Originally posted: 11.02.2018


JANUARY IS LEARN TO SKI AND SNOWBOARD MONTH – take advantage to save money and learn a new snowsports! Deals updated Jan 2, 2019. Share this page with family and friends to invite them to join you 😉

The following are learn to ski and snowboard packages for Tahoe area resorts..

Do you, or someone you know, want to learn how to ski or snowboard this winter? If so, check out the deals on this page and gather family and friends to plan a Tahoe trip getaway to learn how to ski or snowboard for the month of January.

Abundant snow totals and more on/off snow storms from today Jan 14 until Jan 21, 2019 will bring another 1 to 4 feet of powder to Tahoe resorts; snow totals so far:

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(1) First timers can learn to ski or snowboard for only $49 at Tahoe Donner Resort!

This package includes:

+ an all-day lift ticket,
+ rental equipment and
+ a 1.75 hour group lesson for ages 7 and up.
+ Plus, each participant will receive (1) FREE lift ticket (valid Sunday-Friday, non-holidays) to come back at a later date during the 2018/19 winter season. (Offer valid to first time skiers and snowboarders only on January 11.) Quantities are limited to the first 200 participants. Call (530) 587-9444 for more information.

Can’t attend January 11? As part of National Learn to Ski Month, Tahoe Donner will be offering $49 Learn to Ski/Ride packages January 14-17 and 21-24. (Additional free lift ticket not included after January 11.)

Learn to Ski or Snowboard for $49
Jan 14 – Jan 17, 2019

Learn to ski or snowboard for just $49 Jan. 11, 14-17 and 21-24 as we celebrate “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.” These packages are only for first-timers and include an all-day lift ticket, rental equipment and a 1.75-hour group lesson for ages 7 and up.

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort (Get driving directions)
11603 Snowpeak Way
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 587-9444 | tahoedonner.com/downhill

Source/for more info: http://www.tahoedonner.com/events/national-learn-to-ski-or-snowboard-month/

(2) Sierra-at-Tahoe Announces Learn to Ski/Ride Day Special

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – January 8, 2019 – January is officially Learn to Ski/Ride Month, and Sierra-at-Tahoe is getting in on the action with two days of snowy fun, dedicated to getting beginners out on the slopes.

On January 18 and January 25, Sierra will be offering a Learn to Ski/Ride Day special for adults. For only $79, beginners will get a lesson, rentals and limited-access lift ticket. Availability is limited, so guests will need to book ahead of time online to secure their spot.

“At Sierra-at-Tahoe, we truly believe that skiing and snowboarding is for everyone, and our Learn to Ski/Ride Day is a great way to support that,” says General Manager John Rice. “We want to make it as easy as possible for beginners to learn the sport, and to have an incredible experience on the mountain.”

Sierra-at-Tahoe has long been recognized as the place to learn. Easy Street, Sierra’s lauded beginner terrain, is the perfect learning playground. With two dedicated beginner conveyor lifts, and gently banked terrain, Sierra’s SMART TERRAIN® program is designed to take guests through the fundamentals of skiing and riding so they feel confident on our green circle terrain and creates an environment where beginner skiers and snowboarders feel comfortable learning new skills.

More information regarding Learn to Ski / Ride day can be found at https://www.sierraattahoe.com/event/learn-to-skiride-fridays/

(3) Mt Rose Mountain Ski Resort

Try for the First Time or Take your Next Steps

To celebrate National Learn to Ski & Snowboard Day, Mt Rose Ski Tahoe is offering a $79 learn to ski or ride package on January 11, 2019.

Participants who learn to ski or snowboard at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe that day will receive a two-hour group lesson, lift ticket accessing beginner terrain and rental equipment for just $79.

To extend learning opportunities for first-timers, additional $99 “Learn to Ski or Ride” packages will be available on select dates during the month of January. Regularly priced at $135 per person, the First Time Group Lesson Package includes a morning or afternoon two-hour beginner lesson, lift ticket accessing beginner lifts and terrain, and rental equipment that can be used the entire day.

For those who want to continue to build on the skills they’ve learned, the Next Step Package was designed to give new skiers and snowboarders more time on the slopes. The package includes a two-hour group lesson, lift ticket accessing beginner lifts and terrain and rental equipment and is $135 if purchased online in advance.

