Early Season Masters Race Camp

Limited to 24 participants to maintain a low athlete-to-coach ratio. Prices range from $955 to $2,160. The camp starts with a welcome reception on Friday, 11/19/21, and ends after training on Wednesday, 11/24/21.

All packages include top-level coaching, five (5) days of training, lane fees, evening educational programs, daily video analysis, apres skis programs, daily door prizes, and an awesome camp shirt. Options include five (5) days of lift tickets and/or five (5) nights lodging at Huntley Lodge (single or double-occupancy).

See below for additional details.

Proof of vaccination is required to attend the camp. We will follow COVID protocols as dictated by US Ski and Snowboard, Big Sky Resort, Gallatin County, the State of Montana, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as applicable. As these requirements are in flux, exact protocols will be sent to participants closer to camp. Expect masks to be required at all indoor gatherings.

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.

DateDayActivities
11/19/21FridayWelcome reception and camp check-in (6:00-8:00 PM)
11/20/21SaturdayFree-skiing drills on slalom skis. Slalom training (brushes and stubbies). Afternoon video analysis. Evening presentation: "Trends in Race Gear for Masters" by Matt McKenna, Race Director, Marker-Dalbello-Volkl
11/21/21SundaySlalom training (stubbies and full gates). Afternoon video analysis. Evening presentation: "How to Prep Your Race Skis Like a World-Cupper" by Graham Lonetto, Race Director, Swix.
11/22/21MondayFree-skiing drills on GS skis. GS gate training (line drills). Afternoon video analysis. Evening presentation: "New Masters Race Rules & Rule Review" by Lisa Ballard.
11/23/21TuesdayGS training. Afternoon video analysis. Free evening.
11/24/21WednesdayGS training (morning). Free-skiing drills on GS skis (afternoon). Departure after skiing. Discounted room and lift ticket rates available for those who wish to ski at Big Sky after the camp through Thanksgiving weekend.

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 lisa@bssef.com or (406) 690-0190. Jeremy can be reached at director@bssef.com.

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