Bigrock gives kids a low-cost ski option: $6 for rental, lift ticket and instruction

Posted Oct. 31, 2011, at 10:53 a.m.

MARS HILL, Maine — Bigrock Ski Area and the Bank of Maine have announced a new partnership that will lower the cost of Alpine skiing and keep more students active during the winter months.

Called the Bank of Maine Ski 4 Life program, the after-school offering targets students in grades K through 12.

The program includes a lift ticket, rental equipment and instruction for just $6 a visit and provides time for the students to practice newly learned skills and to have fun on the slopes. Normally that package costs $44, according to a Bigrock press release.

The Bank of Maine Ski 4 Life Program is a multi-week structured lesson program for all skiing and snowboarding abilities. There are also opportunities to incorporate other educational elements into the program, such as environmental education, outdoor leadership and team building. The bank and Bigrock are seeking schools and youth groups that are interested in winter programming for their students.

“At the Bank of Maine we know the value of a healthy and active lifestyle,” said John Everets, chairman and chief executive officer for The Bank of Maine. “Skiing is a great way to stay active in the wintertime. We are honored to be able to help Bigrock make skiing as accessible as possible, and that means reaching out to children and schools with a high-quality program at a low cost. This partnership demonstrates our commitment to the citizens of Maine, just as we have done for 177 years.”

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