Each winter, a number of resorts in Pennsylvania group together to sponsor a “Learn to Ski Day.” Intended as a way to draw new skiers and boarders into the sport, these resorts offer specials on lift tickets, lessons, and/or rentals. On Thursday, January 4, several Pennsylvania resorts will participate in this year’s Learn to Ski Day. Offered midweek, there should be a lack of crowds, and the current ski conditions are ideal for learning.
Reservations for Learn to Ski Day specials are usually required in advance, so contact the resort you plan to visit as soon as possible to reserve your space and find out more details. Most resorts will be offering a comprehensive rental, lesson, and beginner lift ticket for $10. Note that the lift tickets are usually limited to lifts serving beginner terrain - the packages aren’t intended for seasoned skiers looking for a cheap ticket, although it is a great opportunity to introduce friends to skiing or boarding.
Liberty Mountain will be offering a special package for new skiers on Thursday. Liberty will allow the first 200 guests in the morning and the first 200 guests in the afternoon to purchase a “Learn to Ski Package” for just $10. The package includes ski or snowboard rental, group lesson, and a beginner lift ticket.
Whitetail will also be offering a $10 package Thursday including rental, lesson, and beginner lift ticket. In addition, skiers and boarders will be able to purchase a $29 voucher for their next visit.
Blue Mountain Resort will be offering a $10 beginner package.
Not all resorts participate in Learn to Ski Day; to determine participation by other resorts, pleae contact the resort directly in advance.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.