Back in the waning days to the last century, Kim Reichhelm made a name for herself as the world's pre-eminent female big-mountain skier.
Reichhelm won a whole passel of extreme-skiing honors, including hauling in the first women's world champion title in Valdez, Alaska, in 1991. Throughout the remainder of the ‘90s, she continued to lead the way in women's big-mountain skiing.
Now that her serious competitive days are over, Reichhelm has made it her passion to extend her off-piste knowledge on to others with her Coed Steep Skiing Camps, which will be held March 24-30 at Alyeska Resort in Alaska.
Reichhelm, along with Alyeska ski school director Garth McPhie, will spend the better part of a week showing advanced to expert skiers how to confidently and comfortably negotiate powder, crud, steeps, and other facets of off-piste skiing.
The camp, which is limited to 12 people of either gender, costs $4,100 and includes six nights' lodging at the Alyeska Hotel, three days of riding the lifts at Alyeska, a day of snow-cat skiing, and a day of heli-skiing courtesy of the Chugach Powder Guides, a welcome reception, two dinners, and daily après party cum video analysis session.
Detail information and registration forms can be obtained online.