January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

Posted Dec. 14, 2010, at 3:25 p.m.

PORTLAND — January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month across the United States and Maine is among 34 states participating in this celebration of winter.

The health benefits of being active in the outdoors are well documented and according to Greg Sweetser, executive director of the Ski Maine Association, “Mainers have close access to outdoor winter sports but many have not taken the first step to try skiing or snowboarding. Highlighting January as a Learn to Ski Month has motivated people to think about getting outside. The Free Learn to Ski and Snowboard Week is hosted by eight Maine ski areas. Interested participants can register for available packages through the Ski Maine website.”

The participating ski areas are, Bigrock, Camden Snow Bowl, Lost Valley, Mt. Abram, Saddleback, Shawnee Peak, Sugarloaf, and Sunday River. The Ski Maine Association will process all requests for these packages on the Ski Maine website.(www.skimaine.com)

This annual event acknowledges Maine’s longest season and highlights the importance Maine ski and snowboard areas have on the State’s economy.

Complete details, including all learn to ski / snowboarding programs, snow conditions, maps, and driving directions are available on the Ski Maine web site.

Ski Maine Association, located in Portland, is the non-profit trade association representing the Alpine and Nordic ski industry in Maine.

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