Maybe you're new to Colorado and haven't skied, or maybe you're a native who's never hit these world-class slopes. You probably feel out of place.
Now is your most affordable chance to fit in.
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and resorts around the state are teaching and dishing out tickets at a lower rate for beginners.
Here's a rundown of some options:
Juniors ages 7-12 get a three-hour lesson, lift ticket and equipment for the day for $73. More information: http://www.skimonarch.com/.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Adults (ages 15 and older) pay $125 for a half-day lesson, rental gear and a lift ticket that comes with a coupon for a discounted beer in the 6th Alley Bar and Grill.
Get a lesson with rentals and a magic carpet lift ticket for two hours for $89 or four hours for $179.
Copper Mountain Resort
Adults pay $79 for afternoon lessons.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
First-time skiers and riders ages 15 and older can sign up for a First Time Beginner Adventure lesson with the Crested Butte Ski and Ride School. This package includes a full-day ski or snowboard lesson, full-day adult lift ticket (valid for limited lift access on the day of the lesson) and half-off a single-day equipment rental package. For more information, http://www.skicb.com/learn.
Eldora Mountain Resort
A $169 (non-peak day) or $189 (peak day) package includes a lesson, lift ticket and rentals for adults (15 and older). Packages at the same price for kids, plus snacks and lunch.
Ski Granby Ranch
Pay $199 for one full-day lesson plus one half-day lesson and get rentals and lift tickets along with a bonus: a pass for the rest of the season.
Loveland Ski Area
A season pass is the reward for completing three lessons. Along with beginner adults and kids, intermediate skiers and riders can buy the three-lesson package for $366.
From Jan. 6 to Jan. 31, a $250 bundle includes lessons, rentals and two days of access to beginner terrain.
Winter Park Resort
Starting at $269, first-timers ages 14 and older get a lesson, equipment, a lift ticket and lunch.