2018 Camp dates TBA
Named Backcountry’s Top Five Women’s Camps 2016, TGR’s best camps 2015 and Best Gals Adventure 2014, this Rippin Chix Steeps+Powder camp will be located at one of my favorite resorts worldwide, at award-winning Alta, right outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. Rippin Chix Camps are no-frills affordable steep skiing/adventure/powder camps for real women skiers.
Known for its legendary and usually abundant powder, Alta is a real skiers dream with playful steeps and evenly spaced trees with none of the icky tacky glitz that has overtaken many resorts. While we can never guarantee a powder camp, the Alta is the most likely Rippin Chix camp to have great snow for you to improve your powder skills.
These unforgettable technical tips and tactics will redefine your experience in pillows, powder, trees, crud, roots, rocks, moguls, ice, bumps, air, jump-turns, straight-lines and chutes. Expert champion chix coaching and video analysis will have you conquering your fears and expanding your comfort zones with our unique and unconventional baby-step skills progressions. And just a warning – we are known for being very upfront, graphic, silly, and visual, all in hopes of creating lasting memorable tools that you will unlikely ever forget. Our methodology is very un-PC and very un-ski-school, involving strange terminology like “squeezing the thong”, “serving martinis”, “pushing the bush”, and many more on our crazy fun skills list.
Alpine, Telemark, or AT skiers are welcome. The group must be able to make 10 turns on a groomed single black diamond. This group will be more similar to our lower group standards. As for all camps, those turns don’t have to be pretty, as this is a camp to improve your technique and expand your terrain comfort zones.
This 2-day camp includes two full days of instruction and video analysis (weather dependent), with all National and World Champion Free-skiing women coaches. Guaranteed to change your life, or your money is refunded.
Rippin Chix is renowned for its unconventional, unforgettable, and unique teaching methods. This camp is about as far from traditional ski-school steeps lesson as one can get. Be prepared for graphic visuals – such as “serving martinis”, “pushing the bush” and “squeezing the thong”. It may not be PC, but you won’t find yourself forgetting your new ways to master the steeps. Upon registration, you will receive our exciting skills list, which we suggest printing and bringing in your jacket pocket with a pencil to take notes. One weekend will give you a lifetime of skills to perfect and improve upon.
Most camps will have a minimum of two ability/confidence levels decided by the participants themselves. We can accommodate gals that are petrified but willing to learn steeps to those at the upper levels wanting to learn how to win their first freeskiing competition. Lower group should be able to link 10 turns on a groomed black run, and the upper group should be able to link 10 turns on a ungroomed double black run and be wanting to push their limits. Progressions are taught with non-intimidating baby-step methods – how to catch air five different ways, how to ski faster/bigger turns and/or how to straight-line, how to hop turn in tight places and power slide and scrub speed in others, how to save energy, and how to tackle those yucky double-black entrances.
Spaces limited – register early a 6-1 group ratio is typical, with most camps at 12 gals max.
All Rippin Chix Camps are non-refundable and non-transferable, no matter the circumstance due to the fact that staff and travel must be booked almost a year in advance.
Also included in the camp – amazing trivia prizes from our sponsors.
What to expect? Video