Early Season Masters Race Camp

Limited to 24 participants to maintain a low athlete-to-coach ratio.

  • Check-in is on Thursday, November 17, 2022
  • Training starts Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Training ends at lunch on Wednesday, November 23, 2022

See additional details below.


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Full CampLocal's Special
Lodging6 nights
Double/Single Occupancy
Lift Tickets6 days6 days

Lodging and meals at the newly renovated Huntley Lodge.

All camp options include lane fees, coaching, video analysis, evening presentations, a goody bag, a camp shirt, door prizes, and Booster Strap and Leki demos.

Because Big Sky Resort will not be open to the public, season’s passes and IKON passes are not valid for use during the camp. Due to high demand, the resort requires all participants to register for the entire 6-day duration of the camp. If you cannot participate for all 6 days, there is no price break.

11/17/22ThursdayArrival and check-in
11/18/22FridayMorning free-skiing drills on slalom skis plus brush courses; afternoon video analysis; evening presentation, "Mastering the Mental Side of Ski Racing" coaches' panel
11/19/22SaturdayMorning slalom training (stubbies and full gates); afternoon video analysis; free evening
11/20/22SundayMorning slalom training (full gates); afternoon video analysis; evening presentation, "Get a Racer's Edge: Base Beveling, Structuring and Other Tuning Techniques to Make You Faster," by Graham Lonetto, Race Director, Swix
11/21/22MondayMorning free-skiing drills on GS skis; afternoon video analysis; evening presentation, "Masters Racing this Winter: Masters Rules & Other Things You Need to Know," by Lisa Ballard
11/22/22TuesdayMorning GS training with emphasis on line; afternoon video analysis; free evening
11/23/22WednesdayMorning GS training; departure lunch; discounted room and lift ticket rates available for those who wish to ski Big Sky after the camp through Thanksgiving weekend

Lisa Ballard, Camp Director: Founder/director of numerous ski and race camps; 2020 FIS Masters SG and Age 55-59 champion; 6 times US Masters Skier-of-the-Year; 100+ US Alpine Masters titles (DH, SG, GS, SL); 2020 Canadian Masters Grand Champion; 30 years of coaching experience; Former US Ski Team member; former ski analyst for ESPN and other networks; author of Ski Faster! Guide to Racing & High Performance Skiing.

Jack Ballard: Coach, BSSEF Masters Program; Coach, Silver Run Masters Program at Red Lodge, Montana; US Ski and Snowboard certified coach; PSIA certified instructor; Chair, Northern Division Masters; Member, US Ski and Snowboard Masters Committee; 10 years of competition experience on the Masters circuit, including national and international competitions; 3rd Place, 2018 National Speed Series, Class 7; former college instructor, undergraduate and graduate courses in human learning.

Brenna Kelleher: Montana State University ski team; 2 times PSIA National Team, 2016-2020; PSIA Level III instructor, Big Sky; Coach, Keely’s Camps; World Champion whitewater kayaker, 2001.

Big Sky Resort is offering discounted lift tickets to participants in the Big Sky Early Season Masters Camp through November 27th (Thanksgiving weekend):

Adults: $89 per day
Seniors: $69 per day

Masters Camp Waiting List

If the camp is sold out, please add your name to the waiting list. If something opens up, we'll be in touch.

For more information, contact Lisa Ballard (Camp Director) or Jeremy Ueland (BSSEF Program Director). Lisa can be reached at lisaballardoutdoor@gmail.com or (406) 690-0190. Jeremy can be reached at director@bssef.com.

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If BSSEF cancels the camp for any reason, your camp fee is refundable (minus a 3% credit card processing fee if applicable).

If you cancel for any reason by October 18th, your camp fee is refundable (minus a 3% credit card processing fee if applicable).

If you cancel on October 19th or later, your camp fee is refundable (minus a 3% credit card processing fee if applicable) only if your spot is filled by another participant.