Are you a first-time skier or snowboarder?

Miramar will subsidize your first-timer lessons and equipment rental!

First-time skiers and snowboarders who sign up for a first timers ski resort’s equipment/lesson package will receive up to $100/day reimbursement from Miramar, for up to three days of lessons.

If you are switching from skiing to snowboarding or vice versa you are NOT eligible for this package. 

Keep your receipts and fill out the Reimbursement Form, available from your Trip Leader. T Reimbursement Form has instructions on how to submit the form and receipts for reimbursement.

We also like to provide personal support. A Miramar member on your trip will show you the ski school and rental office and answer any questions you have.

We’re able to provide financial support for first-timer lessons due to the vision and generosity of Barbara Huntley, a founding member of Miramar who left money in her will to support people who wish to learn to ski with Miramar, and other members such as Seymour Israel who’ve generously followed Barbara’s example. We’re thrilled that you’ll take part in perpetuating Barbara’s amazing legacy.

About Barbara Huntley

Barbara Huntley loved Miramar — the organization, the bus, the lodge, the skiing, the work weekends and, above all, the people. The club became her family. She gave of her time generously: attended meetings, assumed numerous executive board positions (including two terms as president), worked creatively on club publications and spearheaded changes to club governance. She also contributed beautiful artwork to the lodge; the large map of Glen Ellen and Mad River Glen and many of the paintings of the lodge were painted by her.

Barbara had a vision for Miramar’s future. She knew that she and the club’s other founders would eventually age and slow down. Barbara made speeches and phone calls, nudged, cajoled and insisted on the need to have new and “younger” enthusiastic members who would carry on the traditions of her beloved Miramar. Barbara always made guests feel welcome and part of the Miramar family. Under Barbara’s guidance, new members quickly received responsibilities to run the club and a voice in decision-making.

On the slopes, Barbara often taught and encouraged first-time skiers. Her bequest to Miramar to create the Barbara Huntley First Timer Downhill Skier Program is a lasting statement of her passion for skiing and Miramar.

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