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Tahoe-Truckee Skiing for Schools kicks off at Homewood

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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Skiers and riders are invited to take advantage of discounted lift tickets while simultaneously supporting local education with the pre-purchase of Skiing for Schools lift tickets and trail passes valid at participating resorts.

With a variety of dates and resorts, those who purchase tickets have multiple opportunities to contribute to the success of local students.

“This program continues to be both an affordable way to showcase our many amazing local resorts, while also raising money in support of programs at our local schools,” explained Laura Abbey Brown, executive director of the Excellence in Education Foundation.

This season’s Skiing for Schools days include:

Homewood Mountain Resort:$40 lift ticket valid any one day from Jan. 4-9

Tahoe Donner Ski Area: $30 lift ticket valid any one day from Jan. 11-16

Sugar Bowl: $40 lift tickets valid any one day from Jan. 25-30

Tahoe XC: $15 trail passes valid any one day from Jan. 25­-30

Northstar California: $60 lift ticket valid any one day from Feb. 1-6

Royal Gorge: $15 trail pass valid any one day from March 1-6

Tahoe Donner Ski Area: $30 lift ticket valid any one day from March 15-20

Tahoe Donner XC: $15 trail passes valid any one day from March 15-20

Sugar Bowl: $40 lift ticket valid any one day from March 29 ­ April 3, 2015

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows: $40 lift ticket valid any one day at either resort from Monday, April 6, to end of the 2014-15 winter season

Downhill resort tickets may be purchased the week prior to the designated dates at ExinEd.org or Tahoe Dave’s in Tahoe City, Truckee and Kings Beach.

Cross-country resort trail passes may be purchased the week prior to the designated dates at ExinEd.org or  Paco’s in Truckee and Alpenglow in Tahoe City.

A limited number of tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis, and will not be available for purchase at the resorts. Tickets are non-refundable.

Proceeds from each lift ticket purchase directly support the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities to local Tahoe-Truckee area students.

This article was submitted to the Sun by the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization that supports quality public education with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Visit ExinEd.org to learn more.