Ski Vermont Resorts offer 10,000 Beginners Lessons for $29 in January

The learning area at Smugglers' Notch, Vermont. Beginners can get lessons for $29 at Ski Vermont resorts in January © 2011 Karen Rubin/

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and there is no better place to experience the thrill of learning to ski or ride than in its original state. Vermont has some of the best and most experienced instructors in the world, and plenty of terrain specifically for those starting out. Best of all, first-timers can learn for as little as $29. This unprecedented offer is only in January; only in Vermont.

“In a state that welcomes seven times its population in skier visits annually, we’ve truly earned our reputation as being the premiere learn to ski and ride destination,” Ski Vermont President Parker Riehle said. “Newcomers to these sports can appreciate Vermont’s iconic landscape, its esteemed ski heritage and highly certified professional instructors.”

To spread the love of winter to new enthusiasts, 13 Vermont resorts are offering beginner lessons for the entire month of January, excluding holiday periods (January 1 and January 14-15) for $29. The beginner lesson will include a full day beginner lift ticket, full day ski or snowboard equipment rental, and a lesson with a professional instructor. Due to the deeply discounted price, the offer is limited to one beginner package per person.

Specific age restrictions include:

Valid for ages 4 and over: Bolton Valley Resort

Valid for ages 6 and over: Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Stowe Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort

Valid for ages 7 and over: Burke Mountain Resort, Killington Resort, Pico Mountain, Okemo Mountain Resort

Valid for ages 8 and over: Jay Peak Resort

Valid for ages 13 and over: Bromley Mountain Resort, Mad River Glen, Mount Snow Resort, Stratton Mountain Resort

New skiers and riders can sign up by emailing Provide the following information: Name, phone number, zip code; preferred ski resort and number of people signing up for the lesson.

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