4 Ways Veteran and First-Time Skiers and Riders Can Get Involved

Every January, resorts around North America, including right here in the Inland Northwest, celebrate Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month by offering excellent deals on lessons, rentals and lift tickets for adults and kids who want to get outside and learn to ski or snowboard. Local resorts, including Mt. Spokane, 49 Degrees North, Silver Mountain and Lookout Pass offer unbelievable package deals for beginners all season long, but they pull out all the stops with crazy cheap deals for the month of January. If you’ve ever wanted to learn or introduce a loved one to skiing or snowboarding, this is your chance! Learn more below about all of the amazing Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month opportunities and contests you can take advantage of as a new or veteran skier or snowboarder!

Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package Deals for Beginners

Learn to Ski package deals at the four participating resorts take the super popular and highly discounted EZ Ski-Ride 1-2-3 program concept – that includes all the gear rentals, lift tickets and professional lessons – and makes it even more affordable with added discounts and other perks for the month of January. Learn more about the EZ Ski-Ride 1-2-3 program and the unique Learn to Ski or Snowboard Month special deals each of the resorts are offering as they are announced in December at Skinwrockies.com or by visiting these participating resorts’ websites: Ski49n.com Skilookout.com  Mtspokane.com  Silvermt.com

Bring a Friend Challenge

Take the “Bring a Friend Challenge” by helping at least one newcomer enroll in a beginner lesson or lesson package from a professional instructor and fill out a simple registration form to enter to win super quality winter sports prizes! You may be a current skier or snowboarder or a newcomer yourself who invites another beginner to qualify. You can enter more than once as long as you invite and help a different newbie each time. The promotion begins December 1, 2015, and ends February 28, 2016. Find all the details at Skinwrockies.com/learn-a-snowsport-month.

First Day Faces

If you take your very first ski or snowboard lesson this year, share that fun with friends and family through social media with the First Day Faces contest. Take photos of yourself or friends on your first day of professional lessons and post them on your favorite social media platform using #firstdayfaces to enter to win a ton of great snow sports prizes from Head/Tyrolia, Burton, The North Face, Polarmax, Zeal Optics, Seirus, skis.com and snowboards.com. More info: Learntoskiandsnowboard.org/special-programs/firstdayfaces.

Be a Part of the World’s Largest Lesson—January 8, 2016

Are you thinking about learning how to ski or ride this winter?  Then make plans to be a part of the World’s Largest Lesson on January 8, 2016, at 10 a.m. at any of the participating Ski the Northwest Rockies Resorts: 49 Degrees North, Lookout Pass, Mt. Spokane and Silver Mountain. Together with new skiers and riders at over 140 other resorts around the United States, be a part of the effort to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. This is not one giant lesson but many ski and snowboard lesson groups all taking place at the same time all across the country. As of late November, Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park announced that the resort will be offering 80 spots for skiers and 40 for snowboarders as part of the World’s Largest Lesson. The cost for one of those lesson spots at Mt. Spokane is $40 for a two-hour group lesson, rental equipment and Chair 5 lift ticket. Visit Skinwrockies.com for details on what your other favorite local resorts are offering as part of the World’s Largest Lesson. Then mark your calendar, tell your friends and get ready to make history! Skinwrockies.com/worlds-largest-lesson. //