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Discover Ski and Snowboard Program offers value to kids


October 25, 2011 (Girdwood, Alaska) – In an effort to promote winter activity amongst children and teens, Alyeska Resort announces the 2011/12 Discover Ski and Snowboard Program. Designed for children ages eight and through high school, the Discover Program teaches the sport of skiing or snowboarding in an affordable package and within a safe environment. Registration for the Discover Program begins online Tuesday, November 1, 2011.


In total, there are three program options. Parents can choose from two levels of ski or snowboard instruction or an all-mountain free ski/ride option. The program includes three visits to Alyeska Resort on consecutive Saturdays or Sundays in January, February or April of 2012.


For parents choosing programs including lessons, either beginner or intermediate, children will be enrolled in two hours of instruction in the morning, followed by a lunch break (lunch not included) with a free period in the afternoon for unchaperoned free skiing or riding. Optional afternoon lessons are also available for an additional fee on a week by week basis.


The Discover Lower Mountain With Lesson Program costs $160 per student and includes a lower mountain lift ticket, two hour beginner lesson and transportation to/from Anchorage and Eagle River. Rental skis or snowboard gear is available for an additional $30 per student.


For students of intermediate abilities, the Discover Upper Mountain With Lesson Program provides the same format as the beginner level with more advanced instruction, an all-mountain lift ticket and roundtrip transportation. This program is available for $205 including equipment rental or $175 without rentals.


The Discover Upper Mountain Without Lesson Program is designed for all-mountain skiers or snowboarders seeking a bundled savings. The program includes an all-mountain lift ticket and roundtrip transportation. The program costs $185 with rental equipment or $155 without rentals.


For details on the available levels and to register, please go to www.AlyeskaResort.com. Online registration will begin on November 1, 2011 and there are registration deadlines depending on the desired sessions.


The Alyeska Resort Mountain Learning Center consists of approximately 80 full and part-time instructors. The instructors operate under the Professional Ski Instructors of American (PSIA) guidelines. Instructors are available for alpine and telemark skiing, snowboarding, as well as coaching for Nordic skiing.  The Mountain Learning Center offers private and group lessons, and a variety of specialty programs, camps and clinics throughout the winter. For a complete list of lesson options, please visit the resort website at: www.AlyeskaResort.com.


About Alyeska Resort (www.alyeskaresort.com)
Alyeska Resort is Alaska's premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning 304 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. The resort is within close proximity of three national parks and the Kenai Peninsula, and is home to the northernmost temperate rainforest, part of the Chugach Mountains. Alyeska Resort stands out in ski season with 650” of average snowfall annually and the longest-continuous double black diamond ski run in North America. Learn more about the resort and plan your Alaskan adventure at www.alyeskaresort.com or 800.880.3880.


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