Snowboomer Club to be Offered for Senior Skiers in Lake Placid

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 04 2006 - 12:32 PM

LAKE PLACID, New York ??” The Snowboomer Club, an athletic and social ski club for participants 50 years and older of all ski levels, will be offered this winter season at Whiteface and the Verizon Sports Complex. The program includes Alpine as well as Nordic coaching sessions, plus a variety of free events and discounts.

The Snowboomer Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January to March. The Tuesday program meets at Whiteface at 9 am for Alpine (downhill) coaching. The day begins with a coffee hour from 9 am to 10 am, followed by a group ski from 10 am to noon. On Thursdays at the Verizon Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg, a Nordic (cross country) coaching session will take place from 1 pm to 3 pm, followed by a coffee hour from 3 pm to 4 pm. All coaching sessions are taught by certified professional instructors. Participants will be grouped based on their abilities.

At Whiteface, the program runs on successive Tuesdays through March 14, except February 21. At Verizon, it begins Thursday, January 5, and runs on successive Thursdays through March 9.

In addition to the skiing, members of the Snowboomers Club will receive free admission to the Nature Valley Freestyle Cup on January 21 as well as entry to all Sunday Series races at the Verizon Sports Complex. Additionally, members receive a NASTAR pass at Whiteface, a Miracle Photos shoot at the Verizon Sports Complex and Whiteface, a hot beverage and snack at each ski session, as well as a skating party on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval and an end of program lunch at Whiteface on March 14.

Snowboomer members are also entitled to various discounts on ski tunes at Whiteface, ski waxes at the Verizon Sports Complex, and rentals at both venues.

A membership pass for the Snowboomer Club is $199. This pass includes all dates for downhill and cross country ski lessons at Whiteface and Verizon Sports Complex as well as the free events and discounts. A daily guest fee to the Snowboomer Club is $10 per session. Snowboomers may attend only the dates they want and pay the daily guest fee per session, however, the discounts and event admissions are not included. The membership and the daily guest fee prices do not include a seasons pass or daily lift access. The entire Snowboomer package is valued at over $650.

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