January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

(Photo courtesy of Diamond Peak)

There are many reasons why the month of January is one of the best months to visit Lake Tahoe.  Among the top for those who have set a New Year's Resolution to learn how to ski or board, it's the top reason to book your ski vacation rental in Lake Tahoe and head to the local slopes.

Throughout the month of January, ski resorts all over the region offer reduced prices on lift tickets, lessons, and rentals for 'first-timers" ...

Take a look at the following press information and then be sure to reserve your Incline Village or Crystal Bay condominium rental, lakeside estate, or mountain home vacation rental for your "base camp" to Learn to Ski and Snowboard month at Lake Tahoe.


Friday, January 1, 2019 kicks off the annual celebration of snow sports and the 11th season for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. The number 11 is especially significant this year because Friday, January 11 is National Learn to Ski or Snowboard DAY when participating resorts will try to set an industry record for the most beginner lessons provided by professional instructors in a single day. Learn to Ski and Snowboard MONTH runs from January 1 – 31, 2019.

Resorts participating on January 11 are being posted daily HERE. Resorts offering special deals throughout the month of January are listed HERE. 

“Newcomers also have a chance to win some awesome prizes by participating in our ‘First Day Faces’ social media campaign,” said Mary Jo Tarallo, Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month/Bring a Friend Executive Director. 

“All they need to do is take photos of themselves or with friends and/or family members and post them on their favorite social media platform using #firstdayfaces”, she added. 

According to Tarallo, industry research indicates that most people want to learn to ski or snowboard to spend more time with friends and family members. “So we thought this would be a good way to encourage taking lessons from professional instructors”, she added. 

First Day Faces Prizes include $250 gift vouchers from Liftopia.com, GetSkiTickets.com, ski.com/snowboards.com, and seasonpasssales.com plus a chance to win a Ski-Ring from ski-ring.com. The first four websites make it more affordable for newcomers to purchase lift tickets. Ski-Ring is a new tool that looks like a steering wheel and helps newcomers learn to ski with the right technique. 

Those who help introduce beginners to lessons from professional instructors also can win by taking the Bring a Friend Challenge. Prizes are offered from Head Wintersports, Rossignol, Seirus, Zeal Optics, Kinderlift, Transpack, EuroSock, Elan, and Burton.