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Jan. 24-25th with Lisa Densmore Ballard

The 6th Annual ‘Your Turn’ Women’s Ski Clinic returns to Holiday Valley January 24-25th, giving intermediate to advanced lady skiers a chance to clinic and get better. Renowned women’s ski instructor Lisa Densmore Ballard spearheads this ladies-only clinic, providing a lifetime of instruction and experience to enhance the overall session. 

“Lisa is an extremely calm person with an awesome demeanor,” said Allie Doro, Holiday Valley’s Snowsports Director. “She takes the stress level out of the day, but pushes you to try new things without going too far out of your comfort zone. She skis with each of the groups, but when she’s not with the group, she communicates really well with our instructors so everyone is on the same wavelength.” 

Ballard, a former member of the United States Ski Team, has dedicated her life to helping people - specifically, women - feel better on their skis. Since the inception of the nationwide Your Turn clinics, she has taught and interacted with over 6,000 skiers (that’s just in these clinics; that number is far higher with all the other things she’s involved in!) 

Sign up for this year’s ski clinic at Holiday Valley and here’s what you can expect …

The days begin with breakfast and an overview on the best way to select ladies-specific ski equipment. Anymore, product is so good and so tailored to women, it’s important to get the right gear that fits your particular skillset. Speaking of, you can pick up your demo skis before you head to the hill. A group skiing/video is next, before analysis and lunch. 

“She speaks on proper bootfitting, skis that will fit you best, and will get you informed on what you should be looking for before you go to buy,” Doro said. “The clinic is awesome because you can really get yourself dialed in.” 

Your days will be full of information, skiing and meeting new people. One of the most important aspects of this clinic is the camaraderie you’ll build with fellow women skiers. 

“This whole thing is designed for you to not feel intimidated,” Doro said. “If you’re not comfortable skiing or trying new things with your family or your husband, this is an opportunity to push yourself and get better and have more fun on the snow.” 

Sign-ups are happening now, and it’s $295 for the full monty, which includes the clinic, breakfast, lunch, demos, video breakdowns and more. Discounted lift tickets and lodging rates are available for those of you that want to come and make a trip of it. For more information or to sign up, head to