You know you’re doing something right as a parent when your kiddo is super bummed when their ski season grinds to a halt. We all know the feeling, right? The good news is that there are a handful of on-snow camps that cater to hardcore skier kids in the summer. It’s not cheap, but sending your shredder to ski camp would surely be one of the most memorable things they do all summer. And it’s all about experiences, right? These are the best summer camps for skiers.
Top 5 On-Snow Ski Camps for Summer 2022
Mt. Hood Girls Ski Touring and Steep Skiing Camp
Where: Mt. Hood, Ore.
When: June 26-29
Who: Adventurous young ladies ages 12 to 18
This touring and backcountry skiing camp is run by pro skier Keely Kelleher, who started Keely’s Camp for Girls in 2011 as the first ever female-focused race camp. She’s since expanded her programming to include touring adventures, including this camp that focuses on touring fundamentals, backcountry safety, and ski mountaineering in a supportive and fun setting. $1,250
Momentum Big Mountain Summer Ski Camp
Where: Blackcomb Mountain, B.C
When: Two seven-day sessions from June 25 to July 10
Who: Freestyle skiers ages 12-plus
Momentum offers a bunch of different camps—including a rad camp for families with kids ages 8 to 12—but the Big Mountain Camp is for young skiers looking to fine-tune their park skills, up their backcountry know-how, and learn how to read big mountain lines. From $1,640 to $2,425
Party Beach Summer Ski Camp
Where: Mt. Hood, Ore.
When: Two week-long sessions, June 29 to July 5 and July 13 to 19
Who: Freestyle skiers of all ages
This laidback ski camp on the slopes of Mt. Hood focuses on fun over form, making sure each camper has the time of their life during their summer ski week. Aside from good vibes, the camp teaches freeride/big mountain skills, and even has its own cliff drop zone where skiers can overcome fears and gain critical in-air skills. There’s also an adults-only camp between sessions 1 and 2. $2,350-$2,850, day camper options available
Woodward Copper Ski Camp
Where: Copper Mountain, Colo.
When: 10 one-week sessions between June 6 and Aug. 12
Who: Park skiers between the ages of 7 and 17
The only Woodward on-snow summer camp (the other Woodward locations in Tahoe and Park City don’t offer summer skiing) focuses on the terrain park, helping kids gain better aerial awareness through simple progressions. With an indoor foam pit, more than four hours of group coaching per day, and visiting pros each week, kids get plenty of on-snow and in-air instruction $1,785-$1,995
National Alpine Ski Camp
Where: Timberline, Ore.
When: Choose from six session that run from May 31 to Aug. 3
Who: Racers ages 8 to 18
Aspiring racers, or really any young skiers looking to improve their technique, should consider a 10-day session at the National Alpine Ski Camp on Mt. Hood. Kids will work on GS and Slalom skiing in groups with low camper-to-counselor ratios. Seven of the 10 days are spent on snow, with options to get off the slopes for kayaking, rafting, or paddleboarding. $2,995 for the overnight program; day campers options are available.
More Stories For Little Rippers
The One-Ski Set-Up That Takes Kids From the Resort to the Backcountry
Is Your Little Shredder Ready for Ski Poles? Here’s How to Tell
Here’s How to Safely Introduce Your Teens to the Backcountry
How to Turn Your Kid Into a Better Skier Than You