We are very fortunate to be hosting a clinic for women on Thursday, January 23. Lisa Densmore will provide personalized instruction along with other instructors at Discovery for a day of tailored learning and exceptional skiing. The new line of Elan skis will also be available for demo. Hone your skills with new, cutting edge gear and lessons from one of the best in the industry. This is a free clinic for intermediate level skiers or above. For more information or to sign up, please visit Bob Wards in Butte, Missoula or Helena.


Lisa Densmore has been involved in many aspects of the ski world. A member of the U.S. Ski Team in the late 1970’s and a six-year veteran of the Women’s Pro Ski Tour in the 1980’s, Lisa has competed in ski racing for most of her life. Today, she is a standout on the master’s circuit, with 4 world titles and 80 national titles across all alpine disciplines. She has been the number one ranked skier in her age group and a member of the U.S. Alpine Masters Ski Team since she joined the master’s circuit 1991.

In addition to competition, Lisa has been highly regarded ski instructor and coach for over 20 years. During the 1990’s, 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. Lisa 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 Lisa’s clinics. Lisa 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, Montana.

In addition to helping people improve on-snow, Lisa 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 7 books, including “Ski Faster!” (McGraw-Hill), a top-selling ski instructional book.

When the snow melts, Lisa works as a professional freelance writer, photographer and TV/film producer specializing in adventure travel, conservation and outdoor genres. She splits her time between Red Lodge, Montana and the Adirondacks in New York where she grew up. She enjoys hiking, camping, fly fishing, waterskiing and paddling with her partner Jack Ballard, her son Parker, and Jack’s three children.