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Spotlight: January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

Spotlight: January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

Sixty percent of the country's downhill skiing capacity is located in National Forests. Start planning your trip!

Ski Ski and Snowboard Month Ambassador Heidi Ettlinger. (skiandsnowboardmonth.org)

What You’ll Find

More than 120 ski and snowboard areas located in national forests across the United States. Besides alpine skiing and snowboarding, many of these locations also offer cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, dog sledding and educational Junior Snow Ranger programs. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month so plan a trip to celebrate winter with a friend or the whole family. Take lessons from professional instructors and learn how to ski, snowboard or master your techniques.

Make Sure You

Bring a friend! By helping a newcomer enroll in a lesson with a professional instructor, you have the opportunity to win some great prizes. Register for the Bring a Friend Challenge.

Try This

Throughout the country, kids can learn to ski and snowboard for free! The “Free 4 Kids” program offers both free and affordable lessons. Find a location near you and introduce a youngster to winter snow sports.

Get Started

Take your first lesson and snap a selfie! Tag your image with #FirstDayFaces to share the fun of skiing and snowboarding on social media. Enter to win a four-day trip for two to Utah just for sharing your experience (#firstdayfaces).