Skiing is a wonderful winter activity that can really bring families together. It offers a unique blend of action and excitement off the slopes, with the cozy nature of returning to the cabin as a group at the end of the day. With a variety of trails for different speeds, children and adults can enjoy at their own pace, and everyone can exercise a little independence within your family’s personal comfort level.
You may know other families that ski and you may have heard what a great vacation it can be, but what if you just don’t ski yet?
Luckily the good folks at SkiVermont.com have come to the rescue with some great programs to help you, the kids or the whole family go from slow poke to slope star this winter, while skiing in beautiful Vermont. They have 3 great programs to help you start off your ski career this winter:
January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month
The ultimate deal for beginning skiers! For only $29, novice skiers and snowboarders have available to them a special package that includes a lift ticket, ski/snowboard lesson and rentals! This is the ultimate learn-to-ski deal. Find out which Resorts in Vermont are participating HERE.
Fifth Grade Passport
Families with at least one 5th grader have it made this year. If you do, you’re eligible for a free pass this season! For only $10 you can get a passport with coupons for FREE lift tickets for both alpine and cross-country trails, all over Vermont. Sign up right here, right now!
Have a family you’re friends with who haven’t tried skiing yet? Been bugging them to come along and hit the trails with your clan? This is the perfect year for it. Introduce a friend, family member or family of friends to your favorite mountain this year and you could be rewarded ! All you have to do is post of photo of you and your friend who is learning on Instagram, facebook or twitter and tag it #BringaFriendVT to be entered to win.
With all these ways to ski and save, Vermont this winter feels like a no-brainer. At the same time, if one or more of you can’t ski for whatever reason, don’t think that rules you out from a great slope-side vacation! We have some amazing tips for enjoying Ski Towns with Non-Skiers for the family that wants to travel together, but split up for the day while some hit top speed on the mountain and others enjoy enriching activities at the base.
Interested in booking or planning a vacation to Vermont right now? Check out some of the offers currently available for airfare and hotels at Kayak, Orbitz and Priceline. See more lodging options at Hotels.com and Hilton. Get started on your next trip today!
Photo courtesy of SkiVermont.com
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