Resorts throughout New England are gearing up for a great winter with improvements, events, activities and programs that will enhance the resort experience for the whole family, whether it’s for a day, a week or all season long. Here is just a sampling of offerings from areas around the region.
Are you new to skiing or snowboarding? Or have family or friends who want to get into the sport? Ragged Mountain has just the thing for you. The Bebe Wood Free Learn to Ski and Ride Program is an affordable way to get into what can become a lifetime of winter fun. And yes, the introductory program is really free.
It’s only for first-time skiers and riders and includes three two-hour lessons for ages 7 and older as well as all rental equipment and a lift ticket for the beginner area. If you want to reinforce what you’ve just learned, you have several options.
After any of the three lessons, you can purchase a $20 ticket and keep skiing or riding for the rest of the day. Once you complete the three lessons and “graduate,” you can purchase additional lessons for the current or following season for just $29. Or you can get a season pass for the remainder of the current season for only $69. The program does require advance registration and has been very successful the past couple of years, so plan ahead.