National Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

National Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month


Now that the season is officially underway at long last, it’s time to give some well due props to my column sponsor Shawnee Mountain in Pennsylvania’s lovely Pocono Mountains and just a stone’s throw from the NJ border. In fact, Shawnee is the absolute closest PA destination to ski or board if you are coming from the Garden State or NYC.

With January being National Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month, Shawnee will of course be partaking in the activities. It all starts on January 6th with 100 introductory Learn to Ski and Snowboard packages being offered for a mere $25 each. All of the proceeds from Shawnee’s one-day promotion will be donated to the Bushkill Outreach Program. The 1pm lesson time on this day will also be part of the world’s largest ski/snowboard lesson for the Guinness World Record. Reservations are required and can be arranged by calling 570-421-7231 xt 210. (some restrictions apply)

For the remainder of January, (excluding January 14 & 15,) Shawnee Mountain will be offering a discount Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package online for just $69. This package is available online at and includes a lift ticket, rental equipment and a first time group lesson. For those of you who may not already be avid skiers or boarders, this is an extremely reasonable price to pay to see if these sports are something you might enjoy taking more seriously. It’s my feeling that even if people might want to try skiing or boarding, the cost can be enough of a deterrent to make them not even try. It’s with that spirit that Shawnee has extended such a great offer. I urge you to take them up on it.

Shawnee, which operates both day and night, is well-known as being a beginner and family friendly ski area, welcoming all levels of skiers and riders. On top of that, they also have a 100% coverage, high-powered snowmaking system which really helps when Mother Nature is not bringing us the white stuff herself.

As far as actual specs go… Shawnee Mountain has 125 skiable acres, 23 trails, the Tomahawk Express high-speed quad lift, 1 Fixed-Grip Quad, 4 Double lifts, 4 Carpets, 2 terrain parks and a snow tubing park, plus daily grooming.
Visit their website at for full details, snow report, discounts and more.
Go to for further details, snow reports, discounts and more. Please support my awesome loyal sponsors and as always… think snow!

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