Ligety Inspires Kids at Solitude Mountain
As a part of the National Winter Sports Education Foundation and the YMCA of Northern Utah, Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, Utah) spent the day at Utah's Solitude Mountain teaching young kids how to ski.
The event marked the end of a six-week program called “Y I Ski,” which is all about getting local kids interested in outdoor sports, while improving their health and fitness and making new friends. The program allows for children aged 7-17 to get ski lessons, rentals and lift tickets a reasonable cost.
“It’s so cool to be able to watch these kids evolve on the slopes,” Ligety told Utah’s KSL TV. “A lot of these kids, it’s their second year and to see how much better they’ve gotten over the year and how much fun they’re having. It’s so awesome. I grew up skiing my whole life and it’s so cool to be able to share that experience with these young kids.”