McIntyre Ski Area workshops aimed at instructing the ski instructors
But soon the air temperature will fall below freezing, and snowfall will get measured in feet. At least that's the hope of ski athletes and coaches, who gathered in Manchester this weekend for workshops and presentations put on by the Eastern region of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.
Coughlin was among about 35 ski coaches who received Level 300 training on Monday at the McIntyre Ski Area. The Level 300 skiing encompasses the training received at academies, colleges and high-level competitions, said Ross Boisvert, general manager and vice president at McIntyre.
The McIntyre program followed workshops at the Radisson hotel, where the Ski and Snowboard Association spoke about standardizing racing programs at ski mountains, said Harley O'Brien, who coaches young teenagers at Ragged Mountain.
"We deal with this all the time when we're on the hill with the kids," he said.
Boisvert said McIntyre plans to open a new trail this year, which will include some glades and a terrain park. He said the mountain will start making snow as soon as possible after Thanksgiving.
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