[R287R, Mount Sunapee] in Newbury, N.H., has a $29 one-day package for first-timers who want to learn to ski or snowboard.

It's called the Get Into Skiing/Snowboarding Package, and includes all-day lift ticket, rental equipment, and two-hour lesson. The package, which normally costs $85, is only for first-time skiers and snowboarders, 8 years old or older. A south Peak lift ticket will be issued at the end of the lesson.

The offer runs from opening day at the South Peak Learning Area through Dec. 23.

"Skiing and snowboarding is something that individuals, friends, and family can enjoy for their entire lives," Maura Gorman, director of the Learning Center at Mount Sunapee, said. "Early season is a great time for beginners, as they don't need the entire mountain to be open to learn the basics. Then they have all winter to enjoy skiing and snowboarding."

Mount Sunapee's South Peak Learning Area has six lifts, including a 130-foot-long carpet lift dedicated to beginners, serving 14 trails.

The Get Into Skiing/Snowboarding Package is available online only.

Mount Sunapee is in Southern New Hampshire, under two hours from Boston, overlooking Lake Sunapee. The area is known for its snowmaking and grooming.

More information. Or call 603-763-3500.