The Maine Learn to Ski and Ride Card offers one day of lift ticket, lesson, and rentals, and a second day of lift ticket and rentals, at Titcomb Mountain, Lost Valley or Camden Snow Bowl, then a day of lift ticket and rentals at either Sugarloaf or Sunday River.

The cards cost $89 and are available at Lost Valley, Titcomb, and Camden Snow Bowl.

The Maine Learn to Ski and Ride Card is intended to eliminate obstacles to learning to ski or ride by packaging three days worth of equipment, lift tickets, and lessons. Skiers will spend their first day in a lesson and become accustomed to being on snow before venturing out on their own on the second day. By the third day they will be prepared to explore the slopes of Sugarloaf and Sunday River, two of the East's biggest destination resorts.

 "The Maine Learn to Ski and Ride Card is another example of the cooperation the Maine ski industry has demonstrated between the larger destination resorts and the local community areas," Greg Sweetser, executive director of the Ski Maine Association, said in the release. "Maine has a high percentage of community areas and the cooperation between the mountains works to everyone's benefit. Any programs in Maine that focus on introducing new skiers to the sport can only bring good things to the entire ski and snowboard industry. This program is a great introduction, and we know that introduction is the key to our sport."

More information: Camden Snow Bowl; Lost Valley; Sugarloaf; Sunday River; Titcomb Mountain.