2017 Learn to Ski & Snowboard

Young Vermonters find a new way to love winter in Vermont

What can $20 get you these days? How about a beginner ski or snowboard lesson for a Vermont child, including rentals and a lift ticket?

This past January, the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports sponsored 300 Vermont children with $20 beginner packages to encourage our youth to get sliding this winter and adopt an active lifestyle throughout life. Participants must have beeen under 18, a Vermont resident, and received a downhill ski or snowboard lesson, rental equipment and a beginner lift ticket.

Participating Vermont resorts included:

  • Bolton Valley
  • Bromley Mountain
  • Jay Peak Resort
  • Mount Snow 
  • Smugglers’ Notch Resort
  • Sugarbush Resort

Keep an eye out next year for when the Learn to Ski and Snowboard program returns in 2018!


Here’s Sam (8) and Eli (6) Here’s Sam (8) and Eli (6) trying snowboarding for the first time at Smugglers Notch today with their $20 coupons. They are both veteran skiers and were excited to try something new!

Their mom, Lori Kraemer said:

“Sam decided he likes skiing better, but was glad he tried it out. Eli said that he can’t wait to do snowboarding again!!! After their lesson both boys (along with younger brother Ian(4)) spent the rest of the day skiing on the fresh powder in absolutely perfect conditions. It was a wonderful day- thanks!!! “

Putra - September 26, 2015 - 5:19 am

Teresa – Jackie!!! Omg!! This is amazing! Looking at these befaituul photos was like reliving that amazing day. Thank you so much for everything! You are such a great photographer! I can’t wait to see ALL the photos.

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