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    Top ski resorts for beginners

    We’ve compiled a list of North America’s best resorts for first timers thanks to their specialized learning programs, state-of-the-art facilities, accessibility and unique beginner experiences. After a ski lesson or two with one of the highly trained instructors at the top ski and snowboard schools listed below, you’ll be well on your way to enjoying years of wintertime bliss.

    Our 65+ Mountain Travel Experts are ready to make sure you pick a ski resort where you can explore the boundaries of your comfort zone in a stress free environment.

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    We can help you choose and book the perfect beginner ski destination. Ski.com matches every quote with a dedicated Mountain Travel Expert who is ready to make sure you book the best ski vacation possible.

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    Package Deals for Beginners:


    Save up to 58% on lodging
    Sun Peaks
    Save up to 58% on lodging
    Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Center
    Sample Dates
    01/17/2025 to 01/25/2025
    Save up to 57% on lodging
    Telluride
    Save up to 57% on lodging
    Madeline Hotel & Residences
    Sample Dates
    06/09/2024 to 06/12/2024
    Save up to 52% on lodging
    Deer Valley Resort
    Save up to 52% on lodging
    Montage Deer Valley
    Sample Dates
    12/15/2024 to 12/20/2024

    Featured Beginner Resorts

    What makes for a great beginner ski trip?


    • Specialized, well-reputed learning programs
    • Highly certified PSIAA ski and snowboard instructors
    • State-of-the-art facilities
    • Easy access to the slopes
    • Gentle first-timer learning zones
    • Progressive beginner terrain
    • Great non-skiing activities and attractions (when you need a break)
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