels will enjoy themselves.
Mt. Rose will offer lessons for aspiring skiers and boarders looking for deals all season long. The mountain offers an $89 First Timer Package that includes a two-hour lesson, beginner lift ticket and rental equipment. This is a great opportunity for beginners, ages 11-above, to get a feel for the mountain throughout the winter.
For more packages and information on Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, check out www.gotahoenorth.com.