The Summit-at-Snowqualmie has a quick and easy way to get going with the twin sports of skiing and snowboarding. Just get yourself involved in the EZ Ski/Ride 1,2,3 program. It's clearly the most affordable and flexible way to get hooked on the sports.
Here's the deal: Pay $99. Take part in three ski or snowboard lessons using three days of lift passes. Stop by the rental shop for three days of rental equipment (either skis or snowboards). You can choose the days that are most convenient to you. EZ Ski/Ride is aimed at first-time newbies and ages run from 10 years old to adults.