Pennsylvania declares January ‘Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month,’ resorts offer discounts all month
From a press release:
Gov. Tom Wolf has officially declared January 2020 “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month” in Pennsylvania, with the Senate also making a proclamation. For the entire month, members of the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association are offering special discounts on learning packages, which makes it affordable and convenient for first-timers to get started and hit the PA slopes.
“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 & Snowboard” package at any Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association resort. The 21-member resorts encompass all regions of the state, from the Endless Mountains to the Philadelphia suburbs, from the Maryland and New York borders throughout the Alleghenies. Packages includes beginner lift ticket, rental equipment, and beginner group lessons. Visit skipa.com to download the coupon.
The following SkiPA resorts also have dedicated Learn to Ski and Snowboard specials in January.
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, 2020 for a single user only.
Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton
Available for $194, Blue Mountain’s family and Friends package includes rentals, lessons, and beginner lift ticket for three people at least 6 years old or 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 January “Learn to Ski or 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 (excluding Jan. 1). The 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 p.m.-9 p.m. for just $45 for a lift ticket and rental, and take advantage of a 60-minute group lesson on Fridays for just $20.
Liberty Mountain Resort, Carroll Valley
Learn to ski or snowboard for only $55 on Thursdays all through 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 an additional $50 for the season.
Roundtop Mountain Resort, Lewisberry
Roundtop is offering $55 a “Learn to Ski or Snowboard” package every Thursday in January. The package includes a beginner lift ticket, class lesson, and rental equipment. No reservation is needed, and it can be purchased 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 utilizes sculpted snow to create a fun learning environment. “Learn to Ski” packages are $124 midweek or $147 on weekends and include a lift ticket, rental, and a 1.5-hour lesson.
Shawnee Mountain, Shawnee on Delaware
Jan. 10 is National Learn a Snow Sport Day. To celebrate, Shawnee is offering 100 introductory “Learn to Ski or Snowboard” packages for $29, which includes a 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 or Snowboard” special Jan. 2 through Jan. 31 (excluding Jan. 18 and 19). The package includes a lift ticket, rental, and beginner group lesson. Bring a friend and receive 50 percent off a same-day lift ticket when you sign them up for a first-time lesson. This is available any midweek day at the ski school desk.
Ski Big Bear, Lackawaxen
Beginners can take advantage of discounted “Learn to Ski & Snowboard” packages on Mondays and Thursdays through January for just $75. The package includes one full-day lift ticket (surface lifts only), rental package, and one-hour group lesson. Reservations are required, and no other discounts apply. Additionally, purchase a “Learn to Ski & Snowboard” package in January and receive $10 off a regular/junior full-day lift ticket.
Spring Mountain, Spring Mount
Spring Mountain’s “Learn to Ski & Board” packages are available for ages six and up and include a beginner lesson, lift ticket, and rental for $60 on weekdays/non-holidays and $75 on weekends/holidays.
Tussey Mountain All Seasons, Boalsburg
Tussey is celebrating Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month with two special days of greatly discounted rates. Available Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Tuesday, Jan. 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 or 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 and Snowboard Month deals or the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association, visit skipa.com.
The Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association, consisting of member ski areas statewide, is a nonprofit association that was developed to promote and serve the Pennsylvania ski industry. The PSAA works to encourage participation and enjoyment of skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and cross-country skiing in Pennsylvania.