Hi Ladies, I will start adding the dates for the 2014-2015 season of women’s ski camps and snowboard clinics as they become available starting in September. For now, I will keep last seasons dates posted for an easy reference. Thanks! ~Kari


Calendar/Date Event/Description Type/Level Location
12/7-8/2013 Women’s All Star Snow Camps Snow Camps accommodate all types of riding from beginner to expert and for those who like to dabble in park. Coaching from top level female skiers and riders. SKI & SB BEG-ADV Whistler Blackcomb
12/7-8/2013 Women’s Early Bird Clinic Remove the pressure of learning to ski like a man and come join an all women’s two day early season ski clinic. SKI INT-ADV Big SKy, MT
12/13-15/2013 Her Turn Groups are led by a select team of women instructors, trained to make your clinic an exceptional experience. SKI INT-ADV Vail, CO
12/17-19/2013 Women’s Ski Camps Deb Armstrong, Olympic Gold Medalist, hosts Steamboat’s Women’s clinics with Certified experienced female coaches for women only. Emphasis is on camaraderie, fun, and skill improvement. SKI INT-ADV Steamboat, CO
1/3-4/2014 Backcountry Babes: Into to Backcountry Skiing Designed for the beginner backcountry enthusiast interested in gaining information on the equipment and skills integral to safe winter backcountry travel beyond the groomed ski trails. SKI ADV Backcountry Babes, Breckenridge, CO
1/3-5/2014 Stratton’s Women on Snow Coached by elite guest coaches and Stratton’s top women instructors, you will experience the ultimate in personalized coaching, camaraderie, fitness, and fun. SKI INT-EXP Stratton, VT
1/6-9/2014 Women’s Edge: Aspen Snowmass Share an exciting and fun four days on the slopes with women-specific, certified pros. Women’s Edge provides an opportunity to advance your skills and develop lasting relationships. SKI INT-ADV Aspen Snowmass, CO
1/6-9/2014 Ski with Kim Ski with Kim Reichhelm and Vail Women’s Ski Adventure SKI INT-ADV Vail, CO
1/7-9/2014 Women’s Ski Camps Deb Armstrong, Olympic Gold Medalist, hosts Steamboat’s Women’s clinics with Certified experienced female coaches for women only. Emphasis is on camaraderie, fun, and skill improvement. SKI INT-ADV Steamboat, CO
1/9-11/2014 Women’s Clinic This clinic is designed for blue run skiers looking to expand their horizons off-piste through double black diamond & skiers looking to explore expert terrain off the peak – Led by women, for women. SKI INT-ADV Big SKy, MT
1/11-12/2014 Women’s All Star Snow Camps Snow Camps accommodate all types of riding from beginner to expert and for those who like to dabble in park. Coaching from top level female skiers and riders. SKI & SB BEG-ADV Whistler Blackcomb
1/11-12/2014 Burton Women’s Ride Camp Winter Park has partnered with Burton for this specialized 2-day snowboarding camp exclusively for women. Lunch and an aprés party are included along with the opportunity to demo the latest from Burton snowboards. SB BEG-EXP Winter Park, CO
1/11-12/2014 Gravity Goddess Ski Weekend Winter Park provides this fun filled weekend and an opportunity to meet women with similar abilities and improve your skills in a small group environment. Includes all day coaching and lunch. Includes all day coaching and lunch. SKI BEG-EXP Winter Park, CO
1/13-16/2014 Women’s Edge: Aspen Snowmass Share an exciting and fun four days on the slopes with women-specific, certified pros. Women’s Edge provides an opportunity to advance your skills and develop lasting relationships. SKI INT-ADV Aspen Snowmass, CO
1/13-17/2014 Women’s Ski Camp at Jackson Hole If you’re looking for the camaraderie of an all female environment and the confidence to tame the Big One’s infamous terrain, look no further. Jackson Hole’s Women’s Ski Camp is the answer! SKI INT-EXP Jackson Hole, WY
1/14-16/2014 Girlz on Edge: Vail Tour Vail Mountain while exploring terrain and technique. SKI INT-EXP Vail, CO
1/14-16/2014 Women’s Ski Camp Mammoth’s top female instructors are eager to take you all over Mammoth Mountain’s exciting terrain. Take on new challenges while working on your personalized goals. SKI INT/ADV-EXP Mammoth, CA
1/15-18/2014 Women’s Snowboard Camp at Jackson Hole A women’s snowboard camp for intermediate to expert riders. Julie Zell, three-time World Extreme Snowboard Champion, will coach you with the other experienced instructors at the resort. SB INT-EXP Jackson Hole, WY
