Vonn-designed program coming to Vail
VAIL, Colorado – Vail Mountain on Wednesday announced Ski Girls Rock, a new lesson product inspired and designed by Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, exclusively for girls ages 5 to 15 at Vail Mountain. The inspiration comes from Lindsey’s own experience as a young skier and interactions with female role models who inspired her.”I’ve always firmly believed that sports – no matter how good you are at them – build teamwork skills, self-confidence and really develop a sense of empowerment. Combine that with a group of girls and strong female role models and the sky is the limit,” Vonn said. Ski Girls Rock lessons will consist of no more than four students per group and will be led by dedicated female instructors who will focus not only on improving skiing skills, but empowering girls through the sport and creating opportunities to bond and build confidence along with developing teamwork and social skills.Women who will be instructing the programs also had the opportunity to meet with Vonn recently to understand her vision for Ski Girls Rock.Each girl who participates in a Ski Girls Rock lesson will receive a free hat. A group of four Ski Girls Rock participants will be randomly selected to return to Vail in late spring for a ski session with Vonn.Ski Girls Rock will be offered Dec. 26-Jan. 1, Feb. 18-24 and March 11-24 for $279 per child for a full day including a lift ticket and lunch, or $260 for the lesson only. Ski Girls Rock is only offered through the Lionshead Ski & Snowboard School in Vail. Reservations are required and can be made online via SkiGirlsRock.com or by calling 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245). For more information about Vail Mountain, visit http://www.vail.com or contact the Mountain Information Center at 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8425).