This three-day camp, led by Stephen Helfenbein and Dr. Collin Bywaters, takes skiers to expert terrain to employ all-mountain ski tactics and techniques. Alta Performance Ski Camp is for advanced to expert skiers who want to take their skiing experience at Alta and Snowbird to a new level. The camp takes a progressive approach to coaching skiers off the hill as well, instructing them in dry land training for better skiing fitness.
"The coaching was excellent. But beyond that, part of the camp experience is the opportunity to interact with the coaches, Stephen and Collin, and the camaraderie of the other participants." –M. Brown, 2010
The coaches have developed an innovative coaching system that builds all-mountain confidence and versatility. The camp is designed for skiers with high goals. Goals include:
Reading the terrain and conditions for ideal line selection
Skiing an entire line without interruption
Learning how to use your skis in different snow conditions
Using turn shape to attack the hill while maintaining speed control
Dry land training
Coaching will be in a 2:8 group ratio, with three days of guided skiing on expert terrain at Alta and Snowbird. We'll emphasize all-mountain ski tactics and techniques. Also included is alignment and functional physical evaluation by a biomechanics expert, video analysis of skiers, and evening indoor presentations that include two dry land training sessions. Skiers will learn what they can do to obtain optimum conditioning for skiing.
Skiing Ability: For advanced to expert skiers.
Arrival: December 7
Departure: December 11
The four-night, three-day camp includes:
lodging with full breakfast and four-course dinner daily (lunch is additional)
three days ski coaching
dry land training sessions
two days Alta lift passes; one day Alta-Snowbird lift pass
*December camp Alta only skiing
high end demo skis; boots available if needed
yoga class (optional)
$1,998 per person, double occupancy, standard room
$2,324 single occupancy, standard room