1/17-20/2014 Women’s Ski Camps Join us for three days of skiing in the company of other women, coached by women. SKI INT-ADV Snowbird, UT
1/18-19/2014 She Skis Demo new skis and improve your technique. SKI INT-ADV Vail, CO
1/20-23/2014 Women’s Edge: Aspen Snowmass Share an exciting and fun four days on the slopes with women-specific, certified pros. Women’s Edge provides an opportunity to advance your skills and develop lasting relationships. SKI INT-ADV Aspen Snowmass, CO
1/23-24/2014 Women’s Alpine Adventures at Okemo If you can get away during the week, we’ll make it well worth your while. Enjoy a 2-Day Alpine Adventure with women who want to improve their skiing or riding ability on wide-open, midweek slopes. SKI & SB BEG-EXP Okemo Mountain Resort, VT
1/23-27/2014 Alta Lodge Women’s Ski Camps Just for women, the Alta Lodge Women’s Ski Camp brings together the best of the Alf Engen Ski School’s instructors for three days of instruction and four nights of lodging, breakfasts and dinners. SKI INT-ADV Alta, UT
1/24-26/2014 SheRide Snowboarding Camps Learn to snowboard or dramatically improve your riding in a safe, FUN, confidence building environment with professional encouraging coaches. SB BEG-EXP Durango Mountain Resort, CO
1/24-26/2014 Women’s Ski & Snowboard Clinic The Telluride Women’s Week is the first women-only ski program in Colorado, and has grown to include many apres-ski activities and benefits. Enjoy 5-star hotels, service and cuisine, and the luxury of world-class spas and shopping. SKI & SB BEG-EXP Telluride, CO
1/24-26/2014 Women’s Weekends Participants will enjoy the excitement and camaraderie of skiing with other women of the same ability zone while improving their skills. SKI BEG-EXP Deer Valley, UT
1/25-26/2014 Gore Mountain’s Women’s Ski Camp Ski like a girl! –and enjoy it! Rip it up with the ladies in these clinics exclusively for women, taught by highly experienced PSIA certified women ski instructors. SKI INT-ADV Gore Mountain, NY
1/25-26/2014 Women’s Weekends Join Olympic gold medalist and world champion mogul skier, Donna Weinbrecht, and Killington Resort’s top female coaches for an unforgettable learning experience. SKI INT-EXP Killington, VT
1/25-26/2014 Women’s All Star Snow Camps Snow Camps accommodate all types of riding from beginner to expert and for those who like to dabble in park. Coaching from top level female skiers and riders. SKI & SB BEG-ADV Whistler Blackcomb
1/25-26/2014 Keystone’s Bettys Brings together women in a fun, non-intimidating environment. Includes extensive on-hill training, video analysis, and discussions about nutrition, and women’s specific concerns and equipment. SKI INT-ADV Keystone, CO
1/26-28/2014 Women of Winter Take your skiing to the next level, fine tune your skills and ski Squaw’s legendary terrain like you own it.  SKI INT-EXP Squaw. Lake Tahoe
1/27-31/2014 Women’s Alpine Adventures at Okemo This program gives the chance to really immerse yourself in skiing and riding. SKI & SB INT-EXP Okemo Mountain Resort, VT
1/27-30/2014 Women’s Edge: Aspen Snowmass Share an exciting and fun four days on the slopes with women-specific, certified pros. Women’s Edge provides an opportunity to advance your skills and develop lasting relationships. SKI INT-ADV Aspen Snowmass, CO
1/31-2/1/2014 Women’s Ski Camp Mammoth’s top female instructors are eager to take you all over Mammoth Mountain’s exciting terrain. Take on new challenges while working on your personalized goals. SKI INT/ADV-EXP Mammoth, CA
2/3-6/2014 Women’s Edge: Aspen Snowmass Share an exciting and fun four days on the slopes with women-specific, certified pros. Women’s Edge provides an opportunity to advance your skills and develop lasting relationships. SKI INT-ADV Aspen Snowmass, CO
2/6-7/2014 KEEN Rippin’ Chix Steep Skiing Camp Crystal Mountain & Alison Gannett’s Rippin’ Chix have teamed up to offer KEEN Rippin’ Chix Steep Skiing Camp. SKI ADV-EXP Crystal Mountain, WA
2/7-9/2014 Women’s Alpine Adventures at Okemo A long weekend or three less crowded midweek days can make a big difference. This is a great way to get away, enjoy some time on the slopes, advance your skills, and take care of yourself. SKI & SB INT-EXP Okemo Mountain Resort, VT
