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Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort Hosts Snow Day Program Encouraging Youth to Experience the Outdoors
Field trip-style program offers ski/snowboard lesson, winter and safety education and lunch
The program kicks off in January 2013 and runs through the end of March. The cost is $30 per student with a complimentary chaperone ticket included for every 12 students; groups are limited to 200 students and LVSSR requires schools to provide one chaperone for every 20 students. Scholarships are also available for children whose families cannot afford the registration fee; applications are available at www.skilasvegas.com (www.skilasvegas.com)
Snow Day includes:
· A two-hour ski or snowboard lesson taught by a PSIA/AASI instructor, lift ticket,
equipment rental and helmet.
· Ski and snowboarder safety, cold weather safety and winter first aid course
taught by a member of the National Ski Patrol.
· Introduction to the winter ecology of the SMNRA taught by a U.S. Forest
· Lunch and a cup of hot cocoa at The Bighorn Grill.
“Las Vegas youth typically don’t have the opportunity to experience a traditional snow day, so we have created one for them,” said Kevin Stickelman, LVSSR’s president and general manager who designed the program. “The goal is to get our local youth exposed to winter recreation, educate them about it and hopefully inspire them to lead healthy, active lifestyles.”
The snow sports portion of the program specifically addresses The Nevada Department of Education’s health and physical education content standards. Groups interested in participating can fill out a form online at www.skilasvegas.com (www.skilasvegas.com)