Weekend Getaway: INTRO TO ALPENTAL

What: The ski area is offering a lesson sampler/mini taste/in-the-moment coaching experience from one of the Summit Learning Center's snow sports professionals. Groups will be formed based on discipline and ability. The topic of instruction will change daily due to snow conditions and the desires of the participants.

When: Starting Saturday; Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 1; 10-10:30 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m.

Where: Meet at the top of the Armstrong run and look for the Summit Learning Center sign.

Getting there: Take Interstate 90 east to Exit 52.

History: Gov. Chris Gregoire has proclaimed January to be Learn a Snow Sport Month. This event is just one of several put together by the staff at the Summit Learning Center to celebrate the month.

Cost: Free

Also: This is for intermediate, advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders ages 18 and older.

Information: summitatsnoqualmie.com

Jeffrey P. Mayor, The News Tribune