This year, Jerry Sebestyen organized three beginner ski schools: two "Beginner-Beginner" sessions and one "Beginner-Backcountry" lesson. All were a smashing success, and snow conditions turned out to be great for all three sessions. More than 50 CONC members benefitted from the beginner lessons. With more than a dozen CONC volunteers serving as lead instructors and co-instructors, students benefitting from low student-to-teacher ratios.
Much of the Beginner-Beginner courses were conducted on the groomed tracks that extend into Swampy Sno-Park and at the Meissner area. Basic classic technique was presented and practiced. In the Beginner-Backcountry class, more time was spent in the Swampy area. Techniques covered were getting up from a fall in deep snow, going uphill off track, and how to slow down, stop, and turn going downhill.
For all classes, I've only heard great things. Thank you to everybody who participated, everybody who instructed, and especially Jerry for organizing!