Know someone who’s always wanted to try sliding on snow? Feel like swapping two planks for one? Or one plank for two? January’s Learn a Snow Sport Month is loaded with slammin’ bargains for the first-time skier or snowboarder. Bring a friend or try it solo: these beginner packages are sure to be a good time with good people. Visit the Ski Utah site for additional details on each program. Blackout dates do apply for most programs, so plan accordingly.
Alta’s learn-to-ski program for first timers includes 4 two-hour lessons, 4 beginner lift tickets, 4 days of ski rental equipment and a 25% off coupon for lunch at Albion Grill for $239. Enrollment is limited and reservations are required by calling 801-799-2271.
Brian Head will offer first timers a $45 beginner ski or snowboard lesson (2-hour lesson with equipment rentals and limited lift ticket). Come back two more times and boost your skills even more with two additional intermediate lessons for $45 each. Completed all three lessons and still dig it? Score a season pass at 50% off and return as often as you’d like. Offer valid for skiers or snowboarders 13 years and older.
Strap into a ski or snowboard “learn to” package at Brighton Resort for $49. You’ll get a 2-hour lesson, an all-day ski or snowboard rental and a full-day learner lift ticket. Print out the “Learn to Ski/Snowboard Month” voucher from Brighton’s website and redeem it at any ticket window on the dates listed.
Canyons Resort’s Lucky 13 offer breaks down the “learn to” deals for Utah residents ages 4 and older. Score a $13 beginner lift ticket, a $13 ski or snowboard lesson (4.5 hours) and $13 equipment rentals all for a whopping $39. Advanced reservations are required by calling 877-472-6306 and is restricted to first time skiers and riders only. Proof of Utah residency is required.
Locals and first-time skiers can learn to ski at Deer Valley Resort on Jan. 25. The first 55 participants to register before Jan. 23 will receive a $39 package that includes a ski lesson, lift ticket, ski rentals and a ski storage locker. Skiers must be 13 years or older. Reserve a spot by calling 888-754-8477.
If you don’t know how, StartNOW at Park City Mountain Resort. The learn-to-shred program for never-ever skiers and snowboarders includes 5 days of lift tickets, 5 days of rentals and 4 days of beginner lessons for $200. Participants must be Utah residents ages 6 and older, and pre-registration for all 5 StartNOW dates are required by visiting Park City's website or by calling 800-545-8112.
Tackle the mountains at Snowbird Resort with a 2.5-hour lesson, a lift ticket and equipment rentals for $50. Adult students, ages 13 and up, will receive a Learner’s Permit Pass, which entitles the passholder to 5 additional discounted adult group lessons ($65 instead of $110) and five days of skiing or snowboarding for half price throughout the remainder of the season. The package must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance by calling 801-947-8222 or visiting Snowbird’s website.
First time skiers and snowboarders living in Utah can head to Solitude Mountain Resort for local’s-only access to lifts and lessons. Students will receive 3 afternoon half-day lessons, full-day equipment rentals and an all-day beginner lift ticket for $165. Complete all 3 lessons and fill out a completion survey and you’ll receive a free all-day lift ticket valid for the entire mountain. Lessons available on specific dates in January, and proof of residency is required. Call 801-536-5730 to reserve your spot.
Learn to slide at Sundance Resort, where Utah residents can strap in for $75. Aspiring skiers and snowboarders will receive a 2.5-hour lesson, full-day rental equipment and a full-day lift ticket. Ask about the Learn to Ski or Snowboard Month package at the Snowsports School office.
Bring your game face to Wolf Mountain, where you’ll receive a 2-hour group lesson, all-day equipment rentals and a lift ticket for $39. Complete the first lesson, and each student will receive 2 bounce back tickets for $10 off the next 2 complete packages, valid throughout the season, making the return trips $45 each. To make it more enjoyable, bring a friend and Wolf Mountain will give you a $5 off coupon for a lift ticket or group lesson.