Dubbed "Learn A Snow Sport Month," this is the first time that this many snow sports organizations have rallied for the drive to introduce newcomers to alpine ski and snowboarding. Participating in snow sports improves your health while you get outside in winter for exercise.

A 110-pound student can burn nearly 300 calories alpine skiing or snowboarding and nearly 400 calories per hour snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Alpine skiing and snowboarding are considered anaerobic activities, while snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are aerobic, with an ability to increase heart rates due to vigorous movement.

Check below for what's on tap in Utah this month; get out on the snow, and have fun. Offers vary depending on the state and individual resorts but most learning programs charge a reasonable fee for lessons, lift tickets, and/or equipment for alpine ski or snowboard lessons.

Utah's 13 alpine resorts have put together special learn to ski and snowboard packages for Utah residents that are fun and affordable.

Alta

First Time Skiers Learn To Ski Package: Includes four separate days of 2-hour class lessons, lift tickets, and equipment rental. Offer valid Jan. 8-12 (no lessons January 16-19). Call the Alf Engen Ski School at 801-359-1078, ext. 271 and ask for the First Time Skiers Learn To Ski package.

Ski Free After 3
Alta will continue with "Ski Free After 3" every day on Alta's Sunnyside detachable triple lift. Skiers just show up at the lift at 3 p.m.to participate.

Brian Head

$39 Learn To Ski or Snowboard Package: Package includes $13 lift ticket, $13 group ski or snowboard lesson, and $13 equipment rental. Offer valid Jan. 20-31. Utah residents only.

Brighton

$13 off Brighton's Intro Ski or Snowboard Package: Package includes a learner lift ticket, equipment rental, and a 2-hour group lesson. Regular price $85. Lucky 13 price, $72. Offer valid Jan.19-31.

The Canyons

$39 Lucky 13 Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package: Package: Includes $13 ski orsnowboard Lesson, $13 lift Ticket, $13 equipment rental. Offer valid throughout January. Book your lesson with The Canyons Ski and Snowboard School by calling 435-615-3449. Mention Lucky 13 when calling. Utah residents 15 and up only.

Deer Valley Resort

Locals Learn to Ski Weekend. "Ski Utah Lucky 13": Offer valid Jan. 24 and 25. Never-ever skiers and locals only (local is anyone with a current Utah driver's license. Without a Utah driver's license, a photo ID accompanied by a current Utah property tax form, Utah utility bill, or Utah business paycheck stub).
Clinic Time: 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Check-in time: 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Age: 13 and older
Maximum - Limited to the first 55 registrants per day
Cost: $39 for a never-ever ski package. ($13 for lifts, $13 for rental, and $13 for clinic). Must make reservations by calling 888-754-8477 or 435-645-6648 and mention "Ski Utah Lucky 13". One lesson per person only.

Park City Mountain Resort

$13 Lift Ticket, $13 Equipment Rental, 13 Days. Night Ski or Snowboard at Park City Mountain Resort for only $13, Jan. 19-31. Enjoy great terrain located off of the PayDay and First Time chairlifts from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Plus, rent the latest in equipment from Park City Mountain Rentals for only $13 (good for night rentals after 3:30 p.m.). Utah residents only: Proof of Utah residency to be shown at time of purchase. Tickets may be purchased at any ticket window located in the Resort's Base Area or in Park City Mountain Rentals.

Powder Mountain

Utah residents get $13 off any lesson during the last 13 days of January starting Martin Luther Kings Day, Jan. 19. Discounted lessons include First Time Ski/Ride, group (any level), and private lessons. Lucky 13 Offer. $13 class lesson, $13 Little Cat lift ticket, $13 equipment rental. Offer valid for 13 days, Jan. 19-31. Utah residents only.

Snowbasin

$39 Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package: $13 group lesson, $13 lift ticket, $13 equipment rental. Jan. 11-1. Utah residents only.

Solitude

$13 beginner PM group lesson, $13 beginner lift ticket, $13 rental, and a $13 family-sized pepperoni pizza at the Stone Haus located in the Village.

Offer valid Jan. 5-31. (BLACKOUTS: Jan. 16 - 19.

This offer is for Utah residents only, valid I.D. required.
Pre-registration would be appreciated (not required).

Sundance

Twilight mid-week skiing $13. Jan. 4-9. Call 801-223-4849 for more details.

Wolf Creek Resort

First Timers Special: Pay $13 for one, 2-hour beginner group lesson at Wolf Mountain. Offer valid Jan 19- 31. Call the Wolf Mountain Learning Center to make a reservation at 801-745-3511 and mention "Lucky 13".