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Learning is fun. Most falls are painless and soft because you're landing on snow. Falling and rolling around in the snow are half the fun. Ski lessons are recommended. Most mountains offer beginner packages that include lesson, equipment and lift ticket. The rental equipment will include ski boots, skis with bindings and ski poles. The beginner ski slopes are sometimes separated from the main ski trials, so your package lift ticket may not be for the full mountain. By the second day, if not sooner, you'll be ready to try some of the main ski trails. When looking into ski packages, make sure you get access to all the trails you want to use.

The best option is to learn with a buddy. The two of you will spend the day laughing. Don't delay if a friend can't be roped in though. There will be plenty of camaraderie in the class. Once you get to the mountain, there always seems to be someone around to ski with. You'll meet people on the lifts and in the lodge. Also, check out local ski clubs. They're always a great way to meet other skiers.

LESSONS

Ski Resorts

Alta
P.O. Box 8007
Alta, Utah, USA
Tel. 1-800-359-1078

Alpine Meadows
P.O. Box 5279
Tahoe City, California 96145 USA
Tel. 1-800-441-4423

Arapahoe Basin
P.O. Box 8787
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado, USA
Tel. 1-970-468-0718

Big Sky
P.O. Box 160001
Big Sky, Montana 59716 USA
Tel. 1-406-995-5000

Cannon Mountain
Franconia Notch
Franconia, New Hampshire 03580 USA
Tel. 1-603-823-5563

Keystone Ski School
P.O. Box 38
Keystone, Colorado 80435 USA
Tel.1-800-255-3715

Killington Resort
4763 Killington Rd.
Killington, Vermont 05751, USA
Tel. 1-800-621-MTNS
Web site: www.killington.com

Jackson Hole
Wyoming, USA
Tel. 1-800-443-6931 ext. 110

Mad River
P.O. Box 1089
Waitsfield, Vermont 05673 USA
Tel. 1-802-496-3551

Mount Snow Resort
Route 100 West Dover, Vermont 05356, USA
Tel. 1-800-245-snow
Web site:www.mountsnow.com

Mountain Adventure Seminars
P.O. Box 5450
Bear Valley, CA 95223 USA
Tel. 1-209-753-6556
Web site: www.mtadventure.com

Squaw Valley
P.O. Box 2007
Olympic Valley, CA 96146, USA
Tel. 1-800-403-0206
1-530-583-6985
Web site:www.squaw.com

Vail Resorts
P.O. Box 7
Vail, Colorado 81658, USA
Tel. 1-888-830-SNOW
1-970-476-5601
Web site:www.vail.snow.com


ASSOCIATIONS



Resorts Sports Network, USA
Tel. 1-207-772-5000
Web site:www.rsn.com
RSN's mission is to be the dailiy source of info and entertainment for people who value the outdoor experience.



TRAVEL


Adventures On Skis/Adventure Sport Holidays
815 North Rd.
Westfield, MA 01085, USA
Tel. 1-800-628-9655
Web site:www.advonskis.com Book your adventure vacation here, selecting from 45 resorts and over 250 hotels.

Colorado Resort Net
Tel. 1-800-628-9655
Web site:
www.discovercolorado.com Colorado's lodging, ski, travel, and recreation website.

Esprit Travel Network
32 Devonshire Dr.
Morganville, NJ 07751, USA
Tel. 1-800-4 SKIING
1-732-591-8409
Web site:
www.skiesprit.com
Offer both international and domestic adventure trips.



Quebec Adventures, Inc.
P.O. Box 113
Ellicott City, MD 21041 USA
Tel. 1-888-678-3232
Web site: www.quebecadv.com.
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