January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

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Photo Credit: Kraig Becker
Photo Credit: Kraig Becker

The holidays are usually the busiest times of the year for ski resorts across North America as travelers flock to the slopes for what is often their first turns of the season. During that time, the lifts and runs of most major resorts are usually very crowded, which doesn’t exactly make them all that friendly for beginners looking to pick up the sport for the first time. But come January, those crowds begin to dissipate, making the slopes far more friendly for novices. That’s exactly why it has been declared Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

A visit to the official website for this month-long event provides plenty of information for anyone who is actually hoping to learn to ski or snowboard. It contains an extensive database of ski resorts across the U.S., making it a snap to find one close to you, even if you don’t live in a location that is traditionally viewed as a hotbed of winter sports. The site also makes it easy to find a suitable place for taking skiing or snowboarding lessons, while also offering suggestions on how to prepare for your first visit to just such a resort. Similarly, there are suggestions on what equipment you’ll need and what clothes to wear, while also offering the locations of retail outlets to purchase said gear. The site even offers plenty of great tips on how to get kids started in skiing and snowboarding as well. All of these options, and more, are available by clicking here.

Plenty of resorts are taking part in Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and are offering various discounts that allow visitors to take advantage of the opportunity to hone their skills. Liftopia, a website that provides discounted lift tickets to resorts across North America, has conveniently organized all of these discounts on a single page, making it a snap to find deals at resorts close to where you live or at a favorite destination you intend to visit during January. More than 50 resorts are participating, offering discounts that are often quite substantial, saving money for both beginner skiers, and old pros alike.

If you’ve always wanted to learn to ski or snowboard, now is the time to actually make that dream a reality. With all of this information at your fingertips, not to mention solid deals on lift tickets throughout January, it is difficult to find any more excuses to not hit the slopes. Winter is just getting started and it would be shame to not get outside and enjoy it.

About the Author: Kraig Becker

Kraig Becker is a freelance outdoor and adventure travel writer who covers extreme sports, mountaineering and active travel. Based out of Austin, TX he writes about his own travels while encouraging others to seek their own opportunities for adventure where ever they go.

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