KEEN Rippin Chix Advanced Steeps Camp
Silverton Mountain Colorado
Jan 26-27th 2013
THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT FOR 2013
The unique steep ungroomed varied terrain of the infamous Silverton Mountain will enable you to take the skills from Rippin Chix to the next level. This 2-day camp includes two full days of instruction and video analysis, with Alison’s famous steep skills toolbox instruction, along with amazing trivia prizes from KEEN, Patagonia, Osprey, and Elemental Herbs. Open to alpine and telemark skiers.
At Silverton, there is no ungroomed terrain or easy way down. Must be relatively fit and comfortable hiking 5-45 minutes per run with skis on your back. We will usually do 3-5 runs per day, each around 2000 feet of ungroomed vertical. Campers must have had experience in crud,powder and trees, even if it has not been pretty. One must also be able to ski non-stop in ungroomed terrain for 25 turns and be comfortable in rustic conditions, as there is no running water at the “resort”. Backpack, Beacon, shovel and probe are required and maybe rented at Silverton. Trained Silverton Mountain Guides are provided in addition to the star instructors and no backcountry experience or prior use of avalanche equipment is needed. Visit Silverton Mountain’s Webpage for common questions to skiing at Silverton.
Camp price:$650, which includes the camp for $350 and two days of guided skiing (valued at $280), and tips for the Silverton Resort Guides. Registration is non-refundable, no matter what. You must bring your own super fat skis (110mm waist or more), rent in advance and bring them with you, as most rentals at Silverton are too long and heavy for most gals. There are no fat skis for rent in Grand Junction, Montrose, or Durango.Spaces limited to 7 gals only.Does not include lodging, food or travel. Special lodging rates available at the Grand Imperial Hotel. Lodging is a bit rustic in Silverton, but supper affordable and charming (no hair dryers, no elevators, rustic hotels). Dress is ski bum styled, even at restaurants. This is the ultimate CLASSIC true ski-bum vacation!What to expect? Check out these videos below:
KEEN Rippin Chix at Silverton Mountain 2012
KEEN Rippin Chix Video Red Mtn 2012