January is once again Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, so resorts are offering some sweet beginner deals for adults and youngsters. Plus there’s finally snow in the high country, adding from-the-sky white fluff to the machine-made cover. Our friends at the Denver Post’s “The Know” section have scouted out specifics about lift/lesson/rental deals for beginning skiers and snowboarders. Click here for details. We especially like the offers at Loveland and Granby Ranch, which include a season pass upon completion of three well-priced lessons. Even though the price tag might make some thriftaholics’ heads spin, remember that these packages are an investment in a lifetime of winter fun.