Tahoe City, California—Not everyone can gracefully schuss down black diamond slopes and North Lake Tahoe ski resorts are giving novice skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to learn at bargain prices. The sixth annual Learn to Ski and Board Weekend, December 3-4, costs $20 and includes an all-day beginner lift ticket, group lesson and gear rental.

First-timers have their choice of resorts to learn at including Alpine Meadows, Boreal Mountain Resort, Diamond Peak, Granlibakken, Homewood Mountain Resort, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Squaw Valley USA and Sugar Bowl. Reservations are not required but participants should arrive early. Lesson packages can be purchased at each individual resort the day of lessons. Students should contact resorts directly for resort-specific information. Last year more than 3,000 beginner skiers and boarders participated. Learn to Ski and Board lodging/event packages are available, beginning at $69 per person, based on double occupancy. Some restrictions apply. Call 800-824-6348 for lodging details. Resorts that may not be open December 3-4 will offer a Learn to Ski Weekend when weather permits.

North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. For lodging reservations and event details, contact the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, the area’s largest reservation center, at 800-824-6348 or visit www.PureTahoeNorth.com.