Ski Areas of New York, Inc. along with many of their partner ski areas are teaming up this January to offer a very special deal to skiers and riders in the Empire State. On Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, skiers and riders can enjoy a full day on the hill for just $10.

For those who frequent the slopes, this is a great opportunity to save big on a midweek day at the mountain. For beginners, it's the perfect excuse to get on the mountain and practice their skills without the commitment of an expensive full-day lift ticket. After all, a $10 commitment is about as risk-free as you'll ever find these days.

Participating resorts include: Belleayre Mountain, Bristol Mountain, Catamount, Dry Hill Ski Area, Four Seasons, Gore Mountain, Greek Peak, HoliMont, Hunter Mountain, Holiday Valley ResortKissing Bridge, Peek 'n Peak Resort, Ski Hickory, Swain ResortThunder Ridge, Titus Mountain, Tuxedo Ridge, Whiteface Mountain, Windham Mountain.

With January being Learn to Ski or Snowboard month, nearly half of New York's resorts are also offering $25 vouchers to get new skiers and riders on the slopes to try the sport.

Tickets are limited and vary in quantity for each participating resort. Skiers and riders who want to get in on this deal should head online to the Ski Areas of New York website to reserve their tickets while they last. Just select which ski area you plan to visit and select the number of lift tickets and/or learn-to vouchers you want (limit 2 per household). Then just print your confirmation email and bring it to the ticket window on January 10. It's that easy.

Some resorts are offering both day and night lift tickets. Learn-to prices and times vary at individual resorts. 

More info at www.iskiny.com/discovernyskiing/.