Midweek is arguably the best time to hit the mountain. Rates are lower and lines are virtually non-existent, which means there's more fresh turns to call your own. And thanks to Liberty Mountain Resort's special Learn to Ski/Snowboard & Stay Package, it's also one of the best times to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time.

For just $90 per person/per night, guests ages 8 and up can escape for the night on Wednesday at the Liberty Hotel, then start their Thursday with a complimentary hot breakfast before a one-hour professional lesson on turning, stopping and riding the lift. Full-day lift tickets good on both the First Class and Dipsy Quads (plus the carpet lift) are included, along with ski or snowboard rentals (including Burton gear).

Deal valid Wednesday nights in January. Lessons must be booked for Thursday. Based on double occupancy, taxes not included. Book online or call 717-642-8282 x3300.