CAMPS AT WHITEWATER

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What is "Steeps Camp"?

You can link 10 consecutive turns on ungroomed single or double black diamonds but perhaps you’re lacking the finesse, consistency, or confidence to feel really good about it.  It’s not about making the perfect turn but having the right tools to navigate the entire mountain with ease, when your turn isn’t perfect. Two days with our expert coaches in a Steeps camp will leave you will a whole toolbox of skills and subsequent confidence, not just to look at, but actually ski the lines you never thought possible. 


What is "Step it Up Camp"?

For those looking to progress their skiing to the next level and those wanting to transition from steeper blue runs to black runs, but may still lack the confidence to get through the more intimidating terrain in our Steeps camp, join our Whitewater Step it Up camp. Over two days of coaching, you will build your skills and confidence, be encouraged to push your perceived limits and be coached not coddled into viewing and experiencing the mountain a whole new and fun way! 

Not sure what level you should sign up for? Check out our skills reference guide.


Your Camp Includes: 

  • 2 days of coaching (6:1 ratio max)
  • Video review/analysis
  • Free Demos - based on availability and first come first serve basis 
  • New skills to expand your mountain playground! 


Dates Available: 

January 18-19, 2020


Where:

Whitewater Ski Resort is a beloved place to ski just outside the city of Nelson, British Columbia.  Accessible with flights into Spokane, WA. The ski area is known for its powder, playful steeps, plentiful pillows, and evenly spaced trees with none of the pretentiousness found at other resorts. While we can’t guarantee deep snow, we do assure that the terrain at Whitewater is made for improving your powder skills and discovering how to make the whole mountain effortless and fun! 


Whitewater Ski Resort - Getting there 

HO: 602 Lake St, Nelson, BC, V1L 4C8

1-800-666-9420


Accommodations: 

The Adventure Hotel, located in the heart of Nelson City is RippinChix lodging partner for our Whitewater Camp.

 Located 22km from Whitewater Ski Resort

Room rates range from $95-$165/night  


Lift Tickets:
RippinChix in collaboration with Whitewater Ski Resort, offers discounted lift tickets for registered campers. 

Lift tickets must be reserved at least two weeks before camp and picked up at the resort on the day of camp, January 18th and 19th.  

To reserve your tickets please email rippinchix@gmail.com


Demo Skis:
We will have demo skis available  

CAMPS AT CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN

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What is "Steeps Camp"?

You can link 10 consecutive turns on ungroomed single or double black diamonds but perhaps you’re lacking the finesse, consistency, or confidence to feel really good about it.  It’s not about making the perfect turn but having the right tools to navigate the entire mountain with ease, when your turn isn’t perfect. Two days with our expert coaches in a Steeps camp will leave you will a whole toolbox of skills and subsequent confidence, not just to look at, but actually ski the lines you never thought possible. 


What is "Step it Up Camp"?

For those looking to progress their skiing to the next level and those wanting to transition from steeper blue runs to black runs, but may still lack the confidence to get through the more intimidating terrain in our Steeps camp, join our Whitewater Step it Up camp. Over two days of coaching, you will build your skills and confidence, be encouraged to push your perceived limits and be coached not coddled into viewing and experiencing the mountain a whole new and fun way! 


Not sure what level you should sign up for? Check out our skills reference guide.


Your Camp Includes: 

  • 2 days of coaching (6:1 ratio max)
  • Video review/analysis
  • Free Demos - based on availability and first come first serve basis 
  • New skills to expand your mountain playground! 


Dates Available: 

March 2-3, 2020

March 4-5, 2020 


Where:

Known for hosting many Freeride World Qualifying and Freeride Junior ski events, Crystal Mountain not only has fun and exciting terrain to play in but spectacular views of Mount Rainier and the Cascade Mountain Range as well. Accessible with flights into Seattle, WA, Crystal has big mountain terrain with a small mountain vibe. With limitless options of steeps, trees, chutes and bowls, the keyword here is variety when it comes to progressing your skiing. Although not guaranteed, with an average annual snowfall of 486” powder skiing isn’t certainly not something to rule out!


