With all the snow the Mid-Atlantic has been receiving lately, there's no better time to hit the hill for pristine conditions. Resorts throughout the region are making it easy for first-timers to get their snow legs early. So don't wait for January to try skiing or riding. Get a pre-New Years jump on your new winter pastime (we know you'll love it) and beat the crowds with great learn-to deals like Cambelback's Explorer Card, the Family Learn to Ski Package at The Homestead, or a $39 beginner lesson pacakge from Liberty, Whitetail, and Roundtop Mountain Resort.