The second of four sessions in the Deseret News Ski School gets under way at Alta Saturday morning.
Hundreds of beginning skiers will be on hand in the newspaper-sponsored ski school, one of the nation's oldest, to continue instruction in downhill or cross country skiing.The two-hour classes begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Little Cottonwood resort to give the beginning skiers a chance to try out on snow what they learned at last week's dry-land session at Sugarhouse Park. Students are to meet at the Albion Day Lodge for assignment to instructors.
In the first session for both downhill and cross country, students learned safety checks on their ski equipment and learned the skills of walking and static turning.
In Saturday's clinic, the difference will become more apparent as the downhillers are introduced to side-stepping with edges, side-slipping, herringbone climb and running in the fall line with a gentle run-out.
Cross country skiers will participate in exercises on a teaching track, including touring on natural terrain with bending, arm swing, pole use and natural body position.
Bus service for the Alta classes 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 near the ZCMI entrance.