Ever wanted to learn to ski, but intimidated by a huge mountain in Colorado or Vermont? Spring Mountain Adventures in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, is the perfect destination to build your ski or snowboarding skills, and at a fraction of what you would pay at a fancy resort.
Only a 40-minute drive from Center City, Philadelphia, travelers can visit the City of Brotherly Love and also enjoy a day outdoors. The simple set up for lift tickets, rentals and classes makes getting started easy for beginners. Reserving a spot for a class is highly recommended before you arrive on a weekday and mandatory on weekends. If it was a spur-of-the-moment trip, don’t worry: Walk-ups are welcome, but with limited availability and only on weekdays.
Classes are limited to only five to six guests per instructor so you can get more time practicing without waiting while a large class learns. Lessons are one hour. By the end, you will go from a falling, awkward newbie to a skier ready to take on a blue trail. For about $82, your ticket and equipment rental are good for the entire day until closing. Compared to large ski resorts, this is the best bargain for your buck.
There are three dining options to keep you full and hydrated for your day on the slopes. An outdoor booth offers hot dogs, fries, beer and fried Oreos for the quick grab, eat, ski folks. Inside, find a quick-service area with pizza, burgers, salads and more. This spot is to eat, warm up and get off of your feet for a bit. Lastly, there is a sit-down restaurant upstairs with large windows that look at the mountain. For people visiting for a full day, the restaurant helps recharge midday or evening to rest up and get back out on the slopes.
Spring Mountain is the perfect location for beginners to ski, eat and learn.
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