Industry Press Release

Western Resorts are Ready with Plenty of Beginner Offers During Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month – January


Washington, DC (December 15, 2014) –January is learn to ski and snowboard month and western resorts large and smaller are preparing to greet newcomers who want to enroll in beginner lessons. A variety of learning programs in Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah are being offered at special prices during January.

Details on all programs and more are available on the Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month web site.

“Western ski and snowboard resorts may be known primarily for their big mountain vistas but they all have learning programs that welcome newcomers,” said Raelene Davis, marketing VP for Ski Utah and chair of the snow sports industry’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard/Bring a Friend Initiative.  

Most beginner programs include a lift ticket, lesson and rentals. Some are one day and others are multiple days. Further details on individual programs and contact information is posted at January Specials on the web site.

Pacific Northwest


Eaglecrest has a wide variety of special beginner learn to packages including the Triple Play Learners Pack, the Learn to Ski or Ride Daily Paclage, the Tykes, Ski Pack, Sunday Morning Learning Specials, Women’s First Tracks and more. Eaglecrest also has an adaptive program. The National Ski Areas Association has recognized Eaglecrest for its excellence in beginner lesson programs. It is one of only four ski/snowboard areas to receive the honor.

Visit the Eaglecrest web site for information.


Mt Spokane’s EZ-Ski 1/2/3 Learn to Ski or Snowboard package costs $99! It includes three days of lift tickets, rental gear, and lessons for ages 13 and up.  The EZ-Ski First Tracks package for ages 7-12 is $129!  This package also includes three days of lifts, rentals, and lessons, the first of which is an all-day lesson to optimize learning and progression. Those who purchase an EZ-Ski package in January get a season pass for the rest of the season for $99. Visit the Mt Spokane web site.  


Timberline is offering its Discover Program with a Two-Day Linking Turns Guarantee. The cost is $99 for tw