To experience the camaraderie of women skiers on the slopes is truly something unique and a chance to do just that is coming up at Holiday Valley.
Championship ski racer, ski coach, writer, commentator and consultant, Lisa Densmore, will be holding the Your Turn Women’s Ski Clinic at Holiday Valley Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 10 – 11. The program will be led by Densmore and assisted by Holiday Valley’s finest women instructors.
The clinic price is $290 per person and includes coaching, video analysis, demo equipment, breakfast and lunch each day and dinner on Monday, plus indoor clinics on boot fitting, and Densmore’s special presentation about climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Densmore has been involved in many aspects of the ski world. A member of the U.S. Ski Team in the late 1970s and a six-year veteran of the Women’s Pro Ski Tour in the 1980s, she has competed in ski racing for most of her life.
Today, she is a standout on the Master’s Circuit, with four world titles and 76 national titles across all alpine disciplines. She has been the No. 1 ranked skier in her age group and a member of the U.S. Alpine Masters Ski Team since she joined the master’s circuit in 1991.
In addition to competition, Densmore has been a highly regarded ski instructor and coach for over 20 years. During the 1990s, she was the instruction editor for Snow Country and then Mountain Sports & Living magazines, introducing and refining ski technique on shaped skis in the United States. Densmore was director of the Snow Country Ski Schools and later the RSN Alpine Excellence training centers in conjunction with the PSIA Alpine Demo Team.
At the same time, she founded the Head-Subaru Women’s Ski Clinics, which have now become the Your Turn Women’s Ski events. Over 6,000 women have had breakthroughs in their skiing while taking Densmore’s clinics. She has also coached numerous junior and adult race programs over her long career and is currently director of the master’s program and a coach for FIS-level racers at her home mountain in Red Lodge, Mont.
In addition to helping people improve on-snow, Densmore has written hundreds of articles and produced and hosted numerous television shows on skiing. She has covered the sport for networks such as ESPN, Fox Sports, ABC, NBC, CBS, A&E, The Weather Channel, The Travel Channel, PBS, and Outside TV. She has served as a consultant to many ski gear manufacturers and ski resorts on their women’s products and programs, and she periodically speaks on women’s skiing topics at national ski trade events. She has written seven books, including “Ski Faster!” (McGraw-Hill), a top-selling ski instructional book.
“I really hope that anybody who is interested in improving their skiing or just having a fun day on the hill will join me. It is really girls’ day out,” she said.
Preregistration for the Your Turn Women’s Ski Clinic is advised as attendance is limited. For information or to register, stop at or call the Snowsports School Desk at (716) 699-2345, ext. 4422, or the Creekside Lodge Children’s Desk at (716) 699-2345, ext.4424.
Specially priced lift tickets will be available. Lodging specials at the Inn at Holiday Valley for Sunday and Monday nights are also offered by calling 1-800-323-0020.