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Hit the Slopes During Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month! If you’ve been wondering what it’s like to ski or snowboard, but not sure how or when to get started, ski resorts around Reno Tahoe are offering incredible deals on lessons for the month of January. The following resorts are offering great lesson packages for first-timer, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

For anyone over the age of 10, the First Time Package is a great option since it includes a lift ticket to a designated beginner area, rental equipment and a group lesson with Mt. Rose’s professional staff. Flight Plans are also available, with 2- and 3-day ski and snowboard plans for those who want to continue to practice and hone their skills. For the little ones, there are group lessons specially tailored for kids ages 4 to 9 that include a lift ticket, lesson, rental gear and a helmet.

Build on the skills you gained in the First Timer lesson, or brush up on your techniques, with the Next Step Package. This lesson package also includes a 2-hour lesson, beginner lift ticket and rental equipment. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe also offers private lessons for all abilities, Ladies Clinics every Thursday and Silver Ski Clinics on Mondays and Fridays for skiers and riders over the age of 50.

Tahoe Donner

With full and half-day lesson packages for both adults and children, Tahoe Donner is a great place to learn to ski or snowboard. Their lesson packages include a lift ticket, lessons ranging from 1.75 to 5 1/2 hours and equipment rental, including a helmet. For those with their own equipment, they offer a discounted lesson-only price. The full-day children’s lessons also include lunch, a great value for parents.

Diamond Peak 

Known as a beginner-friendly resort, Diamond Peak offers a variety of lesson and rental options for those who want to learn to ski or snowboard. There are group lessons for children ages 3 to 6 at the Child Ski Center, as well as lessons at the Ski and Snowboard School for ages 7 to adult. These lesson packages include a beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and a 1.75-hour group lesson, with morning and afternoon lessons available. The resort offers group and private lessons throughout the season, with packages tailored for beginners, children, families and those seeking to enhance their skills.

And with daily ski shuttles from several Incline Village locations, getting to the resort is easy whether you’re staying at the lake or in Reno.

Northstar California 

With a wide variety of ski and snowboard programs for children, families and adults, you will learn the basics from the best so you will be ready to explore the mountain in no time. For beginners, there are private and family lessons available to teach you the fundamentals of skiing or snowboarding. Improve your skills and transition from green to blue runs with an Intermediate Lesson. For those looking to improve their technique on challenging, steep terrain, the Ultimate 4 Expert Ski or Snowboard Lesson is a great choice, with single and multiple day options.

Boreal Mountain Resort

Boreal’s signature Take 3, Ride Free program automatically enrolls you into this package that includes three, two-hour group lessons (including rental equipment) and a free 2019-20 Unlimited Season Pass upon your fourth visit. This lesson program is perfect for beginners and intermediate skiers and riders alike. Boreal also offers lesson packages catering specifically to adults, children, large groups and even those interested in honing their terrain park skills.

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

Learn to ski or snowboard at Alpine Meadows for only $129 when you reserve in advance. This offer is good daily for morning or afternoon sessions, and includes your beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and a 2.25-hour lesson.

Group and private lessons are also available at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows for first-timers to advanced skiers and riders, as well as options for family groups and adaptive instruction for all abilities.

As part of the Squaw Kids and Alpine Kids programs, young skiers and snowboarders who take five group lessons will receive a sixth lesson for free. Adults who take two group lessons at either Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows during the 2019-20 season can redeem a third lesson for free.

Learning something new can be intimidating, so if you’re still not sure you want to try your hand at skiing or snowboarding, Sunset magazine has plenty of reasons to hit the slopes during Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

Cover photo by Boreal Mountain Resort.

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