Earlier this month, I took my older girls (ages 8 & 10) to Liberty Mountain Resort in Carroll Valley, PA for their first-ever ski lessons. It was cold, like really cold, but they had a great time learning to “make a pizza slice” and to not cross their skis. I can’t wait to get my younger two kids (ages 4 & 6) out on skis either later this year or next year.
With record snowfalls here on the east coast, the ski resorts have been busier than ever. Lots of families have been taking lessons and skiing down the slopes together. Living in the Washington, DC area, we’re fortunate to have so many ski resorts close by, including Blue Mountain, which is less than four hours away. It’s also only 90 minutes from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, making for an easy family getaway.
Adjacent to the Poconos, the Blue Mountain Ski Area boasts the highest vertical in the state (upwards of 1,000 feet), 39 trails and 14 lifts. They even have snow tubing (21 lanes of fun), terrain parks and yes, a luge track for all you wannabe Olympians. For beginners, there are 14 trails, and guess what, with all the snow we’ve been getting lately, they’re all open.
If you’ve been thinking about taking the kids out to ski for the first time (or even the second or third time), then you’ll love taking them to Blue Mountain. Even better, today I’m giving away a family four-pack to the Blue Mountain Ski Area, which includes a beginner area lift ticket, a beginner group lesson and a ski lessons for each member in your family.
However, if you live in the Mid-Atlantic region, there are plenty of ski resorts across Pennsylvania worth checking into this ski season. Many, including Blue Mountain, are offering fabulous ski specials.
So, do you want to win a family four-pack to learn to ski at Blue Mountain? All you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck! Also, do check out my recent post, 5 Tips to Ensure Happy First-Time Skiers, for tips to help your kids enjoy their first experience on skis.
Photo Credit: Jeff Gibbons
Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post by the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association. However, all views and opinions expressed in this post are my own.