Try This: Learn to Downhill Ski Or Snowboard for $25

If you’ve never ever skied before, now’s your chance to learn the basics by joining in Never Ever Days.

Photograph courtesy of Travel Alberta/Hubert Kang

Be honest: when you’re at the ski hill with your friends and family, you don’t really want to spend all day in the lodge drinking hot chocolate by yourself.

But maybe the real reason you don’t join in the activity on the hill is because you’ve never gotten on skis before and you have no idea where to start. In that case, now’s the time to try something new. Make learning to ski or snowboard your 2017 goal and register for the Canadian Ski Council’s Never Ever Days program.

Never Ever Days is basically an essential beginner package if you’re new to the winter sport. You’ll get equipment rental, a lift ticket, a one-hour lesson and a full day on the hill. It also includes some comeback offers that will be hard to turn down. And it’s all only $25.

Come wearing your snow gear. (That’s a waterproof coat, waterproof snow pants and warm gloves, if you aren’t sure.) Expect a day that includes a group lesson, a group lunch and meet-ups to celebrate everyone’s progress. The exact procedure will differ at each ski hill.

Never Ever Days is for total beginners ages 13 and up. You won’t have trouble finding a ski hill that’s convenient – or one that’s further away but a hill your family has always wanted to visit. The program is offered at a total of 88 Canadian ski hills, including 16 in Alberta. Close to Calgary, there are still spots available in the Never Ever Days program at Lake Louise, Mount Norquay, Nakiska and Kicking Horse from now until early April.

Book soon – spots are filling up fast – and prepare to learn a new winter skill. You can still enjoy that hot chocolate in the lodge after the day of skiing is done.

For more information on the Never Ever Days program, visit

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