Two-Days of Lessons, Equipment And Lift Tickets Opens World of SnowSports to First Timers

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-December 30, 2014-Steamboat announced a special ski and ride program specifically for January, designated Learn to Ski & Ride month nationally, that provides two-days of lifts, rental equipment and lessons for just $199, 50% off the resort’s regular lesson program.

“With Steamboat’s new program there’s never been a better time to learn to ski or snowboard,” said Jim Schneider, vice president of skier services for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “A lifetime of enjoyment starts with your first turn and what better time to start than the beginning of the New Year. Learning under the direction of trained professionals ensures you start off on the right foot.”

When you take a lesson in a place called Ski Town, U.S.A.® you get the best of the best. Build confidence while you learn in a safe, controlled, terrain-based environment with instructors that guide you every step of the way. Steamboat’s Learn to Ski/Ride Package opens the slopes with two days of lessons from instructors who ski and ride every day, top-of the line rental equipment specially tailored to learning the sport and lift tickets for just $199 from January 5-31, 2015.

In an effort to continually improve the learning experience, the resort focuses its adult learning area to the north end of the Promenade and Ski Time Square. This dedicated area offers the perfect progression learning terrain through three distinct and unique areas that provide a flat, 7% and 10% grade, which are considered ideal for beginner/novice skier and rider progression. Terrain shaped enhancements along with a dedicated magic carpet accelerates the learning process and instills confidence, enthusiasm and plenty of fun.

“No matter what level skier or rider you are, everyone can use a lesson to excel,” said Nelson Wingard, Steamboat’s SnowSports School director. “Think about all the Olympic athletes Steamboat has produced. They are at the top of their field, yet they continue to take lessons from their coaches, always striving to learn new tools and achieve new goals. Even if it’s your first time on snow, you don’t have to be an Olympian to train like one, or train with one in Steamboat.”

The Steamboat SnowSports School is comprised of Professional Ski Instructors of America, American Association of Snowboard Instructors, winter Olympians, national team members and more than 550 instructors trained in the latest on-snow teaching techniques. Make your first turn towards a sport that will last you a lifetime by calling 800.299.5017 or online at

-Happy Trails®-