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By DCSki Staff

Ski Chalet plans Demo Days

Extreme skiers J.T. Holmes and Shane McConkey toast with Snowshoe’s Pete Moran (center) after a day of fresh powder during Ski Chalet Day at Snowshoe last winter. Ski Chalet will offer another Demo Day at Snowshoe December 7. Photo provided by Ski Chalet.
This winter skiers may enjoy three Ski Chalet Demo Days at local mountains Snowshoe, Blue Knob, and Wisp. All major ski and snowboard manufacturers supply their demo fleets for Ski Chalet Demo Days (BYOB - participants must bring their own ski/snowboard boots). The Ski Chalet Customer Appreciation Demo Days feature significant lift ticket discounts, free equipment demos, parties, pro-athletes, and discounted lodging. Participants are not required to demo equipment; vouchers can be traded at the ticket window for a lift ticket.

The first Ski Chalet Day will be held at West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort on Friday, December 7, 2001. $10 lift ticket vouchers must be purchased in advance at an area Ski Chalet location. Vouchers are on sale now at Ski Chalet in Arlington, Tysons Corner, Chantilly, Shady Grove, and Richmond - limit 4 vouchers per person per visit. Discounted lodging reservations can be made by calling Snowshoe at (877) 441-4386.

A $2 Demo Day will follow at Pennsylvania’s Blue Knob on Thursday, January 3, 2002, followed by a $2 Demo Day at Maryland’s Wisp Resort on Thursday, January 10, 2002. Vouchers for both of these events will go on sale at Ski Chalet locations starting November 1.

Ski Chalet also sells discounted lift tickets for these three resorts throughout the regular ski season.

More info: Ski Chalet

Reported by John Sherwood.

Whitetail to host Great Outdoor Festival

Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Ski Resort will host its first “Great Outdoor Festival” on October 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. The event ($5 admission; under 5 free) will celebrate the beauty of the Whitetail region and offer a wide array of events.

Planned activities include a climbing wall, lumber jack demonstration, turkey calling, crafts, fall foliage chairlift rides, paintball, wood carving, dog trials, birds of prey demonstration, fly fishing demonstration, and more. (An additional fee will be required for paintball and chairlift rides.) There will be bluegrass music, food, and prizes, and the Whitetail Ski Shop will offer a special pre-season sale.

Anyone purchasing a Whitetail Season Pass or Advantage Card will receive free admission to the event. You will also be able to obtain your photo ID for the winter so you’ll be ready for your first ski trip to Whitetail.

More info: Whitetail Ski Resort or (717) 328-9400

Reported by M. Scott Smith.

Fifth Annual “Take Your Daughter to the Snow Week” announced

The Fifth Annual “Take Your Daughter to the Snow Week” will be held during the week of January 28 - February 3, 2002 at over 200 winter resorts, trail systems, snow sport retailers and rental shops across the country. Each participating resort or retailer will offer their own activities geared towards getting moms and dads to bring their daughter (or niece, sister, or granddaughter) to the slopes. A common denominator will be a substantial discount (or 2 for the price of 1) on lift and trail tickets.

“Participating in snowsports is a great way for a family to enjoy exercise and the great outdoors together,” said Picabo Street, an Olympic medalist and national spokeswoman for the event.

“Take Your Daughter to the Snow Week offers something for everyone. I invite you to take advantage of the many activities across the country being offered for alpine and nordic skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers,” she added.

Promoted by the Snow Sports Association for Women (SSAW), Take Your Daughter to the Snow Week is a national snow industry grassroots event to promote girl’s and women’s participation in all snow sports.

Locally, several resorts plan to participate, including Pennsylvania’s Montage Mountain, Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin Woodlands, and Shawnee Mountain; and West Virginia’s Canaan Valley and Timberline resorts. Additional resorts may sign on before the event.

More info: Take Your Daughter to the Snow Week

Reported by M. Scott Smith.

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