Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. has officially declared January Learn a Snow Sport Month in the state of Utah.  This declaration is in conjunction with a national effort to promote the learning of snow sports during the month of January. I would love to share the great packages and deals available to Utahn’s with your viewers any time this month. Please let me know if you are interested. I have posted more information below:

Starting this year alpine resorts, Nordic centers, and state and national parks in twenty-three states are offering special learn to alpine ski, snowboard, cross-country and snowshoe packages to locals. Participating states include: California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Learn a Snow Sport Month has also been supported by SnowSports Industries America(SIA), Professional Ski Instructors of America –American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI), National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) and Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA).

As America battles an obesity epidemic, the snow sports industry hopes to motivate youth and adults to be active in winter months when exercise is most difficult. “Ski Utah is thrilled to have the Governor support efforts which make skiing and snowboarding feasible for Utah’s local population,” remarked Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty. “After all, everyone should be able to take advantage of Utah’s most famous resource, its incredible snow.”

Utah has served as a leader in this initiative and will once again be offering great beginner deals with its Lucky 13 promotion. Utah’s 13 alpine resorts have put together special packages for Utah residents that are fun and affordable. Whether learning for the first-time, or simply brushing up unpracticed skills, these offers are the jackpot for people looking to ski or snowboard this January.

Locals are also invited to win a ‘learn to ski or snowboard’ package for their family (two adults and two children) by visiting www.skiutah.com/lucky13/. Simply log on, fill out the entry form and hope to be one of the Lucky 13 selected to win.