Squaw and Alpine Host $39 Learn to Ski and Snowboard Days This January
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows offer beginner lift tickets, half-day lessons and full rental packages for $39 to first time skiers and riders
[Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, Calif.] January 2, 2013 – This January, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are celebrating National Learn to Ski and Ride Month by offering four $39 Learn to Ski and Snowboard Days. For just $39, adult first-time skier and snowboarders can get a half-day lesson, beginner lift ticket and equipment rentals for just $39. This year’s $39 Learn to Ski and Snowboard Days are January 12 and 26 at Squaw Valley and January 13 and 27 at Alpine Meadows.
First-time skiers and riders will have the choice between a morning or an afternoon adult group lesson as part of the $39 Learn to Ski and Snowboard package. Morning lessons will run from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and afternoon lessons will run from 1-3:30 p.m. Beginners can sign up for the $39 Learn to Ski and Snowboard package in the Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows rental shops on the designated Learn to Ski and Snowboard Days.
For those that find they are hooked after just one lesson, there is the option to upgrade to get the additional two days of the Three-Day Progression Package for just $160. The Progression Package includes a total of three days of lessons, lift tickets, rental equipment, and a learn-to-turn guarantee for ages 13+. Lessons can be taken consecutively or spread throughout the season. Without upgrading, this package is offered daily throughout the season for just $299.
About Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM)
With the marketing mantra of “Humans Were Never Meant to Hibernate,” the Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month advocacy group works with the major players in the industry including most major resorts, National Ski Area Association, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, Snowsports Industry Association, Professional Ski Instructors of America, National Ski Patrol, U.S. Forest Service and many more. Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month was started in 2009 when resort associations in just a couple of states decided to launch their state-wide programs. Now, more than 300 ski areas, resorts and Nordic centers offer special learning programs during January. In some states, learning programs for cross country skiing and snowshoeing are also offered as part of the initiative. For more information, please visit www.SkiandSnowboardMonth.org.
About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is a year-round mountain destination offering world-class adventures in every season. Squaw is renowned for its legendary skiing and riding that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts including a unique mountaintop beginner area and unrivaled expert steeps, chutes and bowls. In summer, the resort welcomes a full line-up of live music and festivals and Squaw’s Aerial Tram offers a scenic ride up to a host of mountaintop activities. For the ultimate slopeside lodging experience, guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley’s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony.
About Alpine Meadows
Alpine Meadows’ seven powder bowls, summit-to-base groomed slopes, and authentic hospitality are among the many attributes that have made the resort a favorite of the local community and visitors alike. Alpine Meadows offers skiers and riders access to more than 100 trails across 2,400 skiable acres serviced by 13 lifts. With its high annual snowfall, the resort boasts one of Tahoe’s longest skiing and boarding seasons.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass. For more information about Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, visit www.squaw.com or www.skialpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206.
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