Looking for a weekend excursion out of the city? If you’ve always wanted to ski and snowboard, then you have the perfect excuse to skip town and partake in special deals for beginners at ski resorts around the state. Even if you’re a seasoned skier, there’s no better time to hit the slopes.
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and The Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (SkiPA) is making it affordable for newbies to get out on the slopes for the first time with special discounts including the “First-Time Ski/Snowboard” package, which runs through the end of January.
The First-Time Ski/Snowboard package takes the guess work out of planning and makes it easy for beginners to hit the slopes for the first time. Available for $59, ski and snowboard newbies receive a beginner lift ticket, group lesson and complete rental equipment. Quantities are limited, so it’s recommended to sign up early. Purchase is limited to five vouchers per household. Vouchers can be used anytime, including weekends and holidays (except for Hidden Valley, Laurel Mountain & Seven Springs.) At these resorts during Jan. 14 through Jan. 16, 2018 and Feb. 17 through Feb. 20, 2018, advanced reservations must be made and there will only be a group lesson at 1 p.m. To sign up, visit, http://www.skipa.com/deals/first-time-offer.
Additionally, SkiPA is offering a $5 discount off an adult or child midweek learn to ski and snowboard package at any member area. Package includes beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and beginner group lesson, visit https://www.skipa.com/deals/daily-deal to download coupon.
The First-Time Ski/Snowboard package is available at the following Pennsylvania ski area resorts:
- Big Boulder, Blakeslee, jfbb.com
- Blue Knob Resort, Claysburg, blueknob.com
- Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton, skibluemt.com
- Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, skicamelback.com
- Elk Mountain, Union Dale, elkskier.com
- Hidden Valley Resort, Hidden Valley, hiddenvalleyresort.com
- Jack Frost Mountain, Blakeslee,jfbb.com
- Laurel Mountain, Ligonier,laurelmountainski.com
- Montage Mountain, Scranton, montagemountainresorts.com
- Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin Woodlands, Farmington, nemacolin.com
- Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, 7springs.com
- Shawnee Mountain, Shawnee-on-Delaware, shawneemt.com
- Ski Big Bear, Lackawaxen, ski-bigbear.com
- Ski Sawmill Family Resort, Morris, skisawmill.com
- Tussey Mountain All Seasons, Boalsburg, tusseymountain.com
For more information on the First-Time Ski/Snowboard package or the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association visit www.SkiPA.com.