Even if everyone in your whole family is a first-timer on the slopes, it’s never too early or too late to learn. And chances are that once you do, you’ll be hooked. Legendary ski and snowboarding filmmaker Warren Miller sums it up, “I ask people if they can remember the first time they ever turned a pair of skis. First time they got on. If that was past the age of 5, they can remember every single thing that happened that day: who they went to the snow with, what kind of car it was, what you had for lunch, the clothes you wore, which lift you finally got on, how tired you were.” If you need more incentive, January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month so there are many deals to be had for beginners. And if you still need convincing, we’ve got 15 more reasons why every list of activities for families should include snow sports.