Ski program aims to get seniors back on the slopes

THOMPSONVILLE — A ski program at Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa is aimed at getting seniors back on the slopes and enjoying winter.

The program, called “Retired, (not Tired)” was created by Rick Robb, a former member of the National Ski Patrol who wanted to see skiers who had thought they had “aged out” of the sport get back on the mountain. The program meets at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout February at the Crystal Cafe’ in the Main Lodge.

After completion of three lessons, participants may apply the cost toward a full pass for the balance of the season, as last year’s participants did. That completion also entitles participants to a discounted pass for the next season.

It is not too late to join this group this winter. It continues to meet Tuesday and Thursday morning for classes, plus a program of clinics on Wednesdays. The remaining clinics are: controlling bumps, skiing powder and crud and dynamic ski turns.

For further information contact jessicakelly@crystalmountain.com or the snow sports desk at (231) 3778-2000. Robb can be reached at ricrob17@gmail.com.

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