Instead of hibernating this winter and already planning your Spring Break getaway, take in the beauty of the season. January is an especially scenic time around the Pennsylvania mountains from picturesque snowy landscapes to cozy mountainside dining venues, the natural environment beckons to be explored. During this time of new beginnings and resolutions, why not, embrace the cold, gather your favorite gal pals and start a new winter tradition on the Pennsylvania ski slopes.
Here’s six reasons to start planning your girls’ trip now.
1. January Deals
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month in Pennsylvania and the Key State Mountains area a perfect place for newbies to get out on the slopes for the first time. SkiPA is offering a $5 discount off learn to ski packages, which includes beginner lift ticket, rental and lesson. And, member resorts also have special beginner deals all month-long.
2. Get Active Together
Now is the perfect time to work off those extra holiday calories. Instead of heading to the same old indoor yoga studio, get outside and hit the slopes.Skiing and snowboarding are a great way to get the heart pumping and burn some calories. In fact, a 155-pound woman can burn 563 calories during one hour of Alpine skiing alone. So, head to your favorite ski resort this January. Not only will you burn some serious calories, but you’ll also enjoy some picturesque scenery and even have a few laughs while you’re at it, too.
3. Bond Over a Scenic Dinner
Whether you and your pals are seeking a cozy warm-up cocktail, looking for a gourmet dining experience or an Après-ski hot spot, the Pennsylvania ski resorts have you covered. Enjoy Five-star dining at its finest at Nemacolin’s Lautrec, sip a cocktail and enjoy the view atop Pennsylvania’s highest vertical at Blue Mountain’s Slopeside Pub and Grill or enjoy some great local entertainment and delicious munchies at the Edges Pub at Tussey Mountain.
4. Relax and Rejuvenate
After a long day on the slopes, a little pampering can go a long way to sooth sore muscles and rejuvenate the spirit. Many SkiPA resorts offer full-service spas. Whether you are looking for a deep tissue massage or want to relax in the sauna, a spa experience is sure to help you and your friends relax, rejuvenate and get prepared for another day of outdoor fun.
5. Ladies Only Ski Clinics
Learning is fun together. Many Pennsylvania ski resorts offer FREE weekly ladies ski clinics. Instructors provide tips and tricks to enhance your skills in a fun and nurturing learning environment. It’s all about women helping other women.
6. Winter Fun Galore
If not all your gal pals are interested in learning to downhill ski, no worries. Pennsylvania resorts offer more than just Alpine skiing. Many include extensive trails for cross country skiing and snow shoeing, too. Learning to cross country ski or snow shoe is a perfect way to introduce newbies to the sport. It’s also a nice alternative to enjoy during your getaway to give everyone a chance to catchup on the latest news and make some special memories.
So, there you have it. Six surefire ways to make some memories and have fun with your girlfriends this January. And, best of all, you don’t have to wait for Spring. To plan your Pennsylvania winter ski getaway, visit the SkiPA Website.