It’s Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month in Truckee/Tahoe!
If your New Year’s Resolution included the desire to learn to ski or snowboard, January is all about YOU! It’s “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month” across America – including resorts in the Truckee/Tahoe Region.
To help you to kick-start your resolution goals, we’ve done some research on the top beginner programs that are available throughout the High Sierra.
This select month started back in 2009 when the concept was introduced by the National Ski Areas Association as a “trial” to get more people involved in the sport.
Today, the program continues throughout the USA. It’s all about an effort to continue to grow the market and expose first timers to the sport that the Elder family has enjoyed since we started our kids on the slopes when they were three years old!
The joy of spending a whole day on the slopes with your family offers immeasurable memories for a lifetime. If this is all new to you, we’ll reassure you that the time you invest in lessons will have endless rewards.
If you want any personal insight about how to get started on the slopes or where to go, please contact us at any time at Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate in Truckee, CA. With two collegiate ski racers and a deep family commitment to Alpine skiing, the Elder family knows these mountains!
LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE LEARN TO SKI AND SNOWBOARD SPECIALS
The following resorts are offering first-time beginner packages. For complete details, click-in to the resort’s website where the links will take you right to the appropriate Ski School pages.
(Photo courtesy of Tahoe Donner)
One of our favorite places to recommend first-timers is Tahoe Donner. And this month, they are offering a special price in celebration of the industry’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. For only $39 you will receive an all-day lift ticket, equipment and a group lesson for 1.75 hours. This is an extraordinary deal that is available for ages 7 and up. For reservations, call 530-587-9444. After the promotional period, Tahoe Donner will continue to offer some of the best values in the region for learning how to ski or ride throughout the year.
(Photo courtesy of Northstar California)
Travel and sports media across the country often choose Northstar as their favorite family resort – and with good reason. Within their list of accolades is consistent approval of their Learn to Ski and Snowboard programs. They offer a significant list of options for all ages on their website that provide individual lessons or prices for small, intimate groups. As the list is extensive, we suggest you visit their site for complete details.
With dedicated learning zones, Squaw and Alpine have your best safety and interests in mind. All the learn to ski and snowboard programs are hosted on slopes that have been designed for the beginner with lessons that are offered by professionals who have a passion for teaching first timers. As their website notes: “Our instructors focus on the practical skills of skiing and snowboarding so you can venture beyond the beginner zone, unlock more of the mountain and navigate the chairlifts and trails like a pro.”
(Photo courtesy of Homewood Mountain Resort)
With Lake Tahoe as your backdrop, it’s really hard to think that you could not have the best first day on the slopes in your life! And, Homewood’s popular “1-2-3 Learn to Ski and Ride Package makes it just as enjoyable. But wait, here’s the real beauty of this program. Once you complete your three lessons, you will automatically receive a FREE SEASON PASS! Really! See the details here and get your New Year’s Resolution completed in three easy steps!
When you go to the Lesson page on Boreal’s website, you will see the “Learn to Ski and Snowboard” special. Click into that promotional banner to see all their offerings during this America-wide monthly promotion. Boreal is offering one of the region’s best options priced at only $59 during Fridays in January. The cost includes a two-hour lesson, lift ticket and your choice of ski or snowboard rental.
Get Out and Get Going!
Once you have accomplished those first-time lessons, we encourage you to keep your promise to yourself as one day, in the not so distant future, the photo above may look just like you! And isn’t that a beautiful sight!
On behalf of our entire real estate firm in Truckee, CA, we encourage you get out there and enjoy the fresh crisp air and exhilarating experience of skiing or snowboarding in Tahoe/Truckee this year!
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