California Resorts Promote Inexpensive Learning Weekend

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TAHOE CITY, CA Nov. 13, 2003 -— Aspiring skiers and snowboarders have little reason not to make their lifelong dreams of schussing down the slopes come to life this year. North Lake Tahoe's Learn to Ski or Board weekend, where $20 gets you an all-day beginner lift ticket, lessons and gear rental, returns for the fourth season Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7.

Students have their choice of resorts to learn at including Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, Homewood Mountain Resort, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Mt. Rose, Diamond Peak and Boreal. Upon completion of lessons, skiers and riders will be given coupons for return visits. Reservations are not required, but participants should arrive early. Lift tickets can be purchased at each individual resort the day of lessons. Lodging packages for Learn to Ski Weekend are available, beginning at $49 per person, per night, based on double occupancy (plus tax and booking fees). Packages include lodging, lessons, rentals and beginner lift ticket. Some restrictions apply.

To book a lodging package, call 1-800-824-6348 or visit