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2-day Skimo Downhill Specific Training Camp
Whistler, BC, Canada
December 8-9, 2018

Improve your skimo skills and technique by taking advantage of the most reliable early season snow location in North America!

Ski for two days, coached by Eric and Stano, authors of the Manual For Ski Mountaineering Racing book, who have a combined experience of 5x Skimo World Championships, 3x Pierra Menta, and 12 years as members of US and Canadian Skimo National Teams.

Limited to 8 guests.
Fill out the form below to apply for a spot.

Camp overview:

  • Focus on downhill skills and skimo technique development
  • Skiing in Whistler, BC – one of the snowiest resorts in the world
  • EPIC Pass holders don’t require additional ski pass (Vail Resorts)
  • Enjoy good times with like minded people

What’s included in the price:

The price for the camp is $395 CAD per person (~$300 USD) and it includes the following:

Questions about the camp?

Please fill out the application form on the left and we will be in touch shortly.

Reserving your spot, Booking, Refunds and Cancellation:

1. To Apply and to Reserve your spot:

  • To apply for a spot in our camp, please fill out the form on the left. We will be in touch with answers and more instructions.
  • To reserve a spot, you will need to pay the full amount – see Step #2 below.

2. Booking and Full payment:

  • After receiving your application in Step #1, we will answer your questions and send you a link to pay and reserve your spot. This is due by Sunday November 18th at latest.

Refund and Cancellation:

  • If you would like to cancel after you have paid, let us know as soon as possible. We will refund you any payments made, minus $100 CAD, if your spot cannot be filled from a wait-list by December 8th. Feel free to find a replacement for yourself.
  • We reserve the right to cancel the training camp by November 18th due to unforeseen circumstances such as low snow, both coaches being injured, and others. If the camp will be cancelled then we will refund all of your prior payments in full.

Waitlist:

Our 2018 skimo downhill camp is limited to 8 guests. Anyone wishing to register after we reach this limit will be placed on a waiting list and asked to join in the same order in which they signed up.

Why you should attend? Who is this camp for?

Over the years, we’ve been running dry-land training camps to help skimo athletes – from beginners to elite – to improve their endurance and share our knowledge of this beautiful sport.

Based on feedback and our own experience, we as skimo athletes have plenty of opportunities to develop our engines but are heavily lacking in opportunities to improve our technical and downhill skills, especially before January as many locations struggle for good snow coverage until about then.

Here’s why our ski camp will be a great season opener for you:

  • Group training camp atmosphere
  • Focus on downhill skiing (skimo race gear and regular touring gear)
  • Skimo specific skills development (skinning technique, transitions, kick-turns, sprint technique, and more)
  • Video technique analysis
  • Whistler Blackcomb is part of the EPIC Pass System (Vail Resorts) so there is no added cost for EPIC Pass holders
  • Perfect timing to prepare for US and Canadian World Championships Team Trials
  • Free copy of our Skimo Manual book and a training plan of your choice
  • Presentation with focus on skimo specific topics and training
  • Lots of fun skiing with like minded people!

If you are interested in more details and to reserve your spot, please fill out the form on the left. We will  be in touch shortly.

What others are saying about our projects:

Rob Krar – Endurance athlete and 2014 Western States 100 Champion:
“…The Manual for Ski Mountaineering Racing was my most valuable resource when I dove head first into training and racing over the winter of 13/14. I’ve been fortunate to represent Canada at the World Championships in 2017 and… I can’t recommend this manual enough to those who are just beginning to dip their toes into this incredible sport, or those looking to improve upon their foundation. Big thanks to Stano and Eric for helping me chase my dreams on the mountain!”

Cam Smith – US National Skimo Team member
“Thank you for putting all of you effort into this! The skimo team at Western State Colorado University recently purchased a copy of the manual. We’re very impressed…”

Michael Hagen – US distributor for Hagan Skis:
“I am very happy to have sponsored your Manual for Ski Mountaineering Racing!…It is excellent. I am very impressed by the thoroughness of the contents and the professionalism of the design and layout….Highly recommended!”