‘Humans were never meant to hibernate” is the motto for January’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and Bring a Friend initiative. Snowsports industry members, including national, regional and state associations, individual resorts, the trade media, product suppliers and retailers, have banded together to encourage newcomers to be introduced to the world of skiing and riding.
Resorts throughout New England will offer special deals in January to get you and your family enjoying the slopes in the easiest, most affordable way possible. If you are already a skier or boarder, the Bring a Friend program encourages you to introduce your buddies to the sport and offers incentives for doing so. Of course lessons from professional ski and snowboard instructors are available all season long, but this month brings out the best deals. And after your introductory lesson or lessons, you’ll have the rest of the season to continue learning, improve and relish the snow.
Many New Hampshire areas are offering a $39 lift, lesson and rentals beginner package for downhill skiing and riding, and a $19 trail pass, lesson and rentals beginner package at cross-country ski areas. Specific details vary at different areas but the purpose is to get new skiers and riders out on the slopes at a reasonable cost. Choose where you want to go and contact them for details.
New Hampshire also celebrates Bring a Friend Weekend Jan. 5-7. If you’re a skier, bring a friend to join you, or to take a lesson, and earn discounts for yourself or your friend. Again, offers vary from area to area, but all encourage getting your friends out on the snow.