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Downhill Skiing - Alta (Guide Conference) 4/17/21

Free lift for practicing all the beginner skills to teach others.

Drive: I-15 north, east 9000 s, up Little Cottonwood Cyn to Alta Ski Resort at the end of the road, lower parking lot. Meet in front of the Ski School.


Downhill Skiing Clinic - ski down to the free Snow Pine lift. Discuss 6 ski techniques:

getting into skis, sliding/getting up from a fall, wedge stop, wedge turn, hands on

outside turning leg, bringing uphill ski in during turns (optional - skiing backwards)

Gear: Downhill skiis, poles, boots, helmet, long sleeve synthetic shirt, liner pants, ski pants, ski coat, gloves, hat, goggles, sunscreen

Rentals: Downhill ski package ($17 BYU Outdoors Unlimited, $18 with helmet UVU

Outdoor Adventure Center)

Helmet ($6 BYU Outdoors Unlimited)

Sample Itinerary:

2 - 3 pm - Review ski techniques

3 - 4 pm - Teach and practice skiing backwards

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