Never Too Old
Learn to board or ski, pain-free.
Live in Utah, but never given skiing or snowboarding a try? Those who want to pick up a new winter sport will find there are plenty of opportunities for locals, along with some enticing prices. Those who've already tried the slopes and find themselves addicted know being a local has its benefits when it comes to scoring ski deals.
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month
January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, with local resorts offering great deals to make it easier. Many of the deals package lessons, rentals and lift tickets together into one low price. SkiUtah.com/winter/locals/lssm
All Winter Long
Some resorts are trying to make it easy to get on the mountain regardless of the month. For example, Park City Mountain Resort has the StartNow program, which gives first-timers five days of lessons, rentals and lift tickets for $199. StartNow.ParkCityMountain.com
Start 'Em Young
The Utah resorts also offer "passports" for local fifth and sixth graders. Fifth graders can ski or ride free three times at any of Utah's 14 resorts, while sixth graders get a one-time trial at each of the resorts. SkiUtah.com/winter/locals/passports
Go Big or Go Home
Ski Utah offers a Silver Pass for all ages. which allows rides at each Utah resort for 30 days (30 days at Brighton, 30 days at Deer Valley, etc.) for $2,500, while the Gold Pass, at $3,500, allows for 50 days at each resort and is fully transferable to another person. SkiUtah.com/winter/locals