Red Lodge ski racing coach and national masters competitor Lisa Ballard will give a free talk on "Ski Racing 101" and then answer questions about the sport.

Ballard will speak at 5:30 p.m. at This House of Books in downtown Billings on Friday, Nov. 10. She will also be signing copies of her book, "Ski Faster!"

Proceeds from book sales support the Silver Run Ski Foundation, which is providing refreshments. The event is open to the public.