Learn to Ski and Snowboard at Pennsylvania Ski Resorts

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and Pennsylvania ski resorts want all the beginners in your family to learn in their state! Did you know that tens of thousands of winter enthusiasts migrate to the slopes in Pennsylvania every week to ski and snowboard on trails that truly offer something for everyone?

Gilson skis Pin
Kids can win rad skis or snowboard gear from Gilson this winter when they learn to ski and ride in Pennsylvania.

Learn to Ski in Pennsylvania

The 21-member resorts of the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (SkiPA) encompass all regions of the state from the Endless Mountains to the Philadelphia suburbs, central Pennsylvania from the Maryland to New York borders throughout the Alleghenies, so it’s easy to find your ideal getaway.

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month is a perfect time for families to learn a new winter sport. In fact, SkiPA is welcoming beginners all month long with special discounts on learn to ski packages, which makes it affordable and convenient for first-timers to get started and hit the PA slopes.

First-timers can take advantage of a $5 discount off of an adult or child midweek learn to ski and snowboard package at any SkiPA resort. Beginner packages includes beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and beginner group lesson. To find your family’s top mountain resort destination visit their website at SkiPA.com and click here to download a beginner package coupon.

Kids in 4th and 5th Grades Ski & Ride Free with a Snowpass

Two girls skiing at Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania
Grab your 4th and 5th graders and get them a Snowpass so they can learn a snowsport at Hidden Valley. Photo c. SkiPA.com

And do you have a child in 4th or 5th grade? Fourth and fifth graders residing in the state of Pennsylvania — as well as kids that age from anywhere — can participate in the Snowpass program.

With the Snowpass, every fourth and fifth grader has the opportunity to ski or snowboard for free, up to three times at 21 participating Pennsylvania area ski resorts, when accompanied by a paying adult. Your child also gets one Beginner package free (includes gear, in case the child has never skied or snowboarded before), one chance to get 50% off the adult Learn to Ski/Snowboard package to one area of your choice so that parents or a sibling can learn as well. The simple math is 63 days of free skiing or snowboarding, with a few blackout dates and a $40 processing fee – amazing. 

Not only is that an excellent deal, but families can save big by opting to ski at areas near their homes.

Win Your Own Gear and Save on Rentals

Elk Mountain Pennsylvania, boys in the snow with ski gear
Learn to ski or ride at Elk Mountain with SkiPA’s discounts for beginners. Photo c. SkiPA.com

This year, SkiPA has some added incentives that will help families save even more and encourage young skiers and riders. In celebration of the 16th anniversary of the very successful Snowpass program – more than 14,000 kids hit the slopes last year — SkiPA has partnered with SHEETZ and Gilson to give away over 100 FREE skis and snowboards.

They are really stoked to make sure kids enjoy their new sport. The first 60 skiers and 60 snowboarders to reach five days on the mountain with their SkiPA 4th and 5th grade Snowpass will win the free gear.

Beginners You are Welcome All Season!

In addition to these offers, a number of ski areas have individual deals that can help you join in the fun with affordable overnight stays and more.

To stay up-to-date on the latest news and special promotions at all their resorts, follow them on Facebook and Twitter @GoSkiPA and post your savings tips in the Comments Field below.

Mittens on? Let’s hit the slopes!

This post is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association.

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