Squaw and Alpine Celebrate Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month with $39 Package
Skiers and riders can learn to ski and ride for $39 including lesson, lift ticket, and rental
[Olympic Valley and Tahoe City, Calif.] December 23, 2011 – Calling all beginner skiers and riders, January is national learn to ski and snowboard month and both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are celebrating, January 8 and 29, by offering affordable beginner learn-to-ski and ride packages for $39, including a half-day lesson (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.), lift ticket and equipment rentals. This is a great opportunity to hit the slopes and fine-tune your skills with lessons from the pros.
“Whether you’re a first-time skier or rider or simply looking to advance your skills, this is a great time to get out on the hill when the crowds have died down after the holidays,” said Dee Byrne, director of snow sports. “Our experienced instructors will provide the foundation you need to develop proper technique and will have you falling in love with the sport.”
For those that find they are hooked after just one lesson, there is the option to upgrade for $130 to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows’ Learn to Ski/Ride Three-Day Progression Package. The Progression Package includes three days of lessons (10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., ages 13+), lift tickets, rental equipment, and a learn-to-turn guarantee. Lessons can be taken consecutively or spread throughout the season. This package is offered daily throughout the season for just $289.
Another great learn to ski and snowboard option available throughout the season is the First Time Skier/Rider Package for $159. This package is an introduction to the basics and will teach students to learn to turn, stop and ride lifts at a comfortable pace. This package includes lessons (10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., ages 13+), lift ticket and rental equipment. There is also an afternoon (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) option with the Afternoon First Time Skier/Rider Package for $119. For an additional $130, an upgrade is available to the Learn to Ski/Ride Three-Day Progression Package for anyone who decides they would like an additional two days of lessons.
About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley around the cozy fire pits or enjoy a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. 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, for the ultimate slopeside lodging experience. More details are available at www.squaw.com.
About Alpine Meadows
Ranked as a top winter resort by SKI Magazine, Alpine Meadows is known for its abundant and varied skiable terrain, family-friendly atmosphere, and innovative children’s ski and snowboard programs. Alpine’s 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 14 lifts. With its high annual snowfall, the resort boasts one of Tahoe’s longest skiing and boarding seasons, which this past season, along with Squaw Valley, ran through July 4th. For more information, please see www.skialpine.com.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows recently joined forces, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can now access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on the Tahoe Super Pass or any lift ticket.
For great winter lodging packages, call 1-866-366-7261 or visit squaw.com or skialpine.com.
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