January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

January is a great time to celebrate winter through skiing and snowboarding. The Idaho Ski areas all have learning programs for YOU!

Check out all of these great deals to get you on the mountain learning a new winter sport! 

Get “Paid” for Taking a Lesson
Skis.com and snowboards.com, an online retailer in Michigan, is offering a $50 gift certificate for anyone who takes a lesson during January and sends in the receipt. Details are available at skis.com. and snowboards.com.

But don't do it alone, Bring a Friend!  When you do, you can be rewarded through the national Bring a Friend Challenge. "Taking the Challenge" means that you helped enroll at least ONE newcomer to a beginner lesson or lesson package from a professional instructor. The Challenge officially starts December 1, 2013 and you can win some great prizes like: RAMP or ARMADA skis, a BURTON Snowboard, apparel  and gear or even a trip for two! Take the challenge today and enroll yourself, a family member or friend in one of the packages below or an EZ Ski/Ride package here.

Ski ID Resort 


Description of Package/Program


Bogus Basin

$30 January LSSM Offer: $30 package (lesson, equipment, coach ticket) for beginners/1st timers.  ackage has to be purchased at the ski/board school office on the mountain the day of lesson.  Package based on lesson availability for daily walk-in lesson times.  Call 208-332-5340. 

Brundage Mountain

$249 ExpressPASS “Learn & Earn” program:  Choose 4 consecutive Saturday or Sunday lessons, 4 rentals and a season pass for 2013/14 at the end of your four sessions for $249.  Call 208-634-6631 or click here to learn more.

Cottonwood Butte

$20-$25 Beginner Lesson and Rental: Just $20 for skiiers or $25 for boarders.  Call 208-962-3624 or click here to learn more.

Grand Targhee

$267 1-2-3 Start Me Up To Ski Free Package: Includes three sessions of two-hour group lessons, a Shoshone lift ticket and a full day standard gear rental package.  Receive a season pass good for the remainder of the 2013/14 winter season upon completion of program!  Call 800-827-4433 or click here to learn more.

Little Ski Hill

$300 After School Programs:  Available for K/1-6 beginning January 14, 2014.  The programs will run from 3:45 to 5:00, 2 days per week for six weeks. Programs to be offered include beginner and advanced skiing and snowboarding, and freeride and audiovisual for only $300.  Includes season pass, locker rental, transportation to hill, instruction.  Call 20-739-8831 or click here for more

Lookout Pass


Learn to Ski & Ride Package: $39 per person includes a Chair 4 lift ticket, equipment rental & a one-hour group lesson.  Call (208) 744-1301 or click here to learn more.

Free Ski School:  For youth ages 6-17 come learn to ski or ride for FREE January 11-March 15.  Learn more...


Lost Trail

$50-$55 First-Timers Special: Includes 1.5 hour lesson, full day lift ticket and a full day rental for $50 skiing or $55 snowboarding.  Call (406) 821-0025 or click here to learn more

Pebble Creek

$35 One Day Beginner Lesson/Lift/Rental: Includes 2 hour lesson, rental and lift ticket on Aspen chair lift for $35.  Call (208) 775-4452 or click here for more

Pomerelle Mountain Resort


FREE Learn-to-Ski-or-Snowboard Day: December 14 and January 5. If you are a "Never Evers" (meaning you have never tried skiing or snowboarding and have a desire to give it a try) and are 7+ years old.  You must pre-register for this program by calling Pomerelle Mountain: 208-673-5599.  You will Guests will: Ski or snowboard equipment package, 1.5 hour group lesson and a complimentary ticket to the Magic Carpet.  Click here to learn more.


Schweitzer Mountain

$39 LSSM Special:  $39 includes Beginner Lift Ticket, Lesson and basic rental package for first time skier and snowboarders only ages 7+.  Follow up with their two lesson packages for only $60 a day, and the folks who complete all three days will receive a free season pass valid from March 15 till close and also the opportunity to purchase rental gear at special pricing.  Call 208.255.3070 or click here to learn more.

Silver Mountain


EZ Ski/Ride 1-2-3: Includes 3 lift tickets, 3 rentals and 3 lessons.  Non-transferable, Prospector lift only, lesson time at 10:30am and 1:00pm for $99.  Call 800-204-6428 x8308 for details.


Sun Valley Resort

$39 Sunstart for Never-Evers: Includes a 2 hour lesson, lift ticket and rentals for $39.  Call (888) 490-5950  or click here to learn more.

Tamarack Resort

  EZ Ski/Ride Package: Youth package includes full day group lesson, lift ticket, equipment and lunch for $99 for ages 4-12.  Adult EZ Ski/Ride Package: Includes lift ticket, 2 hr semi-private lesson and rental for $65 for ages 13+.   This is a discount of $44 (youth package) and $39(adult package).  Visit www.tamarackidaho.com or call 208.325.1025 to pre-book or for more details. 

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