Snowbird, UT – Snowbird’s Mountain School is creating an incentive for first-time skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes of Utah with a Learner’s Permit, a pass that allows beginners to learn to ski or snowboard with six discount lessons and five discount lift tickets.
“Our Learner’s Permit gives you access to the slopes – with training wheels,” said Maggie Loring, Director of Snowbird Mountain School. “The Learner’s Permit makes it easy for beginners to learn gradually until they feel comfortable navigating the mountain on their own.”
The Learner’s Permit is for first-time skiers and snowboarders, ages 13 and older. The first session includes a 2.5-hour lesson, lift ticket and rental equipment, all for $40 on January afternoons, or $90 on January mornings and the rest of the season. The beginner can then return for five additional adult group lessons for $60 each (regularly $100), and five lift tickets for half-price. Learner’s Permit lessons are subject to availability and valid for the rest of the regular 2011-12 Mountain School season.
January afternoons are priced at a discount as part of Snowbird’s participation in national Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.
“It’s the instructors that make all the difference for beginners, and Snowbird instructors are prepared to help beginners learn to ski or snowboard the entire mountain, from groomers to powder,” said Loring. “Snowbird is unique in that if you learn here, you can ski or snowboard anywhere.”