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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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Julia
2 ratings2 reviews
3 days ago
great merchant.
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Leeanna
16 ratings4 reviews
October 11, 2021
It was my first time ever being on skis so I was nervous. The person who helped me was knowledgeable and very reassuring. It is a great way to learn about skiing in a safe, indoor environment and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wanted to practice their skiing skills. The moving carpet hill is so much fun and the staff are excellent!
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Luis
2 ratings1 reviews
July 26, 2021
Excellent service
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pragna
3 ratings1 reviews
July 26, 2021
Friendly and informative staff. Kids loved first ski lessons. Great place to get started before heading to the slopes
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Calvin
10 ratings2 reviews
July 3, 2021
Friendly staff
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Jay
6 ratings2 reviews
May 17, 2021
20 mins Not enough time for a beginner lesson
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Robyntop reviewer
10 ratings9 reviews
April 25, 2021
Excellent experience! Instructors are informative and friendly! Kids loved learning their first lesson at Mini Mountain!
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Christiana
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!
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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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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). Not valid toward taxes or gratuity. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. No cash value. May be repurchased every 365 days. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Not valid with other offers or promotions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.