2/7-9/2014 Her Turn Groups are led by a select team of women instructors, trained to make your clinic an exceptional experience. SKI INT-ADV Vail, CO
2/8-9/2014 KEEN Rippin’ Chix Intro to Steeps Crystal Mountain & Alison Gannett’s Rippin’ Chix have teamed up to offer KEEN Rippin’ Chix Steep Skiing Camp. SKI ADV Crystal Mountain, WA
2/9-13/2014 Women’s Ski & Snowboard Clinic The Telluride Women’s Week is the first women-only ski program in Colorado, and has grown to include many apres-ski activities and benefits. Enjoy 5-star hotels, service and cuisine, and the luxury of world-class spas and shopping. SKI & SB BEG-EXP Telluride, CO
2/10-13/2014 Women’s Edge: Aspen Snowmass Share an exciting and fun four days on the slopes with women-specific, certified pros. Women’s Edge provides an opportunity to advance your skills and develop lasting relationships. SKI INT-ADV Aspen Snowmass, CO
2/11-13/2014 Women’s Ski Camps Deb Armstrong, Olympic Gold Medalist, hosts Steamboat’s Women’s clinics with Certified experienced female coaches for women only. Emphasis is on camaraderie, fun, and skill improvement. SKI INT-ADV Steamboat, CO
2/11-14/2014 Stratton’s Women on Snow Coached by elite guest coaches and Stratton’s top women instructors, you will experience the ultimate in personalized coaching, camaraderie, fitness, and fun. SKI INT-EXP Stratton, VT
2/13-14/2014 Women’s Alpine Adventures at Okemo If you can get away during the week, we’ll make it well worth your while. Enjoy a 2-Day Alpine Adventure with women who want to improve their skiing or riding ability on wide-open, midweek slopes. SKI & SB BEG-EXP Okemo Mountain Resort, VT
2/15-16/2014 Backcountry Babes: Into to Backcountry Skiing Designed for the beginner backcountry enthusiast interested in gaining information on the equipment and skills integral to safe winter backcountry travel beyond the groomed ski trails. SKI ADV Backcountry Babes, Anchorage, AD
2/15-16/2014 Women’s All Star Snow Camps Snow Camps accommodate all types of riding from beginner to expert and for those who like to dabble in park. Coaching from top level female skiers and riders. SKI & SB BEG-ADV Whistler Blackcomb
2/17-20/2014 Women’s Edge: Aspen Snowmass Share an exciting and fun four days on the slopes with women-specific, certified pros. Women’s Edge provides an opportunity to advance your skills and develop lasting relationships. SKI INT-ADV Aspen Snowmass, CO
2/18-19/2014 Killington Wommen’s Camp For those looking specifically for hill time with the ladies, this 2-day camp is led by Donna and her team of top coaches and is designed for skiers of all ability levels. SKI BEG-EXP Killington, VT
2/21-23/2014 SheRide Snowboarding Camps Learn to snowboard or dramatically improve your riding in a safe, FUN, confidence building environment with professional encouraging coaches. SB BEG-EXP Snowbird Resort, UT
2/23-24/2014 Deep in the Steeps A whole weekend getaway to improve your skiing skills for negotiating steeper ski terrain with grace. SKI ADV Backcountry Babes, Wolf Creek, CO
2/24-27/2014 Women’s Edge: Aspen Snowmass Share an exciting and fun four days on the slopes with women-specific, certified pros. Women’s Edge provides an opportunity to advance your skills and develop lasting relationships. SKI INT-ADV Aspen Snowmass, CO
2/24-27/2014 Ski with Kim Ski with Kim Reichhelm and Vail Women’s Ski Adventure SKI INT-ADV Vail, CO
2/24-28/2014 Alta Lodge Women’s Ski Camp A new women’s all inclusive three day ski camp designed for the advanced to expert off–trail skier who is looking for a challenge and the camaraderie of being with other women who share their passion for skiing.. SKI ADV-EXP Alta, UT
2/25-27/2014 Women’s Ski Camp Mammoth’s top female instructors are eager to take you all over Mammoth Mountain’s exciting terrain. Take on new challenges while working on your personalized goals. SKI INT/ADV-EXP Mammoth, CA
2/28-3/2/2014 Women’s Snowboard Camp Increase your confidence and skills in a supportive women’s only camp. SB BEG/INT-ADV Park City Mountain, UT
