Resort Report Winter 2014


Sharpen your skills or gain new ones at local ski resort camps, clinics, and classes. Only a few clinics are highlighted here, but for full listings (including children’s classes) visit the resorts’ websites.


Performance Ski Camp (February 10–14, April 6–10)

Take a getaway to Alta and learn to develop all-mountain ski tactics and techniques to increase your performance on expert terrain. This three-day, four-night camp includes lodging at Alta Lodge, breakfasts, dinners, four days of instruction with lift tickets, and high-end demo rentals.

Beaver Mountain

Wild Women Ladies’ Specialty Clinics

(Wednesdays, February 12, March 12)

Get to know a great group of ladies at this women’s clinic for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Each clinic is just $50 and includes a light breakfast, group lesson, and lunch. Lift tickets not included.

Brian Head

Terrain Park Lessons

Learn the basics of park riding from skilled instructors. For intermediate or advanced riders.


Women’s Workshops

(Wednesdays and Thursdays in February and March)

Sign up for this half-day series to improve your skiing and snowboarding with a female instructor in this workshop for beginner through advanced levels. Includes lift tickets each day and brunch on first morning. 3 days $199, 4 days $249.


First Tracks

Make the day’s first tracks on Tuesdays and Saturdays with a resort insider and Olympic skier. You’ll ski two hours before the resort opens followed by breakfast in Red Pine Lodge. Cost is $79 and doesn’t include lift ticket.

Holly Flanders Women’s Clinic

(February 6–8, March 13–15)

Improve your skiing with Olympian Holly Flanders at this 3-day clinic for intermediate and advanced skiers. For women only, you’ll develop your ski skills in a low-pressure, confidence-boosting environment. Price is $699.

Deer Valley

Mahre Training Center Ski Camps

(February 3–7, February 28–March 2)

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, and indoor sessions, and video. Prices vary; lift tickets included.,

Eagle Point

Learn to Ski /Snowboard

Try out skiing or snowboarding for the first time! Program includes five hours of on-snow learning, lift ticket, and rental. Just $75 per skier or boarder.

Park City Mountain Resort

All Mountain Club (Daily until March 30)

New this season, join a top instructor and up to four participants for an insider’s tour before the resort opens. You’ll learn about secret powder stashes, hidden runs, and more. Advanced skiers and snowboarders only. $130 per person.

Snowboard Camp (Dates vary)

Focus on improving your snowboard skills on freestyle or all mountain terrain at this affordable afternoon workshop where coaches help you reach the next level. Intermediate level riders and up.

Powder Mountain

Locals Program

(Saturdays; February 8–March 15)

Live nearby? Get lessons for a steal! Five lessons for skiers or snowboarders are just $95. Lift tickets not included, but they are discounted for participants.


Snow Divas Workshops

(February and March)

Build confidence and skills to tackle the slopes at these all-women workshops. Instruction by women for women. Available for alpine ski and snowboard learners of all skill levels. Cost is $275, which includes luncheon but not lift tickets or rentals.



(February 21–23)

A weekend of snowboarding in the company of other women, coached by women. Learn to tackle steeps, negotiate trees, whisk through chutes, and enjoy riding in powder. For all skill levels. Includes three days on-hill instruction, reception, video analysis, and celebration dinner. Cost is $1095.

Sidecountry Camp

(March 22–23)

Use the lifts to explore untracked sidecountry trails while following procedures for leaving the ski resort with a pack, avalanche transceiver, probe, and shovel. Camp fees include guiding and coaching, early mountain access, video, and après-ski activities. Cost is $350. Lift ticket not included.


Back Tracks Guided Backcountry Tours

Guides accompany groups of 2–10 skiers or boarders into areas just outside of the ski area boundaries for an all-day excursion. Tours include lift ticket, lunch and equipment: avalanche transceiver, skis, backpack, shovel, probe, climbing skins. Snowshoes and poles are provided for guests who prefer to snowboard.

Sundance Resort

Ladies Day Specialty Clinics

(Tuesdays or Thursdays; February and March)

Offers ladies from beginner to advanced skill levels the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard, or just improve their skills. Price is $200 and includes a lift ticket. Kids can be enrolled in a program that takes place at the same time as this class.


About Author

Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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