Pre-Ski Prep Day… Getting Local Families Ready for the Ski Season

October 15 2015

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (10/12/15) – Ski 'N See / ARCS ("arks") announces its first-ever pre-season event to help local families get ready for the ski season on Saturday, October 24th at its ARCS Ski & Board location in Cottonwood Heights from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

"Our goal is to foster a real passion for skiing and snowboarding amongst local families," says Ski 'N See / ARCS General Manager Ryan Larsen. "We feel providing them not just information, but advice and opinions about area programs and discounts will make it easier for more families to get involved in this exciting and healthy sport."

Four cleverly-named workshops will focus on getting kids on skis for the first time; getting out of a rut and moving to the next level; conditioning to help avoid injury; and getting smartly equipped for the season without breaking the bank. One of each workshop – "Ski-nitiation", "Ski-cceleration", "Ski-ditioning", and "Getting Ski-quipped" – will run every half hour starting at noon.

"We're really excited about the industry groups joining us for this event, it's grown much bigger than we expected," Ski 'N See / ARCS Owner Roy Ostendorf says. "Ski Utah, Ski City, Burton, among others, are all as motivated as we are to help locals understand what's available to help them take advantage of our great mountains on a budget."

Ski City will have its newly wrapped Airstream trailer right next to Ski Utah's huge blow up Yeti, making it easy to spot the location of the Fort Union Boulevard event. Ski Utah will be on hand to sign up kids for its 5th and 6th grade Passport program. Salt Lake County Rec Centers will have a rep there talking about their ski programs. Burton will have its Riglet Park set up, giving young ones a "ride" through a mock terrain park. And, all are offering giveaways including lift tickets, goggles, a SuperPass, free rentals, and more.

All four Cottonwood ski resorts will be providing info on their ski and snowboard lessons for kids and adults and deals offered for Learn to Ski and Snowboard month in January. Ski 'N See / ARCS will be well-stocked with ski and snowboard Season Rental packages for kids and adults.

Ski 'N See / ARCS will also be providing free Papa John's pizza, in the same strip mall, to everyone attending a workshop or renting a Season Rental package.

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