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Don't Roll The Dice When Learning To Ski, Ride At Las Vegas; Just Ask

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort

At most all resorts, novices and newcomers have to schedule a lesson in order to get some instruction. Not so at Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort.


This season, the Nevada mountain has introduced a “drop in” instruction program where any beginner or intermediate with a day or season pass can stop by the ski school office and ask a question of a professional trained instructor.


Say you keep crossing your tips at the end of your turn. Or you roll over on the downhill edge of your snowboard. To help solve the problem, you don’t need a reservation or formal lesson, resort officials say. There’s no limit as to how many people can ask questions or the period of time it takes to get an adequate explanation.


“For those who are new to skiing and snowboarding, it can often be intimating, and a formal lesson setting isn’t right for everyone,” Dan Hooper, director of skier/rider services at the resort told VegasNews.com. “This service affords our guests complete flexibility in terms of when and how long to engage with an instructor, while moving at a pace that’s comfortable and fun for them in a very relaxed environment.”


The Las Vegas-area resort touts the service among many that depart from “the traditional ski school experience,” Hooper said. To further serve their largely beginner and intermediate market, the resort has reworked the layout of the Rabbit Peak beginner terrain to include man-made features that help newbies and novices make turns and get used to the feeling of sliding down the slope.


Also aimed at getting newbies into the sport, the Las Vegas resort offers a Get Started program as part of the nationwide Learn to Ski & Snowboard promotion during January. For $199, adults get four group lessons, rental equipment and tickets. Those who graduate receive a season pass for the rest of 2013-2014.


Photo: Learning at Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (Facebook)


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