Alta’s Extreme Winter Camps

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 17, 2012 11:27 am

Do you remember how fun camp used to be? Well, now you have the opportunity to attend a camp, meant for talented skiers like yourself, and brush up on your technical skiing skills! Alta Lodge, located in Utah, offers specialty ski-adventure immersion programs for skiers who want to advance their skiing skills in a multi-day ski experience. There is a variety of types of camps, focusing on different areas that a skier may want to improve in. Alta Ski School instructors or Utah Mountain Adventure Guides will spend the day with the “campers,” pour their Alta-skiing knowledge into them, and then join them for après ski and dinner.  Each program includes lodging, breakfasts, and dinners.

courtesy of UMA

courtesy of UMA

The “Alta Preformance Ski Camp,” December 9-13 and February 11-15, is meant for advanced to expert skiers ready to take their ski skills to the next level. Not only are skiers coached on the slopes, but are also instructed in dry land training to improve their skiing fitness. This package includes four nights lodging, full breakfast and dinner daily, three days ski coaching, dry land training sessions, three days of lift tickets, demo skis and boots, tax and Lodge service charge. (December rates: $1,995 per person, double occupancy or $2,471 single; February rates: $2,211 per person, double occupancy or $2,804 single occupancy.)

For the more daring, “Backcountry Ski and Splitboard Clinics” are offered January 13-17 and March 3-7. Led by the expert guides from Utah Mountain Adventures, skiers and snowboarders learn the fundamentals of backcountry skiing and snowboarding by spending three fulls days out in the legendary Wasatch backcountry touring. This includes leaning avalanche awareness, beacon rescue, safe route selection, efficient uphill travel with climbing skins on skis and split snowboards, and downhill skiing and snowboarding technique. Along with this adventure, included is four nights lodging, full breakfast and dinner daily, backcountry lunch on ski days, all instructor/guide fees, five yoga sessions (March only), tax and Lodge service charge. (January rates: $1,915 per person, double occupancy or $2,508 single; March rates: $2,031 per person, double occupancy or $2,624 single.)

Another option is the “Powder Tracks Powder Ski Camp” from January 5-10. This unique ski program makes it easier, faster and more fun to learn to ski Alta’s famous powder snow. Powder Tracks makes it possible for intermediate and advanced skiers to move to the next level of expertise in the shortest time possible. It includes five nights lodging, full breakfast and dinner daily, four days of instruction, four days of lift tickets, demo skis and boots, tax and Lodge service charge. (Rates: $2,805 per person, double occupancy or $3,546 single.)

Last but not least, there are camps offered just for women! The “Women’s Ski Camps for Intermediate to Advanced Skiers”

photographed by Nick Rice

photographed by Nick Rice

gathers the best of the Alf Engen Ski School instructors for three days of instruction and improving technique, and making some new ski buddies along the way. This includes four nights lodging, full breakfast and dinner daily, three days of instruction, three days of lift tickets, demo skis and boots, two yoga sessions, tax and Lodge service charge. For the off-trail skier girl looking for a challenge, the “Women’s Ski Camps for Advanced to Expert Skiers” is February 7-11. The camp teaches the techniques to ski steeper lines confidently in all conditions, challenging the skier in a fun environment. This includes four nights lodging, full breakfast and dinner daily, three days of instruction, three days of lift tickets, demo skis and boots, two yoga sessions, tax and Lodge service charge. (Rates: $2,211 per person, double occupancy or $2,804 single. This includes three nights lodging, breakfasts and dinners, two days of instruction, two days of lift tickets, two days of demo skis and boots, tax and Lodge service charge. Rates: $2,211 per person, double occupancy or $2,804 single.)

Campers return to this camp every year because it is such a great experience. Don’t miss out on the perfect opportunity to take your ski or snowboard skills to the next level and have a ton of fun along the way! For signups and more information check out altalodge.com or call 800-707-2582.

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