Although there is something to be said for lodge lazing, not knowing “how to” is no excuse to skip the slopes. While the prospect of learning to ski may seem a daunting challenge, certain Northeastern resorts believe that the winter season is really a time for beginners.
In celebration of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month in January, more than a dozen mountains are offerings free ski lessons in Vermont for beginner skiers and riders during .
One of our favorite slopes is at Stowe Mountain | stowe.com
What’s the deal: Stowe’s program specifically caters its teaching methods to adult learning. The ski package, which includes lift tickets, rental equipment, and lessons, is only $29. Mount Stowe also offers small group sizes (classes are capped at six participants) and offers equipment specially designed for beginners. The price for one adult 2.5 hour clinic is typically $117.
Reward yourself with: Hot chocolate and a chocolate-drizzled waffle from the Waffle House.
For more information on other winter destinations and how to get there check out offMetro’s Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding.