Best Ski Resorts For Beginners In North America

Learning to ski can be a nerve-wracking experience. The movements seem unnatural at first and the idea of speeding down a steep mountain with no immediate way to stop would scare any first-timer right off the bat.[slideshow:92778]

Choosing where to go for your first few lessons is an important step that can turn it into a thrilling winter adventure or a "never again" memory you'd like to forget.

Don't automatically dismiss skiing if you are afraid of heights because you're most likely not going to go to the top of the mountain on your first day, or even week. First-timers usually enroll in specialized programs for easier access, individual lessons, and separate slopes.

Novices want wide terrain, groomed terrain, and, possibly, isolated areas for slower skiers who are looking to gain confidence and improve their technique.

Resorts across the continent have made additions like offering new beginner programs and distinct packages that include rentals, tuition and beginners' lift tickets.

Click here for 15 of the Top Ski Resorts for Beginners in North America

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