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Learn to Ski and Snowboard at Loon

Monday, October 17, 2016

Media Contact

Media Contact Info:
Greg Kwasnik
603.745.6281 ext. 5528
gkwasnik@loonmtn.com

Mailing Address:
Loon Mountain Resort
60 Loon Mountain Rd.
Lincoln, NH 03251

Lincoln, NH (Oct. 17, 2016) -Learning to ski or snowboard at Loon Mountain Resort promises to be easier and more exciting than ever this winter. Students will learn from excellent coaches, participate in groundbreaking camps, and can take advantage of our First Class Learning Experience program, which gives learners a chance to take home a free pair of HEAD Skis, boots, and bindings - and score savings all season long.

Get a Free Pair of HEAD Skis through 'First Class Beginner's Weekend'

This winter, beginners who book a First Class Beginner's Weekend will be treated to an immersive weekend-long learning program that includes their own FREE pair of HEAD skis, bindings and boots (while supplies last) and a private slopeside learning lounge. Participants will build camaraderie as they spend the weekend with their coaches, who will ensure the proper fit of their boots and gear to get them started off on the right foot. This program includes morning coffee and lunch as well as an après gathering at the end of the first day for participants to share their experiences and get a taste of the winter sports lifestyle.

"Proper boot fit is often overlooked in the beginning process, and it is really important for a positive learning experience," said Rob Bevier, Loon's Ski & Snowboard School director. "A weekend program gives beginners a great foundation to enjoy a lifelong sport and our coaches help smooth the way."

Beginners who can't commit to a whole weekend can purchase a Learn-to-Ski or Ride package, which includes a novice lift ticket, lesson and equipment rentals.

Private Lessons

Up to five friends or family members can join a snowsports pro for a customized private lesson. These lessons are available for one, two, three and six hours and include express lift access. The three-hour private lesson is the best value and most popular lesson choice.

Children six and under can excel while skiing and snowboarding with a children's instructor in a specially-designed one hour private lesson - great for one or two children of the same ability. The three-hour private lesson is the best value and most popular lesson choice.

Children's Programs

PK Boo (age 3) is a great introduction to the fun and excitement of skiing or snowboarding. The full-day PK Boo program includes two hours of group lessons, lunch, age-appropriate games, and learning activities. Little snowboarders will learn with the help of the innovative Riglet Reel, an innovative, retractable cord with a handle that attaches to the nose of compatible kids' snowboards, allowing instructors to more easily introduce students to new types of terrain. Half-day PK Boo sessions are also available.

For slightly older children, Kinder Bear (ages 4 to 6) is a fun way to improve skiing and riding skills. Classes are grouped by ability and children spend up to four hours on the slopes during the day. Lunch is included with full-day and morning camps.

The Burton Riglet Park Experience (ages 3 to 6) is perfect for kids looking to kick-start their snowboarding careers. Using the Paul Bunyan-themed Riglet Park - which features wood carvings of owls, bears and a steam train play structure - young riders are immersed in a creative & playful environment to enhance their first on-snow experience. The Riglet Park Experience includes lift ticket, lesson, lunch, snacks, indoor-outdoor games and activities.

Discovery Camp (ages 7 to 12) is designed for kids who are more independent and ready to tackle the big mountain. Children are grouped by age and ability, and the day is spent on the mountain with an instructor. Full-day and morning camps include lunch.

Park & Pipe Progression Camp (ages 10 to 17) This camp helps skiers and riders optimize their park and pipe skills. The program is intended for skiers and riders who can comfortably link turns on blue terrain, and want to experience Loon's full progression of award-winning terrain parks.

Seasonal Programs - Loon offers several season-long programs for kids who want to improve their skills, build camaraderie, and have fun. The Junior Scouts (age 3) and Scouts (ages 4-5) are season-long camps specializing in on-snow fun and skill instruction for first-time through advanced levels, while the Development Team (ages six through 17) is specially-designed for advanced skiers and riders looking to improve their all-mountain skills in racing, park and pipe, trees, and moguls using PSIA and AASI techniques. Loon's Snowboard and Freeride Competition Team (ages seven through 17) is the most intense program, with athletes competing in a season-long series of USASA and USSA events at Loon Mountain and throughout New England. All seasonal programs run every weekend from December through March, plus vacation weeks and additional holidays. Lunch is included with all programs.

Adult Programs & Camps

First Class Beginner's Weekend
This winter, beginners who enroll in a First Class Beginner's Weekend will be treated to an immersive weekend learning program that includes their own FREE pair of HEAD skis, bindings and boots (while supplies last), and a private slopeside learning lounge. Participants will build camaraderie as they spend the weekend with their coaches, who will ensure the proper fit of their boots and gear to get them started off on the right foot. This program includes morning coffee and lunch as well as an après gathering at the end of the first day for participants to share their experiences and get a taste of the winter sports lifestyle.

Adult Group Lesson
Loon offers two-and-a-half and five-and-a-half-hour group ski or snowboard lessons daily. Lessons are taught by coaches who attend Loon's comprehensive training programs, where the mission is to develop professional instructors and keep them updated on the latest trends, techniques and teaching methods.

Oakley Droppin' In Women's Ski & Snowboard Freestyle Camp (March 25/26)
This innovative program is for women ages 13 and older who know how to link turns on blue terrain, and are looking to improve their skills and venture into the parks. Oakley pro riders and skiers serve as coaches for this extremely popular camp, which fills up fast. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Women's Peak Performance Ski Camp (January 21/22 & February 25/26)
Intermediate and advanced skiers ages 18 and up will love these two-day clinics, which offers woman-to-woman coaching and video analysis to help participants reach the next level.