There are no sports more perfectly suited for the winter months than skiing and snowboarding. Online retailer Skis.com is helping to promote January as Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. To help motivate beginners, they are offering a $50 gift value to anyone who takes a lesson during January. Just email them a photo of your receipt and in return, they'll send you a gift voucher good for anything offered on their web store.

Even sweeter? The "Why I Love to Ski or Ride" video contest. The contest runs through February 15th and the top prize is a $500 gift card. Just submit a clip explaining your passion and you could be chosen!

For full details on the events, visit the Skis.com Rules and Regulations page.

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