Learn to Ski!!
According to the National Ski Area Association, around 4 percent of Americans ski or snowboard. Beech Mountain Resort is hoping to increase that percentage. January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, a national movement to help increase the participation of ski and snowboard lessons. Beech Mountain Resort is in full support of this initiative and is encouraging first-time skiers and snowboarders to join the fun in the snow.
In addition to the physical health benefits, skiing and snowboarding promote mental wellness during the winter months, by keeping people active. Talia Freeman, Beech Mountain Resort Marketing Director, believes the low number of winter-sport participants is often attributed to the perceived high cost of the sport, combined with the intimidation of trying something new and different.
"The goal for us, is to provide affordable options for newcomers to try these sports, by increasing the accessibility of lessons and stressing their importance during the month of January," Freeman said. "We hope to increase participation and improve the overall health and fitness of our fellow citizens."
Beech Mountain Resort is committed to providing affordable options for newcomers to try these sports, Freeman said. In conjunction with the resort's 45th anniversary, the Learn to Ski Package is only $45. The package will run in January and includes a mid-week (Monday-Friday) lift ticket, equipment rental, helmet, and a first-time beginner lesson. This package is available for beginners ages 8 and up only. **Reservations Required***
Additionally, you can learn to ski and stay with "Skiing 101 on Beech Mountain. This special package is available every weekday in January for $101 per person. Participants receive: a skiing or snowboarding lesson, equipment rental, helmet rental, lift ticket and one night's lodging in the town of Beech Mountain. Double occupancy is required, and all participants must be age 8 or older.
Please call 1 800 438 2093 x 205 for more information!
January's "Learn to Ski" Poster Contest
Get your art supplies ready to promote Skiing and Snowboarding!
January is learn to ski month! In support of this initiative, Beech Mountain Resort will hold its second annual poster design contest to promote learning to ski and snowboard. This contest is open to all 3rd – 5th grade students nationwide.
First, second and third prize will be awarded in male and female categories. First prize includes a ski or snowboard set-up and one full day in the Beech Mountain Resort Youth Learning Center. Second and third prize will receive beginner ski packages.
All entries must be original, flat, two-dimensional drawings, paintings or renderings no smaller than 8.5 inches by 11 inches and no larger than 11 inches by 17 inches. No photographs will be permitted. Posters should be derived from the theme: Be Active! Learn to Ski or Snowboard.
Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013. Posters will be displayed in the View Haus Cafeteria at Beech Mountain Resort and will be judged by Tim Humphries, a professional snowboarder sponsored by FLOW.