It’s January, which means it’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and it’s time to hit the slopes. Last month, I shared with you seven ways to save when skiing with kids, and today I’ve got a bunch of folks for you to follow on Twitter as part of a new weekly feature here at Kidventurous called Twitter Tuesday.
Each Tuesday, I’ll identify a theme, like skiing or cruises, and dig up all the best people on Twitter for you to follow to get in the know, as well as find the best discounts, travel advice and resort options. Take a look at the ski pros below and let me know what you think.
@Learn2SkiBoard: The official Twitter account for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, this is a good one to follow for tips to help get you started, as well as tweeted posts on free ski schools and all the best discounts during January to get skiers on the mountains.
@OnTheSnow: Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been skiing for years, this is a great one to follow on Twitter for videos, fitness routines and updates from resorts across the country. They even have a resident meteorologist to share all the scoop on the ski season weather.
@SkiChat: If you’ve got questions about skiing, make sure to follow these guys for their weekly #SkiChat Twitter chats each Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. This week’s chat (on Jan. 5) will discuss Learn to Ski Month, so it’s the perfect opportunity to get any tips or ask questions you may have about skiing.
@Liftopia: The place to go for discounted lift tickets, rentals and lessons, check out Liftopia on the web or on their free iPhone app, then head to Twitter for news you can use, snow predictions, new ski routes and more. Another to check out is @LiftTicketsCom.
@SkiCoupons: Another great place for ski and snowboard discounts, check out SkiCoupons.com online for daily deals and deals by ski area. Then pop over to Twitter for up-to-the-minute deals and discounts, even planning tips like this post on saving money when you ski in Colorado. Another to check out is @SkiandSnowDeals.
@ColoradoSkiUSA (Colorado): If you’re thinking about a trip to Vail, Aspen or Telluride, this is the Twitter handle to follow. Find out about what options the resorts have to offer, get a close look at the snow and even learn about how some of the resorts are customizing learning packages.
@PCski (Utah): If you’re heading to Park City Mountain Resort, make sure to follow these guys on Twitter. This account is very active with reports on ski conditions, as well as a very attentive group of tweeters who are there to answer any questions you may have about anything related to Park City. Also, follow @snowmamas for help planning family ski trips to Park City.
@SkiIdaho (Idaho): This is a great catch-all Twitter account to stay up-to-date with the various resorts, like Brundage Mountain and Sun Valley. Look out for snow reports, openings / closings, local secrets, and deals like this big one at Schweitzer where you can get a lesson, lift ticket and rental gear for only $39 in January.
@WhistlerBlackcmb (British Columbia): The official Twitter handle for Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, which gets two million skiers each season. Look out for them to tweet out deals, like the new “Deep Winter” discount program, as well as photos and videos. They are very active on Twitter, so don’t hesitate to send a tweet with any questions or for the latest snow conditions.
For a more extensive list of ski resorts on Twitter, take a look at this post over at the Resort Marketing blog. Be sure to also follow the hashtags #Ski and #Skiing to get updates from even more people in the ski industry, as well as beginner and avid skiers. It’s a great way to stay on top of all things ski-related throughout the season.