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      Governor Dayton proclaims Learn a Snow Sport Month in Minnesota

      Posted on December 19, 2011 at 10:18 AM

      On Friday, Governor Dayton held a press conference at Welch Village and proclaimed January, 2012 to be Learn a Snow Sport Month in Minnesota.

      Each year, thousands of Minnesotans embrace winter by trekking to one of the many ski and snowboard areas across the state in an effort to take advantage of snow sports. The proclamation notes that "learning a winter sport such as skiing or snowboarding provides an excellent way to make the most of our winter weather by using the great outdoors as a healthy alternative for cabin fever."
      Governor Dayton was joined by John Edman, Director of Explore Minnesota Tourism; Leigh Nelson, Owner, Welch Village; Chris Walch, CFO, Welch Village; Perry Eisert, VP and Hill Manager; Stephanie Prink, Public Relations Manager, Welch Village; and Peter Zotalis, Ski and Snowboard Services Director, Welch Village.

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      After presenting the proclamation Governor Dayton enjoyed some time skiing before returning to St. Paul. To learn a snow sport in Minnesota, check out the Department of Natural Resources and Explore Minnesota Tourism.