New in January 2014: Lodging Packages that Include Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Specials

Date: 12/4/2013
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  • Save over 50% midweek in North Carolina
  • Save 40% in Southern Pennsylvania
  • Save over 25% midweek in New York
  • Save over 20% in Stowe, Vermont 
  • Save 20% in Telluride, Colorado
  • Save 15% midweek in Oregon

Washington, DC (December 4, 2013) -- January 2014 will be the sixth national Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM). Over 200,000 children and adults learned to ski and snowboard via the program's discounts on lift tickets, rental equipment and instruction. Embracing LSSM's explosive popularity, leading ski-area lodges and hotels have introduced discounted accommodations to the program, including savings up to 50 percent at hotels serving North Carolina's Cataloochee Ski Area, up to 40 percent at Liberty Mountain Resort in Southern Pennsylvania, over 25 percent at Holiday Valley Resort in western New York State, 20 percent in Stowe, Vermont and Telluride, Colorado, and 15 percent at Timberline Lodge in Oregon. The packages are detailed below, including a breakdown on the savings each offers.

Each package includes a snowboarding or skiing lesson from teachers certified by Professional Ski Instructors Association or American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI). Research show such lessons greatly increase the likelihood of someone sticking with skiing or snowboarding -versus having a friend or family member offer instruction to a first-timer.

Save over 50% midweek in North Carolina
About three hours northeast of Atlanta, the Cataloochee Ski Area in North Carolina has partnered with several nearby lodges and hotels to offer a Sunday through Wednesday two-night "Drive, Slide & Stay Learn to Ski and Snowboard" package, with rates from $139 per person, including all taxes, at "A Holiday Motel" (actual name of hotel). At other participating lodges and hotels, rates will vary.
Package includes:

  • Two nights lodging A Holiday Motel
  • Two midweek non-holiday Marathon (9am-10pm) lift tickets
  • Two midweek non-holiday ski or snowboard rentals (skis/boots/pole or board/boots)
  • Two ski or snowboard classes of any level
  • One $10 gas card

Savings: 50% or $151.00 per person; If purchased separately at full price, all items would cost $290.00 per person. ($290 - $139 = $151, which is just over 50% of $290)

Rate is based on double occupancy at A Holiday Motel, taxes included, and subject to availability. Offer valid: 1/1/14 – 1/31/14. May not be combined with other offers. Book this package here or call 877-686-4386. Additional participating lodges and hotels -and their respective rates are available here.  

Save 40% in Southern Pennsylvania on January Wednesdays
An hour from Baltimore/Washington D.C., Liberty Mountain Resort in Southern Pennsylvania offers the "Learn to Ski/Snowboard & Stay Package" for $90.00 per person, per night, guests age eight and up.
Package includes:

  • Wednesday night lodging for two in the Liberty Hotel
  • Two Thursday one-hour professional lessons on turning, stopping, and riding the lift
  • Two full-day lift tickets good on both the First Class and Dipsy Quads and the moving carpet lift
  • Ski or snowboard rental equipment for two (skis/boots/pole or board/boots) - including men's-, women's- and kid's-specific Burton Snowboard gear
  • Hot breakfast voucher for two

Savings: 40% or $60.00 per person - If purchased separately, all items would cost $150 per person.
($150 - $90 =$ 60, which is 40% of $150)
Rate is offered Wednesday nights in January, based on double occupancy, taxes not included, must be paid in full and in advance. Lessons are to be booked for Thursday. Additional people ages 12 and over will be $10 per night for lodging only, while kids under the age of 12 are free in the room. For $39.00, additional guests can participate in the Learn to Ski & Board program, which includes an all-day beginner area lift ticket, rental equipment and a 'First Time' lesson. Younger kids can take part in the Children’s Learning Center Programs for regular midweek rates. To book this package, visit Liberty Mountain or call 717-642-8282 x3300.

Save over 25% midweek in Western New York State
One hour from Buffalo, and three from Toronto and Cleveland, Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, NY is offering one-night and two-night versions of its Learn to ski and Snowboard Month lodging package Sunday thru Thursday. The one-night "LSSM First Time Beginners Lesson Package" is $283 per room, including tax, and the two-night "LSSM 1-2-3 Go Skiing Lesson Package" is $648, including tax. 