2/28-3/8/2014 Backcountry Babes: Ski Hut Trip We’ll venture into the snow-laden mountains of British Columbia by helicopter; get dropped off at a remote hut with a group of just women and an amazing female Canadian guide; and then backcountry ski together for a whole week SKI /Tele ADV Backcountry Babes, BC – Canada
3/1-2/2014 Gore Mountain’s Women’s Ski Camp Ski like a girl! –and enjoy it! Rip it up with the ladies in these clinics exclusively for women, taught by highly experienced PSIA certified women ski instructors. SKI INT-ADV Gore Mountain, NY
3/1-2/2014 Keystone’s Bettys Brings together women in a fun, non-intimidating environment. Includes extensive on-hill training, video analysis, and discussions about nutrition, and women’s specific concerns and equipment. SKI INT-ADV Keystone, CO
3/1-2/2014 Women’s All Star Snow Camps Snow Camps accommodate all types of riding from beginner to expert and for those who like to dabble in park. Coaching from top level female skiers and riders. SKI & SB BEG-ADV Whistler Blackcomb
3/2-4/2014 Women’s Ski & Snowboard Clinic The Telluride Women’s Week is the first women-only ski program in Colorado, and has grown to include many apres-ski activities and benefits. Enjoy 5-star hotels, service and cuisine, and the luxury of world-class spas and shopping. SKI & SB BEG-EXP Telluride, CO
3/2-4/2014 Women of Winter Take your skiing to the next level, fine tune your skills and ski Squaw’s legendary terrain like you own it.  SKI INT-EXP Squaw. Lake Tahoe
3/2-6/2014 Women’s Ski Camps Join us for four days of skiing in the company of other women, coached by women. SKI INT-ADV Snowbird, UT
3/3-6/2014 Women’s Edge: Aspen Snowmass Share an exciting and fun four days on the slopes with women-specific, certified pros. Women’s Edge provides an opportunity to advance your skills and develop lasting relationships. SKI INT-ADV Aspen Snowmass, CO
3/3-7/2014 Women’s Ski Camp at Jackson Hole If you’re looking for the camaraderie of an all female environment and the confidence to tame the Big One’s infamous terrain, look no further. Jackson Hole’s Women’s Ski Camp is the answer! SKI INT-EXP Jackson Hole, WY
3/4-6/2014 Women’s Ski Camps Deb Armstrong, Olympic Gold Medalist, hosts Steamboat’s Women’s clinics with Certified experienced female coaches for women only. Emphasis is on camaraderie, fun, and skill improvement. SKI INT-ADV Steamboat, CO
3/6-10/2014 Alta Lodge Women’s Ski Camps Just for women, the Alta Lodge Women’s Ski Camp brings together the best of the Alf Engen Ski School’s instructors for three days of instruction and four nights of lodging, breakfasts and dinners. SKI INT-ADV Alta, UT
3/9-11/2014 Stratton’s Women on Snow Coached by elite guest coaches and Stratton’s top women instructors, you will experience the ultimate in personalized coaching, camaraderie, fitness, and fun. SKI INT-EXP Stratton, VT
3/10-13/2014 Women’s Edge: Aspen Snowmass Share an exciting and fun four days on the slopes with women-specific, certified pros. Women’s Edge provides an opportunity to advance your skills and develop lasting relationships. SKI INT-ADV Aspen Snowmass, CO
3/14-16/2014 Women’s Ski Camp Mammoth’s top female instructors are eager to take you all over Mammoth Mountain’s exciting terrain. Take on new challenges while working on your personalized goals. SKI INT/ADV-EXP Mammoth, CA
3/17-20/2014 Women’s Edge: Aspen Snowmass Share an exciting and fun four days on the slopes with women-specific, certified pros. Women’s Edge provides an opportunity to advance your skills and develop lasting relationships. SKI INT-ADV Aspen Snowmass, CO
3/22-23/2014 Women’s All Star Snow Camps Snow Camps accommodate all types of riding from beginner to expert and for those who like to dabble in park. Coaching from top level female skiers and riders. SKI & SB BEG-ADV Whistler Blackcomb
4/4-6/2014 Sisters in the Steeps A whole weekend getaway to improve your skiing skills for negotiating steeper ski terrain with grace. SKI ADV Backcountry Babes, Silverton, CO
4/12-13/2014 Women’s All Star Snow Camps Snow Camps accommodate all types of riding from beginner to expert and for those who like to dabble in park. Coaching from top level female skiers and riders. SKI & SB BEG-ADV Whistler Blackcomb
4/12-17/2014 She Shreds She Shreds is a Women’s progressive ski camp at Kenai Heli Ski in Alaska. SKI EXP Kenai, AK



