Shawnee Peak to Provide Free Learn to Ski/Snowboard Night at Powderhouse Hill in Berwick Maine

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Shawnee Peak Ski Area will provide 30 SnowSports School Instructors and 100 sets of rental skis, snowboards, boots and helmets to introduce 100 kids to the joys of skiing and riding! Powderhouse Hill in Berwick, Maine is a community-owned ski hill.

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Shawnee Peak's Rental Employees and SnowSports School Instructors get ready to teach at the 2009 Powderhouse Hill/Shawnee Peak Event

"Many kids aren't able to travel to a ski area, so we thought it best to bring Shawnee Peak to Powderhouse Hill: said Ed Rock, General Manager and VP of Shawnee Peak

Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton, Maine will provide Learn to Ski & Snowboard packages to children in the Berwick, Maine area free of charge on Friday night, March 4, 2011. Thirty Shawnee Peak SnowSports School instructors and rental shop employees will travel to Powderhouse Hill in Berwick to introduce at least 100 children to the sports of skiing and snowboarding.

“We introduced this program two years ago, in the hopes of getting kids in the Southern Maine area on the slopes,” said Ed Rock, General Manager and VP of Shawnee Peak. “Many kids aren’t able to travel to a ski area, so we thought it best to bring Shawnee Peak to Powderhouse Hill – a community-owned and volunteer-run ski area within easy access of thousands of local residents.”

“Powderhouse Hill’s main objective is to provide skiing and riding as Mother Nature makes it available,” said Eric Mundell, Volunteer Coordinator for Powderhouse Hill. “We have no rental equipment and no paid ski or snowboard instructors, so when Shawnee Peak provides those two key components, we are able to introduce many more kids to the sports.”

Kids in the Berwick schools, ages 8 and up, were invited to pre-register for the free lesson packages. Shawnee Peak staff will arrive at Powderhouse Hill at 4pm and lessons will go out at 5pm on Friday, March 4. Everyone is invited to come to Powderhouse Hill for skiing and riding from 5-9pm this Friday, March 4. All Learn to ski and snowboard participants will receive a special offer to visit Shawnee Peak.

Shawnee Peak is a privately-owned Ski Area in Bridgton, ME.

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