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Learn to Ski & Snowboard in Reno Tahoe

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

The First Time Package 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.

Build on the skills you gained in the First Timer lesson, or brush up on your techniques, in The Next Step Package. This lesson package also includes a 2-hour lesson, beginner lift ticket and rental equipment.

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 full-day lift ticket, 1.75 hour lesson 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 

During the week of January 22-25, 2018, Diamond Peak is offering special Learn to Ski & Ride packages for just $49. There are lessons for children ages 4 to 6, as well as 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.

Northstar California 

With a wide variety of ski and snowboard programs, you will learn the basics from the best and 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, or improve your technique on challenging steep terrain with a full or half-day Advanced Lesson.

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 2017-18 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 for only $99 when you reserve in advance at Alpine Meadows. This offer is good any day in January 2018 and Monday-Friday through March 30, 2018. This special includes your beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and a 2.5 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 people with disabilities.

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. From free lessons and VIP access to the tram for guaranteed first tracks, to a unique twist on dinner and a movie that includes a four-course meal, killer cocktails and beanbag chairs for the kids.

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