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Lake Tahoe skiing: Simple tips to know if you want to learn to ski/ride

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — With all of the snow that we've accumulated this season, now is the perfect time to come up and learn how to ski or snowboard — after all, January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

For those of you who may not have your snow feet under you yet, but are curious to see what all the hype is about, here are a few tips courtesy of Diamond Peak Ski Resort.

First things first, proper clothing is essential if you are planning on spending any amount of time out in the snow. Snow pants are strongly suggested if you want to remain comfortable out there!

Also remember that the weather can change in an instant while in the mountains. Wear multiple layers of clothing in order to take off or add on a layer if need be. Gloves are also a very necessary part of any snow-related activity and hand-warmers help on really cold days!

Goggles are highly encouraged when on the slopes; not only is snow pelting you in the eyeballs incredibly annoying, the reflecting UV rays can cause permanent eye damage. If you don't have goggles, wraparound sunglasses could work on sunny days.

There is a saying, "friends don't let friends teach friends." We recommend taking a lesson from a certified instructor to learn the correct technique and have a more enjoyable first time or beginner experience.

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Here at Diamond Peak we offer lesson packages that include a lesson, ski or snowboard rental and lift ticket for as low as $89 per person, or if you come through Friday, Jan. 15, you can participate in Ski and Ride Week with lesson packages for just $39!

So come up and play in the snow! Just remember these tips when you are making the plans for your trip and you will have an amazing first experience with skiing or snowboarding. See you up here!

This tip was provided by Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Visit DiamondPeak.com or call 775-832-1177 for information.