In conjunctiin with Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, many of North Lake Tahoe’s 12 downhill resorts are offering steep discounts on lessons, lift tickets, rentals and more, making it easier than ever to try this winter snow sport.
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Tahoe Donner Ski Area: There is no better feeling than enjoying a bluebird day with a friend by your side. Tahoe Donner provides this opportunity with its two-for-one combo package.
Both Tahoe Donner’s cross-country and downhill ski areas offer the package January 5-9 and January 12-16. For $81, two people can learn to ski with a one-hour private lesson, all-day trail pass or lift ticket and rentals. Individual packages are available for ages 7+ at $39, which includes an all-day lift ticket, rental equipment, and a 1 hour and 45 minute group lesson.
Diamond Peak Ski Resort: Diamond Peak will host its own Learn to Ski & Ride week January 12-16 geared toward getting kids as young as four on the mountain. The $39 Learn to Ski & Ride package offered all week includes a beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and a 1 hour and 45 minute lesson for ages 7 and up and a two-hour lesson for ages 4 to 7. Lessons are offered twice daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
For season-long learning, Diamond Peak offers the Diamond Club Membership for $119 which includes three beginner packages complete with rental equipment, group lessons and beginner lift tickets. Once a member completes three lessons, they earn a free all-mountain lift ticket and one-day equipment rental for use during the season.
Alpine Meadows: Alpine Meadows offers a $49 Learn to Ski & Ride special Monday through Friday, January 5-30. This first time lesson package for ages 13+ includes everything to get started: a beginner lift ticket, equipment rental and a two and a half hour beginner lesson offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily.
Boreal Mountain Resort: Boreal continues to offer its highly recognized beginner program: Take 3, Ride FREE. Before heading up to the mountain, purchase a lessons package online and after completing three lessons, riders or skiers will be rewarded with a 2014-2015 Boreal Unlimited Season Pass.
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe: For first-timers the wide slopes of Mt. Rose provide a comfortable and roomy learning environment. The beginning programs include a two-hour lesson, equipment rental and all-day lift ticket for $97 at the window ($92 online).
For skiers and riders who have strapped in before, but are not quite ready for the Chutes, Mt. Rose offers Next Step Lessons and Performance Workshops. The two-hour Next Step lesson provides a refresher to skiers and boards, all day beginner terrain lift ticket and rental equipment for $107 at the window ($102 online). Performance workshops are geared toward intermediate skiers and riders who want to improve skills in powder, crud, bumps and steeps. Two-hour lessons are offered twice daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for $39 per person.
Sugar Bowl: For the entire month of January, Sugar Bowl Resort will offer its terrain-based learning lessons at a discount of $30. The $59 Learn to Ski and Ride package includes a comprehensive two-hour lesson, equipment rental and a limited lift ticket for use on White Pine and Flume chairlifts, providing unlimited practice after the lesson.
Northstar California: Northstar offers a variety of lesson options for first-time snow enthusiasts as well as world-class guides that can be paired with seasoned skiers and snowboarders. Private lessons include lift lane privileges for quick access to the slopes, undivided one-on-one attention or the option to share with up to six guests, as well as customizable experiences based on skier level and desired terrain.
Ultimate 4 lessons provide students with more one-on-one instruction and group lessons are a fun way to build confidence as well as customizable experiences with the Adventure, Guiding and Learning Center.
Homewood Mountain Resort: Homewood Resort’s Ski & Snowboard School designed Ski and Ride packages tailored for those who have never skied or snowboarded before. Homewood boasts stunning views of Lake Tahoe and offers adult Learn to Ski/Ride packages inclusive of a lift ticket, rentals and lesson for $49. Purchase online the day before hitting the slopes to receive this rate. This package is a $40 savings, available Sunday-Friday.
For more packages and information on Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, check out www.GoTahoeNorth.com.