Young Vermonters: Welcome to 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 January, the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports will sponsor 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 be under 18, a Vermont resident, and will receive a downhill ski or snowboard lesson, rental equipment and a beginner lift ticket.
Participating Vermont resorts include:
- Bolton Valley – Learn to Ski available for ages 4 and up, Learn to Snowboard available for ages 6 and up.
- Bromley Mountain – Learn to Ski and Snowboard for ages 13 and up.
- Jay Peak Resort – Learn to Ski and Snowboard for ages 13 and up.
- Mount Snow – Learn to Ski and Snowboard for ages 13 and up.
- Smugglers’ Notch Resort – Learn to Ski and Snowboard for ages 5 and up.
- Sugarbush Resort – Learn to Ski and Snowboard for ages 6 and up.
Please note the coupon can only be used at these resorts.
Parents, please fill out the application form for this program, here: KidsLearntoSkiVT.
You will receive a discount code or codes via email a few days after filling out the form and will be instructed to visit The Store to purchase your discounted package at one of the participating resorts and schedule your child’s lesson.
Interested in learning yourself or not eligible for the $20 children’s deal?
The Governor’s Council is proud to work with Ski Vermont to provide these packages, and is a supporter of the national Learn to Ski and Snowboard efforts in January. Ski Vermont offers learn-to packages throughout the month of January for $49 – for adults, kids and anyone in between! They also offer the Take 3 Pass, with 3 lessons over the entire season for just $129. Learn more at http://skivermont.com.
Looking to slide on snow another way?
January is also Winter Trails Months when folks can enjoy free Nordic skiing and snowshoeing for beginners. Winter Trails Month is a national program endorsed Ski Vermont and the Governor’s Council; it encourages children and adults to discover the great fitness and social benefits of these fun, easy-to-learn winter sports. Learn more at http://www.wintertrails.org/.
Olympic Nordic skier and Vermonter Andy Newell also supports the Winter Trails initiative, so check out his video.