Looking to improve your skiing or snowboarding skills this season? Then check out these greatclinics and Camps at Local Ski resorts. You’ll learn a variety of techniques and make new friends while you’re doing it.
Deer Valley www.deervalley.com
Mahre Training Center Ski Camp
This session, conducted in part by Olympic medal winners Phil and Steve Mahre, provides fundamentals to all ability levels. Includes daily instruction by top ski instructors, indoor sessions, unique Mahre Training Center progression, video and other amenities. For ages 12 and up. Price is $685 and lift tickets are included.
Men’s and Women’s Weekends
(January 30 – February 1)
Improve your skills and expand the types of terrain you can ski, while learning with others of similar abilities. These clinics are specifically designed for men or women and are conducted by top ski instructors. Price is $495 and doesn’t include lift tickets.
The Canyons www.thecanyons.com
Brant Moles’ Steep Skiing Camp
This clinic, led by one of the best Big Mountain skiers in the world, will focus on skiing steeper, more technical terrain safely and confidently. This isn’t a backcountry clinic; however, some backcountry skills such as how to read the terrain, select a safe line, basic avalanche awareness and technical skiing techniques will be taught. Designed for intermediate to advanced skiers. Price is $470 and doesn’t include a lift ticket. For ages 18 and up.
Holly Flanders Workshops
(February 6-8, March 6-8)
Taught by Olympian Holly Flanders, this workshop enables women to improve their skiing in an atmosphere of support and friendship. Individuals must be intermediate level skiers or above. Price is $470 and doesn’t include a lift ticket. For ages 18 and up.
Alta Performance Ski Camp
(January 19-22, February 16-19, March 9-12)
This new camp integrates the assets of Alta and Snowbird ski areas with a progressive approach to coaching expert, all-mountain skiers. Price is $800 and doesn’t include lift tickets.
Ski to Live
(January 29-February 1)
For all intermediate to professional level skiers who want to learn more about who they are as athletes – and as people – in a powerful environment. Learn through morning yoga, on-hill coaching which focuses on the mental and spiritual side of sports and evening interactions. Price is $1590 and includes meals, spa and workshops.
Big Mountain Skiing and Riding
This camp outlines the skills and knowledge necessary to safely access the backcountry and wild terrain unique to the Alps, Alaska and many top U.S. resorts. Combines lift, backcountry and heli access in Utah’s Wasatch Range. Price is $2160. For experts ages 16 and up.
Women’s Ski Camp
(January 18-22 and March 15-19)
Small group sizes allow women to move and learn at their own pace in a supportive women only peer environment with plenty of one-on-one coaching. Price is $640. For intermediates through experts ages 16 and up.
Women’s Snowboard Camp
Women will enjoy a supportive peer environment led by pro women as they learn to tackle steeps, negotiate trees, whisk through chutes and ride in powder. Price is $400. For all skill levels ages 16 and up.
Avalanche Level I Class
(Jan. 10, 17, 24)
Learn how to prepare for and carry out a trip, to understand avalanches and basic decision making while in avalanche terrain, as well as rescue techniques. Price is $210 and includes a lift ticket.
Snowbasin 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.
Ladies Day Specialty Clinics
Offers ladies from beginner to advanced skill levels the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard, or simply improve their skills. Price is $240 and includes a lift ticket. Clinics run on Tuesday and Thursdays in January and February.
Mothers may enroll their children in a four-day program so their kids can learn to ski or board while Mom is out on the slopes. Price is $170 and includes a lift ticket.
Powder Mountain www.powdermountain.com
SheSkis Women’s Clinic
For women taught by women. Women ages 18 and older of all skill levels are invited. Women instructors match participants with similar abilities together to spend a day on the slopes perfecting their skills. Clinic is offered on Tuesdays in January, February and March. Price is $250 for three-day session.
Work on Nordic Downhill skills in this program that helps adult telemark skiers focus on the development of the telemark turn and adapting to various conditions and terrain. Suitable for beginner through advanced telemark skiers. Classes are held on Sundays in January and March. Price is $155 and includes lift tickets.
Taught by seniors for seniors.
Wolf Creek www.wolfcreekutah.com
Get On Board
This beginners only snowboard lesson package includes three group lessons, three rentals and an unlimited season pass! Price is $200 and classes are open to ages 3 and up.
Women’s Skate Clinic
These four-week clinics begin on Sundays in January and continue throughout the season. The sessions will vastly improve technique and help women meet other women who enjoy this aerobic activity. Price is $110 or $135 with equipment.
Classic Skate Workshop
Two session workshop offered Sundays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. all season long. Learn both the challenges and advantages of waxing that will help develop great technique. Price is $50 or $72 with equipment.
Intermediate Skate Workshop
Two session workshop offered on Saturdays all season long. This co-ed clinic focuses on refining technique to prepare for races. Price is $50 or $72 with performance equipment.