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Ski & Snowboard News / Last chance for all women's workshops

Feb 21, 2018 14h46 ● By Harriet Wallis

Women love learning with women / photo: Harriet Wallis

Putting skis or a board on for the first time can be intimidating or downright scary. And you might ask yourself why people want to wear strange equipment and go out into the snow to play. For many, snow is an unpleasant substance. But to skiers and riders, snow is all they dream of.

Why not learn to ski or ride for the first time -- or learn to improve your skills and confidence on the slopes. Courses have been going on all winter at the resorts, but now we're getting down to the final sessions. Get in on the learning and the fun.

All-women's classes -- taught by women -- are very popular. "Women want to learn to caress the mountain," said Kathy Miner, the Snowsport School registrar at Brighton, adding that men only want to conquer it. Women instructors understand how women learn and that their goals are different from those of men.


Brighton Women's Workshops/ $299 / Starts Wed. Feb. 28 and also Thurs. March 1

Each workshop includes four sessions. Choose Wednesdays or Thursdays. All classes focus on the balance between comfort and exploring challenging conditions and terrain. The program is geared to skill development for beginner through advanced skiers and snowboarders. You'll have the he same group of women and the same female instructor each week. There's also a light get acquainted brunch on the first morning.

Reservations and questions: 801.532.4731,  ext 209

Rate: $299 includes a full-day lift pass for the day of each lesson.

Sundance Ladies Downhill Ski Clinics / $260 / Session starts Thursday March 1

The clinic is four Thursday sessions. The Ladies Day Clinics are for women who want to improve their skiing or snowboarding skills, or beginners who want to learn how to ski or snowboard for the first time in a fun and friendly group atmosphere. The ladies groups are lead and taught by top ski and snowboard instructors who create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for everyone. Bring three friends and get a 20% discount.

Reservations: Call 801.223.4140
Rate: $260. A discounted lift pass will be sold when you check in.

Alta Ski Camps / March 4-8 / based at Alta Lodge

Already know how to ski? Maybe you feel like you have plateaued and want to improve your form and technique. Take your skiing to the next level and improve confidence on variable terrain. The Alta Lodge Women's Ski Camp brings together the best of the Alf Engen Ski School's instructors for three days of instruction and four nights of lodging, breakfasts and dinners. And throw in yoga sessions, take a sauna or hot tub and there's lots and lots of camaraderie with the other women.