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Ski Vermont Announces New “Take 3” Learn-to-Turn Package

Ski Vermont has been getting beginners on the slopes for years and is excited to announce the new “Take 3” learning package that includes three beginner lift tickets, rentals and professional lessons. The package will fill out an already impressive collection of beginner incentive programs that fall under Ski Vermont’s Learn-to-Turn initiatives. One lucky participant in the program will also win a new pair of Rossignol skis, or a Burton snowboard.

“The ski industry has recognized that beginner programs with multiple lessons and completion incentives have been the most successful at creating lifelong skiers and riders,” said Ski Vermont Marketing Director, Kyle Opuszynski. “We’re glad to have worked with our partner resorts in Vermont to develop a statewide program that will get more people falling in love with winter sports, and coming back again and again.”

The Ski Vermont “Take 3” pass includes three beginner ski or snowboard lessons at participating Vermont resorts for one low package price of $129. Beginner skiers and riders can choose to redeem all three lessons at the same resort or they can choose to visit a new resort for each lesson. Each lesson will include rental equipment for the day plus a lesson with a professional instructor and access to beginner terrain.

A list of participating resorts and Take 3 program guidelines can be found at

Ski Vermont’s Learn-to-Turn initiatives also include these programs:

  • January Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Promotion - January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month nationwide, and participating resorts are offering $49 packages for beginners including a beginner area lift ticket, lesson and rental in January 2016.
  • World’s Largest Lesson Day - On Friday, January 8, 2016 at 10am, nine Vermont resorts are going to join a national effort to set the World Record for the largest multi-venue ski and the largest multi-venue snowboard lessons ever taught for entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Fifth Grade Passport - Ski Vermont’s Fifth Grade Passport allows fifth graders to ski and ride at Vermont resorts up to 96 times for free over one season. It includes three lift tickets to each alpine resort and 1-3 for each Nordic resort.
  • Bring a Friend - Whether learning or a pro, skiers and riders are encouraged to introduce someone to their favorite sport this season and be entered to win a two night ski and stay package. Participants share photos and stories of friends learning to ski or snowboard on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag it #BringaFriendVT to enter to win.

The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports will also sponsor 300 Vermont children in January by subsidizing Ski Vermont’s January Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month packages. They offer the $49 packages for just $20. Find more information at

Many Ski Vermont resorts have other learn-to initiatives:.

Sugarbush Resort

At Sugarbush, participants of the $49 learn to ski and ride lesson have the option to upgrade their lesson to the First Timer to Life Timer Program. A three-day program, the $49 lesson will count as the first day, with the next two days coming at a discounted price of $156. Upon completion of the third lesson, participants will receive a season pass good for the rest of the season.

Sugarbush is also hosting Essential Elements: Breakthrough camp. The camp is aimed for those who ski and ride on green and blue trails and who really want to take their skiing and riding to the next level. Coached by our finest instructors, "Breakthrough" meets every Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM for four consecutive weeks, from January 9-30, 2016 for just $370.

Okemo Mountain Resort

Okemo’s First Tracks and Double Tracks learning packages, designed for first-time skiers and riders, include group lessons with a professional instructor and specialized equipment to make learning easier. First Tracks is a one-day program that provides the basic building blocks for enjoying the sport. Double Tracks builds on the skills learned the first day and adds a second morning of instruction, more time on the slopes and more opportunities to improve. Pricing is $85 and $170 respectively. Same-day additional lessons for both programs are just $45. Learn more at

Okemo will be participating in the World’s Largest Ski Lesson. Okemo Ski + Ride School Director Chris Saylor says, “This is a fun event to be a part of – especially to be a part of going for a record. Ultimately, though, we want to gain participants in this sport that keeps creating lifelong family experiences and traditions.”

Bolton Valley

Learn To Love It at Bolton Valley. The 3-Day Learn To Love It Program includes three days of beginner lessons, giving participants a solid start on skiing or riding. Upon completion of the third lesson, skiers and riders will receive the Learn To Love It card which entitles the cardholder to 50% off of full day lift tickets, lessons and full day rentals for the remainder of the 2015-2016 Season.

