Gov. Tom Wolf has officially declared January 2020 Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month in Pennsylvania. For the entire month, members of the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (SkiPA) are offering special discounts on learn-to-ski packages, which makes it affordable and convenient for first-timers to get started.
“The Pennsylvania ski resorts are dedicated to providing diverse winter recreational opportunities to help families spend quality time outdoors together," said Linda Irvin executive director of the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association. “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month is a perfect time for families to learn a new winter sport and take advantage of tremendous savings.”
First-timers can take advantage of a $5 discount off an adult or child midweek learn-to-ski and snowboard package at any SkiPA resort. The 21-member resorts encompass all regions of the state, from the Endless Mountains to the Philadelphia suburbs, central Pennsylvania from the Maryland to New York borders throughout the Alleghenies. Packages includes beginner lift tickets, rental equipment, and beginner group lesson. To download coupons visit skipa.com/deals/learn-to-ski-and-snowboard.
Ski Big Bear, Lackawaxen
Beginners can take advantage of discounted learn-to-ski and snowboard packages on Mondays and Thursdays through January for just $75. Package includes one full day lift ticket (surface lifts only), rental package and one-hour group lesson. Reservations are required. No other discounts apply. Additionally, purchase a learn-to-ski and snowboard package in January and receive $10 off a regular or junior full-day lift ticket.
Shawnee Mountain, Shawnee-on-Delaware
January 10 is National Learn a Snow Sport Day. To celebrate Shawnee is offering 100 introductory learn-to-ski and snowboard packages for $29, which includes beginner lift ticket, lesson and rental. This is limited to the first 100 guests and must be purchased online in advance. Shawnee will also offer an $85 learn-to-ski and snowboard special Jan. 2 through Jan. 31 (excluding Jan. 18 and 19). The package includes lift ticket, rental, and beginner group lesson. Bring a friend and receive 50 percent off your same day lift ticket when you sign them up for a first-time lesson. It's available any midweek day at the ski school desk.
Bear Creek Mountain, Lehigh Valley
Bear Creek is making it easy to learn with a “single-user package,” which includes three lift tickets, three beginner lessons and three rentals for $145. The package is valid any date through Jan. 31 for a single user only.
Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton
Available at $194, Blue Mountain’s Family & Friends package includes rentals, lesson, and beginner lift ticket for three people. Must be six years and older.
Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville
Beginners can enjoy a learn-to-ski package deal, which includes a 90-minute lesson, rentals and lower mountain lift ticket for $100 Midweek and $119 during weekends and holiday periods.
Elk Mountain, Union Dale
Elk’s learn-to-ski and snowboard package includes a beginner lift ticket, first-time lesson and equipment rental for $55 midweek and $70 on weekends/holidays. The snowboard package is $62 midweek and $72 on weekends/holidays.
Jack Frost/Big Boulder, Blakeslee
Beginners can take advantage of a $50 learn-to-ski/ride package every Tuesday in January. Package includes a restricted lift ticket, lesson, and rental. Not valid for the SnowMonsters children’s program.
Laurel Mountain Resort, Boswell
Ski and snowboard every Friday night from 4 to 9 p.m. for just $45 for a lift ticket and rental. And, take advantage of a 60-minute group lesson Fridays for just $20.
Liberty Mountain Resort, Carroll Valley
Learn to ski or snowboard for only $55 on Thursdays all January. Packages include a beginner lift ticket, rental, helmet and a beginner lesson.
Mount Pleasant of Edinboro, Cambridge Springs
Mount Pleasant features a Snokids and Snoparents learning program, which features a six-week learning program including all-day lift tickets and group lessons at $160. Rentals are $50 additional for the season.
Roundtop Mountain Resort, Lewisberry
Roundtop is offering $55 learn-to-ski or snowboard packages every Thursday in January. The package includes a beginner lift ticket, class lesson and rental equipment. No reservation is needed. Purchase at any ticket window.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs
First-time skiers and snowboarders ages 8 and up, can take advantage of Seven Spring’s fun-based learning system, which uses sculpted snow to create a fun learning environment. Learn-to-ski packages are $124 midweek or $147 weekends and include lift ticket, rental and a 1.5-hour lesson.
Spring Mountain, Spring Mount
Spring Mountain’s learn-to-ski and snowboard packages are available for ages six and up and include a beginner lesson, lift ticket and rental for $60 weekdays/non-holidays and $75 weekends/holidays.
Tussey Mountain All Seasons, Boalsburg
Tussey is offering two special days of greatly discounted rates. Available Tuesday, Jan. 21 and 28, beginners can purchase a learn-to-ski or snowboard package for $35 per person, which includes a one-hour beginner lesson, lift ticket and rental equipment. Lessons are available at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Whitetail Resort, Mercersburg
Learn-to-ski and snowboard packages are available every Thursday in January, starting Jan. 2, for only $55. Free childcare will also be provided with the purchase of a package. Packages include a beginner lift ticket, rental and beginner lesson.
For more information on Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month deals or the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association, visit SkiPA.com.