Skiing intimidated me initially. I felt stuck and unable to progress, but that changed in a day. A lesson with an instructor from Alta’s Alf Engen Ski School moved me from “nervous on blues” to feeling confident on all groomed trails. Just a week later I was skiing on ungroomed blacks. Since then, I’ve been a HUGE advocate of ski lessons at any level of ability.
Clinics offer focused instruction for a group on any number of skills. Intermediate and advance women’s, transition to powder, and skiing steeps, are just a few of the clinics you’ll find at the Alta Ski Area. To see a full list of camps and clinics, visit their website. One that really caught my eye was the Performance Ski Camp designed to bring advanced and expert skiers to the next level of performance. Here is the beta on the camp:
ALTA PERFORMANCE SKI CAMPS
Alta Performance Ski Camps (APSC) serves the needs of both the aspiring and thriving expert skier. Our three-day camp, packaged with lodging, and condition specific demos creates the ideal environment to improve your performance. We focus on the development of all-mountain ski tactics and techniques in order to increase your performance on expert terrain.
APSC is for advanced to expert skiers ages 18 and up who are ready to take advantage of the world class terrain and snow of Alta and Snowbird, the best "classroom" in the world. The camp's progressive approach to coaching utilizes off the hill time as well. We will inform you about the fundamentals of expert skiing and its sport specific demands so that you have the tools you need to take your skiing to the next level of performance.
Coaching will be in a 2:8 group ratio. We will emphasize all-mountain ski tactics and techniques. Also included is alignment and functional physical evaluation by a biomechanics expert, video analysis of your skiing, plus two indoor evening presentations designed to compliment what we practice on the snow each day. By the end of the camp you will not only be skiing with greater efficiency and confidence, you will know more about skiing and how to prepare for it.
February 22-26, 2015
March 22-26, 2015
To register, visit altalodge.com
If you’re looking to build confidence and skill in all-mountain skiing, this is the camp for you. See you on the slopes!