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Thanks for this great list of clinics..Let me know when the 2014/2015 ski clinics will be posted. Sounds like I may be interested in Ski with Kim or the 4 day clinic in Jackson Hole. However, Aspen is easier for me in respect to location. Thanks again. Great website..Tabby

Hi Tabby,
Thank you. I usually update the clinic schedule in early October because that’s the time most venues decide dates.
Thanks,
Kari

Joanne Erickson

Just a quick thanks for providing such a great resource for women skiers.

Hi Joanne,
Thank you so much for the appreciation.
Have a great winter!
Thanks!
~Kari

Carla

Hi Kari,

Any women’s heli-ski option? Selkirk had one last year, but I don’t see it this year. I’ve been to JH and Alta’s womens camps and both are top notch. Both are different, but I enjoyed and learned a great deal.

Thanks,
Carla

Hi Carla,

It’s great to hear your feedback on the Jackson Hole and Alta women’s camps. Thanks you for sharing!

I will look for women’s heli-ski camps for this upcoming 2013-2014 winter season. I’ve noticed in the past, most of the heli-skiing camps are coed; however, I will add what I can find to the list.

Selkirk is offering a Girl’s Day Out – Heli Edition on January 17-18 in BC, Canada.
I added to the directory a Ski Hut heli-trip in British Columbia by Backcountry Babes from 2/28-3/8. And, on 4/12-17, She Shreds is offering a Heli-ski trip in Kenai, Alaska.

Thanks!
~Kari

Susan Priestley

Hi Kari,
You replied to my email last winter (thank you!), and I am looking for a clinic for 2014. Will you be posting dates soon? Can you please give me some tips about finding the right clinic? Particular questions I should ask? Most important features to consider? Some clinics make comments about some level of focus on equipment — I have no idea if that is part of my issue! Thank you, in advance, for any advice you can offer.

Hi Susan! Welcome back. I will starting adding clinics near the end of September and then keep on updating as ski resorts finalize specific dates and times. There are many options to consider when deciding on the best clinic for you. Yes, help with choosing & fitting equipment is an important option to consider.

Here are some tips to consider.

Clinic caters to your ability level
Instructor to student ratio
Structure of group – according to level of ability
Instructors: women only? certified & experienced teachers?
On-snow instruction
Video taping & analysis
Advice on choosing & fitting equipment
Discussions on women specific challenges & fears and how to overcome them
After Clinic Activities: Social activities that build rapport & create a fun, comfortable environment
Clinic Pricing: lift tickets, rental & activities included?
Number of Days & Location

Check back soon for updated clinic dates for the 2013-2014 winter season. I would love to answer any other questions you may have, and maybe some of the other readers can suggest more tips!

