Nissan offers fresh tracks opportunity

30th January 2011, by Chris Gill

Woo hoo - personal pistes.  [(c) Sunshine Village Resort]

Woo hoo - personal pistes. [(c) Sunshine Village Resort]

Nissan Adventure Sports is offering skiers and boarders the chance to have the slopes exclusively to themselves, using a First Tracks initiative.

First Tracks (Extreme Grip) is common in the US, but less so in Europe. Basically, it gives a small group of guests the chance to experience the slopes an hour before everyone else in the morning.

Nissan, who are also behind promotion of the Freeride World Tour, is running the Extreme Grip opportunities in three Alpine and one Pyrenees resorts: Avoriaz, Verbier, Livigno and Formigal.

Interested skiers and boarders will need to book the morning sessions, which normally start between 7:45am and 8:15am (varies depending on the resort) and run throughout the season. For that you’ll get to ski two or three loops of a designated piste (or more) before the general public.

Vincent Wijnen, VP Marketing Nissan in Europe said: “We’ve created Nissan Fresh Tracks to allow people to get the feeling of skiing or snowboarding on fresh snow. It’s a unique experience that we’re sure skiers and snowboarders of all levels will find exciting.”

Nissan also offers tuition in the same resorts, up to two 2.5 hour group lessons in skiing or snowboarding per day. The lessons are for intermediates or above (ie no beginners allowed on these coaching sessions).

To sign up, just visit the Nissan Extreme Grip website and register. Of course, you’ll be persuaded to take a look at their nifty range of vehicles too – you don’t need to own a Nissan to take part.

Links: Nissan Extreme Grip

Links: General Nissan sport site

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