2018/19 La Niña Program
These camps are targeted for women who are ready to get after it in the backcountry. Camps include qualified and experienced backcountry snowmobile guides, photos, some aprés and swag. You will need to provide your own machine and all your own gear including avalanche gear and lunch. Refer to each camp description to see which one best suits you and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY $400/pp
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019 - Revelstoke, BC
A one day clinic that goes through all the basics of riding including gear choice, what to pack, how to load/unload, backcountry and trail etiquette, basic avalanche knowledge and of course some sled advice and riding techniques. We will give you some tips on how to change your body position and maneuver that big machine with much less energy. There are two trained guides and coaches to take care of you and put you at ease and teach you all the skills necessary to head out for a day of backcountry.
Although this is an "intro" clinic, there is still a minimum skill set required. This camp is aimed at women with some experience riding, it doesn't have to be in the mountains but a moderate level of comfort using the throttle and basic understanding of the machine is mandatory.
Rider ratio of 4:1 (rider to coach)
BACKCOUNTRY BOOTCAMP AS PRICED
DECEMBER 29-30, 2018 - REVELSTOKE, BC - $650/PP
JANUARY 12-13, 2019 - PRINCE GEORGE, BC - $700/PP
FEBRUARY 9-10, 2019 - REVELSTOKE, BC - $650/PP
MARCH 2-3, 2019 - VALEMOUNT, BC - $650/PP
MARCH 16-17, 2019 - FERNIE, BC - $599/PP (REGISTER AT WWW.ELKVALLEYSNOWSHEPHERDS.COM)
These 2 day camps are designed to get girls away from their male counterparts and start building confidence to get out and ride on their own. Don't get me wrong, we love having the boys around but this just gives the ladies an opportunity to try some different riding techniques and realize that they are able to maneuver the sled and get it unstuck on their own. This is women teaching women at it's finest. Progressing as a group helps everyone build confidence, skill and lifelong friendships. We generally stick to simple terrain and work on skills like carving, sidehilling, hillcliimbing, wheelies, donuts, and general terrain choice and of course, how to get unstuck in any situation.
Girls taking this camp have either come through the Intro To Backcountry camp and are ready for the next step, or, are comfortable enough on their machine that they don't mind going off-trail into powder and using the throttle.
Rider ratio 5:1 (rider to coach)
NEW! SUNDAY FUNDAY $350/pp
DECEMBER 16, 2018 - REVELSTOKE, BC
JANUARY 6, 2019 - REVELSTOKE, BC
APRIL 14, 2019 - REVELSTOKE, BC
These camps are designed for the girls that have been through camp multiple times and/or have the skills to tackle all terrain and the fitness level to last all day. These are very small groups and so space is limited, get signed up and come and chase me around my backyard for a day!
We will be exploring new zones and riding in areas that require advanced skills. Girls must be comfortable going into the trees, able to sidehill and have a minimum AST leve 1 course.
Rider ratio 3:1 (rider to coach)
NEW! WEEKEND WARRIOR AVALANCHE REFRESHER $350/pp
JANUARY 26, 2019 - REVELSTOKE, BC
This camp involves an evening session on the Friday (location to TBA but likely pub setting) where we will discuss the current snowpack and avalanche conditions including weather summary, persistent weak layers, current problems and what to expect around the Revelstoke area. This camp is open to men and women and the intention is to register with your regular riding partner so you can get caught up on conditions as well as practice and learn together.
The day on snow will include some snowmobile skills training and a great day of guided riding - at some point in the day there will be companion rescue scenario set up for you to practice and understand your strengths and weaknesses in your riding group.
This is not considered a certified training course, this is a great atmosphere to learn and practice avalanche and snowmobile skills from professionals as well as get caught up on conditions if you are now out in the snow every weekend.
Minimum AST level 1 required to attend this camp. Space is limited.
Rider ratio 6:1 (rider to coach)