Thanks!

~Kari

Susan Priestley

Kari,
Thank you SO MUCH for your detailed reply!! Really helpful. I look forward to seeing this season’s specific dates.
Warm regards,
Susan

Kirstie

Hi Kari,
I’m from Australia and will be travelling to the USA in Jan 2014 – I am in my 40’s and will be on my own and looking to join in a women’s minimum 4 day camp.
I am an ok skier – not great with speed or trees! – but I would love to improve my skiing, have some fun and maybe make some friends.
I realise I am a bit early but wondered if you knew of any ski camps in Jan 2014 as I’m looking to book flights soon. At this point I’m not tied into any resort – so am open to suggestions!
Thanks in advance for any help.
Kirstie

Hi Kirstie!
It sounds like you’re planning a fantastic vacation. Most resorts announce the clinic dates for next season in late September or October. Aspen/Snowmass regularly holds a 4 day Women’s ski camp. Last year, the four day program started each Monday through Thursday from January 7th through March 18th. It’s a popular program, so I assume they would continue the same format next year. http://www.aspensnowmass.com/ski-and-snowboard-schools/multi-day-specialty-programs/womens-edge

Also, there is the Alta Women’s clinic! View the information from Joni below.

Good luck with your planning!
Thanks!
~Kari

Joni

Hi Kirstie,

We have a four-day women’s ski camp in January for intermediate level skiers at Alta Lodge, located at Alta Ski Area in Utah, USA. The clinic starts on Jan. 24. If you send an email to info@altalodge.com , they will send you details and pricing.

Joni

Skyy

Hi! My friend and I are also looking now (July 2013) for camps in January (Jackson Hole, Alta, Snowbird).

Shari

For women who already ski/snowboard (int to adv) but want to progress their freestyle skills a bit, I highly recommend Oakley Progression Sessions which is a two day on-snow progression camp. I actually just participated in the Mammoth stop this past weekend as as snowboarder and had the time of my life there. I was afraid I was going to be the oldest “camper” there at 31, but to my surprise there were many women older than me. The professional coaches and other participants provided such a positive learning environment. We had breakfast + lunches provided, yoga every morning, supportive coaches and not to mention we received a bunch of Oakley goodies (custom goggles, sunglasses, headbands, Paradigm earplugs + more).

2013’s locations: Squaw Valley (3/2-3), Mammoth (3/16-17), Tremblant (3/23-24), and Loon (3/30-31).

Here’s the website if anyone wants to find more information: http://www.oakleyprogressionsessions.com

Hi Shari,
Thanks for the great review and recommendation for ladies already at the intermediate/advanced levels who want to improve and progress their freestyle skills. I am glad your experience at the Oakley Progression Session was so positive and rewarding.
Thanks for sharing!
~Kari

Susan Priestley

Hi Kari,
I could have copied and pasted Yvette’s note above! I read your replies to her and will be doing research. I would love to find out if she has also done any research and has anything to share. Will she see this comment? Is there a way for me to email her? I am currently SO frustrated, having just finished a week of skiing with my husband and sons and unable to keep up.
Thank you,
Susan
p.s. I see that there is a women’s clinic at Snowmass. I love Snowmass (don’t all of we “terminally intermediate” skiers?!). Do you know anything about that clinic?
Thanx

Hi Susan,
I’ve heard the Aspen/Snowmass clinics are great. Since breaking out of the intermediate level is such a common goal, you’ll find most clinics offer the tools for woman to reach the next level.
I hope you find the perfect clinic for you! Please let us know what you choose!
~Thanks!
Kari

Devon

Of course I’m watching the slope series and trying to find a snowboard clinic on the east coast where I can learn some sweet tricks! A woman’s clinic would be preferred but I would love to just get out there and learn how to take on some of those massive jumps effectively.

