Looking for a wonderfully affordable way to learn to ski or snowboard this winter? The Deseret Ski School may be the perfect opportunity for you.
Registration has begun for the 63rd session for skiers and the 12th for snowboarders in the Deseret News/KSL NewsRadio Ski and Snowboard School.
As in the past there will be three classes. The first will be Nov. 20, followed by a break for Thanksgiving and the final two classes will be Dec. 4 and 11. And as in the past, skiers will go to Alta and snowboarders to Snowbird.
The school is intended for first-time beginners in skiing and snowboarding. Lessons begin with the basics, such as learning to carry and walk, and cover such topics as balance, stance, straight-line runs and turning.
There will be two sessions for the ski school each day. The ski school will be limited to 400 skiers -- 200 for the morning session and 200 for the afternoon classes.
The morning session for both skiing and snowboarding will start at 9:30 a.m. The afternoon session for both skiing and snowboarding will start at 1 p.m.
Cost for renting skis, boots, bindings and poles for the four weeks will be $34 for juniors and $39 for adults. And for a snowboard, bindings and boots, the cost for the four weeks will be $34 for juniors and $39 for adults. Those renting equipment will be able to apply those fees towards a full-season rental — $79.99 for juniors and $84.99 for adults for skis, and $84.99 for juniors and $89.99 for adults for snowboards.
Deseret News/KSL News Radio Ski/Snowboard School
When: Nov. 20, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11
Where: Two-hour lessons each week for skiers at Alta, snowboarders at Snowbird
Ages: First-time skiers or snowboarders 8 years old or older
Registration: Opens on Oct. 14. Forms for both skiing and snowboarding will be available Oct. 14.
Equipment: Canyon Sports is offering Deseret News students special rates and one-time pickup and return. Store locations are 1844 E. Fort Union Blvd. (7000 South), 517 S. 200 West or 45 W. 10600 South.
Information: (801) 237-2135 or (801) 942-3100.