If your friends have been begging you to teach them how to ski or ride, the start of a new year is an ideal time to give ‘em what they’ve been asking for.

Sipapu Resort has created the Frequent Sliders Club to help first-time skiers and snowboarders ease into a newfound love with all the right tools. The Frequent Sliders Club provides skiers and riders ages 7 and up with a free lesson with the purchase of one full-day, full-price lift ticket.

The introductory group lesson teaches all the fundamentals of sliding on snow, including how to stop, turn and get off a chairlift. Ambitious skiers and riders can upgrade their lesson with an additional two hours of instruction on the same day for $28.

And while your first-time skier/snowboarder friends are learning a new sport, take advantage of Sipapu’s discounted lift tickets on your own, thanks to a slew of ongoing specials at the resort. Click here for more info on lift ticket specials.

The Frequent Sliders Club is offered now through the last day of the season, April 15, 2013 and cannot be combined with other deals. The package can be purchased with or without equipment rentals.

For additional info on the Frequent Sliders Club, call 800-587-2240, or click here for available rates.