The Most out of a Women’s ski Camp

What remains stable is the women’s share, which hovers around 40 per cent. And women’s visibility is rising in the industry’s upper ranks.National Ski Patrol both appointed their first female leaders. Women-specific gear, long an afterthought, has taken off to the point that the overall bestselling ski in America season has been a women’s model, Blizzard’s Black Pearl.

With 15 hours of instruction packed into three days, the camp is up and running quickly. It’s a good idea to show up one or even two days ahead to get used to the altitude (the lodge is at 8,530 feet and Alta peaks at 10,550) and find your ski legs, especially if you haven’t been on snow in the season yet. Women used to skiing in the Midwest or Northeast must also factor in the Wasatch’s fluffier snow and steeper slopes — Alta’s expert runs are much more demanding, on average, than expert ones in New York or Vermont, and that’s true of much of the West.

You don’t have to fork over for a rental car or an on-slope lodge during these extra days, either: hotels and Airbnbs abound in Cottonwood Heights, at the base of the mountain. I booked a room in the valley, and for two days I used Lyft to ski at Alta and neighbouring Snowbird.

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