Source/for more info: http://skirose.com/beginners/first-time-packages/

(4) Boreal Mountain Resort

Boreal’s signature Take 3, Ride Free program automatically enrolls you into this package that includes three, two-hour group lessons (including rental equipment) and a free 2018-19 Unlimited Season Pass upon your fourth visit. This lesson program is perfect for beginners and intermediate skiers and riders alike. Boreal also offers lesson packages catering specifically to adults, children, large groups and even those interested in honing their terrain park skills. Source/more info: http://www.rideboreal.com/plan-your-trip/lessons-rentals/lessons/take-3-ride-free

Boreal offers learn to ski and board on two Fridays Jan 18 and Jan 25 for only $55 – if you can take a Friday off, it’s among the best learn to ski package deal. Besides, group lessons on weekdays are less crowded which means you get more personalized attention + no worries about crowded slopes and long lift lines are rare on weekdays 😉

(5) Diamond Peak Ski Resort: Improved Beginner Terrain and Hands-on Instruction/Group & Private Lessons for All Ages..

“Diamond Peak recently upgraded their beginner-friendly School Yard run to make the terrain more welcoming to first-time and beginner skiers and snowboarders. Already known as one of the best runs for beginner skiers and snowboarders, the new and improved School Yard run offers more usable space for beginners to practice their first turns without worrying about running into others around them. Serviced by the beginner-friendly Schoolhouse chairlift – which keeps riders lower to the ground than a traditional chairlift – the School Yard run has served as the “first turns” for thousands of Lake Tahoe skiers and snowboarders over the years.

Diamond Peak offers a beginner lift ticket valid for the Lodgepole and Schoolhouse chairlifts and the beginner terrain they access for just $44 online in advance, or $49 day-of at the resort during midweek dates; $54/$59 on weekends; and $64/$69 during peak periods. Skiers and snowboarders can also upgrade their beginner lift tickets to an all-mountain ticket at any time by paying the difference in cost.
Diamond Peak’s professional instructors, low student-to-instructor ratio, dedicated children’s learning area, gentle slopes, and friendly environment provide an ideal place for first-time skiers and snowboarders and those looking to improve their skills and confidence.

The Diamond Peak Child Ski Center provides a safe and fun learning environment for kids ages 3-6 with a separate learning area, dedicated surface lift, and instructor-to-child ratio of 1:5. Lift tickets and rental equipment are included with all lessons and children are fitted for their gear inside the Child Ski Center. The March of the Penguins All Day Package and Diamond Pete Half Day Private Lesson Packages include lunch, playtime, and snacks.

The Diamond Peak Ski and Snowboard School offers group, private, and semi-private lessons for beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Groups of 2-5 people of similar ability can take a Family and Friends semi-private lesson and learn or improve together. Snowboard lesson packages include Burton Learn to Ride boards that are specially designed for beginners with a forgiving flex pattern and features to make turning easier. View lesson pricing and details at http://www.diamondpeak.com/lessons-rentals “- GoTahoeNorth.com

(6) For those who are advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced/expert level skiers and snowboarders, this year Skis.com offers a very generous perk to help you to improve your skiing and snowboarding and riding skills..

For the month of January, Skis.com will reimburse you for your ski or snowboard lesson with up to


1. Take a ski or snowboard lesson at your favorite mountain. (beginner, intermediate or advanced)
2. Email a copy or picture of your lesson receipt to
3. Skis.com will email you a code for $50 in Ski Bucks – good for any order $100 or more towards any purchase on the skis.com site!

Terms and Conditions

Lesson must have occurred between 1/1/2019 and 1/31/2019. A receipt must be submitted by 1/31/2019. $50 Ski Bucks is good towards any order of $100 or more. Ski Bucks must be used by 3/1/2019. Ski Bucks hold no cash value. Limit one (1) promotional code per household. Cannot be combined with any other offer and cannot be applied to previous purchases.

Source/more info: https://www.skis.com/Learn-to-Ski-Snowboard-Month/

* Do you need some gear, skis, snowboard or snow sports clothing? REI is having their REI’s Winter Sale.

