$5 Student Ski Lessons at Keyes Peak

January 8, 2015

Wendy Gehlhoff

press release

Florence, WI…… Thanks to a generous donation of time by the Granite Peak Ski Team coaching staff from Wausau, WI, Keyes Peak is again offering ski lessons and racing for kids ages 6-17 on Saturday, January 31st for only $5.00. This is a great opportunity for students of all ages and skill levels to get quality ski instruction from professional coaches and receive a participation medal. The $5 fee covers a lift ticket, rentals if needed and lessons from the Granite Peak Ski Team coaches from 9am until 11:30am.

Students have the option to race on an official NASTAR course from 12:30 until 3pm as part of the Mike Roberts Memorial Ski Race. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the fastest male and female race times in the following age categories: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17. The fastest skier of the day will receive the Mike Roberts Memorial Trophy. Ski Race Director Jeff Tobin from Wausau is impressed with the ski runs at Keyes Peak. He and his staff love helping kids ski for the first time or improve their skills.

Volunteers for this event honor the memory of Mike Roberts, a former Florence resident and Keyes Peak supporter. Registration is limited, so call 715-528-5377 (ext 101) or visit www.ExploreFlorenceCounty.com and click on the ski racing event at the bottom right to print the registration form and waivers. Lunch concessions are available at the beautiful Keyes Peak Ski Lodge. Keyes Peak is located 3 miles south of Florence on Hwy 101. Please thank our generous sponsors who have made it possible to charge only $5 for this great event: Florence Utilities (Shared strength through WPPI Energy), Granite Peak Ski Team, Florence Mining News, Florence County Abstract Co. and the Florence County Forestry and Parks Department.

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