Aspen Adventure Ski Camp


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Aspen Highlands. Photo credit: Kim Hull

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about backcountry skiing while gaining a new outlook on adventure skiing, an opportunity awaits.

International mountain guide, certified ski instructor & guest author Jean Pavillard will be hosting an adventure ski camp in January 2013 in Aspen, Colorado.

The ski camp will emphasize all mountain ski tactics and techniques that will allow skiers to improve ski skills in any type of snow or condition.

“I want to give skiers an opportunity to be the best, ski with confidence and understand the mountains. I want to teach skiers the critical skills to allow them to safely tackle any lines within their reach. After many years skiing in-bounds and out-of-bounds around the world and training future mountain guides, teaching skiers, leading ski tours from the Alps to Japan to Colorado and South America, I still love sharing my expertise, knowledge and love for the sport and I am looking forward to boosting the participants’ skills and making a difference in each skier’s ability.

Skiing gives us an opportunity to challenge ourself, strengthen our muscles, keeping us flexible and constantly keeping us alert as we are dealing with gravity, changing condition, obstacles. We need to adjust our tactic, techniques very fast in order to ski a line smoothly. All this happens in an incredibly beautiful setting that require respect, awareness, abilities, knowledge.”

- Jean Pavillard

 Aspen Adventure Ski camp schedule

The Aspen Adventure Ski Camp will be held January 14-19, 2013.

Adventure ski camp in Aspen

Photo credit: Jean Pavillard

Day 1: Skiing techniques (Access from the Resort). Skills concept in adventure terrain & how techniques are influenced by snow conditions (powder) pack (weight) fitness, hazards &risk.

  • Evening presentation
  • Alpine ski gear

Day 2: Movement skills in the backcountry. Skinning uphill, kick turn, efficiency of movement, downhill techniques, basic techniques, safety, gear and equipment, use of transceivers, probe and shovel.

  • In the field all day, full day tour
  • Requires alpine touring gear
  • Pre-tour meeting

Day 3: Decision making – risk management. Understanding the process of recognizing hazards, evaluating and analyzing hazards, minimizing risk, managing a group.

  • In the field, full day tour.
  • Requires alpine touring gear
  • Pre-tour meeting
Adventure ski camp in Aspen

Photo credit: Jean Pavillard

Day 4: Skiing techniques: Mastering techniques  for all conditions, convergent step turn, pedal hop turn, making best use of new skis shape, managing a group downhill.

  • From the resort.
  • Alpine ski gear

Day 5: Route selections, route finding, track setting (evening prep session) learn how to plan a tour: (time management, orienteering, map and compass, GPS)

  • In the field all day, full day tour
  • Requires alpine touring gear
  • Pre-tour meeting

Day 6: Peak ascent with individual coaching based on each participant need.

  • In the field all day, full long day tour
  • Requires alpine touring gear
  • Pre-tour meeting

 Aspen Adventure Ski Camp details

Learn more and register for the Aspen Adventure Ski camp at Adventures to the Edge.

 

 

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