Clinics and events Jan. 23-25 will raise money and awareness

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Jan. 12, 2004) – In partnership with Ocean Pacific (Op) Girls Learn to Ride and the Boarding for Breast Cancer Foundation, Killington is turning Jan. 23-25 into an event and clinic filled weekend designed to attract first-time female skiers and snowboarders to the slopes while raising money for the Boarding for Breast Cancer Foundation.

“Killington is very excited to team up with Op Girls Learn to Ride and Boarding for Breast Cancer, said Women’s Turn Supervisor Marilyn Dunwoody. “This season has already seen an increase in women’s only ski and snowboard clinic options and this partnership allows us to help women both on and off the mountain.”

Two clinics for the first-timer will be available over the course of the weekend. A 3-Day women’s only program run by Killington’s Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard School, which includes lift tickets, meals and three days of ski or snowboard coaching, will begin on Friday, Jan. 23. The second option is a one day, women’s only learn to snowboard day on Saturday Jan. 24, which is open to first time snowboarders over the age of 13. The 3-Day program is $399 per person and may be reserved at girlslearntoride.com and killington.com. The learn to snowboard day is $50 and must be reserved at girlslearntoride.com. Two dollars from every per person fee in each of the clinics will be donated to the Boarding for Breast Cancer Foundation.

On Sunday, Jan. 25 Killington will host the Boarding for Breast Cancer Halfpipe Jam. Information on fundraising prior to the Boarding for Breast Cancer Halfpipe Jam can be obtained on the Foundation’s website b4bc.org. Entry into the Halfpipe Jam will be free although skiers and snowboarders will be urged to raise money for the Foundation prior to the event. Anyone raising $150 or more will receive a complimentary Killington lift ticket of the day of the event. Donations to Boarding for Breast Cancer will also be accepted the day of the event. An awards party will be held immediately following the event where top fundraisers will receive prizes along with the top skiers and snowboarders.

Competitors who raise any amount of money prior to the Halfpipe Jam will receive weekend-long complimentary admission to Killington’s Wobbly Barn Steakhouse and Nightclub, which will host a fundraising bachelor auction night of Jan. 25.

Boarding for Breast Cancer is a non-profit, youth focused education, awareness and fundraising foundation. Its mission is to increase awareness about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of a healthy lifestyle.