Do you dream about becoming the next Lindsey Vonn or Bode Miller? No? Me, neither, but I did dream about a family pastime that would get us outside all winter long.
I pictured days spent on the slopes together and evenings capped off with steaming mugs of hot chocolate by the fireplace in the lodge. Skiing and Snowboarding are two great wintertime options that are multi-generational and can become life-long sports. I’ll admit, it took lessons and some patience (alright…lots of patience) but now my family happily spends most weekends exploring the peaks of Vermont together. You know what they say, “a family that plays together, stays together.”
Ski Vermont has three great programs that will help your family go from the bunny hill to catching air in no time. Okay, so maybe I am exaggerating, but you should take advantage of one or more of these Learn-to-Turn Programs this season.
January Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month
First timer? Perfect! For just $29 beginner skiers and snowboards have access to a special package that includes a lift ticket, lesson and rentals! It just doesn’t get any better than that. Find out which Vermont Ski Resort are participating.
Fifth Grade Passport
Got a 5th grader? You’ve got a free pass this season! Seriously $10 bucks gets you a passport with coupons for FREE alpine and cross-country trail lift tickets all over Vermont. What are you waiting for? Sign up right now!
You ski or ride but your buddy doesn’t? That’s cool. Introduce that friend or family member to your favorite snowy slope this year and you could be rewarded for sharing your love of the freshies. Be sure to 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.
If there is a powder hound lurking in your midst, Ski Vermont has got you covered.
Dana Freeman is the Founder and Editor of FindandGoSeek
— a hyperlocal destination for families to discover what to see and do in their community. While she is always looking for insider tips on Family Fun in Vermont, she also writes a travel blog providing hotel and destination reviews in Vermont and beyond. Freeman has appeared on Huffington Post Live, is a correspondent for the Forbes Travel Guide.
Dana moved to Vermont over a decade ago and put her two kids into ski programs before they entered Kindergarten. She lives outside of Burlington, Vermont with her husband, two teenagers and their chocolate lab. Follow her adventures on Instagram.