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Straightline Adventures Big Mountain Ski Camps

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hi,

dchan, AC and Nolo have been gracious enough to allow me to spam the place up a bit.

Some of you may have seen the ads in Powder magazine for the ski camps that I am doing this year at Alta/Snowbird, but I thought it might be a good idea to let this forum's members know about it.

The name of the camp is Straightline Adventures. The camps cater to those who want to improve their steep skiing technique and learn about snow safety and backcountry skills.

These weekend three day intensive ski camps include:

-Steep skiing techniques
-Technical descents
-Line selection
-Catching air
-Backcountry skills
-Personal video analysis
-Avalanche awareness and safety
-Rossignol demos
-Guest speakers
-Slideshows by top photographers

Our coaches include:

Gordy Peifer(me)-U.S. and Canadian Freeskiing champion
Jim Conway-Alaskan Heli pioneer/Mountain guide and lead guide for TGR films
Shawn Hanka-PSIA Examiner

and special guest coaches:

Jeremy Nobis-U.S. ski team and big mountain star
Brant Moles-World Freeskiing Champion
Kristen Ulmer-The Uberchick
Will Burkes-U.S. Freeskiing champion/film star
Sage Cattabriga Alosa-Powder magazines 2004 performer of the year

and several more...(see website)


The goal with these camps is to help advanced and expert skiers break through to the next level-through lots of skiing, video analysis, one-on-one coaching, guest speakers, field seminars(avalanche tranciever training+snow pit assessment), and more.

The primary focus will be on steep skiing technique and skills, but the additional focus on backcountry skills will allow those who have thought about going backcountry skiing or heli-skiing the added confidence and abilities they will need to fully enjoy their trip.

For more in depth information, go to the website at:

http://straightlineadventures.com

If you have any questions, my e-mail address is gordy100@msn.com

Thanks,

Gordy
post #2 of 22
Nooooola, no-no-no-no-nooooola!

Kinda catchy, whaddya think?
post #3 of 22
Awwww, you're all a bunch of slackers! Anybody can put on a slideshow. :

Oh wait, I think I have heard of some of you guys.
Peifer?
Nobis?
Ulmer??

Ooops,

: : : : : : :

HOLY COW!!!!!
post #4 of 22
That is a pretty good deal for such an outstanding bunch of skiers as coaches. The name dropping rights alone should be worth it to some. " Oh yeah I skied the bird with Gordy and Jeromy, Kristina was there. She rocks man" You could be the da man at the Mangy Moose with all that name dropping.
all kidding aside It does sound like a worth while camp for those that want to walk the walk. By the way any over the hill skiers discounts? It never hurts to ask.
post #5 of 22
GP, would it be possible, at all, to link to some of the technical material you've already had published on your 'links' page?

EDIT: Please?
post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 
Utah49,

Over the hill as in old, or over the hill as in Park City? I'd consider a veteran of skiing discount if that's what you mean. Our oldest registered attendee so far is 60 years old. Several are in their 50's.


Comprex,

I'll look into it. Good idea.

Thanks,

Gordy
post #7 of 22
Gordy that was pretty good. Maybe I can get a twice over the hill discount? . I'm a few years over 49 According to many Alta Skiers I do live on the wrong side of the Wasatch
post #8 of 22
Gordy, that's good news. but you didn't even mention your huge photography skills!

too bad I'm already $$ committed to ESA II. your camp sounds mighty tasty. maybe next season.
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gonzostrike
Gordy, that's good news. but you didn't even mention your huge photography skills!

too bad I'm already $$ committed to ESA II. your camp sounds mighty tasty. maybe next season.
Thanks Gonzo. Have fun at ESA II.
post #10 of 22

Don't Think About It - Book The Trip!