SF Bay Area to Tahoe ski bus trips: one day, overnight, 7+ day trips: get $10 off on one day trips, $15 off on overnight ski bus trips. Sleep on the bus, have a fun day of skiing and snowboarding and watch movies on the return bus ride. Overnight ski bus trips consist of two days of skiing + hotel stay close to the resort with hot tub amenities and nightlife so you can make the most of your ski/ride trip weekend getaway.

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Ski Season Tahoe learn to ski and snowboard package deals and discounts for beginners to advanced

Lake Tahoe ski resorts offer learn to ski and snowboard deals and discounts for skiers and snowboarders through out the ski season with a few Tahoe resorts offering deals good on weekends and holidays.

Gather family and friends together to take advantage of these deals and introduce them to learn an enjoyable snow sports that will last a lifetime; plan a getaway; browse and book a Tahoe vacation rental.

Skiing and snowboarding can be an expensive sport especially for beginners without any gear but that doesn’t have to be true if you take advantage of Tahoe ski resorts introductory and promo deals. Discount learn to ski and snowboard package deals include ski / snowboard lessons, beginner’s lift ticket, and equipment rentals.

The Learn to Ski and Snowboard promos offer great value deals for children and adults who are first-time skiers to get started skiing and riding down powdery Tahoe scenic slopes without breaking the bank.

Browse available lift ticket deals at:

Best Tahoe learn to ski and snowboard deals:

(1) Boreal’s TAKE 3, RIDE FREE
Recognized as one of the country’s best beginner programs , this pre-paid package automatically enrolls you into the Take 3, Ride FREE program and includes (3) Single Day Half Day Lesson Packages and a FREE 2017-18 Season Pass on your fourth visit! What we like about Boreal Mountain resort is the fact that it is easy to get to with quick access off of Highway 80 on Donner Summit plus an added bonus of night skiing.

(2) Homewood’s $69 adult ski and snowboard first-timer packages
Homewood Mountain Resort offers the best learn to ski/snowboard deal in the Lake Tahoe region – for just $69. Sunday through Friday, non-holiday, first-timers will receive a half-day lesson package which includes an all-day equipment rental (helmet not included in package but available at an additional cost) and beginner lift ticket – It’s everything you need to make your first turns on snow!

Simply purchase your Learn to Ski or Learn to Ride package online, at least 2 days in advance of your desired lesson date to receive the special $69 price all season long.

What we also like at Homewood is their incredible lake views; skiing and riding down Homewood slopes gives you a breathe-taking view of the lake. Very beautifully scenic for a first timer. Romantic setting no less. 😉

(3) Learn how to ski or snowboard for just $99 when you book in advance at Alpine Meadows any day for ages 13+ thru March 30, 2018.

First time lesson package includes everything you need

+ Beginner lift ticket
+ Equipment rental (skis, boots, poles -or- snowboard, boots)
+ 2.25 hr beginner lesson

The advantage of learning to ski or snowboard on non-holiday weekdays is you’ll get more personal attention and with less folks at the resort, you basically have the whole mountain to yourself – less people on the slopes.

(4) Donner Ski Ranch offers perhaps the best deal all-around; even on weekends and holidays, the price is the same: adults, youths, and seniors can sign up for the learn to ski or snowboard deal package for $99 while child (ages 7-12) package is $79. Why pay the high price of big mountain resorts when you only need a bunny hill to learn on?

Designed for first-time skiers and beginners, our Learn to Turn package includes a restricted lift ticket, granting access to beginner terrain on the front of the mountain via the skiing moving carpet and chairlifts #4 and #6, ski or snowboard equipment rental package, and a 1.5 hour group lesson.


9 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm

Lift tickets and rentals valid for full-day skiing and riding.
Anyone who purchases a Learn to Turn package may use the moving carpet to practice on one’s own prior to his/her lesson. Visit the ticket window to secure your space. Lessons will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Need gear, skis, snowboard or snow sports clothing? REI is having their REI’s Winter Sale.

Save up to 50% on Cold Weather Clothing and Footwear. Plus Save 50% off or more at REI Garage! Shop early for the best selection. Free U.S. Standard Shipping on all Skis and Snowboards. Earn a $100 REI Gift Card when you apply for an REI Mastercard. Browse clearance sale items.

Discounted ski bus trips: check out the one day and overnight ski bus trip deals. Sleep on the bus, have a fun day of skiing and snowboarding and watch movies on the return bus ride.

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