Skiing 101

From Staff Reports (reporter@mountaintimes.com)



Article Published: Jan. 2, 2014 | Modified: Jan. 2, 2014
Skiing 101

Skiing 101 debuted last year at Beech Mountain Resort as part of January Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

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Beech Mountain’s Skiing 101 program will once again be offered throughout the month of January.
Skiing 101 at Beech debuted last year as part of January Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

The program reached many new skiers and snowboarders and even won an award from the National Ski Areas Association as the top campaign promoting learn-to-ski month.

Those who enroll in the program receive one night’s lodging, equipment rental, helmet rental for extra safety, a full-day lift ticket and a beginner ski or snowboard lesson at Beech Mountain Resort.

The monthlong program is available Monday through Friday to anyone age 8 or older. Cost of enrollment is $101 per person, double occupancy required.

“The cool thing about this program is once people step into our group sales office, they don’t have to worry about a thing,” said Talia Freeman, marketing director at Beech Mountain Resort. “We walk people through each step. Everything is covered from lift tickets to equipment rentals to fittings to the proper way to carry skis. We make all the rounds and ensure they arrive at their lesson on time and prepared.”

Registering for Skiing 101 at Beech is simple. Folks visiting the area may contact any of the participating lodging options at http://www.BeechMtn.com/skiing101 and ask for the Skiing 101 package.

The accommodation will book one’s room and provide a voucher at check-in to be redeemed at the ski resort for a lesson, equipment rental, helmet rental and lift ticket.

“For anyone interested in learning the proper way to ski or snowboard, this is an ideal program,” program organizers said. “It can even develop into a regular winter activity.”

“We had a few people who did the program last year and bought season passes this winter,” Freeman said. “It was the first time they had ever been on the slopes, and now they’re regulars here at the resort.”

For more information, visit http://www.beechmtn.com, or call (800) 468-5506.

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