Girls Learn To Ride Day At Mt. High December 21

Event To Include Festival With Booths From Snowboard Retailers And Post-Event Concert Featuring Tristan Prettyman, Get The Girl

Laguna Beach, CA – December, 2002 – Girls Learn To Ride organizer Mark Sperling announced that the innovative series of female-only action sports clinics will mark the beginning of its fourth year with a snowboarding day on Saturday, December 21, 2002, at Mountain High in Wrightwood, CA.

“We’re thrilled to be celebrating our fourth year at the first place we held our program,” says Sperling. “Girls Learn To Ride has since taught over 1,300 girls and women across the country, but Mountain High has remained one of our biggest supporters.”

The Girls Learn To Ride snowboarding day is open to girls and women ages 12 and up, giving girls of all ages the chance to learn how to snowboard during an exciting day. The event includes a two hour snowboarding lesson, a full day lift ticket, full day snowboard and boot rental, a goodie bag containing CDs and other prizes, and a raffle of snowboarding gear and more. Lessons will take place at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, and noon, and participants should check-in at least one hour prior to the desired lesson time. The cost is $29.00 with a donation going to the Boarding for Breast Cancer Fund, which supports breast cancer research.

Says John McColly, the Director of Marketing at Mountain High: “Snowboarding is one of the fastest growing action sports but less than one third of riders are women. Girls Learn To Ride provides the perfect environment for females to learn to ride in a fun and safe environment. It makes everyone feel special and the retention level is much higher than that of traditional lessons.”

The event will also include a festival area at the base of the mountain featuring well-known snowboard retailers and an all ages, open to the public post-event concert featuring up-and-coming musicians. The festival area will include booths and products from Burton Snowboards, OP, sg Surf Snow Skate Girl Magazine, Skate Street Skate Park, and several record companies. Scheduled to perform are Tristan Prettyman, an acoustic solo act, Get The Girl, a four piece all girl rock band, and a female DJ.

Mountain High is Southern California’s most popular winter resort. Just 75 minutes from Los Angeles and Orange Counties, the area welcomes its guests with two distinctly different mountains and a wide variety of lifts and trails. Each base area is complete with ticket windows, restaurants, rentals, sport shops, ski and snowboard lessons, and more. For directions, visit their web site at

Girls Learn To Ride (GLTR) is a unique series of clinics designed to teach girls and women the basic skills necessary to participate in the action sports of surfing, skateboarding, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and motocross. In this “girls only” program, skilled professionals provide hands-on training with an emphasis on safety and skill development. Now in its fourth year, GLTR has taught over 1,300 girls and women a new action sport. The nationwide program will host over 35 events in 2003.

For more information or to register for the event, please contact Girls Learn To Ride via phone at 949.499.GLTR, via email, or visit the event web site