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January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month!
Bring a friend and learn how you can elevate your winter experience
Thursday, December 27, 2012
ARAPAHOE BASIN, Colo. – Arapahoe Basin (A-Basin) joins ski areas nationwide to
celebrate Learn to Ski
and Snowboard Month (LSSM). Held during the month
of January, LSSM encourages people who’ve never tried skiing or snowboarding to
take a lesson, and challenges current snowsports enthusiasts to introduce a
friend to the sport.
“January is a terrific time to learn to ski or ride,” said
Burt Skall, A-Basin’s Snowsports Director. “There’s more terrain open, the
holiday crowds have headed home, and it’s the perfect time to follow through on
those New Year’s resolutions to get out on the mountain more often.”
Every Sunday in January 2013 (1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27),
Arapahoe Basin will offer its Super Sunday Special packages to first-time
skiers and riders. These packages are discounted up to 37 percent and include an
all-mountain lift ticket, a half-day, morning lesson, and rental equipment.
Adult ski packages are $99; adult snowboard packages are $107; kids’ ski
packages are $79; and kids’ snowboard packages are $84. The lesson can be
purchased by itself for only $59.
On January 13, February 10 and March 10, 2013, A-Basin
Snowsports will hold One Run Lessons free of charge. Guests can sign up at the mountain
on any of those three days, and take one run from the Black Mountain Express
lift with a snowsports instructor. The purpose of the lesson is to make minor
changes to the guest’s form, and to introduce the guest to snowsports instruction.
Arapahoe Basin’s Assistant General Manager Peggy Hiller
hopes to see participation in snowsports grow among guests of all ages as a
result of LSSM.
“We hope that people who are just starting out with snowsports
can have as much fun as we do,” said Hiller. “Learning to love skiing or
boarding is truly a life-altering experience.”