Remember when you got your learner’s permit and could get behind the wheel for the first time?

The instructors at Snowbird want to recreate that feeling for first-time skiers and snowboarders, but you’ll have to hurry to get the best price. The Learner’s Permit from Snowbird Mountain School brings never-evers age 13 and older onto the slopes for six lessons and five lift tickets.

During January, the “permit” costs $40 for the initial afternoon lesson, a half-price lift ticket and equipment rental. If you get hooked, return any time during the rest of the season for five more $60 lessons and half-price lift tickets.

Participants must pre-register a minimum of 24 hours in advance and request the Ski Utah program when registering.

A regular afternoon lesson costs $60 and the day’s lift ticket at Snowbird costs $73. If morning lessons are more convenient, the cost is the regular price of $90.

Learner Permit lessons after the initial session may be subject to availability but they are valid for the remainder of the ski  and snowboard season at the Utah resort. The Snowbird program is one of hundreds offered around the country during Learn to Ski and Snowbird Month, a promotion directed toward getting more people to take up snowsports.

Snowbird Mountain School also offers private guiding and coaching, women’s camps, sidecountry touring camps, and lessons for children ages 3 and older.

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