HUMANS WERE NEVER MEANT to HIBERNATE
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month in January encourages children and adults to learn by taking lessons from professional instructors. It also challenges current skiers and snowboarders to improve their skills through lessons. Ski and snowboard areas throughout the U.S. offer free and reasonably priced turnkey lesson programs during January as part of this initiative. The national Web site and Web sites of partners provides useful information for beginners and current participants who want to improve.
(Photo Courtesy of Mountain Creek (NJ))
SHARE OUR PASSION
We love to ski and snowboard and want to share our passion. LSSM makes it easy for children and adults to find learning programs that best suit them so they can get outside and enjoy some physical activity during the winter. Skiing and snowboarding are lifetime sports. Starting out smart – taking lessons, dressing to stay warm and fueling the body with sensible foods – is the first step. Current skiers and snowboarders can increase their expertise by taking more advanced lessons and brushing up on "best practices".
LSSM began in 2008 when a few resort associations launched their state-wide programs and the first real national effort was in 2009. Now more than 300 resorts in 33 states offer special learning programs during January. Governors from many states proclaim January Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Some states also offer learning programs for cross country skiing and snowshoeing as part of the initiative. Remember, Humans Were Never Meant to Hibernate.
WHO WE ARE
Partners are ski and snowboard industry national, regional and state associations, the industry trade media, retailers, rep and retail organizations, product suppliers·and individual resorts or companies that service the industry. Partners are featured throughout this website.