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US & Canada Women’s Ski Camps

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Rippin Chix is a freeskiing camp for adults that encourages women to grow, push their limitations and build confidence on their skis. You’ll be surrounded by a nurturing, empowering and fun environment; learning from coaches that’ll show you just how powerful ski women can be.
Steeps Camps (Alpental, Alta and Whitewater): Two days in our women's ski camp with our expert coaching will give you a whole toolbox of skills and confidence so that you can ski lines you never thought possible. If you can link 10 consecutive turns on un-groomed terrain but perhaps you’re lacking the finesse, consistency or head space to feel really good about it, we will show you it is not always about making the perfect turn but having the right tools to navigate the entire mountain with ease. Many of the small step, steep terrain skill progressions will be practiced on groomers, then brought into un-groomed terrain and finally steeper terrain as we work together developing technique and self assurance. 

Backcountry Basics Camp (Apex): As ski touring has been growing in popularity we wanted to offer the opportunity to not only hone your off-piste ski skills in the resort, but create a learning, judgment-free opportunity to ask all the basic backcountry skiing questions you have. The idea is to work out all the quirks and kinks of getting a new touring setup, what to pack, how to layer etc. so that when you are ready to head out of bounds you can do it with confidence!

Backcountry Ski Touring Retreat at Journeyman Lodge: Have you ever dreamed of being in big, beautiful mountains and skiing endless powder? Make it a reality! We have teamed up with Callaghan Country to create an all ladies, 100% off-piste-self-propelled 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 while ski touring in some of the BC's finest Coast Mountain Range. In a special collaboration, we’re partnering up with our friends at Drop Below the Surface Retreats! See FAQ for more information.


 

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Itinerary
Itinerary
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Alpental, Alta and Whitewater (Day 1):

    - Introductions, Waivers etc.
    - First lift + warm up laps and break into groups
    - Skills
    - Lunch
    - Application of skills in steeps
    - Casual Apres

    Apex:

    - Drills on groomers
    - Lunch (change groups if needed)
    - Work on skills off-piste
    - Backcountry Basics Part 1 -Gear
    - What to pack
    - Layering
    - Basic Beacon - how does your beacon work
    - Q&A
  • 2
    Day number 2
    Alpental, Alta and Whitewater (Day 2):

    - Morning discussion
    - Skills and steep skiing
    - Lunch
    - Application of skills in steeps

    Apex:

    - More drills on groomers + off-piste
    - Lunch
    - Backcountry Basics Part 2 -Travel and Safety
    - Beacon Practice
    - Tips and Tricks (skins, skin wax, gliding downhill etc.)
    - Reading terrain
    - Putting in a skin track
    - Tricks for steep climbs
    - Kick turns
  • 3
    Day number 3
    Backcountry Ski Touring Retreat/Camp at Journeyman Lodge (Day 1)

    In-person introduction - You're "Why"
    Transport to lodge
    Companion Rescue review with guide
    Lunch + Connection and Noticing Exercise (optional)
    Afternoon Ski Tour
    Apres / Free time
    Dinner + Reflection on the day (Optional)
    Free time
  • 4
    Day number 4
    Backcountry Ski Touring Retreat/Camp at Journeyman Lodge (Day 2)

    Morning Meditation (Optional)
    Breakfast + Connection and Noticing (optional)
    Review of conditions with guide
    Full day touring
    Apres / Free time
    Dinner + Reflection on the day (Optional)
    Free time
  • 5
    Day number 5
    Backcountry Ski Touring Retreat/Camp at Journeyman Lodge (Day 3)

    Morning Meditation (Optional)
    Breakfast + Connection and Noticing (optional)
    Review of Conditions with guide
    Morning Ski Tour
    Transport to parking + Send-off
Trip Package Includes
  • 2 days of coaching (6:1 ratio max)
  • Video review/analysis
  • Free Demos at Apex & Whitewater - based on availability and first come first serve basis 
  • New skills to expand your mountain playground! 
  • 20% discount code to evo.com (exclusions apply)
  • See FAQ for inclusion of Journeyman trip
Not Included
  • Airfare
  • Lift Tickets
  • Lodging (special deal available at evoHotel SLC for Alta camp, see FAQ)
  • Meals
  • Ski, snowboard, or personal gear
  • Coach gratuities
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
  • See FAQ for not included of Journeyman trip
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Area Information

Alta, Whitewater and Apex Ski Resorts

Alta: Alta Ski Area is nestled at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, in the Wasatch mountains in Utah, known around the globe for its powder skiing. With an annual snowfall average of 547” powder days are a way of life here. Only 32 miles from Salt Lake City airport, accessing Alta's beautiful scenery, diverse terrain and notorious powder skiing is quick and easy! 

Whitewater: 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!

Apex: Apex Mountain is known for low humidity and lots of precipitation which is the perfect combination for that champagne powder ski vacation dreams are made of.  As the only resort in the Okanagan with North Easterly facing slopes, that champagne powder can remain unaffected for days. So once you've finished shredding every stash you could uncover in the resort... hello, slackcountry and backcountry skiing! 

Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Coming to a Rippin Chix camp is no different than what you would take on any regular weekend of skiing but just in case, here are a few things for you to consider when planning your time with us.
Skis: We recommend that you have skis that are a minimum 100mm underfoot. We are a steep skiing camp that caters to helping you improve your skills off the groomers, in a variety of terrain and conditions. Skis that are 100mm + underfoot are better suited for this kind of skiing which is why we make this suggestion.
Boots: Make sure you have tested your boots to ensure they work with the binding on your skis and you have checked your DIN setting for safety prior to camp.
Poles: Poles with larger baskets are more conducive to skiing powder, steep terrain, variable conditions and navigating more challenging entrances, obstacles and features.
Ski Clothes:Pack for all ski conditions, even rain. We suggest bringing extras (mitts/gloves, socks, warm layers etc.) just in case.
Helmet: Helmets are mandatory at Rippin Chix camps for insurance purposes. 
Journeyman trip: Ski Clothing
Journeyman trip: Personal Equipment
Journeyman trip: Ski Touring Equipment
Journeyman Lodge: Often forgotten, important items
Ski / Gear for: Alta, Whitewater camps
Recommended but not required for Apex trip
FAQ
FAQ
  • Is my departure guaranteed?
    Please note this trip requires a minimum number of guests to run. Please do not purchase flights or make travel arrangements until you receive confirmation from Rippin’ Chix.
  • Are lift tickets included?
    No, please plan on purchasing lift tickets for these camps.
  • I need lodging in SLC for the Alta camp, can I get a discount at evoHotel SLC?
    We are pleased to offer guests joining the Alta camp and in need of lodging a 25% discount on rooms at evoHotel SLC. Please inquire with the evoTrip team after booking if you would like to book at evoHotel.
  • How many people will be in my camp?
    The maximum number of participants for these camps is 18, with a participant to guide ratio of 6:1.
  • Is there a minimum age required for these camps?
    Yes, all participants must be 19+ years old to join.
  • How and when do I meet up with the group?
    You will receive detailed instructions regarding when and how to meet the group from Rippin’ Chix.
  • What if I need to change or cancel my camp?
    All cancellations must be received in writing to [email protected] or [email protected] Cancellations made 30 or more days from the camp date will receive a refund for the camp cost minus a 25% administration fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to camp date will not receive a refund.
  • Journeyman and Drop Below the Surface Information
    Inspired by this stunning off-the-grid location and the surrounding nature, we’ll take what we experience on the mountain and infuse it into our everyday lives. Led by DBS founders and Rippin’ Chix alumni, skiers on this trip will have the chance to press pause, tap into your own curiosity, and embrace your inner badass in a whole new way! Have you ever found yourself standing at the top of the mountain you have worked so hard to climb (physically or metaphorically), your goal in sight but there is something - fear, nerves, anxiety, self-doubt, that little voice in your head saying "you can't do it", holding you back? You’re not alone – but it’s in those moments that we need to remind ourselves that it doesn't always matter the direction, how straight the path, how clear the vision or the pace at which we go, but that we keep taking steps forward. Join us at this camp as we partner alongside you to lean into our stretch zones and listen to the inner whispers nudging us towards the knowledge that we have everything we need within ourselves for the now and next. This Backcountry Ski Touring Retreat experience intends to integrate the power of pressing pause in nature and enlivening the 5 senses with thoughtful experiential questions/activities to help you embrace your inner badass - not just in the mountains but in all areas of your life.
  • What is included in the Journeyman Lodge trip?
    Two days of ACMG guided ski touring and ski coaching Two nights of off-the-grid accommodation at Journeyman Lodge Meals: Apres-ski appetizers, 3-course dinner, continental breakfast and bagged lunch Use of lodge amenities - Toboggans, snowshoes, sauna Après skiing video analysis and review by Rippin Chix coaches Drop Below the Surface experience to explore and expand your mind and body, lean into and grow your strengths Mechanized transfer into and out of the lodge
  • What is not included in the Journeyman Lodge trip?
    Airfare Transportation to meeting spot Personal gear and equipment Guide Gratuities
Testimonials
For anyone who is looking to advance their level of skiing in a controlled, supportive and fun environment, I highly recommend you do a Rippin Chix camp!
Daniela A.
Camp Participant

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Itinerary
Steeps Camp
  • 1
    Day number 1
    - Introductions, Waivers etc.
    - First lift + warm up laps and break into groups
    - Skills
    - Lunch
    - Application of skills in steeps
    - Casual Apres
  • 2
    Day number 2
    - Morning discussion
    - Skills and steep skiing
    - Lunch
    - Application of skills in steeps

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Itinerary
Steeps Camp
  • 1
    Day number 1
    - Drills on groomers
    - Lunch (change groups if needed)
    - Work on skills off-piste
    - Backcountry Basics Part 1 -Gear
    - What to pack
    - Layering
    - Basic Beacon - how does your beacon work
    - Q&A
  • 2
    Day number 2
    - More drills on groomers + off-piste
    - Lunch
    - Backcountry Basics Part 2 -Travel and Safety
    - Beacon Practice
    - Tips and Tricks (skins, skin wax, gliding downhill etc.)
    - Reading terrain
    - Putting in a skin track
    - Tricks for steep climbs
    - Kick turns

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Itinerary
Steeps Camp
  • 1
    Day number 1
    - Introductions, Waivers etc.
    - First lift + warm up laps and break into groups
    - Skills
    - Lunch
    - Application of skills in steeps
    - Casual Apres
  • 2
    Day number 2
    - Morning discussion
    - Skills and steep skiing
    - Lunch
    - Application of skills in steeps

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Select Your Trip

Itinerary
Steeps Camp
  • 1
    Day number 1
    - Introductions, Waivers etc.
    - First lift + warm up laps and break into groups
    - Skills
    - Lunch
    - Application of skills in steeps
    - Casual Apres
  • 2
    Day number 2
    - Morning discussion
    - Skills and steep skiing
    - Lunch
    - Application of skills in steeps

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Select Your Trip

Itinerary
Steeps Camp
  • 1
    Day number 1
    - Introductions, Waivers etc.
    - First lift + warm up laps and break into groups
    - Skills
    - Lunch
    - Application of skills in steeps
    - Casual Apres
  • 2
    Day number 2
    - Morning discussion
    - Skills and steep skiing
    - Lunch
    - Application of skills in steeps

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