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Alyeska Resort's Discover Ski and Snowboard Program

October 21, 2013 (Girdwood, Alaska) – The Discover Ski and Snowboard Program is an affordable way to introduce the sport of skiing or snowboarding to children ages eight years old through high school.

The program consists of three group lessons held on three consecutive Saturdays or Sundays. The lessons are two hours in length and include a lunch break (lunch not included) and a free period in the afternoon for unchaperoned free skiing or riding. Optional afternoon lessons are available for an additional fee on a week by week basis.

The program costs $160 per student and includes beginner’s lift ticket, two hour lesson and transportation from Anchorage and Eagle River. Rental gear is available for an additional $30. For students with intermediate abilities, the Discover Upper Mountain Program provides a similar offering for $205 including equipment rental or $175 without rentals. The Discover Upper Mountain without Lesson Program is designed for all-mountain ski or snowboard kids seeking a packaged lift ticket and transportation savings without a lesson. The program costs $185 with rental equipment or $155 without rentals.

For details on each program and to register online, go to www.AlyeskaResort.com. Online registration will begin on November 1, 2013.

The Alyeska Resort Mountain Learning Center consists of approximately 80 full and part-time instructors and they teach alpine and telemark skiing, snowboarding and options for cross country skiing.  Private and group lessons are available, and a variety of specialty programs, camps and clinics are also offered throughout the winter.

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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