Make sure you're first in line to sign up for free clinics from professional coaches and instructors in sports like snowboarding, skiing, biathlon, hockey, and backcountry skills. Created to carry on the legacy of the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics, the Utah Winter Games program encourages everyone - including families - to incorporate winter sports into "a healthy and positive lifestyle." Because space fills up fast, pre-register and lock in your spot in a clinic. It's totally free (except in some cases where you will need to buy a discounted lift ticket) and, for most clinics, rental equipment is provided free or at deeply discounted rates. The first clinic of the season, a Backcountry Skills Course Seminar, is at White Pine Touring Nov. 15. Go to www.utahwintergames.org for the complete list.