I've talked to a number of guys of varying capabilities who attended Gordy's first camp and every single one of them came away raving about it and said they definitiely stepped up their capabilities more than a few notches. It's about handling every condition with confidence and applicable techniques, snow safety, and a whole lotta fun. Kudos to those who share the skillsets for great skiing.
post #11 of 22
A few years ago, I did the Sbowbird Steeps Camp- had a great time and learned alot. If I remember, they divided us up into about 5 or 6 groups and I was in the second most challenging one I think. The really top skiers were doing some pretty sick looking lines, hucking this and that, and I know I would've been way out of place with them. I still would be and am not getting younger(43 yo)! You say guys of varying capabilities raved about the straightline adventures, how much varying capability are we talking about? The camp sounds like a great opportunity and there's no place I'd rather ski then Alta/Snowbird.
post #12 of 22
I was a little disappointed because I was asking some of the same questions in a email that never got reply I've been looking for a great camp to help do just this stuff BUT I'm not an expert now and I'd likely not fit into the "younger" crowd
post #13 of 22
Why not come to ESA and focus on the off-piste in Eski's group?
post #14 of 22
That was definitely my first choice ...after I found this place. But before I got to this forum, I planned a trip with my dad to Switzerland to ski Jungfrau region during the time of the academy.
post #15 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by lincoln
You say guys of varying capabilities raved about the straightline adventures, how much varying capability are we talking about? The camp sounds like a great opportunity and there's no place I'd rather ski then Alta/Snowbird.
Gordy could answer this better, but I'd venture to say the abilities of the guys I knew varied from advanced intermediate to expert, most definitely not just huckers. They all commented that Brant Moles was absolutely awesome when it came to giving them the little tips that made a BIG difference in improving their skills immediately. It appears that Gordy has structured the camp to accommodate everyone.

Gordy?
post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rdy2ski
I was a little disappointed because I was asking some of the same questions in a email that never got reply I've been looking for a great camp to help do just this stuff BUT I'm not an expert now and I'd likely not fit into the "younger" crowd
Sorry rdy2ski, I don't know what might have happened because I thought I answered all of my e-mails. Try me again at gordy100@msn.com and I'll reply. Also, visit the Website at http://straightlineadventures.com

As to the ability levels for attendees of Straightline Adventures, it is geared toward the advanced and expert skier, but an advanced intermediate who is in good shape and has an aggressive attitude would benefit as well. This camp is a different kind of camp than ESA, otherwise I wouldn't have asked Nolo to allow me to post an ad here. The structure is different, the terrain is different, the coaches are different, etc. In addition there is a lot of video analysis and quite a bit of backcountry emphasis-in terms of learning.

Also, keep in mind that the average age of the non TGR related camps is probably mid to late thirties. There are some 20-somethings, a lot of 30-somethings, a lot of 40-somethings, several 50-somethings, and even a guy in his 60's.

If you want to find out what people thought of the first camp, try the links below:


http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21451&page=2&highlight=straightli nes


http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ht=maggot+camp
post #17 of 22
Gordy- will you be doing this again next season? I am already signed up for ESA, and have maxed out most of my vacation time this year, but am particularly interested in not only the skiing skills you talked about, but also the backcountry skills. (and I LOVE Alta and Snowbird).
post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
Yes dp, there will be camps again next year. We are going to ad a European camp to the list and do about 5 more camps at Alta/Bird. Also, the heli camp in Alaska should happen again as well.
post #19 of 22
Gordy,

I one of the weekend warriors from Alta. I heard nothing but good things about the camp through the grapevine. You guys definately have a good buzz going about the camp.

Later,
L
post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the post L.,

The three camps so far have been a blast. The attendees have been strong skiers, we've had great snow, and the guests and guest coaches have really had a good time.

My favorite part is when a skier looks completely different from the first video analysis to the last. Almost every attendee has made huge improvements in their skiing and that was one of my primary goals with the camp.

It's also been really cool to get guys like Nobis, Moles, Burks, Collins, and Greener involved and see how stoked they are to show the campers around and give them instruction and feedback.

See you on the hill,

G.
post #21 of 22
Gordy I'm going to ask for your help here. I'm sure you know of the tragic event just outd=side the Canyons . i have staarted a campaign to get ski and boarder media outlets to put together some public service spots to make people understand the real dangers of skiing outside the gates. You and other big name skier could do a lot to help educate people to getting the proper training and gear to venture beyound the gates.I have ask Warren Miller productions. TGR and Matchstick to put together a short spot that they can put on all the dvds they sell. Useing name skiers and riders to put out a simple message to have the right training and gear before you venture beyound the lines.
i have heard great things about your camp. i wish you much sussess with them maybe I will be able to get over there for one. i just have to come up with some cash. i'm an artist do you know anyone who wants to buy a painting, so i can attend camp?
back to avalanche safty you may know Bob Peters he post here and was backcountry guide at Jacson hole he is behind this projct and talking to the head of TGR to get thier support
Thanks and best wishes on a great season and great camps
Doug
post #22 of 22
Nobis? Sage? Wow I wish I lived closer.
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