Christine Leduc

Claim to Fame: Mt. Rose Snowboard Instructor, 10+ Years

Favorite Place to Fuel Up: PJ & Company, Reno

Ideal Day on the Slopes: “Fresh powder, lightly snowing with no wind. Start the day off with epic Tahoe views before dropping into open bowls with family and friends. Powder Ridge at Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe is one of my favorites.”

Best Place to Après: Timbers, Mt. Rose

Must-Do Tahoe Experience: “Take a lesson. The last thing beginners should do is learn bad habits that then have to be unlearned. Another tip for first-timers is to dress in layers and stay hydrated, otherwise the elevation will catch up with you.”

Greenhorn Itinerary

Get to know Kirkwood’s gentler side at their Timber Creek Base Area
Sierra-at-Tahoe’s sculpted SMART terrain expedites the learning curve
Customize your lesson using Heavenly’s “Design Your Experience” online interface
Enroll in the West Coast’s only Burton Snowboard Academy at Northstar
Take advantage of First Time Packages at Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe
Check out the beginner-specific gear rentals at Squaw/Alpine
Sign up for a private lesson at Homewood, enjoy the views

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