It's camp season at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. A tram-load of winter camps comes to the resort January through March. The camps offer skiers and snowboarders different ways to improve their skills with several days of intensive instruction.

The Steep and Deep Camps are the most renowned. The camps are designed for advanced and expert adults who want to pound through some of Jackson Hole's best chutes, steeps, and bowls. Different camps are offered for skiers, snowboarders, and telemark skiers.

Skier camps run Jan. 12-15, Jan. 26-29, Feb. 9-12, and March 2-5. The Steep and Deep Camp for snowboarders is scheduled for Feb. 2-5, and two sessions are available for telemark skiers-one Jan. 26-29 and another Feb. 9-12.

One camp, Feb. 16-19, is designed to bump intermediates up a notch into the steeps and deep. The session is available for skiers or snowboarders, although they are divided into different disciplines on the slopes.

Three Women Camps are offered this winter, two for skiers and one for snowboarders. The skier camps take place Jan. 19-22 and March 7-11. The March camp has a built-in practice or rest day for those who want to add on spa activities. The Snowboard Women's Camp is scheduled for Jan. 19-22.

Those looking to gain knowledge for jumping outside resort boundaries can take a beginning avalanche camp. The Level I Backcountry Camp Jan. 26-29 certifies participants with avalanche skills.

The camps cost $1,100 with lift tickets and $900 without lift tickets. Camp fees generally include coaching, video analysis, lunches, apres-ski activities, and dinner parties.

Jackson Hole also offers Side Country Camps for those itching to explore the out-of-bounds. The two-day camps, which are available Jan. 15-16 or Feb. 5-6, cost $550 with lift tickets and $450 without lift tickets. Rates include early mountain access, lunch, training equipment, coaching and guiding, and après ski.

Teens can also get in on the camp scene with the Freeride Evolution Camps. To participate, kids ages 13-18 can be low intermediate to expert skiers or snowboarders. The three-day camps aim at improving all-mountain and park skills. Freeride Evolution Camps are offered Feb. 20-22, Feb. 23-25, and five times in March. The camp costs $610 with lift tickets and $525 without lift tickets.

Jackson Hole is planning a repeat of its unique Adaptive Camp March 2-5. The four-day camp aimed at advanced skiers seeks to up the ante for adaptive skiers by providing big mountain skiing that focuses on improving skills with finding the best line, reading slopes, and selecting terrain. This year's program features the addition of instructional tips from U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalist Greg Manino.

Registration for camps is available by phone or online. Lodging is not included in camp rates.

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