This year, Gov. Gary Herbert declared January 2019 and Jan. 11 as Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month and Day in Utah. Since 2009, Utah resorts have joined resorts nationwide in an effort to teach beginners to ski and snowboard. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.
Utah is billed as having the greatest snow on Earth, so winter sports are a major draw to the state. But not all locals feel at home on the slopes. This is the 11th season of the Learn to Ski & Snowboard initiative. Ski Utah Communications Director Caitlin Furin says Utah resorts have been involved since the beginning.