Lee Canyon Hosts Sixth Annual Lil’ Air Youth Competitions Saturday, Jan. 26 and Feb. 23, 2019

Lee Canyon, Southern Nevada’s premier year-round destination, and a POWDR company, invites kids ages four to 12 to participate in the Lil’ Air and Lil’ Air N’ Style youth ski and snowboard competitions on Saturday, Jan. 26 and Feb. 23, 2019, respectively. The competitions are the culmination of Lee Canyon’s four-week Mountaineers and Freeriders youth programs that run in January and February. Registration is free for program participants; local youth not enrolled in the programs are also eligible to compete by purchasing a single-day lift ticket. Lift tickets may be purchased online for a discount of up to 25 percent. Parents or guardians must register competitors at Lee Canyon by 10 a.m. on competition day.

Mountaineers is a skier-only program for kids ages three to six; Freeriders includes skiers and snowboarders ages seven to 12. The competitions provide kids with a sense of accomplishment. Lil’ Air focuses on beginner jump skills while Lil’ Air N’ Style kids demonstrate skills on beginner jump and jib features.

Race categories are based on sport and age (listed below); skiers and snowboarders not enrolled in Lee Canyon’s youth programs register in a separate division. The criteria by which competitors will be evaluated include race style on regular terrain and execution of a beginner jump and jib specifically designed for youth.

All competitors are entered to win a GoPro camera and other prizes.

Race categories and times for January and February competitions:

Mountaineers and Freeride Program Participants

11 a.m.             Skiers: Ages 7 – 12

11:45 a.m.        Snowboarders: Ages 7 – 12

1 p.m.               Skiers: Ages 3 – 6

Open Division

2 p.m.               Skiers/Snowboarders: Ages 4 – 12

“Lee Canyon’s youth programs teach kids how to ski and snowboard, and with consistent time outside kids also learn about environmental stewardship and how to recreate safely in the mountains,” said Jim Seely, Marketing Director for Lee Canyon. “These two events are Lee Canyon’s most well-attended events in terms of spectators. Our community does a great job of supporting local youth.”

Lee Canyon’s 2018/19 winter season will run through April 2019, pending appropriate weather conditions. The resort’s winter operating hours are daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests planning on visiting Lee Canyon are encouraged to purchase tickets on their website to receive online discounts and to avoid sold out dates. For information and to purchase tickets, visit www.leecanyonlv.com.

As part of POWDR’sadventure lifestyle portfolio, Lee Canyon offers guests memorable experiences that integrate entertainment with adventure in an amazing setting. The resort is committed to the “Play Forever” campaign that encourages those who work and play on the mountain to protect the environment and inspire participation in adventure.

About Lee Canyon

Lee Canyon is located approximately one hour from downtown Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Established in 1963, Lee Canyon offers guests 195 acres of terrain, 27 trails accessed via three chairlifts, 250 acres of hike-to terrain, and a lift-served tubing hill. Averaging more than 161 inches of snowfall annually, Lee Canyon offers ski and snowboard coaching, terrain parks, and lodge amenities such as dining and retail, as well as a host of summer activities. For more information, please visit www.leecanyonlv.com and follow Lee Canyon on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Lee Canyon is part of POWDR, an adventure lifestyle company.



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