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Level Up: 20+ Ski Camps to Help You Improve

There’s a camp to enhance any skill—and have fun in the process.

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We went back to camp to face our demons—from moguls to steeps to the backcountry and beyond. The result? Stronger and more confident skiers across the board. 

Don’t settle for mediocrity when you can challenge yourself and elevate your game across all terrain this season. These camps for all levels of ability are an effective—and fun—place to start.

Ski Camps for Bumps

Bob’s Mogul Camp

Bob leading the way.Photo by Keri Bascetta

Bob Barnes, head of Winter Park’s Ski and Ride School, has been teaching this course for 23 years, and always encourages ending a day in the bumps with bourbon.

Check out one skier’s experience at Bob’s Mogul Camp.

Momentum Ski Camps

Whistler’s Momentum Mogul Program is geared toward skiers of all levels to sharpen their mogul skills using techniques developed by Olympian John Smart.

Bumps for Boomers

Geared towards middle-aged skiers confident on groomed blues who want to finally conquer moguls.

Making Friends With Moguls

These camps focus on using balance, timing, and tactical line choice as opposed to brute strength and athletic prowess in the bumps. 

Mogul Ski Clinic

Two-day sessions for intermediate to expert skiers focus on perfecting bump technique in small groups.

BumpBusters Mogul Camps

Professional World Cup and PSIA coaches offer their expertise around mogul skiing to strong intermediate to expert skiers.

Weekend Mogul Camp

Five hours of daily coaching and video analysis in small groups aims to elevate skiers’ confidence on moguls at any skill level. 

Moguls Workshop

These one-day clinics for skiers with little experience in bumps are a great way to gain exposure without a multi- day commitment. 

Ski Camps for Steeps

Steep & Deep Camp

Looking into Corbet's Couloir at Jackson Hole
Looking into the void of Corbet’s Couloir.Photo credit: Jay Goodrich

Jackson Hole Mountain resort hosts Steep & Deep Camp four times a season, with its legendary terrain providing the perfect playground for skiers to hone their form and develop new skills.

Read about the full Steep & Deep camp experience here.

Rippin’ Chix Silverton Steeps Camp

Hey ladies: Master the steeps with the sisterhood on some of North America’s most challenging slopes at this camp that focuses on technical tips to help gain confidence.

  • Where: Silverton, Colo. 
  • When: Jan. 26-27
  • Cost: From $799
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Steep Camp: Ski With Kim

Ski pro Kim Reichhelm helps advanced to expert skiers take on Alta’s most challenging terrain.

Dan Egan Steeps Camps

Ski Hall-of-Famer Dan Egan teaches technique and the skills required to navigate the steepest terrain with safe- ty and confidence. 

Extremely Canadian Steep Ski Clinics

This workshop takes skiers on an intense, steep ride around Whistler Blackcomb in its one- or two-day clinics. Students train for six hours a day and watch video analysis.

Backcountry Ski Camps

Backcountry Babes Beginner Backcountry Ski Tour

Backcountry Babes instructor Eryka Thorley digs a snowpit to show the group the different layers of snow, and how each can impact our safety.
Snowpits and laughter with Backcountry Babes.Photos by Leisa Gibson

Backcountry Babes is an all-women-owned, -run, -and -taught guiding operation founded in 1997 to ensure women a place to learn and challenge themselves in an encouraging environment.

Read about our Content Director’s experience with Backcountry Babes.

Irwin Guides Intro to the Backcountry

This two-day course runs skiers through the basics of backcountry travel, from equipment to snow safety, providing a great base to build upon.

Core Ski Camps

Spend two weeks exploring the Whistler Blackcomb backcountry with instructors, with the second week featuring a full day of cat-skiing and overnight camping.

All Mountain Camp

Enjoy two or three days of instruction and off-piste skiing in Targhee’s backcountry with coaching, video analysis, and optional cat-skiing. 

Intro to Backcountry Two-Day Camp

These backcountry courses for intermediates and up focus on terrain assessment, hazard analysis, survival, and companion rescue with transceiver, probe, and shovel techniques.

  • Where: Sun Peaks, B.C. 
  • When: Multiple dates through the end of the season
  • Cost: From $495 for the first three skiers 
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Teton Backcountry Guides Basic Backcountry Skills Camp

Groups of up to six guests skin into a yurt in Grand Teton National Park, where they will ski, hike, and learn backcountry basics. 

Ski Camps for Kids

Ski Girls Rock

Targeted to girls 7-14, these small-group lessons focus on improving skills, but also empowering girls through the sport. 

Woodward Copper Ski Camp

Ski campers use The Barn as well as the slopes to practice jumps, flips, boxes, and rails. Summer only.

Keely’s Camp Backcountry Ski Camp For Girls

This all-inclusive, girls-only camp is an introduction to backcountry skiing and avalanche awareness education.

  • Where: Montana 
  • When: April 11-14
  • Cost: $950
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Party Beach Ski Camps

These lively camps use race drills and techniques to improve skills in all-mountain skiing during the three sessions offered throughout the summer.

Travel Ski Camp (All Abilities)

Ski With Kim in Portillo, Chile

On her way to find some wine.Courtesy of Jonathan Selkowitz/Selkophoto

Reichhelm is known far and wide for her exuberant personality and no-holds-barred approach to life and skiing. Portillo is an unforgettable experience, where skiing is the priority, sure, but not the only item on the agenda. 

Read about one skier’s experience with the Ski With Kim Portillo experience.

  • Where: Ski Portillo, Chile
  • When: Aug. 3-10 and Aug. 10-17, 2019
  • Cost: $7,750. Includes seven nights of lodging, airport transfers, guided skiing, four meals/day, and private dinner parties.
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