Sharpen your skills or gain new ones at local ski resort camps, clinics and classes. These clinics vary in price and time commitment required, but each is assured to improve your skills rapidly while you have fun! Only a few classes at each resort are highlighted here, but for full class listings (including children’s classes) visit the resorts’ websites.
Alta Performance Ski Camp
(December 8–10, 29–31, February 18-20, March 21–23)
Integrates the assets of Alta and Snowbird ski areas with a progressive approach to coaching expert, all-mountain skiers. Price is $600 and includes three days of guided skiing, video analysis, evening indoor demos and more. alta.com
Wild Women Ladies’ Specialty Clinics
(January 13, February 16, March 9)
Skiing or snowboarding lessons are available. Each clinic is just $45 and includes a light breakfast, group lesson and lunch. Lift tickets are not included. skithebeav.com
Get Better Ski/Snowboard
For teenagers and adults ages 13 and older that have skied or snowboarded at least once. The half-day package includes a full-day lift ticket, full-day equipment rental and a 1.5-hour lesson. brianhead.com
Women’s Day Camp
(December 7, January 4, February 1, March 1)
Get a full day of lessons and lunch for just $95.
Women’s Workshops (Multiple dates, December–March)
Female instructors provide a professional program geared to skill development for beginner to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Prices vary dependent on length of the workshop, but all include a lift pass for each day of class, brunch on the first morning and a social following last class.
(Sundays; December 5–19, January 9–23, February 27–March 13)
Develop the telemark turn and learn to adapt to various conditions and terrain in this workshop. For beginner through advanced telemark skiers. Cost is $175 and includes a full-day lift pass for each lesson, brunch on the first morning and a social following the last class.
(Fridays; January 7–21)
For people 50 years and older, taught by senior instructors. Suitable for beginner through advanced skiers. Cost is $155 and includes a full-day lift pass for each lesson, brunch on the first morning and a social following the last class. brightonresort.com
Terrain Park Private Clinics
Advanced skiers or snowboarders can schedule private lessons with expert instructors to either introduce you to the terrain park or perfect your already developing skills.
Steep Skiing Camp
(February 4–6, March 4–6)
This 3-day clinic, led by World Extreme Skiing Champion Brant Moles, will focus on getting you to ski steeper, more- technical terrain safely and confidently. Cost is $499. Lift tickets not included.
(December 6–10, December 13–17, January 24–28)
An elite one-week, on-mountain workshop designed to advance personal ski endurance, technique and skill level with practical, personalized tips and training. Cost is $394 and doesn’t include lift tickets. thecanyons.com
Mahre Training Center Ski Camps
(December 10–12, December 13–17, January 7–9, January 10–14, February 11–13)
These three- and five-day sessions, conducted in part by Olympic medal winners Phil and Steve Mahre, provide skiing fundamentals to all ability zones. Includes daily instruction by Deer Valley’s top ski instructors, indoor sessions, unique Mahre Training Center progression, video and other amenities. Prices vary and lift tickets are included. mahretrainingcenter.com, deervalley.com
Learn to Ski/Snowboard
Try out skiing or snowboarding for the first time! Program is five hours of on-snow learning and includes lesson, lift ticket and rental. Just $75 per skier or boarder. skieaglepoint.com
Park City Mountain Resort
(December 6–10, December 13–17)
Includes five days of lessons with a resort pro. During this time, you’ll make permanent changes in your technique. For skiers that do parallel turns on green and blue runs, and adults ages 21 and up. Participants will be placed in groups to match ability level. Price without lift tickets $415 and with lift tickets $490.
Women’s Snowboard Camp
Come ride with female coaches in a group of women only. This camp is for riders that link turns on green terrain, and adults ages 21 and up. Participants will be placed in groups to match your ability level. Price is $315 without lift tickets and $495 with lift tickets. parkcitymountain.com
SheSkis Women’s Clinic
(Tuesdays; January 11–February 1, February 8–March 1)
Taught by and for women. Women instructors match participants with similar abilities togther and spend time on the slopes perfecting their technique. Each half-day lesson concludes at the Mountain Adventure Yurt for après ski fun. Price is $250 and includes lift tickets. powdermountain.com
Snow Divas Workshops
Three- and five-session workshops take place throughout January and February. Instruction by women for women. Available for alpine and snowboard learners of all skill levels. Prices vary.
First-Timers Learn to Ski or Board & Earn Season Pass
For children and adults who are first-time skiers and riders. Just take beginner lessons, then enroll and complete any Snowsports Recreation program. Upon completion you’ll have taken 14 hours of instruction and will then receive a season pass to use the rest of the year. snowbasin.com
(January 30–February 2)
A weekend of snowboarding in the company of other women, coached by women. Learn to tackle steeps, negotiate trees, whisk through chutes and bury your body in powder. For all skill levels. Cost is $575.
(Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays; December 24–April 3)
A day-long adventure designed for expert skiers and riders seeking steep challenging terrain and off-trail snow conditions. Cost is $180. snowbird.com
Enjoy backcountry guided tours for groups of 1–10 skiers or snowboarders. Guides accompany the group into areas just outside of the ski area boundaries for an all-day excursion. Tours include a lift ticket, lunch and each guest is provided an avalanche transceiver, skis, backpack with shovel and probe, climbing skins and snacks. Snowshoes and poles are provided for guests who prefer to snowboard. skisolitude.com
Ladies Day Specialty Clinics
(Tuesdays and Thursdays; January and February)
Offers ladies from beginner to advanced skill levels the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard, or just improve their skills. Price is $180 and includes a lift ticket. sundanceresort.com
Wolf Creek Utah
Get on Board
Learn to ski or snowboard in this beginners lesson package that includes three group lessons, three rentals and an unlimited season pass upon completion of the lessons. Price is $200. wolfcreekutah.com