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Chicks Rip - Women's Camps

New this season, Meadows is offering four different ability levels on each camp weekend so that more women can find their niche spot on the mountain. We continue to offer intermediate and advanced one-day mini camps on Thursdays.

Skiing or snowboarding, we offer the best opportunities to confidently explore Mt. Hood Meadows in a two-day camp. Find a supportive and inspiring environment with like-minded women with similar abilities and comfort levels. Our goal is to encourage and challenge women to improve their skills and confidence in the company of friends and new friends. 

Our Mt. Hood Meadows women coaching staff showcases some of the best instructors in the Northwest. Many are trainers of our coaching staff and some are on the divisional training staff for the Professional Ski Instructors of America - American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI). 

Women Focus with Women Coaches

Meet Some of Your Camp Coaches. The number of signups for each camp will determine the number of coaches who will be assigned. Self-determining the correct group you will be in will help us provide the correct number of coaches so everyone has the best day.

Assess Your Skills & Goals

Before signing up for these sessions, assess your riding skills and your goals. As with any group setting, coaches will make sure your placement is accurate and coaches will adjust accordingly once you're on the snow to maximize your day.

Four Categories of Chicks Rip! For The 2021-22 Season:

Option 1: Chicks CAN Rip: Novice - These women have had a few lessons under their belts and are working to get more comfortable on Green runs moving into Blue terrain.

  • Coaching will focus on skills development, bodily and spatial awareness, and building confidence with other women
  • Offered ONLY in two-day weekend camps. Not available on Thursdays. January 22-23, February 5-6, March 12-13, April 2-3, 2022

 

Option 2: Chicks WILL Rip: Intermediate – These women are comfortable on Blue runs and are open to exploring ungroomed and steeper terrain. Skiers should be parallel and riders transition easily between heel- to toe-side turns.

  • Coaching will be honing skill blending and movement fluidity, exploring new areas on the mountain, and finding support in other women
  • Offered in two-day weekend camps AND Thursdays midweek
  • Weekends: January 22-23, February 5-6, March 12-13, April 2-3, 2022
  • Thursdays: January 13, February 17, March 3, 2022
  • See the calendar for options
 

Option 3: Chicks WHO Rip! – Advanced – These women are expert skiers and riders, comfortable on groomed and ungroomed Black terrain. They will explore powder, trees, bumps, and bowls with other women of similar abilities.

  • Coaching will develop efficiency in all-mountain conditions, refining technical skills, and creating versatility in movements and timing. In addition to ski and riding skills, participants will meet with a ski patroller to learn about mountain hazards and safety
  • Weekends: January 22-23, February 5-6, March 12-13, April 2-3, 2022
  • Thursdays: January 13, February 17, March 3, 2022
  • See the calendar for options
 

Option 4: Chicks CAN Jump! - Freestyle - These women are intermediate to advanced skiers and riders looking to improve their freestyle skills, both in and out of the park and pipe areas. Skiers should be fully parallel and snowboarders can comfortably transition from edge to edge as well as holding a flat base.

  • Coaching will introduce skiers and riders to the fundamentals of park safety, ATML, SMART Style, and the movement skills required to pop, slide, and spin your way through the terrain park
  •  Offered Saturday, February 26, 2022 

Not what you’re looking for? If you do not yet meet the minimum for attending the Chicks Can Rip Camp, look into our Group Lessons, Private Lessons, or the Progression Pass that includes three beginner lessons, perfectly setting up for the Novice offering. 

Chicks Can Rip Camps are two days with the same coach. Each camp day is five hours of coaching with a 60 minute break for lunch.

Camp day schedule:

  • 8:45 AM - Meet and greet, get ready to rip it up. The camp will meet just off the South Lodge Deck toward the bottom of Ballroom Carpet, in between the “glass house” and the Trailblazers corral
  • 8:55 AM - Head to the Lesson Priority Lane with group for first chair
  • 9 to 11:30 AM - on-snow coaching
  • 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – lunch on your own
  • 12:30 to 3 PM - on-snow coaching

We’ll do our best to connect late arriving guests with their group at 9:45 AM at one of the base area lifts (Mt. Hood Express or Stadium) - it’s best to plan to arrive early so that no one misses any of the “goods” because of late arrivals; we know this happens, so plan ahead so as not to miss out on first chair.

We look forward to you joining us for a fantastic time in our Chicks Can Rip Camps!