Current skiers and snowboarders have numerous opportunities to earn rewards this winter for helping newcomers sign up for beginner lessons from professional instructors at local venues throughout the U.S. Those who qualify for the Bring a Friend Challenge can win trips to fabulous destination resorts as well as skis, snowboards and accessories.
HEAD Wintersports, RAMP, skis.com, and snowboards.org are among numerous companies and organizations providing prizes. Full details are available at bringafriend.org. Newcomers also have an incentive for learning how to ski or snowboard by taking lessons from professional instructors. The trips are for a current participant and the newcomer he/she introduced. Newcomers must show proof of having taken a beginner lesson. Current participants and newcomers must qualify to win. Rules are posted on the BAF Web site.
Bring a Friend is a companion program of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month which is celebrating its fifth season this winter. During January, participating ski and snowboard areas provide special beginner learning packages taught by professional instructors. Offers vary. Most are discounted and some are free. Details are at skiandsnowboardmonth.org.
The Bring a Friend Challenge is not limited to January although many Bring a Friend offers will be available during that month. The Challenge starts December 17, 2012 and runs through March 17, 2013. Weekly product prize drawings start the first week in January 2013. Trip prizes will be drawn after the contest ends. Trips are for the 2013-14 season.
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month is an industry initiative organized by numerous state and regional resort associations, the Professional Ski Instructors of America-American Association of Snowboard Instructors, SnowSports Industries America, the National Ski Patrol, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, SnoCountry Ski Areas Association, the National Ski Areas Association, industry organizations and businesses and the snow sports media.