MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – January has been proclaimed Learn A Snow Sport Month in Oregon, and Mt. Hood Meadows is offering many affordable packages for first timers. Meadows has the largest ski school in Oregon, with certified professionals with a vast amount of experience in introducing beginners to skiing and snowboarding. The resort’s “Buttercup” beginner chairlift services the gradual terrain where first time lessons are conducted. Meadows also has the Northwest’s only enclosed over the conveyer called “The Ballroom Carpet” which gives first timers a fun uphill experience. Most ski areas rely on the traditional “rope tow” which tend to wear out beginners being pulled up the hill.
As part of Learn A Snow Sport month, anyone who brings a beginner to enroll in a beginner package at Mt. Hood Meadows in the month of January can enter to win an unlimited 2010-2011 season pass.
Meadows learn to ski or snowboard packages include a Buttercup beginner lift ticket, ski or snowboard equipment rentals and a two hour lesson. They are very affordable and some are offered at even greater discounts at the resort’s website.
One Day Package - $60 at the ski resort / $50 online (age 13 and older)
Includes a Buttercup beginner lift ticket, 2 hour lesson and equipment rentals.
A second two hour lesson can be added for just $10 more.
Night Package - $25 (age 13 and older, offered Wednesday – Sunday Evenings)
Includes a Buttercup 3 – 9 PM beginner lift ticket, 2 hour lesson and equipment rentals.
3 Time Passport - $99 (age 13 and older)
Includes three days – lift ticket, 2 hour lesson and equipment rentals each day. First two days include Buttercup beginner lift ticket, third day is an all mountain lift. Any three days, no reservations required.
3 Time Night Passport - $75 (age 13 and older)
Includes three evenings – 3 – 9 PM lift tickets, 2 hour lesson and equipment rentals each day. First two evenings include Buttercup beginner lift ticket, third evening is an all night operating lift. Any three nights, no reservations required.
4 Time Learn to Ski or Snowboard - $160 (age 13 and older)
This 4 week program includes an all day lift ticket, ski rental package (skis, boots, poles), and a 2 hour lesson for 4 consecutive weeks offered through weekend middle school, high school and adult programs. January programs kick off January 9 and 10; February programs begin February 6 and 7. The package is also offered through the midweek (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) adult programs. The first two weeks include a ticket for beginner lift only; last two weeks include an all-mountain lift ticket.
Twilight Kids Club is offered Saturdays and Sundays. Parents receive 1 free adult 3pm – close lift ticket for each child enrolled in Twilight Club. Kids are supervised from 3 PM – 7 PM with a two hour on snow lesson offered in between. Equipment rentals is just $5 for kids in Club.