Top Ski Resorts for the Novice Skier

No longer do novice skiers have to bite the bullet and learn how to ski on the massive, scary slopes. Nowadays, resorts are equipped with beginner slopes to prevent newbies from crash testing with the advanced runs. Below are the top ski resorts for newbies and those requiring a lesson or two.

Breckenridge Ski Resort
Located two hours from Denver International Airport, Breckenridge welcomes beginner and advanced skiers to strut their skis on the fresh powder. This world-class ski resort features lessons for every skill level and has more than 600 ski and snowboard instructors. Private and group lessons available and is well known for its beginner program.

Deer Valley
Located in Park City, Utah, Deer Valley features lessons for youth, teens, adults and superstars. Most importantly, ski lessons are catered toward the novice skier. The resort is known for its terrific powder and snow and ranks as one of the most popular resorts in Utah.

Copper Mountain
Copper Mountain is located 75 miles west of Denver, Colorado. This family-friendly destination offers lessons for every-body. Private, group and “over-the-hill” gang lessons welcome novice skiers. The resort and beginner-friendly slopes and offers various discounts, deals and packages throughout the season.

Mount Snow Vermont
Each year, the annual snowfall dusts the slopes with fresh powder. Visitors get paired with experienced instructors for one-on-one attention and instruction on how to snowboard or ski. The resort features four mountain slopes and lots of dry powder, which is ideal for novice skiers.

Northstar At Tahoe
Yes its true, northern California gets snow, and lots of it. Tahoe is one of the best skiing locations in the country, and that includes beginner skiing. Northstar-At-Tahoe features excellent beginner terrain and learn-how-to-ski programs. The coolest part of this resort is the Magic Carpet conveyer belt, which is similar to an airport’s conveyer belt. This assists in beginners overcoming their fear of heights from the chair lift.

Buttermilk Canada
Located in Ontario, Canada, Buttermilk features over 40 slopes, some of which are beginner-friendly. Rated second overall ski destination for families by “Ski Magazine,” Buttermilk has 200 ski instructors, which means smaller, more private attention to the skier.