Montpelier, VT (PRWEB) December 09, 2014
Skiing and snowboarding are lifelong sports that keep people active and connected to their environment even during the cold winter months. Giving children the gift of a lifetime of health and winter enjoyment is a wonderful experience, but that doesn’t mean learning to ski or ride is for kids only. Adults can also learn to ski and snowboard with the help of Ski Vermont’s professional instructors.
Whether young or old, January is the time to pick up a winter sport with $29 Learn to Ski and Snowboard packages available all month long and all over Vermont. Packages include a beginner lift ticket, equipment rentals and a professional lesson. They are available non-holiday while supplies last and can be found at http://www.skivermont.com/learn.
In addition to alpine skiing and snowboarding initiatives, complimentary Nordic skiing and snowshoeing is available at multiple locations during Winter Trails Day on Saturday, January 10. The inventory of snowshoes, skis and lesson space is limited. Contact participating ski areas to verify details and availability, and learn more at http://www.snowlink.com/wintertrails.aspx.
Skiing or riding is even better with friends. Whether learning or a pro, skiers and riders are encouraged to introduce someone to their favorite sport this season and be entered to win prizes through the Bring a Friend program. Participants share photos and stories of friends learning to ski or snowboard on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag it #BringaFriendVT to enter.
View all of Ski Vermont’s Learn to Turn initiatives and programs at skivermont.com/learntoturn.
Vermont ski resorts also offer additional learn to turn packages, lesson options and specialized clinics for those looking to expand their skills. Visit skivermont.com for a sampling of what’s available this season.
Ski Vermont (Vermont Ski Areas Association) is a proud ambassador of the thriving winter tourism industry in Vermont, where the legislature has designated skiing and snowboarding as the official state sports. Vermont is not only the #1 ski state in the east and third in the US, but also reigns supreme in snowmaking quality and coverage, variety of terrain and historical impact on the sports of skiing and snowboarding - making it one of the most significant ski and ride destinations in the world. Ski Vermont’s mission is to help create a legislative, economic and social environment in which the state's ski areas can grow and prosper. It serves its 20 Alpine and 30 Nordic member resorts in three major areas: Governmental Affairs, Marketing and Public Affairs.