There is snow in the hills, but students in the first session of this year's Deseret News Ski School won't be on the slopes for their first lesson. Instead, the beginning skiers will be at Sugarhouse Park, 21st South and 13th East, when the school starts its 43rd season Nov. 10.

But classes are scheduled for the next three lessons at Alta if snow conditions permit.The ski school is open to beginning skiers between the ages of 8 and 80. The Deseret News-sponsored ski school, one of the oldest in the nation, offers four Saturday sessions for only $10.

Lift rides, when part of the lesson, will be free to registered students.

The two-hour sessions will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 10, Nov. 17, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8. There will be no classes on Thanksgiving weekend.

Bus service will be available for those without their own transportation at $8 round trip from park 'n' ride locations at Olympus Hills Shopping Center and Cottonwood Mall.

For the first lesson, students should meet at the Lake Terrace south of the lake and near the playgrounds. Alta classes will meet at the Albion Day Lodge where restrooms, cafeteria and ski rental shop are located.

Students may register by mailing the registration form or signing up in person at the Deseret News, 30 E. 1st South, or at the Lift House, Ski Shop, 3698 E. 7000 South.