As they say - if the people can't come to the mountain, then take the mountain to the people. Mt. Hood Meadows Resort is giving a taste of skiing and snowboarding in mid summer on the Winteractive tour. The tour presents first time ski and snowboard techniques and tricks to young people using specially made Burton snowboard equipment and other teaching tools focusing on balance, core strength and agility. Rossignol, Columbia Sportswear, the Portland Winterhawks and Burton Snowboards are tour partners.
Vice President of Global Resorts for Burton Snowboards Jeff Boliba applauds this initiative, saying it make snowboarding much more accessible and fun, especially for kids. “Taking these activities to summer and fall events takes the winter weather out of the picture, and makes it easy for families to experience snowboarding in a fun and controlled way. Kids are the heart of our sport and Mt. Hood Meadows shares our passion and commitment to riders.”
Meadows is at the Tualatin Crawfish Festival this weekend (August 2 and 3) and will be at The Bite of Portland August 8 - 10. The tour continues with appearances scheduled at summer and fall events.
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As a special incentive and to continue the fun, Meadows is offering free season passes to kids 6 and under who participate at the Winteractive events; and a free day lift pass to kids ages 7 - 14. Adult ski and snowboard learn to ride packages are specially priced at the tour stops.
Here’s a schedule of Winteractive tour stops (with more being added to the schedule):
August 2-3 - Tualatin Crawfish Festival
August 8-10 - The Bite of Oregon
August 16th - Mt. Hood Meadows Uphill Challenge
August 23rd - Family Day @ Mt. Hood Meadows
September 5-7 - Pacific Trail Days
September 21st - Gorge Kids Triathlon
September 27th - Hood River Hops Fest
October 2nd - First Thursday at Meadows Portland Office
October 30th - Laurelwood Brewpub Pass Event
November 1-2nd - Winter Kick-off at Mt. Hood Meadows
November 14-16th - Portland Ski Fever and Snowboard Show