Alpine skiing first became an Olympic sport in 1936, when the thrill of downhill racing was accidentally discovered after the abrupt dissolution of Olympic Bear Pinching. Revel in the joys of pursuit-less slalom with today's Groupon at Timber Ridge Ski Area in Gobles. Choose from the following options:
- For $37, you get two adult lift tickets (up to a $74 value).
- For $13, you get one junior lift ticket (up to a $26 value).
Timber Ridge Ski Area lifts athletes' spirits and skills with 15 rousing runs of varying difficulty ideal for new and veteran powder pounders alike. After taking in awe-inspiring views from the confines of a lift, potentially nervous novices may take comfort in the calming trails of Harry's Hollow, while braver boarders and ski-crossed lovers carve through the black diamond Hemlock featuring high grade hills and curves housing concealed chaperones. The sleddable surfaces are groomed consistently and are easily monitored through the site's snow report, allowing winter warriors to ready their collapsible shovels accordingly. Young mogul mites may make their way to the Kids Korner boasting a Mini Rail Park, or ride the junior lift to a course they may conquer. Timber Ridge's family friendly atmosphere is particularly welcoming of first time skiers; their web site includes guides for how to handle the first run, and the top ten questions new ski-lets should ask before beginning their downhill dominance.