Winter resort demographics continue to fragment as equipment retailers expand offerings, mountains build terrain parks and rope off beginner-only areas, and people of all ages give skiing and snowboarding a try.
Snowbird Resort takes aim at one segment of this new-millennium snowsports population by hosting the SheRide women-only snowboard camps. The session runs from Jan. 30-Feb. 2 at the Utah resort up Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Women ages 16 and older will get three days of on-hill and video instruction, an evening reception, final banquet, and camp T-shirt for $575. All lessons are led by female instructors who are experienced ‘boarders and teachers.
Camp directors say that Snowbird's steep-and-deep terrain is ideal for getting their students to challenge themselves during the three days of instruction and encouragement. The camps accommodate all skills levels, from rank beginner to gnarly shredder.
Registrations are limited, and can be made by visiting the resort's website (see link below) or contacting the Snowbird Mountain School 801- 933-2174. The camp also convenes at Durango Mountain Resort Feb. 25-27.
SheRide also runs mountain bike camps in the summer. This year's camps are set for Durango Mountain Resort May 27-29, Crested Butte Mountain Resort June 10-12, and tentatively back in Durango Sept. 2-4.