About Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month is a national initiative celebrated in January that encourages kids and adults to learn how to ski and/or snowboard, or improve their skills by taking lessons from a professional instructor. Governors in 16 states proclaimed January as the time to learn how to ski or snowboard! Now more than 300 ski and snowboard areas throughout the U.S. offer free and reasonably priced lesson programs during January as part of this initiative to get more Americans on the slopes. This website offers a comprehensive listing of more than 300 U.S. participating ski areas offering great deals on lessons, and all includes key information on being prepared for your first day on the slopes with a full menu of information with links to our key partnering organizations. Find a participating ski area near you, and this January, learn how to ski or snowboard!

Our Slogan: Humans Were Never Meant to Hibernate

Our Goal: We want to get more American families on the slopes, enjoying a healthy winter lifestyle. Our goal is easy: We love to ski and snowboard, and we want to share our love of the sport and encourage others – no matter if you're five or eighty-five – to come out and hit the slopes with us. And if you haven't gone skiing or snowboarding for a couple of seasons, here is your chance to take an affordable refresher lesson, and get yourself back into enjoying the winter outdoors. Skiing and snowboarding are sports to enjoy for a lifetime. By working collectively, we've created a resource that makes it easy for you to find learning programs in your area, so you and your family can get outside this winter and enjoy this fun healthy outdoor activity.

Our History

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month was started in 2008 when resort associations in just a couple of states decided to launch their state-wide programs. Last year more than 25 resorts in New York State offered special learning programs during January. The Governor proclaimed January as the time to learn how to ski or snowboard. In some states, learning programs for cross country skiing and snowshoeing are also offered as part of the initiative.

Who We Are

The partners for Learn to Ski and Snowboard are national, regional and state associations that are part of the ski and snowboard industry, the industry trade media and individual resorts or companies that service the industry. Partners are featured throughout this website.