Crystal Mountain Resort 

33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain, WA, 98022

360-663-2265


Accommodations: 

Stay in a hotel at the base of the mountain or stay in your RV Crystal Mountain has a handful of lodging options worth discovering. 

[Great rates with our partners at https://www.crystalhotels.com/]


Lift Tickets:
Crystal Mountain is an Icon Pass Member! If you’re coming from a different resort you may be already sorted! 

Check to see Ikon Pass destinations. If you do not have a pass be sure to purchase your tickets online, at least 24 hours in advance to receive a 15% discount on day passes. 


Demo Skis:
We will have demo skis available  

BACKCOUNTRY CAT SKIING CAMP

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What is "Backcountry Cat Skiing"?

Have you ever dreamed of being in big beautiful mountains, skiing endless powder?  Make it a reality! We have teamed up with Backcountry Snowcats to create an all ladies, 100% off-piste-skiing adventure camp. This camp is your best opportunity to learn tips and tricks to make powder and tree skiing effortless and even MORE fun! Cat skiing is often the most reliable place to find the best snow. Even better, it’s easy to get to.  Located in Pemberton BC, it’s only a 2.5 hour drive from Vancouver before you’ll be whisked off on your backcountry mountain adventure of epic skiing in fabulous terrain, with RippinChix coaching to to shape your skills the entire way to ensure you get the most out of the experience!


Your Camp Includes: 

  • Two days of guided cat skiing and coaching
  • Two nights of lodging at Backcountry’s cozy Hurley Lodge (double occupancy)
  • Delicious & nutritious home style meals, appetizers and snacks
  • Hot tub facilities
  • Après skiing video analysis and review by Rippin Chix Coaches
  • Demo skis suited to the snow and terrain (with advanced reservations)
  • Snowmobile transfer into and out from the lodge


Dates Available: 

March 15-17, 2020


Where:

Backcountry Snowcats

PO Box 67, Pemberton BC, V0N 2L0

604-894-7669


Accommodations: 

Backcountry’s Hurley Lodge


Demo Skis:
We will have demo skis available  

SKILL REFERENCE GUIDE

Upper Group

  This group usually can make their way down any double black on a challenging mountain, but tend to have difficulty maintaining good technique. They want to practice skiing steeps correctly, getting through tight trees, and learn techniques for negotiating things like roots, rocks, crud, and cornices. Most ladies want to catch-air, however this is optional. Decent physical fitness is required and you should be able to ski off-piste all day long two days in a row. This group must be able to easily ski, ten-consecutive turns on an un-groomed double black run, but also know that they need to learn to do it more smoothly using less energy.

Lower Group

 This group can generally only ski un-groomed runs if the trees are wide and they are confident with the snow. They tend to feel worried in trees, steeps, or moguls, and have not considered trying those weird entrances, funky moguls, or skiing purposefully through crud. Many of the small step steeps skill progressions will be practiced on groomers and then brought into un-groomed terrain, and finally steeper terrain as confidence progresses. This camp should NOT be the absolute first time you have attempted skiing powder and trees. But remember, this is a camp, and you are here to learn how to ski un-groomed steep terrain with confidence. It is ok to be nervous or scared, but just bring a willingness to ski off-piste and a general level of decent physical fitness. You should be able to ski all-day for two days straight. The minimum ability for this group is ten consecutive turns on an un-groomed single black run.

Step it Up Camp

  You are ready to make the transition from intermediate terrain to expert terrain. You can ski on a blue run confidently, linking turns and staying in the fall line the whole way down. However, when you get onto the steeper terrain of a single black run or onto ungroomed snow it becomes more difficult to continually link your turns. As with the other groups it It is ok to be nervous or scared, but just bring a willingness to ski off-piste and a general level of decent physical fitness. You should be able to ski all-day for two days straight. 

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