[Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, Calif.] January 2, 2014 – In celebration of National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (January), Alpine Meadows is offering a $49 Learn to Ski and Ride Specialthat includes a beginner lift ticket, equipment rentals and 2½ hour lesson – offering a savings of $90. The special deal will be offered for adults and kids (ages 8 and up) every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Alpine Meadows Jan. 7-30.
"We are proud supporters of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and thrilled to offer such an affordable opportunity for guests to experience the sports we love so much," said Dee Byrne, managing director of Snowsports at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. "With the comfortable temperatures, sunny days and soft snow, the conditions are ideal for learning to ski or snowboard."
Beginner skiers and riders can sign up for the Learn to Ski and Ride Special online atwww.skialpine.com. Guests can also sign up for the Ski and Ride Special at the Alpine Meadows Rental Shop. Walk-ins are welcome.
For those who are hooked after just one lesson, Alpine Meadows is offering the option to upgrade to get the additional two days of the Three-Day Progression Package for $180. The Progression Package includes a total of three days of lessons, lift tickets, rental equipment, and a learn-to-turn guarantee for ages 13 and up. Lessons can be taken consecutively or spread throughout the season. Without upgrading, this package is offered daily throughout the season for just $329.
Anytime this season, beginner skiers and riders can take advantage of Learn to Ski & Ride Packages at both Squaw and Alpine that include a beginner lift ticket, equipment rentals and lessons. An adult package that includes a full-day lesson is $159 if booked three days in advanced and $179 for walk-ins. A package that includes a half-day, afternoon lesson is $119 if booked three days in advanced and $139 for walk-ins.
For kids (ages 3-13), Learn to Ski & Ride Packages are also offered all season long. Kids packages include a beginner lift ticket, equipment rentals and lessons. Packages that include a half-day lesson start at $149, and a full-day lesson starts at $179. Private lessons for both kids and adults are also available.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are both open with top-to-bottom skiing and riding. Squaw Valley currently has 13 lifts and 18 trails open. Alpine Meadows currently has eight lifts 30 trails open. In addition to great skiing and riding, guests can also enjoy snowtubing, mini snowmobiles, ice skating, shopping and dining. Squaw's new Wanderlust Yoga Studio also offers a full schedule of 19 classes per week, as well as great workshops. The Studio is located in The Village at Squaw Valley and is open seven days a week.
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 of 450 inches, 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.
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.