Jan. 19, 2001--Canada's Nissan National Ski and Snowboard Week kicks off Jan. 20 and runs through Jan. 28. Nearly every resort in the country takes part in the event. The Canadian Ski Council predicts more than 200 individual events will occur across the country to celebrate skiing and snowboarding in Canada. And a reminder to Americans looking for some sweet deals, go north!
Here's a sampling of the haps, by province.
Kamiskotia Snow Resort: Jan. 21-Snowboarder Competition; Jan. 27- Snow School Demo Day; Jan. 28- Ski Patrol Day.
Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area: Enjoy a semi-private lesson with a friend for $40.00 all week.
Discover Skiing and Snowboarding: 2 for 1 packages from Jan. 22-26, including 60 minute lesson, lift ticket and equipment rental. Ski: $29.95 plus taxes (2 for 1); Snowboard: $39.95 plus taxes (2 for 1).
Locations: Edelweiss: 450-227-4671, Mont Avila: 450-227-4671, Mont Olympia: 450-227-4671, Mont-Saint-Sauveur: 450-227-4671.
Mont Sainte-Anne: Check out special rates, Learn to Ski and Snowboard programs, a winter campground at the summit, and exhibitions at the Ski Museum.
Cypress Mountain: Discounts on introductory ski, snowboard, and cross-country lessons.
Fernie Alpine Resort: 2 for 1 Ski Lessons all week.
Banff Mt. Norquay: Free night of skiing and boarding on Jan. 26 from 4-9pm. Coinsides with the Banff/lake Louise Winter Festival opening ceremonies.
Hidden Valley Ski Area: Special Family rates all week. Family of 5- $90.00, family of 4- $75.00, family of 3- $60.00/Contact: 403-893-3961
For further information on events at the mountain nearest you, check out http://www.skicanada.org/events/default.htm and click the appropriate link.