Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Host $49 Learn to Ski and Ride Weekend December 14-15
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows offer beginner lift tickets, lessons and full rental packages for $49 to first time skiers and riders.
[Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, Calif.] November 20, 2013 – This December, beginner skiers and riders can take their first turns on the snow at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows for just $49 including a beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and lessons during the resorts’ Learn to Ski and Ride Weekend. Slated for Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, Squaw and Alpine’s Learn to Ski and Ride Weekend is specifically tailored to both kids and adults who want to learn a new snow sport.
“We know learning to ski or snowboard can sometimes be expensive, so we wanted to offer beginners an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of learning from a pro at a super affordable price,” said Dee Byrne, managing director of snow sports at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. “This is the perfect opportunity for new skiers and riders to experience the joy of spending a day in the mountains, as well as all that Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have to offer.”
The Learn to Ski and Ride Special includes one half-day lesson, which can be taken at either Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows. Lessons are from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Adults, ages 13 and up, can register for the lessons online or walk-ins are welcome. Morning lesson registration is from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and afternoon lesson registration is prior to 1 p.m.
Reservations are required for kids' lessons (ages 12 and under); to make reservations for kids at Squaw Valley call (530) 452-7225. For reservations at Alpine meadows, call (800) 403-0206.
For those who are unable to make the December dates, the resorts will also offer the Learn to Ski and Ride Special at Alpine Meadows January 14-30, 2014 (for teens and adults ages 13 and up) in celebration of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM). LSSM encourages children and adults to develop the skill of skiing or snowboarding by taking lessons in a fun environment from professional instructors. The month also challenges current skiers and snowboarders to improve their skills through 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 29 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 newly upgraded suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate slopeside lodging experience.
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, 42 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass.
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