Skiers can choose from a variety of special passes at Timberline Ski Area this season. (Photo credit: Randy Boverman)

January is upon us, and it’s time to make good on those New Year’s resolutions. Oregon ski areas have got you covered with specials that make it easy and affordable to get active.

In honor of national Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, Mt. Hood Meadows offers the 3 Time Passport ($139), One Day Beginner Package ($75), Twilight Kids Club for kids under 13 ($80-$90) and more.

Mt. Bachelor’s Ski or Ride in 5 was named the Best Beginner Program in America by the National Ski Areas Association in 2012. It costs $199 and awards graduates with a free winter season pass. Other beginner programs are available for ages three and up, including Mountain Rippers and Mountain Riders.

Skiers at Timberline Ski Area can choose from the Flex 5 Pass ($229) for five days of skiing, the Parenthood Pass ($575) for couples with young non-skiers and the Timberline Weekday Plus Pass ($299) and Timberline College Weekday Plus Pass ($225) for weekday skiers.

At SkiBowl, choose from First Timer Lessons ($41 a $5 discount for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month), Guaranteed Learn to Ski/Ride 1-2-3 ($119), Lucky-7 ($287-$314) and Beginner Lessons Level 1 ($56).

Anthony Lakes Ski Area has beginner packages for all ages learning alpine, Nordic or snowboarding as well as half price Thursdays through March.

Lesson packages often include lift tickets, equipment rental and lessons. You provide the stoke!

about author Eileen Garvin

Eileen Garvin lives and writes in Hood River. When she’s not hunched over her keyboard or digging in the garden, you can find her mountain biking, kiteboarding, hiking, skiing or camping somewhere in Oregon.

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