Diann Roffe and Krista Schmidinger will be special guest coaches during [R434R, Sugar Mountain]'s Annual Adult Pre-Season Ski Clinic Dec. 12-14.

The three-day clinic is open to men and women of intermediate, advanced or expert level, 16 and older, who are interested in improving their abilities.

Fees are $150 for passholders or $225 for participants needing lift tickets. That covers three days all-day coaching, one-on-one instruction, gate training, video analysis, tuning clinic and Saturday night dinner.

Here's what resort media officials say about the clinic: "Clearly one of the most accomplished skiers in American ski racing history, Diann Roffe competed in three Olympics ('88, '92, '94) sharing silver in the giant slalom in Albertville, France in 1992 and winning gold in super G in Lillehammer, Norway in 1994. Recognized as a big event performer, Diann was the first U.S. racer to medal in the Junior World Championships. She shocked the world a year later by winning the world championship giant slalom in Bormio, Italy. With two Olympic medals and eight World Cup podiums (two wins) Diann continues to share her wealth of experiences and delightful personality with ski racers across the country.

"Krista Schmidinger, accomplished in her own right, competed in both the 1992 and 1994 Olympics. She captured three consecutive silver medals in the Junior World Championships in '86, ‘87 and '88 and was the U.S. National Super G and Pan American champion in 1990. Krista continues to participate in many programs here at Sugar Mountain throughout the winter season," the resort says.

Also going on that weekend is Sugar Mountain's 6th Annual SugarFest, held in conjunction with the Village of Sugar Mountain Tourism Development Authority Dec. 13 and 14.

The two-day festival is packed with lots of winter activities. 2009 ski and snowboard equipment from Salomon, Volkl, Nordica, Burton, Head, Never Summer, K2, Atomic, Dynastar, Rossignol, Ride, Line, and Nidecker will be available for demo from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days, Sugar's ice skating rink next to the Dave Nixon Pro Shop at parking lot D will be open, with tubing open as well, weather permitting.