Yawgoo Valley! That is the only resort in RI
I guess it depends on a couple things - how far you want to travel? do you just want a day trip or a weekend? Are you looking for other things to do (nightlife, etc..) as well? I assume you will be renting gear and buying a learn to ski package?
Your closest day trip resorts are going to be places like Wachusett and Nashoba in MA (probably just fine for your first day on the hill), and some of the southern NH resorts like Sunapee.
If you are looking for a weekend trip with more of a ski vacation feel head up Rt. 93 a bit and get a place at Loon or Waterville. They have good ski school programs and nice little towns around them.
Let us know a bit more what you are looking for and we can recommend something with a little more detail. [img]smile.gif[/img]