Gatlinburg, Tenn., (January, 2012) Ober Gatlinburg is offering a variety of programs during January 2012 for children and adults who want to learn how to ski or snowboard. The offer is part of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, a national effort organized by the snow sports industry to encourage learning how to ski or snowboard from professional instructors. The slogan “Humans Were Never Meant to Hibernate” is intended to encourage children and adults to ski and snowboard as a way to get some exercise outdoors at a time when most people tend to stay inside.·
On Sundays, January 8 and January 29, 2012, participants can get a rental skis/snowboard, a one-hour lesson, and an area/lift ticket valid from 9am – 7pm, all for $69 per person.· That's a savings of over $24 for skiers and $33 for snowboarders.· On Wednesday, January 18, and Tuesday, January 31, 2012, the area/lift ticket, rental and lesson package is available for only $29 per person for the popular 6 - 10pm night session -- a savings of over $23 for skiers and $42 for snowboarders.··
Gatlinburg Snowsports Center presents a Women Only Outdoors Winter Sports Lesson Program starting on Monday, January 23, 2012.· This four-week program is for all levels of female skiers and snowboarders age 18 and above, and is taught by female instructors.
· "Snow sports are fun and easier to learn than many people think," said John Cossaboom, Winter Snow Sports Director. "You can burn a lot of calories, meet some terrific people and have an experience that can be shared among friends and family".· Learning programs at the resort are posted at www.obergatlinburg.com. Children and adults are encouraged to learn from a professional instructor. General information about getting ready for a snow sports experience is available at www.skiandsnowboardmonth.org.