GOVERNOR OTTER PROCLAIMS JANUARY ‘LEARN A SNOW SPORT MONTH’ IN IDAHO
Boise, Idaho(January 1, 2010) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter proclaims January ‘Learn a Snow Sport Month’ in Idaho and encourages everyone to take advantage of the crowdless slopes, untouched mountainsides, pristine groomers, and chest-deep powder that Idaho ski areas have to offer.
Noting that “…recreation is a fundamental part of the Idaho lifestyle and snow sports provide an enjoyable to experience and appreciate the outdoors,” the Governor’s proclamation highlights Idaho’s winter amenities as the national spotlight is put on snow sports.
January’s Learn a Snow Sport Month is a collaborative effort among alpine ski mountains, Nordic centers and national parks that encourages people to enjoy their local ski mountain and learn a lifelong sport. Ski Idaho, representing one of 32 states involved in the program, hopes that more people take advantage of the state’s winter recreation opportunities.
“Skiing and snowboarding are lifelong activities that are good for the body, mind and soul,” said Ski Idaho President Rick Certano. “Idaho has amazing terrain and snow conditions that combine to offer unbeatable winter recreation opportunities. Learn a Snow Sport Month offers Idahoans who have yet to experience the soul of skiing a great way to get hooked on a lifelong activity.” During the month of January, Idaho ski areas will offer first-time skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to learn a snow sport through beginner packages - like the Passport Program at Bogus Basin, and special discounts – like the free ski school at Lookout Pass. More information about Learn a Snow Sport Month and Ski Idaho can be found at http://www.skiidaho.us under the ‘Learn to Ski/Ride’ tab, or http://www.learnasnowsport.org.
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