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Learn to Ski & Snowboard 2015

UPDATE: Thank you for your interest in the $10 Learn to Ski and Snowboard program.  We have used all 300 codes and cannot offer further discounts.  Please go to www.SkiVermont.com/Learn to see available $29 packages for the month of January.


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

What can $10 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 250 Vermont children with $10 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 resorts include: Bolton Valley, Bromley Mountain, Jay Peak Resort, Mount Snow, Q Burke Mountain, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Stratton Mountain, and Sugarbush Resort.

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 within 48 hours after filling out the form and will be instructed to visit SkiVermont.com/Learn to purchase your discounted package and schedule your child’s lesson.

Interested in learning yourself or missed out on the $10 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 $29 – for adults, kids and anyone in between! Learn more at SkiVermont.com.

Looking to slide on snow another way? On January 10, 2015 enjoy free Nordic skiing and snowshoeing for beginners on Winter Trails Day. Winter Trails Day 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 www.snowlink.com/wintertrails.aspx.

Olympic Nordic skier and Vermonter Andy Newell also supports the Winter Trails initiative, so check out his video.

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