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Learn to Ski or Snowboard This Winter at Nemacolin’s Mystic Mountain
FARMINGTON, PA (Jan. 17, 2017) – For those interested in learning to ski or snowboard this winter, Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort provides an ideal environment. The resort is known for its intimate, upscale ski experience and skilled team of instructors who specialize in working with beginners.
From its location high in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, Mystic Mountain emphasizes instruction for children, first-time adults and skiers wishing to brush up on their skills. The staff makes sure each skier or snowboarder receives attentive one-on-one instruction.
Additionally, a popular program called Snow Camp acclimates children to skiing and snowboarding. Snow Camp includes a chaperoned time on the slopes, as well as playing games, sipping hot chocolate and winning prizes. It’s open to kids from ages 4 to 12 with half-day and full-day sessions.
“Our philosophy is focused on excellent ski instruction here at Mystic Mountain – giving people that first skiing or snowboarding experience where they learn a new sport and have a lasting memory,” says Andrew Huebner, director of resort recreation. “We have a great mountain for instruction with easy terrain for a beginner skier and for families to come out and just enjoy themselves.”
The overall atmosphere at Mystic Mountain is relaxed. Skiers and boarders have seven slopes served by a chairlift and two surface lifts, as well as a snow tubing park and a newly renovated terrain park. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are other options, with plenty of aprés ski fun in the Sundial Lodge overlooking the slopes.
“Apex restaurant is located on the top floor of the lodge. It’s a family restaurant for skiers and boarders to hang out, or for people just to come and watch the skiers and snowboarders on the slopes,” Huebner says. “There’s also a bowling alley downstairs in the lodge.”
Mystic Mountain kicked off its 2016-17 season on Christmas Eve with plans to stay open through the second weekend of March, weather permitting. Special events on this year’s calendar include Winterfest Weekend, Feb. 4-5, and a totally awesome ’80s Ski Bash on March 4.
Skiers who wish to stay overnight have several options on the 2,000-acre Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Accommodations are available in The Lodge, the upscale Chateau Lafayette modeled after the Ritz in Paris, and the five-diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel. Other options include vacation homes and pet-friendly townhomes.
For more information about Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin, visit nemacolin.com or call 866.399.6957.
ABOUT NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT
Nemacolin is one of North America's premier luxury resort destinations. Situated on nearly 2,000 acres in Farmington, Pennsylvania, Nemacolin features 320 luxurious guestrooms, suites, townhouses and private upscale homes. The resort offers championship golf, including the Pete Dye-designed Mystic Rock golf course. In July 2017, the property will open Shepherd’s Rock, its second Dye-designed signature course. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the Shooting Academy; Wildlife Academy that features everything from safari tours to dog sledding; Adventure Center, complete with zip lines and climbing wall; and Jeep Off-Road Driving Academy. Guests can test their luck at Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, featuring approximately 600 slots and 28 table games. Nemacolin also boasts an internationally acclaimed spa collection and 15 restaurants and lounges, including Lautrec, a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant experience. For meetings and events, Nemacolin's 32,000 square feet of conference space includes three ballrooms, a lecture hall and 25 meeting rooms. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.