January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month which means that many ski areas in New Hampshire are offering great deals geared to get newbies out on the slopes. How great? How about $39 beginner packages that include lift tickets, lessons and rentals. Not interested in the thrills (and potential spills) of downhill skiing or riding? Then beginners are invited to try a $19 cross-country ski package that includes trail pass and lesson.
Information is available here including guidance for beginners on what to wear, where to stay, and more. Make sure to check with the specific ski areas listed on the site for schedules and restrictions, and always pay attention to weather and snow conditions before heading out.
If New Hampshire is too far, stay in Boston. Check out Skiing for Less: Cheap Slopes Near Boston.