Any experience with a ski camp?

  • i1snow

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    Jul 13, 2011 3:57 AM GMT
    It is freaking hot and I can't wait my cold weather to be back. I start looking into what to do for the upcoming season and I thought about going to a ski camp to improve my skill on downhill and mogul ( I love to try freeride but I think that I may be a little too old to start it icon_sad.gif ). Ski camps I heard of, like "Momentum" seem to be more geared toward teens and youngsters. Does anyone have experience with ski camps for adults?
  • tautomer

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    Jul 13, 2011 5:58 AM GMT
    Yes it is freaking hot and I can not WAIT for winter to be back! I miss my skiing sooooo much.

    I had friends out where I did undergrad (Montana) that did ski camp type things when they were young. Really, that sort of stuff does seem like it is for kids. I have heard of skiing trips or gatherings that are pretty much as close as you can get to a camp.

    If you really want to improve your skills, just ski with someone who is better then you, follow them, and do what ever it takes to get down. It's what I did, and I can go off a 10 foot cliff now and hold my own just fine. All you need is to find some way to push yourself more. A camp honestly would be a lot slower then it would be for 1 on 1 stuff.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 13, 2011 6:06 AM GMT
    Since I grew up in Colorado, my parents got us skiing at an early age. I was a ski instructor at Pikes Peak ski area all through high school. Best job ever for a high school kid. I would never have the patience for a ski camp for adults. As tautomer4314 said, just get out there and ski with people who are decent skiers and you'll catch on pretty quickly. If you've never skied before, hopefully you have someone like me along to help ya down the hill the first few times icon_lol.gif
  • i1snow

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    Jul 14, 2011 1:15 AM GMT

    tautomer4314I had friends out where I did undergrad (Montana) that did ski camp type things when they were young.


    Thanks Guys. I did my search and I was afraid that it was the case. Following someone who is better than me would work in some level but I think that I need some "systematic" coaching. Besides I do not want to hold up someone too much while they are on vacation. I guess I can go back to ski lessons.

    BTW, I consider myself as high intermediate level; I can come down (groomed) black diamond with my form intact ( I am not talking about black diamond on east coast mountains icon_smile.gif )
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    Jul 14, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    This one time, at ski camp...
  • i1snow

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    Jul 14, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidThis one time, at ski camp...


    you ??? your ski in ??? - you can fill up the blanks icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 14, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    i1snow said
    Ariodante saidThis one time, at ski camp...


    you ??? your ski in ??? - you can fill up the blanks icon_smile.gif


    As long as there's hot cocoa and romantic misunderstandings back at the lodge