20 days of your choice from December 13 – March 22 (weekends only)
Killington now offers little East Coast rippers of all ability levels (ages 7 to17) a season-long camp to make the absolute best of winter. Running every weekend from December through March, the Unleashed camp covers skills on every part of the mountain, from the steeps, to the bumps, to the parks. Attendees pick 20 days to partake in throughout the season, resulting in a far more long-term approach than most other camps. Friends will be made, skills will be developed, and best of all, free lunches will be had.
Cost: $999 (without lift tickets)
3-day option: January 9-11 / February 27 – March 1
4-day option: January 29 – February 1
Sure, most camps out there can improve your skiing skills, but what about your mental skills? Former US Mogul Team athlete and renowned extreme skier Kristen Ulmer asked herself this after she retired from pro skiing, and in response, she created a totally innovative camp that blows everything you currently know about skiing out of the water. Through her easy-to-grasp mental training and all-around unique approach to the sport, she will help intermediate to expert skiers forge a new relationship with fear, become more connected with yourself, and abandon any limitations you may currently feel on the hill—without harping on your form. Oh yeah, and it all takes place at the one and only Alta Ski Area. Or hire Kristen for a private camp—available all over the world.
Cost: 3-day option: $590; 4-day option: $1590 (without lift tickets)
January 6 – 12
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Jackson Hole Resort, Exum Mountain Guides, and Teton Gravity Research recently joined up to create a totally one-of-a-kind program for expert skiers under the fittingly epic name of “Fantasy Camp.” Using their combined knowledge and resources, you can actually ski Wyoming’s backcountry more exclusively and authentically than ever in Jackson’s surrounding area as well as in Grand Teton National Park. Experience the best turns of your life on Atomic demo gear, spend one-on-one time with TGR Athletes and Exum Mountain Guides, and indulge in the Four Season’s endless amenities, including daily lunches, and a catered dinner on the final night followed by a private movie screening in the TGR media room (lodging discounts are available upon registration).
Cost: $3,500 (with lift tickets)
Dates: March 6 – 8
Sick of the groomers? Looking for a challenge? Sign up for Winter Park’s Steep and Deep Camp, a three-day program that will push your skiing to the next level. Master steep tree lines, shred snowmobile-accessed terrain, work on skills through video analysis, indulge in complimentary lunches each day, and grab special gifts from the camp’s sponsors. Attendees must be able to ski black diamond terrain comfortably before registering.
Cost: $519 (with lift tickets)
November 29 – March 21 (week long sessions)
Planning out a ski trip can be stressful. Core Ski Camps does it for you while simultaneously making you a better skier on Whistler’s legendary terrain. They’ll pick you up at the airport (and take you back), put you up for as long as you want (they offer week long sessions for up to 12 weeks), give you a bus pass, a gym pass (includes hot tub, sauna, steam room, and pool), lift line priority pass, ski tune ups, video analysis, camp swag, giveaway gear from sponsors, and more. Pick the freestyle camp to learn how to ski the park or the freeride camp to master gnarly un-groomed terrain. Must have at least 15 days of skiing experience to register.
Cost: $1885 for one week (with lift tickets) / discounted prices for multiple weeks
Dates: December 27 – January 2
Blurb: Windells is widely known as the “Funnest” place on earth for summer ski camp, but did you know they offer a winter camp as well? Targeting younger folks (4 -17 for day camp; 8-17 for overnight camp), this camp lasts a week long during the holidays, focusing on improving park and powder skiing skills between Mt. Hood Meadows, Timberline, and Mt. Hood Skibowl. Beginner to expert campers will work with professional coaches, have a great place to stay at the camp base (if desired), and get provided three meals a day.
Cost: $1249 with lodging / $949 without (both with lift tickets)
Every Saturday from January 3 – January 24
Every Saturday in the month of January, beginner to intermediate skiers can partake in Sugarbush’s Breakthrough Camp to improve their skills and step their game up on challenging terrain. Learn from the mountain’s best instructors, work on your skiing every week among new friends, and leave more confident and excited than ever about hitting the slopes.
Cost: $360 (without lift tickets)