Smugglers’ Notch Resort

Smugglers’ is celebrating national Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month with a week-long special package from January 3-10, 2016 for first time skiers or riders. Level 1 & 2 skiers and riders on the Club Smugglers' Base Package will receive free beginner ski or snowboard group lessons, plus rental equipment for the entire length of stay. Smugglers’ National Learn to Ski Week special rates are $129 per adult/per night and $99 per youth/per night. This package also includes use of the pool and hot tubs, the indoor FunZone with games and climbing inflatables, snowtubing, daily lift tickets and family and adult entertainment. ( 1-855-814-7325)

World’s Largest Ski Lesson - Participants at Smugglers’ will have the opportunity to win raffle prizes and will receive discount coupons to continue developing their ski or ride skills with the pros at the resort’s Snow Sport University.

Stratton Mountain Resort

Designed for first-timers, the Learn to Ski / Learn to Ride programs are available every day and include rental equipment, learning zone lift access and 1 ¾ hour lesson with a Snow Sport Pro from the Stratton Mountain Sports School. Book in advance and enjoy Stratton’s #go5 Lesson Experience – ensuring you’ll never have more than 5 people per group with advance reservations. For just $49, beginner skiers and snowboards have access to a special package that includes a lift ticket, lesson and rentals throughout January.

Don’t miss the World’s Largest Ski & Snowboard Lesson – a Guinness World Record attempt on January 8, 2016. For more on learning at Stratton, visit

Ski Quechee

Ski Quechee is supporting January’s Learn to Ski & Ride month by offering all kids 6 and under a free lift ticket with the purchase of any regularly priced lesson. Starting at only $75.00, lift tickets include access to 13 Alpine Trails, Terrain Park, sledding hill, ice skating rink and horse drawn sleigh rides! The Base Lodge is the home of Ken Kramberg’s Ski School, Henderson’s Ski Rental Systems, Recreation Center and Food Court. Casual dining includes breakfast and lunch during golf and ski seasons. From fresh hot cocoa and muffins from our pastry shop, to chili and soups, seasonal salads, burgers, sandwiches and grab and go items. There is no better place to learn a love for the sport than the Quechee Ski Area.

To take advantage of the special offer, just report to the Ticket Booth upon arrival. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information please call (802) 295-9356, email, or visit

Killington Resort

January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and Killington is celebrating with $49 Learn-To packages. 1-day packages will include a lesson, rental equipment, and a limited Learning Area lift ticket for first-time skiers and riders ages 7 and up. Become a lifelong skier or snowboarder at Killington, the winner of the 2015 NSAA Conversion Cup, named the best place to learn in the United States and home to the largest Terrain Based Learning facility south of Whistler. *Offer may not be combined with multi-day Learn To packages and discounts. Advanced reservations are recommended as space is limited to the first five reservations per day. Additional restrictions may apply, offer not valid on January 16-17, 2015.

Mount Snow

Throughout the month of January, Mount Snow plans to offer $49 Learn to Ski and Learn to Ride packages, which include the lesson, learning area lift ticket, and rentals. These Learn to Ski and Ride packages are available for ages 13 and up. Mount Snow will also participate in the World’s Largest lesson on Friday, January 8 by offering an hour-long $10 Learn to Ski and Learn to Ride lesson at 10 a.m. for up to 30 skiers and 30 riders.

Pico Mountain

Pico Mountain is celebrating Learn to Ski & Ride Month with $49 1-day First Time Ski and Ride packages. Valid for first timers only, and includes rental equipment, 1 hour and 45 minute lesson and a limited Bonanza Learning Area lift ticket. Upgrades to a multi-day package available, but advanced reservations are recommended and space is limited to the first five reservations per day; call 866-233-1195 for more information.

Stowe Mountain Resort

For almost 80 years, the professionals of the Stowe Ski & Snowboard School have inspired passion in skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. In Stowe you’ll find more than 350 instructors ready to teach everything from beginner basics to advanced skills. You’ll also notice a unique culture that extends beyond the average lesson. Our instructors make lasting connections with their students and give them an inside look at skiing and riding at Stowe. It’s a personal way to teach and a more effective way to learn.

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