LEARN AT A SMALLER MOUNTAIN
If it’s your first time skiing, consider taking your first trip to a smaller resort. Amenities and access might not be the same, but they tend to be much less expensive and much less crowded. As a beginner, you spend most of your time on the easy runs anyway, so you don’t need a huge mountain.
I still tend to prefer smaller resorts over their more famous counterparts due to their lack of crowds.
NATIONAL LEARN TO SKI AND SNOWBOARD MONTH.
January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. So, a lot of resorts and ski organizations hold significant promotions.
Details vary widely, but they usually feature an incredibly inexpensive package including lift tickets, rentals, and lessons. If you plan to give skiing a try in January, see if you can take advantage of these deals. For details, call your chosen resort or go to websites for local ski organizations, like Ski Utah, Ski Vermont, or Ski New Hampshire.