Your kids are going to love this "school promo." Sunday River is shouting out to middle schools and high schools throughout the U.S. to enter their "Get Schooled Giveaway." So sharpen the pencils or dial the digital camera for this sweet homework session.
The best entry - written, filmed, poster or art creation with the most compelling "Why my school should win a trip to Sunday River" will be invited along with 49 fellow students to stay in Sunday River's Ski Dorm for a two-day ski weekend March 25-27.
To enter, students must submit the reason they deserve a field trip to Sunday River Ski Resort, by 5 p.m. on Feb. 28. "Students can enter any way they want," Sunday River vice president of marketing Nick Lambert said. "They can send us a letter, poster, a video, even a paper mache of our mascot, Eddy the Yeti."
The awesome weekend includes two nights lodging, two-day lift tickets, plus two breakfasts and one dinner for 50 students. The value is $8,600 - and sure beats your typical teacher's homework assignment.
That weekend just happens to be the Dumont Cup, a pro-am slopestyle event featuring Simon Dumont and his fellow pro freeskiers competing with upcoming talent.
The winning student and school will be notified on March 4, and posted on Sunday River's Facebook page. As a bonus, the winner will rocket to rock star status and become the most popular kid in school overnight.
For more information on Sunday River's Ski Dorm Give Away, visit www.sundayriver.com/Contest/DormGiveaway.html
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.