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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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17 ratings1 reviews
July 21, 2020
Really appreciated the staff for accommodating the kids to make it much more interesting and fun.
2 ratings2 reviews
March 13, 2020
It was awesome! I’ve never been on skis before and Russ explained it perfectly and helped me get the most out of my 20 min lesson! Already scheduled my second one!
6 ratings2 reviews
March 10, 2020
Great for learning the basics at your own speed without the danger of getting hurt. Friendly and knowledgeable staff!
2 ratings1 reviews
March 1, 2020
My kids had a blast! The staff was very nice and knowledgeable.
9 ratings4 reviews
February 22, 2020
The instructor was knowledgeable and accommodating. We had a great time and planning to buy more lessons.
4 ratings3 reviews
February 21, 2020
So fun! Rob was awesome and explained the basics of snowboarding in a way that I could get it quickly!
12 ratings9 reviews
February 6, 2020
It was good. I really enjoy it.😀
3 ratings1 reviews
February 4, 2020
Awesome experience! I made a huge advancement in my snowboarding skills in just 1 lesson with Robbie! I'm already scheduling a second lesson for myself and lessons for my kids!
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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.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. No cash value. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. May be repurchased every 30 days. New customers only. Not valid with other offers or promotions. Not valid toward taxes or gratuity. 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.

Mini Mountain

Sport & Outdoor, Skiing & Snowboarding, Kids Activity, Kid Sport, Sport