Learn to Ski and Ride Month is Here!

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month is Here! Take advantage of special deals for beginners and win prizes with the Bring a Friend Campaign.


Heavenly is offering special programs for adults who want to learn to ski or snowboard. You can either take two days of lessons and receive the third lesson free or take one day of lessons and receive a second day at 50% off. A beginner learning package consists of a lift ticket, equipment rentals and lessons from a professional instructor.

Heavenly is also offering a grand prize to those skiers and riders who introduce a new friend or family member to the sport in the month of January.  As part of the “Bring a Friend Challenge,” anyone who brings their friend or family member into the Ski and Ride School to sign up for one of the above LSSM specials will be entered to win a two night vacation to Heavenly.

The Ski and Snowboard Month web site helps newcomers locate information, videos and links to help them learn more about the world of snow sports.

The Bring a Friend campaign encourages current skiers and snowboarders to bring friends or family members to a local resort and help them sign up for lessons from professional instructors. The national Bring a Friend Challenge offers incentives, including product prizes and trips, for both current participants and newcomers. The national Challenge starts in December and runs until March 17, 2013. Details are available at http://bringafriend.org. Trips will be awarded at the end of the Challenge and are for the 2013-14 season. They include four-day packages for two to Sun Valley in Idaho, Park City, Deer Valley and The Canyons in Utah and Smugglers’ Notch in Vermont.

Also kicking off in January is the new “Why I Love to Ski or Ride” Video Contest. Beginning on January 1 amateur videographers can enter to win great prizes from The North Faceskis.comWarren Miller EntertainmentSKI and Transworld Snowboarding. Your entry will be posted on the LSSM special Facebook page and your friends and others will be able to “vote” on your work. The contest runs through February 15, 2013.

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and Bring a Friend are supporters of the Let’s Move initiative and the President’s Challenge, two programs designed to encourage activity and good nutritional practices – particularly among youth.

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and Bring a Friend are national initiatives that are dedicated to helping children and adults learn a snow sport by taking lessons from professional instructors and other trained personnel. They are developed and supported by national, regional and local organizations and businesses in the snow sports industry in partnership with non-industry organizations that encourage active lifestyles.

Click here to start your vacation planning now!

Hope you all can get out there and encourage others to try out our favorite winter sports!
~ Heidi Ettlinger
Heavenly Ski Instructor, Staff Trainer, Professional Ski Instructors of America National Alpine Team, HEAD Athlete, Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Ambassador



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