Get Ready for Winter!


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Get Ready For Winter by Jill Adler

It shouldn’t be this hard to prep for winter. The leaves have turned, Warren Miller premiered, I’m wearing pants. Yet I haven’t started ski conditioning, I’m desperate for new boots, the season passes still need purchasing and Sage has outgrown her gear. If you find yourself in the same boat as me it might be time to put Saturday, October 24, in the calendar.

Ski “N See’s first ever Ski Prep Day is coming to Cottonwood Heights to make sure ski and ride families are ready for winter. The ARCS store in Cottonwood Heights (1844 E Ft. Union Blvd, 84121) will be the place to be 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."

The four workshops should cover all the bases and basics to help foster a real passion for safe skiing at all levels and even getting to the next level:

"Ski-nitiation" will focus on getting kids on skis for the first time; "Ski-cceleration” will be all about getting out of a rut and moving to the next level; "Ski-ditioning" discusses conditioning to help avoid injury; and "Getting Ski-quipped" involves choosing the right gear without breaking the bank. Each workshop last 30 minutes starting at noon.

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 where kids ski free three days or one day, respectively, free at each Utah resort for a $35 processing fee. Salt Lake County Rec Centers will have a rep there talking about their ski programs, 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, and Burton will have its Riglet Park set up, giving young ones a "ride" through a mock terrain park. "We're really excited about the industry groups joining us for this event, it's grown much bigger than we expected," says Ski 'N See / ARCS Owner Roy Ostendorf.

Arcs will also be swag central with giveaways including lift tickets, goggles, a SuperPass, free rentals, free pizza from Papa John’s and more. Ski 'N See / ARCS will be well-stocked with ski and snowboard Season Rental packages for kids and adults.

For more details on the workshops and partners involved, please visit http://www.skinsee.com/pre-ski.