Olympian Martin Bell teaches clinics at Big Sky Resort

January 17, 2014

Big Sky, Mont. (January 17, 2014) - Former British Olympian, Martin Bell, will be teaching a Race Clinic at Big Sky Resort, January 20-21, 2014 and a Free-Ski Clinic February 3-4, 2014. Participants for both clinics must be able to ski difficult blue and black diamond runs.

The Martin Bell Race Clinic is geared toward skiers looking to improve time, technique, or to experience racing for the first time. The two day Race Clinic will help participants attain the fundamental skills for sound skiing and speed racing. "Using racing techniques is helpful for non-racers because it gives insight to effective carving which is energy saving on groomed runs," said Martin Bell, former British Olympian.

The Martin Bell Free-Ski Clinic will explore the mountain and improve skiing skills in different conditions. The two day Free-Ski Clinic will focus on improving skiing skills to tackle the entire mountain with confidence. Bell added, "Free skiing teaches people to handle all conditions outside of groomed trails."

Martin Bell is an incredibly knowledgeable racer and coach. Bell competed in four Winter Olympics from 1984 to 1994 and five World Championships from 1985 to 1993. He still holds the best result for a male skier in British Olympic history, placing eighth in the 1988 Calgary Games.

"Big Sky Resort is the ideal place to handle different terrain. It's a large rugged mountain with any type of terrain imaginable," said Bell. "Big Sky [also] has fantastic groomers for carving. Elk Park Ridge is the best groomed run in the country."

For registration and payment information for the Martin Bell Clinics, visit www.bigskyresort.com/adultclinics.