What You'll Get
A winter storm has many upsides: snow days, skiing, and the chance to follow deer back to the tree where they roost. Experience some winter magic with this Groupon.
$89 for One Hour of Indoor Snowboarding and Skiing for up to Six ($180 Value)
For one hour, an instructor teaches up to six people to ski or snowboard atop the Maxxtracks simulator, which consists of a moving surface made of soft nylon. The instructors can also adjust the speed and incline of the simulator depending on each group's skill level. Alpine Slopes supplies all the necessary skiing and snowboarding equipment. Instructors split the hour into three 10-minute sessions on the simulator with 10-minute breaks in between.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 31, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. 24 hour cancellation required. Must sign waiver. HST not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Alpine Slopes
Winter never ends inside Alpine Slopes. The perpetual season is thanks to the facility's Maxxtracks skiing and snowboarding simulator, which looks something like a giant treadmill covered in buttercream icing. However, the ground actually consists of rolling nylon tufts, which create a soft training area for ski and snowboard instruction. Instructors can control this surface's slope and speed, making it whizz by at up to 25 kph for a safe, but realistic skiing or snowboarding experience. This adjustability allows the instructors to introduce the basics to beginners or help advanced skiers hone proper form, which they point out in a wall-length mirror. They even claim that novices will learn eight times faster than if they were practicing out on real hills or atop their neighbour’s roof. After sessions, guests can unwind at a full bar located within the rest area, which boasts the atmosphere of an authentic log ski lodge.