For Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month 2015, Colorado ski resorts have rolled out a number of learn-to-ski packages from Colorado resorts, covering all ages. With all of the ski resorts named here making lists for best beginner skiing, new skiers will be getting the ideal experience to pick up the sport with these packages.
Named as one of the best ski resorts for beginners by The Active Times, Crested Butte is offering the Adult First Time Beginner Adventure lesson with the Crested Butte Ski + Ride School . During the month of January, first time skiers and riders, ages 15 and older can get a 1-day adult lift ticket, valid for limited lift access on the day of the lesson for $59 through the popular ski deals website Liftopia. The offer is limited to one per person. For more information, visit the Liftopia website.
Also ranked in the best for beginners list by The Active Times, Steamboat’s January Learn to Ski/Ride Package includes two days of lessons, rentals, and lift tickets for $199 from January 5-31. For more information, visit www.steamboat.com or call 800.299.5017.
Named last season as one of the best places to teach a kid to ski by The Gazette, the Winter Park Ski + Ride School offers a comprehensive multi-week programs to teach kids the slopes. The multi-week Fish Programs can accommodate children from age 3 to 14. The school also offers a 7 week Piranhas Program, 5 week Barracudas Program, and a 3 week Minnows Program. Groups are broken down by age and ability level, from beginner to expert. Programs include instruction, GPS tracking, and lunch. Four-day programs for the month of January begin at $249. For more information, visit the Winter Park website.
Named by GetOutSkiing.com as one best ski resorts for beginners for its terrain and trails, Loveland is offering the 3-Class Pass for kids ages 4-14, beginner adults, and adults of novice to intermediate ability.
The 3-Class Pass for Kids includes three full day lesson packages with instruction, lift access, rentals, and lunch. If the package is pre-purchased or when kids complete all the classes, the children also get an unrestricted season pass. The pre-purchase price including season pass starts at $321 for ages 6-14 skiers & snowboarders; $345 for ages 4-5 skiers.
The 3-Class Pass for adult first-time skiers or snowboarders includes one All Day Newcomer and two half day Master the Mountain lesson packages, all with instruction, lift access, rentals, and lunch. After completing the lessons, students receive an unrestricted season pass. The pre-purchase price including season pass starts at $316.
The 3-Class Pass for adults of novice to intermediate ability includes three 1/2-day Master the Mountain, full lesson packages, and an unrestricted Season Pass valid all season upon pre-purchase. Each lesson includes lift access and rental equipment. The pre-purchase price including season pass starts at $456.
For more information and reservations call 800.736.3SKI or register at the Loveland Valley between 8 and 9am.