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Mini Mountain

1900 132nd Avenue Northeast Ste A3, Bellevue

$27.50 for an Introductory Skiing or Snowboarding Lesson at Mini Mountain ($55 Value)

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Plan to get your snowlegs back with an indoor skiing or snowboarding lesson

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5 ratings2 reviews
May 17, 2021
20 mins Not enough time for a beginner lesson
Robyntop reviewer
7 ratings7 reviews
April 25, 2021
Excellent experience! Instructors are informative and friendly! Kids loved learning their first lesson at Mini Mountain!
2 ratings1 reviews
April 9, 2021
One wanted to learn to snowboard, the other wanted to learn to ski- this was the perfect place to do both AND they got to do their lessons at the same time! Both instructors were great with kids! They can’t wait to go back for more!
2 ratings2 reviews
March 28, 2021
My God son who gives up very easily when he thinks he’s not good at anything had a very good time on his first ski lesson. He was and still is interested in snowboarding like me, but having him start to learn to ski first to get a hang of what it feels to be confined to an object you’re not use to is a great idea for young kids. He actually wants to do more lessons after today. Thank you trainers!
Marcitop reviewer
36 ratings16 reviews3 photos
March 28, 2021
Great first lesson - the magic carpet saves your energy for more learning time - very friendly staff and instructor made trying something new very fun and non intimidating!!
2 ratings1 reviews
March 27, 2021
My kids loved it. Had to buy the lesson package because they couldn’t get enough. Staff is super nice and friendly. Very helpful.
1 ratings1 reviews
March 20, 2021
Instructor was very nice, they customize the class based on personal experience and give very practical feedbacks. Will go again!
Ravitop reviewer
13 ratings10 reviews
March 20, 2021
It was nice experience
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About This Deal

The Deal

  • $27.50 for introductory ski or snowboard lesson ($55 value)

Traits of Good Snow: The Science Behind a Perfect Powder Day

It’s always possible to ski or snowboard as long as there’s snow on the ground, but what makes the best snow? Read on to learn the factors that make perfect conditions on the slopes.

Champagne snow. Blower powder. Gnar pow. Skiers and snowboarders have no shortage of poetic colloquialisms to describe the ethereal quality of freshly fallen snow. Light, fluffy powder is coveted because it makes people feel as if they’re floating down the mountain, a snowy mist erupting from their skis like the spray from a shaken bottle of champagne. Despite its heavenly quality, good powder isn’t just caused by angels spilling a box of packing peanuts—there’s hard science involved, too.

To quantify the caliber of snow powder, skiers use the snow-to-liquid ratio, which compares the depth of a layer of snow to the depth of water the same snow would take up if it melted. The higher the ratio, the less water contained in the snow, and the lighter the powder. For average snow, the ratio is about 10:1—meaning 10 inches of snow would melt into 1 inch of standing water—and the ratio for the fluffiest, most perfect snow might be as high as 30:1. Although the snow-to-liquid ratio can be hard to predict, feathery powder is most likely to fall on a day that meets two conditions. First, it must be quite cold (ideally, between 0 and 10 degrees at the summit or higher) so as to foster the formation of dendrite crystals in the snowflakes. Second, there should be little to no wind, as gusts stronger than 15 miles per hour can cause the flakes to collide as they fall, thus ruining their natural volume and packing them more closely together.

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About Mini Mountain

Mini Mountain helps people of all ages experience the thrill of outdoor extreme sports, even if they can't be outside. Thanks to the training center's unique downhill treadmill-like machine, visitors can ski and snowboard year-round—they just happen to be indoors. The wide, sloping treadmill features a smooth surface and runs on a perpetual uphill loop, mimicking the sensation of gliding down a snowy slope. Private lessons help students master their maneuvers and turns, relying on guidance from professional instructors and the same rental gear they'd use on real slopes.

But the students sometimes still venture outdoors—those who complete enough indoor work are eligible to join the small-group skiing lessons that explore the Summit at Snoqualmie.