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Ski resorts try to set/break Guinness Records


You could help set or break a record Friday at a Michigan ski resort if you get a ski or snowboard lesson. Photo courtesy of Crystal Mountain Ski Resort.

You could help set or break a record Friday at a Michigan ski resort if you get a ski or snowboard lesson.
Photo courtesy of Crystal Mountain Ski Resort.

For Largest Ski and Snowboard Lessons

More than 160 U.S. ski areas have registered to host a Guinness Book of World Records event in pursuit of four separate records. The event takes place at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016.

For the first time, records will be set for the world’s largest multi-venue ski lesson and the world’s largest multi-venue snowboard lesson. From this group, the largest ski lesson and the largest snowboard lesson record at one particular ski area will be determined. Ski and snowboard lessons are not taught together. The single venue records for both disciplines are approximately 500 people.

“We are not talking about giant lessons at each ski area,” said Mary Jo Tarallo, director for the snow sports industry’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard (Month)/Bring a Friend. “If a ski area has 100 people that may mean 10 lessons with ten people. It depends on the ski area.” Some ski areas are charging a modest fee for the lesson and others are providing this for free.

“It will be fun whether we can set all four records or not. Who wouldn’t want to set or break a Guinness Book of World Records?” Tarallo added.  “We hope current skiers and riders will tell their newcomer friends and family members who want to learn.” Lessons are for true beginners.

Details and a list of participating ski areas are posted at learntoskiandsnowboard.org.

Mickey MacWilliams, executive Director of the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association, suggests that interested participants call one of the ski areas listed at the website above to make a reservation in advance.

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