Women’s Ski Camps
I love skiing but something that surprised me was just how few women are into the sport.
Luckily, most of my girlfriends like to ski too, but often I find that the target demographic for ski trips, ski gear and ski content is.. male. And don’t get me wrong – it’s fun skiing with guys!
In fact, I like skiing with guys because they often have so much confidence and will push me to ski faster, tackle harder terrain and just be a bit more adventurous.
But girl’s ski trips are the best.
Unfortunately next season a lot of my girlfriends are out of commission so I was researching ski camps to join solo. I love skiing and am determined to get better, so I compiled a huge list of adult ski camps to check out when I discovered that women’s only ski camps also exist!
Best Women’s Ski Camps
Most ski schools offer co-ed ski camps, but some also offer the same program in a women’s only version.
That means all the participants and coaches are female. These programs are designed specifically for women to enjoy the mountain lifestyle with other like-minded women and often include yoga, spa treatments and gastronomic activities.
Here are some of the top women’s ski camps in the US and Canada.
Read my Jackson Hole Mountain Resort review
Stay at Teton Mountain Lodge
Jackson Hole pioneered the ‘steep and deep’ ski camp. While you could join the sporty co-ed camps, which focus on expert black and double black terrain, Jackson Hole also offers women-only camps!
Elevate Women’s Camp caters to intermediate and up skiers and provides 4 days of instruction.
Camp pricing includes all coaching, video analysis and some meals. Lift tickets and lodging are not included.
Learn more: Jackson Hole Women’s Camps
British Columbia, Canada
Stay in Whistler Village.
Whistler is one of the largest ski resorts in North America and has the expansive programming to match.
They offer 2 day women’s camps throughout the season, from December through April, including both early and late season options. Each camp consists of two full day group lessons, with a 6:1 participant to coach ratio.
Lift tickets and lodging are not included.
Learn more: Whistler Women’s Camps
Alta is a famous Utah mountain resort only open to skiers.
They offer a great mix of terrain and it’s a convenient mountain to visit because you can take a shuttle from Salt Lake City airport and stay at the base, without the need for a car.
They offer an Intermediate Breakthrough Camp with a focus on taking intermediate skiers to the next level through precision skiing, in-depth coaching and video analysis. The camp is offered in a co-ed version, but also a women’s only camp, held twice a year!
The women’s version includes 4 nights lodging, meals, coaching and the chance to demo skis.
Learn more: Alta Women’s Camp
Telluride has been running an annual women’s camp since 1981.
The no-frills weekend camp is focused on ski improvement and offers expert instruction from an all women coaching staff. Groups are kept small, with a focus on mobility work, stance, steering, edging and pressure, and also include yoga classes and apres ski activities.
The camp is offered twice a year in January and March, and is open to female skiers of intermediate to advanced ability.
Learn more: Telluride Women’s Camp
Stay at The Village at Palisades Tahoe
Palisades offers two types of Women’s only camps.
Their Women of Winter clinic is held Sundays and Wednesdays throughout the season and is a half day program split into 2 groups: intermediate/advanced and expert. Sunday clinics are held at Alpine while Wednesday clinics are held at Palisades.
- The Intermediate to Advanced session focuses on getting women who are already comfortable with blue runs to improve their technique and begin skiing black diamond runs.
- Meanwhile the Expert session is aimed at women already skiing black diamond terrain who want to improve on bumps and steeps.
Their Women of Winter camp is a 3 day immersive camp taught by top women pros focused on skills and technique to enhance all mountain skiing. The camp is for skiers only and takes place across both Palisades and Alpine mountains. It’s held twice a year, in January and March.
Learn more: Palisades Women’s Camps
New Mexico, USA
Taos is a ski resort in New Mexico known for its extreme terrain, much of it in the backcountry. They’re one of the few resorts in North America to offer ski weeks all season long at an affordable price.
Once a year, they offer Women’s Week!
The ski camp includes 2.5 hours of instruction every day for 6 days, from Sunday to Friday, and is a great no-frills camp to progress your skills.
Learn more: Taos Women’s Camp
Looking for an East Coast camp?
Check out Killington, one of the racing hot spots in Vermont.
Olympic gold medalist and world champion mogul skier Donna Weinbrecht runs a women’s only camp designed for blue level skiers and above. The camps include 2 full days of instruction, lunch and video analysis.
Learn more: Killington Women’s Camps
Deer Valley offers a 3 day clinic specifically designed for women. The program is offered twice a year and focuses on stance, balance and alignment with video analysis.
Groups are kept small, at 4 to 6 participants per coach.
Learn more: Deer Valley Women’s Camp
Aspen offers a number of ski camps, including an adult racing clinic and locals clinic.
Their Women’s Edge ski clinic is designed for intermediate and advanced women to get more comfortable with challenging double black terrain. The program is designed specifically for women, taught by PSIA certified women instructors and takes place over 4 full days.
Learn more: Aspen Snowmass Women’s Camp
Stratton offers both a women’s only ski camp and snowboard camp.
Both programs include 2 full days of ski instruction with lunch and breakfast, fitness classes, free ski demos and lift line privileges. The camps are held twice a year in February, with a mid week and weekend option. Lift tickets and lodging are not included.
Learn more: Stratton Women’s Camp
Breckenridge offers a 3 day Women’s Ski Camp for intermediate and above skiers.
The program takes place twice a year, in January and February, and includes 3 full days of group ski lessons with lunch. Lift tickets and lodging are not included.
Learn more: Breckenridge Women’s Camp
Vail offers a 3-day Women’s Ski Camp called Her Turn. The program runs twice a year, in January and March.
Learn more: Vail Women’s Camp
Freeskier Alison Gannet organizes a number of women’s only ski camps through the Western US and Canada each year. There are a variety of camps to choose from, including
- a traditional ‘Steeps’ ski resort camp focused on improving technique through un-groomed terrain
- ski touring camps for backcountry skiers looking to improve in powder
- Cat Ski camps for skiers who have skied powder and are looking to improve their backcountry skiing in steep terrain
Past locations have included Whistler (British Columbia, Canada), Whitewater (British Columbia, Canada) Aplental (Washington) and Alta (Utah).
Each camp includes 2 days of coaching, video reviews and free ski demos. Groups are limited to 6 participants per coach.
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