The leaves have fallen, there’s a chill in the air, and snowflakes are starting to drop from the sky. The perfect time to start thinking about the upcoming ski season! Don’t know how to ski? Don’t worry we have that part covered! Something to think about…January is national learn to ski month and our close friends at Shawnee Mountain can offer advice, lessons, and equipment rentals (just in case you’re not ready to fully commit).
Shawnee Mountain (located just 3 miles from The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort) has 23 trails, 2 terrain parks, and the Pocono Plunge Snow Tubing Park, offering fun for the whole family. Trails range from easy to freestyle for all types of skiers and snowboarders.
Our close relationship with Shawnee Mountain allows us to score some awesome discounts and pass them along to you our special guests! Our Learn to Ski package includes overnight accommodations, a hot and hearty breakfast to keep your energy up, ski or snowboard rentals, an all-day lift ticket, and up to a 90-minute group lesson! This package is valid December-March (during Shawnee Mountain’s Ski Season).
Still not convinced that skiing is right for you? Let’s address a few more things that might have you concerned? Is skiing dangerous? Statistically, skiing or snowboarding is no more hazardous than bicycling or playing a round of tennis, and there is safety equipment available to make you more comfortable. Do you need to be in good physical shape to ski? You don’t have to be an athlete to ski, but you might tire faster. You will fall down, so being in shape or used to some sort of physical activity will allow you to bounce back quicker. How cold will it be? It depends on the conditions. We suggest dressing in layers. It’s easier to remove layers of clothing than add it. Jeans and sweatpants are not recommended, because you will get wet. Make your outer most layer waterproof. Last bit of advice for a new skier of any age, is to understand that you will fall when learning to ski, and you might even get frustrated or be embarrassed, but all skiers have been there, trust us! What’s most important is that you get back up and try again, and before you know it, you’ll be racing down the slopes, and looking forward to ski season every year!