January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard month! 75 locations across the U.S. are participating in a second attempt to set the world record for the World’s Largest Lesson in skiing and snowboarding. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of it.
Last winter, nearly 6000 men, women and kids tried to set a new world record to be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records. It was to be the “World’s Largest Lesson” as participants took beginner ski and snowboarding lessons at ski areas around the world.
Due to a lack of proper evidence, the record has yet to be set. The snow sports industry is ready to try again, and 75 U.S. locations are joining in to host a second attempt!
According to www.skiandsnowboardmonth.org:
this World Record event is brought to you by the organizers of the Learn to Ski and Snowboard Initiative, the National Ski Areas Association, Professional Ski Instructors of America, SnowSports Industries America and SNOW Operating.
Want to be a part of that world record? Head on out to a participating ski area and prepare to hit the powder (? I’m just making this stuff up, I’ve never been skiing before) on Friday, January 6th. All lessons will take place simultaneously in seven different time zones: 9 am Alaska time, 10 am Pacific time, 11 am Mountain time, 12 noon Central time, 1 pm Eastern time, 2 pm Atlantic time and 2:30 Newfoundland time.
Participating Pennsylvania Ski Areas:
- Blue Mountain Resort
- Camelback Mountain Resort
- Liberty Mountain Resort
- Carroll Valley
- Roundtop Ski Area
- Seven Springs Mountain Resort
- Seven Springs
- Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
- Shawnee on Delaware
- Ski Big Bear
- Whitetail Resort
If you can’t make it on the 6th, most ski resorts offer beginner ski lessons all winter long, and some have special deals for January since it’s National Learn to Ski and Snowboard month.
Check out skipa.com for discounts at Pennsylvania ski areas. Don’t forget, if you have a 4th or 5th grader, they ski and snowboard for FREE in PA through the Snowpass program. They do not need to be a PA resident.