January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

Photo Courtesy SkiandSnowboardMonth.org

Have you always wanted to learn to ski or snowboard but just haven’t gotten around to it just yet? Have you dreamed of effortlessly carving an elegant path down the side of a mountain? Do you want to spend days playing in fresh powder in a pristine alpine setting? Well, its never too late to pick up a new skill, especially one that will get you outdoors more regularly. That is why January has been declared learn to ski and snowboard month, and while we’re already a couple of weeks into the new year, it is never too late to get started. 

With the holiday ski rush now firmly behind us, January is a great time to head to the local hill for some lessons. With that in mind, the official Learn to Ski & Snowboard website provides plenty of resources for those looking to hit the slopes, both newcomers and old pros alike. For instance, the site offers a handy search tool to find ski resorts in your area, even if you don’t necessarily live in an area that is known for being a particularly great ski destination.

But beyond that, the site also offers tips on how to dress for your day on the mountain, and even gives suggestions on where to purchase the gear you’ll need to stay comfortable, even when the temperature starts to drop. There are also suggestions on what to expect out of rental equipment, how to stay safe on the mountain your first time out, and whatever else you may need to know for a first visit to a resort.

The site even has a special section dedicated just to kids. Those pages provide helpful hints for parents taking their children on their first ski outing, with games and other activities to gain their interest and build their skills. The month isn’t just for adults who want to learn to ski, but for getting the next generation interested in the sport as well.

And when you’re finally ready to hit the slopes, Liftopia – a website dedicated to providing great deals on lift tickets – has a page just for Learn to Ski & Snowboard month that lists bargains for beginners. They have discount packages that pair lift tickets and lessons, making it easier than ever to pick up either sport.

There are still a couple of weeks left in January and it isn’t too late to get in on the fun.