2017-18 Learn to Ski and Snowboard Package


Young Vermonters: Welcome to a new way to love winter in Vermont!

New this winter, the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports will sponsor 125 Vermont children with Ski Vermont’s Take 3 Beginner Package.

The subsidized $49 package is designed to encourage our youth to get out and experience the mountains in their backyard while adopting a healthy and active lifestyle that they can carry with them through the years.

Each package includes three full days on the mountain with a beginner ski or snowboard lesson, rentals, and a beginner lift ticket. Children can choose to use all three days at the same resort, or travel around the state and discover new participating mountains.

Parents, please fill out the application form for this program, here: Vermont Governor’s Council Take 3


Participating Vermont Resorts:

Bolton Valley
Burke Mountain
Jay Peak Resort
Killington Resort
Magic Mountain
Mount Snow Resort                    
Okemo Mountain Resort
Pico Mountain 
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Stratton Mountain Resort
Sugarbush Resort

Please note the Take 3 Beginner Package can only be used at these resorts by Vermont residents under the age of 18. The package is valid all season long with the exception of some holiday blackout dates and age restrictions; rules and regulations can be found at skivermont.com/take-3.

You will receive a discount code via email within 48 hours after filling out the form. Please note that only 125 beginner packages are available, and they will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

Interested in learning yourself or not eligible for the $49 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 Beginner Package, with 3 lessons over the entire season for just $129. Learn more at 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.


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 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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