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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi,

Looking for suggestions for adult ski camps.  I live on the east coast and looking at western US (UT, CO, CA, MT) areas for a camp in 2012.  Your suggestions are greatly appreciated. Basically looking to get the most of my time, improve as much as possible.

 

post #2 of 12

What type of skiing are you looking to do?  Taos has week-long programs for most levels, Jackson has Steep and Deep camps, Harb has camps for those who follow his methodology.  You can also book multi-day private or group lessons at the mountain of your choice, often with a specified instructor.  Any multi-day instruction with a good coach will result in significant improvement.

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

im looking to improve my overall ability.  2 weeks is too long...looking for a week or less. my friend who i am going with did the steep and deep last year and we are looking to try someplace new. 

havent followed harb's methodology, so not sure about that.

will check out taos' offerings.

thanks

post #4 of 12

gordy pheifers straightline camps in the lcc

Not sure if or where/when hes is doing them google straight line adventure camps for site

post #5 of 12

I've heard good things about Chuck Martin and Mogul Logic

 

 

post #6 of 12

I've only done JH Steep and Deep, but I stumbled on several alternatives while doing research.

 

In addition to the ones mentioned previously:

 

I noticed Alpine Meadows has a 2-day "steep camp" lesson.  Don't know anything about it, personally.

 

NASTC (North American Ski Training Center) http://www.skinastc.com runs several 3 or 5 day camps in different parts of the world.

 

Kim Reichbbelm http://www.skiwithkim.com/steep-skiing/ has camps at Aspen, Vail, and Alta.

 

I'm sure there are others out there.

post #7 of 12

I've been many times to Michel Pratte's camps:  www.pratteski.com

 

Lots of fun, very relaxed - free skiing in the am then gates in the aft for training.

post #8 of 12

Has anyone participated in Clendenin Ski Method camps, Breakthrough on Skis camps or Bumps for Boomers?  I, too, am looking for an adult ski clinic/camp to attend this year.  I do not want racing/gates training, but all-mountain including bump/tree/ungroomed focus.

post #9 of 12

Did Breakthrough on skis, but it was too long ago to be all that relevant. My impression back then, FWIW, is that it is very technique centric and geared to just what it claimed: breaking through an intermediate plateau.

 

Don't think it'd be good for the OP given s/he and friend have already done the JH camp.

 

The best clinic I ever did was at Sugarbowl -- all mountain ski pros headed by Eric Deslauriers who sometimes posts here. I don't believe he offers them anymore, but this seems to be the progeny of that. Also, Eric teaches for www.skiclinics.com and these clinics would include the same level of coaches and would definitely be able to challenge anyone. (have not posted 2012 schedule yet)

 

Another plug for the Taos ski week if you can make it later in the year to ensure good coverage for those famous steeps. I believe their format is mornings coaching followed by afternoons on your own, communal dinner and evening talks. The early season clinics are dirt cheap ($99) but go for the $234 for later in the season.  www.skitaos.org

 

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Has anyone participated in Clendenin Ski Method camps, Breakthrough on Skis camps or Bumps for Boomers?  I, too, am looking for an adult ski clinic/camp to attend this year.  I do not want racing/gates training, but all-mountain including bump/tree/ungroomed focus.



Enjoyed John's camp very much - learned a lot. He's in the Little Toe Turn camp. He teaches in the 3D environment and thinks those skills apply everywhere. Very good communicator. Group sizes are small. You get plenty of personal attention. An adult teacher for adult students. He also includes a lot of equipment advice in the context of how this will impact your skiing. He is a believer in using the shortest ski that will allow you to ski as fast as you would like to ski and not a believer in a big surface area being the primary focus of a soft snow ski. We skied soft snow in trees on shortish skis with no problem because we never stopped or hesitated.

 

post #11 of 12

Hi I plan on moving to Utah in few months, and I have a 22 year old son that likes to snowboard, is there a camp he can join. I'm a working parent and I'm in school, and I am moving to Utah because my bestfriendbhas been living there for some years now, and with my own research, Utah is a family town, a great place to live so I will feel safe for my family. Can someone please respond for suggestions, Thanks

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Hi I plan on moving to Utah in few months, and I have a 22 year old son that likes to snowboard, is there a camp he can join. I'm a working parent and I'm in school, and I am moving to Utah because my bestfriendbhas been living there for some years now, and with my own research, Utah is a family town, a great place to live so I will feel safe for my family. Can someone please respond for suggestions, Thanks

Welcome to EpicSki!  Might be better to start a new thread that includes "Utah" in the title.

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