Local big mountain riders have long hoarded [R191R, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort]'s terrain as their personal playground. But the resort's Steep and Deep Snowboard Camps give all riders a chance to chew through terrain as the locals do.

The February camps target intermediate riders who want to bump their skills into higher angled vertical and deeper powder. The four-day camps mimic the best parts of the resort's Steep and Deep traditional ski camps based on the volume of advanced and expert terrain-including out-of-bounds--found at Jackson Hole.

The camps emphasize techniques for big mountain riding. Snowboarders will learn specific skills to carve down steep slopes rather than skidding or sideslipping and to delve into powder stashes for face shots. All of the big mountain riding skills are taught with a safety component, including terrain evaluation and avalanche awareness.

Camp fees, which are $1,100 with lift tickets and $900 without, cover four days of coaching, video analysis, lunches, apres-ski activities, and dinner parties. Advanced riders in the camps get the opportunity to go on a guided backcountry tour.

The two snowboard camps are scheduled Feb. 3-6 and 24-27. Registration is available online or by phone. Lodging packages for camp attendees are available, too.

More information. Or call 800-450-0477.