Dev

Kim Reichhelm

Hi Kari,

Thank you for including me in your list of Women’s clinics. I’ve been at this for 25 years and it’s challenging to provide a product that is different than the rest. I guess what sets me apart is that Women’s Ski Adventures is my business. I don’t work for a ski school or a ski manufacturer. The quality of my product is a direct reflection on me. My goal is to have each and every client walk away saying “that was the best ski vacation I have ever had”. I love what I do and get so much back from sharing my passion and knowledge with other skiers.
Thanks again for all your hard work putting this list together and including Ski with Kim.
Kim Reichhelm
Ski with Kim

Beka

Hi Kari,

This is an amazing list of clinics, thank you for posting them! SheRide Snowboard Camp is hosting two camps this season too. Learn to snowboard or dramatically improve your riding in a safe, FUN, confidence building environment with professional encouraging coaches.
January 25-27 Durango Mountain Resort, Colorado
February 22-24 Snowbird Ski Resort, Utah

Thank You!

Beka

Hi Beka,

Thank you! I added your information. The SheRide Snowboarding Camps look fantastic!

Thanks! ~Kari

Annie

Hi Kari,
What a great site! A year or two back, there was an article in one of the skiing or boarding publications about a snowboard camp for “The Woman Who Wasn’t Born yesterday”. This was great news for my ski buddies and me & we decided this would be our season to learn. Problem is, I can’t find the article and nothing comes up in my searches for camps specifically for older women. Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Annie

Hi Annie,
Thanks for looking at my website. Skiing with friends is always a blast!

Unfortunately, I didn’t find the article either. There are some clinics you may be interested in such as Tahoe’s Mt Rose Silver Ski program or the Buttermilk Senior Camp at Aspen/Snowmass.

Another suggestion is to gather a group of buddies and take a private lesson together. While a private lesson can be expensive, some ski resorts let you have up to 5 friends in a private lesson for the same price as it would cost for only 1 person with an instructor. So, if you split the private lesson rate with your friends, you can enjoy a more affordable and fun way to improve your skiing.

I hope you and your friends get out on the slopes, learn some new skills and have a great time!
~Kari

Nancy

I can vouch for Jackson Hole’s women’s camp. I attended last year and LOVED IT! I’d go back except I have work conflicts this year: rats! The group size is extremely small, the coaches are very good, and the camp is run smoothly and all campers have to worry about is skiing, learning, and having fun. It’s not cheap, but it’s definitely worth it.

Hi Nancy!
Thanks for the great feedback & have a great winter.
~Kari

Elizabeth

Hi Kari,

Just wanted to thank you for pulling this site together. I just worked with my friend to pick a ski clinic, and your list made the job really easy to compare the ones that are nearby to us.

You mentioned to let you know if anything was missing – I had originally found a clinic called “Her Turn” that is in Vail and possibly some other locations this year and didn’t see it on your list. You may want to search on that and add it.

Thanks,
Elizabeth

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for looking at my site. I am so glad it helped you find a clinic. I am adding some of the “Her Turn” clinics, so thank you very much for mentioning them.

If you get a chance, let me and readers know about your clinic experience. Enjoy it and have a fantastic winter.
Thanks again!
~Kari

Margaret Smith

This is a great list which shows what fits in with my schedule and level. I would love to see you add $$ categories so I can then further identify what meets my criteria. Some are very reasonable and some are REALLY expensive.

Hi Margaret,
Thanks for looking at my website, and I really appreciate your suggestion! The prices from camp to camp vary. When pricing a camp, it’s also important to consider variables such as location, whether lift tickets are included, number of days, instructor to student ratio, quality of program and of certified and experienced instructors, video taping and analysis, rentals and extras such as meals and goodies provided. I like your idea of $$ categories, and I will look into adding them in the future while also considering the various variables that distinguish one camp from the next.

I hope you find a camp that best fits your needs! Please let me know which camp you choose and any feedback you may have. Have a great winter!
~Thanks!
Kari

Yvette

I am interested in attending a clinic in order to move away from “terminal intermediate status.” Although I’ve skied since I was a teenager, my husband says I still can’t carve a turn! both my sons and my husband are phenomenal skiers and if I want to enjoy skiing with them, I really need to step up my skill level!!

Ideally, I would like to attend a clinic with similarly situated women and, women in their early 50’s. Can you recommend some clinics that might fit this criteria?

