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Learn to ski or snowboard at Sun Peaks for $25

Novice skiers and snowboarders can have a chance to get cheap rentals, a beginner area lift ticket and a lesson at Never Ever Days.
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January 23, 2020 - 2:00 PM

If you’ve never been snowboarding or skiing before, it’s the perfect time to change that.

Sun Peaks Resort just announced the dates for their annual Never Ever Days event, which allows newbies the chance to rent gear, get lessons, and score a beginner area lift ticket for only $25.

The initiative is open to anyone over 19 years of age who hasn’t tried the mountain sports before. This is the third year of the program, and Christina Antoniak, director of marketing and communications with Sun Peaks Resort, says they have had nearly full turnouts in previous years.

“Turnout for the special (Never Ever Days) weekends has been very strong in past years, and we expect the same this season. We hope to sell out the 100 spots that are available over the two days,” Antoniak says.

On Feb. 8 and 9, instructors will hit the hills with novice skiers and boarders. Antoniak says there will be four to eight novices per instructor. The lesson will help newbies become familiar with the equipment, learn basic mobility, changing direction, speed control and more.

“The (Never Ever Days) lesson itself is all about the basics so that participants have a comfortable and confidence building introduction to the sport,” Antoniak says.

In addition to a full day on the hill, participants will get a free coffee and muffin before the lesson and a hot meal afterwards. The first-timers will also receive 50 per cent off for a subsequent lesson known as Next Step which can normally cost up to $76.

Never Ever Days is run across the country through the Canadian Ski Council, but Antoniak notes that Sun Peaks features a regular Never Ever First Times program, which offers four hours of instruction, rentals and a beginner area pass, but is significantly higher in price at $130, before tax.

On each of the Never Ever Days, there will be 25 spots for skiers and another 25 for snowboarders. Antoniak says only a couple of the spots have been registered so far but she expects to fill all the spaces by the event dates.

Antoniak notes that although the program is only open to adults, the resort already offers a program for youth and children who want to learn how to ski or snowboard.

To learn more about the event, click here.

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