Swain Resort in Swain, N.Y., is offering its First Turns Package during Christmas Week when two or more generations of a family learn to ski or snowboard together. The package costs $25 for for ages 17 and under, and $35 for adults.  The First Turns Learn to Ski or Board Package includes lift ticket, 1.5-hour lesson, and rentals. The deal is good through Jan. 1.

Swain also has New Year's plans, with a New Year's Eve Package that includes $25 lift tickets from 5 to 11 p.m., $7 snowtubing from 5 to 11 p.m., and a family party in the Wildwood with ice cream sundaes, games and more activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The Shawmut Pub offers a celebration for those 21 and over with the Bob's Brothers Band. A torchlight parade welcomes in the New Year.

Through the season Swain offers four-lesson series of Learn to Ski or Snowboard lessons at Powder Mills and Northampton Parks, Monroe Country Parks, with the first three lessons at the parks, and the fourth at Swain.

Two more news items of note from Swain: The Shop @ Swain is selling all pants and coats at a 20 percent discount; and Swain skiers and riders will be heading to Switzerland March 11-23. Details on the trip available by e-mail from Carol at swaintrip@aol.com.

More information. Or call 607-545-6511.