By Sue Rodman
There are several family friendly places for beginners to go skiing near Atlanta. Beech Mountain Resort in North Carolina is one of our favorites and they are offering a special Skiing 101 package for Learn to Ski Month that is perfect for novice skiers because representatives walk guests through each step of the process.
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month: Skiing 101 Package
Many would be skiers give up before they even get to the slopes because they are intimated by the gear and process. To get folks to try skiing, January has been named Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Beech Mountain’s Skiing 101 is the perfect introduction. The package includes one night’s lodging, equipment rental, helmet rental for extra safety, a full-day lift ticket, and a beginner ski or snowboard lesson at Beech Mountain Resort. In addition, representatives of the Resort walk you through everything from lift tickets to equipment rentals to fittings to the proper way to carry skis. They’ll even get you to your lesson on time and prepared for a great day on the slopes. Before you go, you might want to read this post on Ski Gear for Beginners. The month-long program is available Monday through Friday to anyone age eight or older. Cost of enrollment is $101 per person, with double occupancy required.
To make it even easier, just contact participating hotels and lodges and ask for the Skiing 101 package. The accommodation books your room and provides a voucher at check-in to be redeemed at the ski resort for a lesson, equipment rental, helmet rental, and lift ticket. Not sure where to stay? Check out our post on Where to Stay at Beech Mountain.
Fun off the Slopes: Beech Mountain’s Free Youth Sledding Hill
In addition to snow skiing and snowboarding, Beech Mountain has ice skating, a free youth sledding hill and lots of space to build a snowman or even have a snowball fight. When God doesn’t provide enough of the white stuff, they have multiple high-powered snow machines on the mountain to ensure a blanket of white on the slopes and the sledding hill. You can even check the status on the Beach Mountain real time web cam.
If you enjoy skiing, the North Carolina High Country has other resorts too. See the differences in our post on Comparing North Carolina Ski Resorts.