January is "Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month"
In Pennsylvania, nature’s bounty is the backdrop for big time recreation.
Tens of thousands of winter enthusiasts migrate to the Keystone State Mountains every week to ski and snowboard on trails that offer cruising comfort in a majestic setting or the excitement of pulse pounding challenge on a downhill course.
Not knowing how to ski or board is no longer an excuse for sitting at home on the sidelines.
January has been designated, “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month” in Pennsylvania.
It’s easier and more affordable than ever. For the entire month, the 22 member resorts of the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association will offer a $5 discount on already low midweek “Learn A Snow Sport” packages. These special tickets include a first ski lesson, rental equipment, either skis or a snowboard and a lift ticket for use on any of the beginner areas.
Download the $5 Off Coupon
(Good for January)
For folks who yearn to find a winter activity and a chance to make new friends in the dynamic environment of a ski resort, Linda Irvin, director of the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Associations says, “We’re thrilled that our ski areas have united to offer an affordable "Learn to Ski and Snowbaord" program that will open the door to the wonderful world of skiing for many winter enthusiasts, throughout the entire season.”
Association member resorts are found in all regions of the state from the Endless Mountains to the Philadelphia suburbs, central Pennsylvania from the Maryland to New York borders and throughout the Alleghenies.
TIPS FOR FIRST TIME SKIERS/BOARDERS
-Wear a good hat that covers the ears
-Driving gloves are for driving – Ski gloves are for skiing
-Take time for a short period of stretching exercises before going on the slopes
The Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA), consisting of member ski areas statewide, is a non-profit association that was developed to promote and serve the Pennsylvania Ski Industry.
Special Ski Area Offers for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month
Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association's
"First-Time Ski/Snowboard Program"
Quantities limited...First come, first served!
Purchaser is limited to buy 5 vouchers per household.
Don’t Delay...ORDER NOW PSAA First Time Ski 2012-13 Brochure (164.83 kB)
PROGRAM CLOSED FOR THE 2012 - 2013 SEASON!
• One Beginner Lift Ticket (no upgrades)
• One Beginner Group Lesson
• Complete Rental Equipment
• Valid at Participating Pennsylvania Ski Areas (see map)
Skiing in Pennsylvania is Affordable!
• $39.00 - Total Package Price!
Voucher can be used anytime, including weekends and holidays! Contact your preferred ski area for hours of operation.
Refer to the chart below for age & lift restrictions.
This is a beginner program, so you will be restricted to the ski area's beginner area.
NO REFUNDS, EXCHANGES, UPGRADES or REPLACEMENT!
All applications must be sent via US mail or fax (PSAA does NOT accept emailed or phone order applications).
Minimum age to participate in parentheses.
- Alpine Mountain ... (Ski-4/Board-7)*...Analomink...(570) 595-2150
- Bear Creek Mountain Resort ...(8)*...Macungie...866-SKI-AT-BC - SOLD OUT - NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE
- Big Boulder ... (9)*+...Lake Harmony...(570) 443-8425 - SOLD OUT - NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE
- Blue Knob Ski Area...(10)*...Claysburg...(814) 239-5111
- Blue Mountain ...(6)*...Palmerton...(610) 826-7700
- Camelback Ski Area ...(6)*...Tannersville...(570) 629-1661
- Crystal Lake Ski Center...NOT PARTICIPATING
- Eagle Rock Resort ...(6)+...Hazleton...(888) 384-6660 - SOLD OUT - NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE
- Elk Mountain ...(8)...Union Dale...(570) 679-4400
- Hidden Valley Resort ...(7)*...Somerset...(814) 443-8000
- Jack Frost Mountain ...(9)*...White Haven...(570) 443-8425 - SOLD OUT - NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE
- Liberty Mountain Resort ... (8)*...Fairfield...(717) 642-8282 - SOLD OUT - NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE
- Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin...(4)*...Farmington...(800) 422-2736
- Roundtop Mountain Resort ...(Ski-4/Board-6)*...Lewisberry...(717) 432-9631 - SOLD OUT - NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE
- Seven Springs Mountain Resort ...(8)*...Champion...(814) 352-7777
- Shawnee Mountain ...(Ski-6/Board-8)*...Shawnee on Delaware...(570) 421-7231
- Ski-Big Bear at Masthope Mtn ...(8)*...Lackawaxen...(570) 685-1400
- Ski Denton ...(8)* Coudersport....(814) 435-2115
- Ski Sawmill Family Resort ...(7)*...Morris...(570) 353-7521
- Snö Mountain ....(7)*....Scranton....(570) 969-7669
- Tussey Mountain Ski Area ...(None)*...State College...(814) 466-6266
- Whitetail Resort (8)*...Mercersburg...(717) 328-9400 - SOLD OUT - NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE
*“Learn to Snowboard” also available.
+ Limited Operating Hours – Contact Ski Area Directly