Industry News 1/7/2015

B$Z: Tahoe Donner Participates in Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

Introduced by National Ski Areas Association, January is known as Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, a national effort to introduce newcomers to snowsports. Tahoe Donner Downhill and Cross Country Ski Areas are proud to participate in this program by offering beginner packages to those new to the sport. Between Jan. 5-9 and Jan. 12-16 those who have never tried skiing or snowboarding can take advantage of deeply discounted learn to ski and snowboard deals.

At Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, packages are $39 for first-timers and include an all-day lift ticket, rental equipment, and a 1.75 hour group lesson for ages 7 and up. “We are pleased to offer some of the best beginner packages,” said Downhill Ski Area Manager Robert McClendon. “We are known as ‘the best place to begin’ and we pride ourselves in offering programs for children as young as 3 years old.” Reservations can be made by calling 530-587-9444.

At Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area, two participants can learn to ski for the price of one. For $81, the package includes a one-hour private lesson with all-day trail passes and rentals for two people. “This is an inclusive package,” explained Cross Country Ski Manager Sally Jones. “People tend to be more comfortable learning how to ski with friends and this package gives skiers that chance at half the price.” Reservations can be made by calling 530-587-9484.

Both offers are for first-timers only.

Outside of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, customizable ski packages can be arranged to accommodate large groups, private lessons, transportation, lunch and more. An opportunity for companies to host parties and rent out the Tahoe Donner Downhill mountain is also available. For as low as $75 a person, a group can book the mountain on a Tuesday, complete with lunch, rentals, equipment and a race course. (Mountain is still open to passholders, but closed to the public).

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