Sweetening the pot for first-time skiers and riders, Cataloochee Ski Area, in partnership with nearby lodging providers, is offering a Learn to Ski and Snowboard month ski and stay package through January 31. The Drive, Slide & Stay package is available Sunday through Wednesday starting at $139 per person and inlcudes everything necessary to give beginners a proper introduction to snow sports.

Enjoy two nights lodging, two midweek Marathon lift tickets (valid 9am-10pm), ski or snowboard rentals, two ski or snowboard classes of any level and two $10 gas cards. If the drive to the mountain was the only thing holding you back, now there's simply no excuse.

Rates vary by lodging partner. Based on double occupancy, minimum two-night stay. Subject to availability. Book via Catalooche Lodging Partners online.