With all that snow falling outside this week, I hope it is inspiring people to get out side and enjoy winter. Skiing and snowboarding are great ways to get outside, get fresh air and exercise, and have fun with family and friends. Why complain about winter when you can embrace it?
Do you know someone who you know would just love skiing or riding if they just gave it a chance? All too often I hear people say that they love to play outside, but cold weather keeps them indoors. Yet as a skier, I know that the fun and freedom of sliding on snow trumps any discomfort the temperature may present. Maybe they feel that they have no idea how to get started. With all the gear and technique involved, it may seem complicated and difficult.
But, there are ways to make the learning process easy and fun. And affordable.
Bretton Woods is hosting a FREE Learn to Ski and Snowboard Weekend, December 13 and 14, 2014. The package for first-time alpine skiers & snowboarders (13+) includes a Learn to Ski or Snowboard lesson, equipment rentals and beginner terrain lift ticket valid for the day of the lesson. Participants must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance with the Bretton Woods Ski & Snowboard School at 603-278-3303.
Steve Debenedictis, Bretton Woods' Ski School Director, told me, "We want to give people an opportunity to get an early season start and take advantage of all the benefits of a full season of skiing and riding."Steve added, "This is what we do best: we get people ready to ski and ride confidently."
Each new skier/rider who completes their lesson will receive a special Explore the Woods Discount Card. The cardholder will receive a 10% discount at Resort Retail and a 20% discount on rentals, lift tickets, and ski school lessons for the remainder of the 2015 ski season. In addition, the cardholder will have the opportunity to purchase a 2015-2016 Bretton Woods season pass for 20% off the early season price.
Another bonus: Explore the Woods cardholders will be invited to the Season Passholder BBQ in March 22, 2015.
I can personally attest to the power of a good lesson snowsports lesson. Don't know how or where to start? Let the professionals guide you and make it fun.
Anyone who can relate to the pure joy, the thrill and the fun of sledding down a backyard hill on a sled can understand why taking it one step further and learning how to ski or ride can be an addictive pastime; one that makes you forget about the temperature and instead makes you want to play outside until your legs just won't carry you up (or down) the hill one more time. Let your friends know - this is a great opportunity to try skiing or riding.