One-Night LSSM First Time Beginners Lesson Package for $283 per room, including tax includes:

  • One night, midweek accommodations for two at the Inn at Holiday Valley in a resort standard room with mini fridge, patio or balcony view
  • Ski or snowboard rental equipment (skis/boots/pole or board/boots) for two
  • Two "First time" ski or snowboard group lessons
  • Two "Beginners area" lift tickets
  • Shuttle to Creekside Snow Sports School and Ellicottville's shops, galleries and restaurants
  • Private equipment locker for two
  • Continental breakfast for two
  • Access to heated indoor - outdoor pool, outdoor hot tub and dry cedar sauna 

Savings: 27% or $107.00 per room -If purchased separately, all items would cost at least $390.00 for two people.  ($390 - $283 = $107, which is just over 27% of $390)

Two-Night LSSM 1-2-3 Go Skiing Lesson Package for $648, including tax includes:

  • Two night, midweek accommodations for two at the Inn at Holiday Valley in a resort standard room with mini fridge, patio or balcony view
  • Ski or snowboard rental equipment (skis/boots/pole or board/boots) for two
  • Three "First time" ski or snowboard group lessons for each person
  • One "Beginners area" lift ticket and two all-area lift tickets for each person
  • Shuttle to Creekside Snow Sports School and Ellicottville's shops, galleries and restaurants
  • Private equipment locker for two
  • Continental breakfast for two
  • Access to heated indoor - outdoor pool, outdoor hot tub and dry cedar sauna 

Savings: 14% or $112.00 per room -If purchased separately, all items would cost at least $760.00 for two people. ($760 - $648 = 122, which is just over 14% of $760)

Rates are based on double occupancy, taxes included, and subject to availability. Offer valid: 1/1/14 – 1/31/14. From $211 for 1 participant. May not be combined with other offers. Book this package here or call 800-323-0020.

Save over 20% in Stowe, Vermont 
In Stowe, Vermont, the recently renovated Topnotch Resort And Spa offers a "Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month" lodging package starting at $278 per person, ages 13 and older. 
Package includes:

  • Nightly lodging for two, with choice of hotel or resort home accommodations
  • Daily 90-minute Stowe Mountain Resort ski or board clinic for two
  • Two Stowe Mountain Resort lift tickets
  • Equipment rental package (skis/boots/pole or board/boots) for two
  • Topnotch Ski Concierge services
  • Complimentary Topnotch shuttle transportation to and from the mountain
  • Thursday night stays include a $10 Roost credit to jump-start après ski enjoyment

Savings: $159 per person -If purchased separately, all items would cost at least $357.50 per person.
($357 - $278 = $79, which is just over 22% of $357.50)

Rate is based on double occupancy, taxes and resort fees not included, and subject to availability. Offer valid: 1/1/14 – 1/31/14, subject to availability. From $375 for 1 participant. May not be combined with other offers. Book this package at here or call 800-451-8686.

Save 20% in Telluride, Colorado
In Southern Colorado, Telluride Resort Lodging is offering Ski School participants 20 percent off select lodging when booking lessons and lodging at once. Discounted lodging rates are from $200, plus tax. Telluride's LSSM offer, the First Time Adult Lesson Package, starts at $150 and includes lift ticket, lesson and equipment rental. To book lodging and lessons, call 800-778-8581 and mention promo code LTS20. For more details on lodging options, visit tellurideresortlodging.com.

Save 15% midweek in Oregon
Ninety minutes from Portland, OR, the Timberline Lodge is offering 15 percent off lodging and lessons booked at the same time for Sunday through Thursday, non-holiday, during January 2014. With the discount, lodging is from $215 per night, plus tax. Timberline's LSSM offer, a Discover lesson, includes one two-hour lesson, rental gear, a Bruno’s beginner lift ticket, and a voucher for 15 percent off a future lesson. To book, visit timberlinelodge.com or call 800-547-1406. In order to take advantage of the package, guests must first book their room and will then be transferred to the Timberline Ski and Ride Center to book lessons.  

About Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month: January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Ski areas and resorts in over 30 states celebrate with special offers to get children and adults out on the snow and taking lessons from a professional instructor. Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month is an industry initiative organized by the National Ski Areas Association, the Professional Ski Instructors of America-American/Association of Snowboard Instructors, the National Ski Patrol, SnowSports Industries America, numerous state and regional resort associations, industry partners and the snow sports media. Program media partners include: Freeskier Magazine, Mountain magazine, OnTheSnow.com, Outside magazine, Powder Magazine, SAM Ski Area Management, Ski Channel, SKI Magazine, Skiing magazine, Skier News,  SnoCountry.com, Snow industry letter, Snowboard Magazine and TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine. Industry partners include Brice & Associates Marketing Communications, Cultivator Advertising & Design, Liftopia, nxtConcepts Interactive Marketing & Media, Ryan Solutions, sitour, Ski Dazzle, Ski & Snowboard Expos, Snow Monsters and Snowboard Colorado.

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