Hi Yvette,
There are many camps that will help you break out of that “terminal intermediate status”. I think your current level and goal is a very common one. Usually the ages vary in the programs, yet I think you will find a clinic with “similarly situated” women like you are seeking. Popular clinics break participants into groups with skiers of similar levels and goals. I also recommend calling ahead and finding out more about the ages and levels of the current participants registered in advance or requesting in advance your desire to be in a group of participants with similar goals and in your age category.

I’ve heard positive recommendations about the following clinics, which incorporate video taping, analysis and instruction to help you break into the next level; however, there are plenty of other clinics I have listed that are also great.

I recommend the Women’s Ski Camp at Jackson Hole. The camp is very popular and gets repeat business. The terrain and conditions are varied and can be challenging at Jackson Hole, which will help push you to become a better skier. You’ll receive 4 days of instructions, video taping, analysis and fun.

I’ve received position recommendations on camps with Kim Reichhelm. Her camps are held in various locations this winter. Her clinics and instructors also focus on video taping and analysis and with four days, you’ll receive plenty of time to break through to that next level and to share experiences with fellow women of similar abilities.

While there are a few clinics geared for women over 50, I think that you will find other woman of your age and with your goals in mind in any popular camp.

If you have any more questions, please let me know. I look forward to hearing which camp you choose.
~Thanks!
Kari

Kim Reichhelm

Hi Yvette,
I wanted to let you know my Women’s Ski Adventures might suit your needs. I am 52 and have been hosting these women’s only camps for 25 years. The average age of my group is around 50, so you will be in good company. I’ll be in Aspen, Vail and Crested Butte this winter. I promise to get you out of your Terminal intermediate status and on your way to carving. I can’t guarantee you’ll be able to keep up with the men in your life but I’ll teach you to ski all the same terrain with confidence.
Kim
Ski with Kim

cheryl siegel

interested in women’s ski adventure. have a lovely group of women who ski together each year. we range from intermediate to advanced. The February 24-26 weekend works. and we like the concept of the vail clinic last year the similar weekend.

Smiles,
Cheryl

Hi Cheryl! I will keep your group in mind! Check back because more clinics and camps will be added. Thanks ~ Kari

Kim Reichhelm

Hi Cheryl,
It was great to see your name in this site and request for a women’s clinic in February. I have a group in Crested Butte February 26 – March 1st. It’s not exactly your dates but it’s close. I would really like to ski with you again, since our Alaska trip wasn’t really skiing. I know that you were disappointed in that trip but I loved spending time with you and your family and hope I can make it up to you on another trip. Contact me and we can discuss what I can do to make it work for you.
Best wishes,
Kim
Ski with Kim

Danielle White

Kari,

That’s a wonderful list of women’s ski clinics and programs. I want to suggest another site – Ski with Kim. Kim Reichhelm (an excellent teacher and world champion skier) hosts women’s ski clinics at three resorts in Colorado; Aspen, Vail and Crested Butte throughout the winter months. The clinics are pretty good, including all accommodations, food and top notch instruction.

I’m not sure if she is hosting anymore women’s ski clinics this winter/spring but surely next winter. You’d have to check her schedule.

-Danielle

Hi Danielle,

Thank you for the great information! I will add Kim Reichhelm’s ski clinics for women to my website next winter. Her clinics and programs look amazing! Her schedule also includes upcoming co-ed clinics in both Alaska and Chile.

Thanks!
~Kari

Kim Reichhelm

Thanks Danielle.

Kim

Jacqueline Zmurko

I am a senior & so glad to find this information-
Better late than never!

For sure I’d go in 2012 but …perhaps in May-if any

Do U know of any in May-probably in or arund
Mammoth! For powder skiing!

Hi Jacqueline,

If you want something in May, I would suggest a backcountry ski clinic for powder skiing. Sierra Mountain Center http://www.sierramountaincenter.com/index.html offers many guided tours along with California Alpine Guides http://www.californiaalpineguides.com/ .

Very few ski resorts are open in May. For those that remain open, such as Mammoth, the ski school programs have usually ended for the season.

I hope you find a great clinic or backcountry tour to join!

Thanks ~ Kari

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