Utah’s Snowbird Mountain School has created a stellar incentive for first-time skiers and snowboarders to continue frequenting the slopes after their initial visit concludes. The new Learner Permit is a pass that allows beginners to learn to ski or snowboard with six discounted lessons and five discount lift tickets to start their mountain careers.
“Our Learner’s Permit gives you access to the slopes – with training wheels,” said Maggie Loring, Director of Snowbird Mountain School. “The Learner’s Permit makes it easy for beginners to learn gradually until they feel comfortable navigating the mountain on their own.”
The Learner’s Permit is available for all first-time skiers and snowboarders who are of 13 years or older. The first session includes a 2 1/2 hour lesson, an afternoon lift ticket and rental equipment for the super reasonable price of $40 all January long ($90 if you want to start first thing in the morning and go all day). January afternoons are priced at a discount as part of Snowbird’s participation in national Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.
The beginner is free to return for up to five additional adult group lessons for $60 each (usually $100), and five lift tickets for half-price. Learner’s Permit lessons are of course subject to availability and will remain valid for you to return anytime throughout the rest of the 2011-2012 Mountain School season.
“It’s the instructors that make all the difference for beginners, and Snowbird instructors are prepared to help beginners learn to ski or snowboard the entire mountain, from groomers to powder,” said Loring. “Snowbird is unique in that if you learn here, you can ski or snowboard anywhere.”
Snowbird Mountain School also offers private guiding and coaching, women’s camps, sidecountry touring camps, and lessons for children ages 3 and older. Visit here to view all Snowbird Mountain School programs.