Park City Resorts are offering some great deals for both ski and snowboard lessons during January which is National Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month. Park City Mountain Resort, The Canyons Resort and Deer Valley all have something going on. I took advantage of The Canyons deal a couple seasons back when I wanted to learn to snowboard. For $50 (now it is only $39!), I got a full day lift ticket, snowboard rental and an all-day lesson. There were only 5 of us in the group which was great because of the extra one-on-one help from the instructor. It was totally worth it and I encourage you to take advantage, especially if you are a first-timer and never been before. Now the time to Do It! Below are the details for each Park City Resort’s discount ski/snowboard lessons. Some deals are for Utah locals only or never-ever skiers and snowboarders.
The Canyons Resort Lessons
Canyons: Lucky 13 Offer…$13 Lift ticket, $13 beginner ski or snowboard lesson (5 hours) and $13 equipment rental. Total package price: $39. Valid January 2-31, 2012. Advance reservations highly recommended. Ages 4 and up – Utah residents only. Proof of Utah residency required. Contact Canyons Ski School at 877-472-6306.
Deer Valley Resort Lessons
Date: January 28, 2012
Program: Ski Utah Learn to Ski Program – Never-ever skiers and locals only (local is anyone with a current Utah driver’s license. Without a Utah driver’s license, a photo ID accompanied by a current Utah property tax form, Utah utility bill or Utah business paycheck stub).
Lesson Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Maximum: Limited to the first 55 registrants.
Participants: First-time skiers (never-ever skied before).
What is included: Ski lesson, lift ticket, ski rentals (helmet not included) and locker token.
Age: Participants must be 13 years or older. Anyone under 18 years, Parent or Guardian must sign Ski Rental and Acknowledge of Risk Agreement on the day of clinic.
Cost: $39 for the package, per participant ($13 for a lift ticket, $13 for ski rental equipment and $13 for the lesson)
What to bring: Appropriate ski attire (pants and a jacket), gloves, goggles/sunglasses and sunscreen.
Reservations: Must be made prior to January 26, 2012. Reservations can be made by calling 888-754-8477 or 435-645-6648 and mention “Ski Utah Learn to Ski Program.” One lesson per participant.
Check-in Time: 7:45 A.M. – 8:45 A.M.
Check-in Location: Snow Park Lodge, Lower Level Locker area. There will be a Skier Services Representative and a Deer Valley Marketing Department Representative to meet the group and make sure participants know where to go for lesson and lift ticket.
No-show and Cancellation Policy: Must cancel before 5 P.M. two days prior to start of the program; otherwise a No-show/Cancellation fee of $39 per reservation will be charged to the credit card provided. (Anyone checking in after 8:45 is not guaranteed a lesson and will not be able to get a discounted lift ticket or ski rentals)
Park City Mountain Resort Lessons
Registration is now open for Park City Mountain Resort’s StartNOW program. StartNOW is a unique program aimed at teaching Utah residents (ages 6 and up) how to ski or snowboard. StartNOW provides five sessions of instruction for first-time ski and snowboard students and includes lift access, equipment rentals and lessons for just $199 – or less than $40 per session.
StartNOW reservations are available through the Park City Mountain Resort call center at (800) 545-8112 seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Blackout dates do apply. More information is available at StartNOW.
So make your reservations now and sign up for a lesson so you can learn to ski or snowboard and enjoy the rest of the skiing and riding season! I know there hasn’t been a lot of snowfall here in Park City lately, or for most of Utah, but these resorts have state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment and all the beginner runs are nicely groomed and ready for you to learn. And don’t forget, some of our biggest snowfall days come in spring, so learn now to enjoy the powder runs later!