[R448R, Sunshine Village] in Banff, Alberta, readies to run three ski camps just for women. One camp is offered each month-January, February, and March.

The Salomon "Women Will" Ladies Camps target both skiers and snowboarders for this adventure camp designed by women. They are open to all levels - beginner through experts - and women ages 18 and older.

The camps are taught by women, internationally certified instructors who use video analysis for technique improvement as well as a step-by-step approach for building skills. The prevailing spirit is positive, encouraging participants to push their envelopes to improve their skills with tips that target women's physiology.

Those participants just starting out focus on conquering basic skills needed for gliding, stopping, and turning with control. Those advanced skiers and riders ready to hone their techniques head to the off-piste, bump runs, and powder. Ski and snowboard groups are small and organized into ability levels, putting everyone on terrain appropriate to their ability level.

The camps aren't all work, though, for they include socializing over a hot lunch and après ski get camaraderie with your instructors. You'll also have an opportunity to try out some Salomon gear designed especially for women.

The three camps are offered Jan. 8-11, Feb. 5-8, and Mar. 5-8. The cost of $629.99 includes four days of instruction, plus daily lunches. Rentals are available, and lift tickets are not included in the rates. Call (877) 542-2633, ext. 3 to sign up for one of the Women Will camps.