A round up of awesome women centered, ski and snowboard clinics & events for the 2022 season!
Being a woman on the mountain is rad. Full Stop. However, being a woman on the mountain can also often feel a bit isolated. The industry, unfortunately, has historically made women, or really anyone who is not a white cis man, feel like a second thought. However, things are changing, with resorts and trainers realizing that women make up 40% of riders on the mountain and there is definitely demand for clinics, courses, and events.
Women want to improve, socialize and shred too! So we’ve rounded up some great ski and snowboard clinics for women happening in various ski resorts in North America. If you're looking for backcountry clinics for women across North America, check out Backcountry Babes, a women-owned business in Truckee, CA that provides backcountry opportunities for women of different abilities and ages to gain skills in outdoor recreational sports, backcountry safety, and to participate in fun adventures together.
We have grouped the events into areas that we also have “crews” for that you can join by heading over to the Coalition Clubhouse (a virtual community where you can interact with and share resources with women on the mountain). Most of our crews are based on areas in NA: The Sierras, The Rocky Mountains, The Pacific Northwest, The East Coast, and Canada/Alaska. The clinics and events are catered to these areas so if you join the Clubhouse and a crew you will automatically have some awesome people to shred with at the clinics and events!
And you won't want to miss our XTREME DEMO TOUR coming to a mountain near you. You’re welcome.
What to expect: A 3-day clinic made for women and taught by women! Instructors are there to show you the mountain and help you create and work on your personal goals! A great place to meet other awesome women who shred.
Dates: Ski - March 4-6, 2022, Snowboard - March 15-17, 2022
Level: Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
What to expect: Sessions are offered every Sunday taught by women instructors and designed to help improve technique. The Intermediate/Advanced session works on technique on a regular piste while the expert sessions focus on bumps!
Dates: Ski only - Sundays from January 9 - March 20, 2022 (except Jan 30, Feb 20, March 13)
Level: Intermediate-Advanced OR Expert
What to expect: Mt. Rose Ladies Clinics offer a fun and social atmosphere where women skiers and snowboarders of low-intermediate to advanced abilities gain confidence and improve their technique in a supportive group setting. These clinics are Free for both season pass holders and lift ticket purchasers.
Dates: Every Thursday, 9:00 am – 9:30 am: Coffee in the Lodgepole Café and 9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Morning On-Mountain Ski Clinics
Level: Low-intermediate to advanced abilities
What to expect: A women's snowboard park camp led by coach Christine Savage, held at Boreal Mountain and Woodward bunker which is a facility with skate ramps, trampolines, a sponge pit and more. The camp includes 2 days on the mountain learning tricks with pro coaches and some social events too!
Dates: Snowboard - April 2-3, 2022
Level: Not specified but some experience in park and on a board seems necessary.
What to expect: All daring dames and brazen broads to strip down, gear up, and hang out with us on March 15th at Bluebird Backcountry. Women from all backgrounds, as well as femme-leaning, non-binary folks are invited to explore the safe space we’re creating in partnership with Bluebird Backcountry.
Dates: March 15th, 2022
Level: All backcountry levels
What to expect: A “no-frills” weekend that is focused on improving your technique! On and off snow classes to help improve your balance, mobility, stance, and more. There are also apres-ski activities planned and it offers a chance to get to know some like-minded women on the mountain while improving your skiing!
Dates: Ski only - 2 sessions: Jan 28-30, March 4-6, 2022
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
What to expect: These clinics are light-hearted and designed for women to improve and get to know other awesome women on the mountain. They are divided into groups based on level and ability which makes them helpful to improvement but also accessible!
Dates: Ski & Snowboard - Session One - Tuesdays: January 4th, 11th & 18th & 25th, 2022, Session Two - Thursdays: February 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th, 2022, Session Three -Thursdays: March 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th, 2022
Level: All levels welcome
What to expect: A day of shredding for women on the mountain - doesn’t get any better than that! A fun day filled with 4 hours of instructing, a morning coffee, lunch, and an after-party!
Dates: Ski & Snowboard - February 11, 2022
Level: Levels I-IV welcome!
What to expect: Mt. Hood is offering various women’s camps for all ability levels to bring women together to work on their skills and build confidence.
Dates: Dates depend on your level group, check out the link for details. For a rough idea: Weekends: January 22-23, February 5-6, March 12-13, April 2-3, 2022, Thursdays: January 13, February 17, March 3, 2022
Level: Novice (a couple of lessons) - Advanced, and an extra Freestyle day option!
What to expect: A 2-day women’s alpine adventure led by women designed to create a safe and progressive space for riders, skiers and snowboarders, to learn, build confidence and meet like-minded people.
Dates: Ski & Snowboard - Feb 3 - 4, 2022 & March 3 -4, 2022
Level: Not specified but experience seems to be necessary. *click on the link for details
What to expect: A 2-day camp focused on improvement taught by Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion mogul skier Donna Weinbrecht.
Dates: Skiers only - Jan 29-30, Feb 26-27, 2022
Level: Intermediate (blue) skiers and above
What to expect: A women-centered weekly clinic that focuses on improvement in a safe and encouraging environment.
Dates: Ski & Snowboard, Wednesdays from, Jan 5-March 23, 2022
Level: Not specified, *click the link for details
What to expect: A week focused on women’s riding! Groups are made based on ability and the clinic focuses on improving technique and building confidence.
Dates: Ski only, February 28-March 4
This is a non-exhaustive list, there are so many clinics out there if you don’t find one here that suits your needs and we encourage you to look for them! However, we hope this is a good starting point and resource. If you have one to add, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.