Learning to ski or ride has never been easier or more fun
Maybe it's been a while since your schussing days, or you've never attempted to hit the slopes before but have challenged yourself to try this winter, whatever your reason, the Great Northern Catskills' learn to ski and skills development programs are the answer to your question.
One of the most important parts of learning to ski is that you’re status as a newbie often guarantees you steep discounts. It’s a clever ruse, designed to get you to fall in love with the sport. Windham Mountain’s “Own It” program includes three days of learn-to-ski lessons, rental equipment and lift tickets for $299. For the third lesson, skiers receive a brand new pair of Rossignol skis with bindings worth $550. Over at Hunter Mountain, the deals include “Bring a Friend,” which offers a free Lower Mountain lift ticket with the purchase of a $119 Try-Pak or $79 Single-Pak.
Once you fall in love with skiing and snowboarding, there's always an opportunity to keep pushing yourself. At Hunter and Windham, two of the top ski resorts in the Catskills, the staff believe that once a skier, always a skier. That's why they've created skill development classes to help you hone your form, master off-piste terrain, become a power skier, or learn how to conquer the most indomitable mountain of all: Fear.
Don't go buying all that equipment before you know how to ski or ride - both mountains have some of the best brand names out there for you to rent during your lessons.