Pep Fujas to Co-Host Alta Steep Skiing Camp
Pro skier, Utah resident and expert of Alta’s steepest terrain, Pep Fujas, will share his experience and tips on skiing challenging terrain at the Ski with Kim Alta Steep Skiing Camp, Feb 13-16, 2017.
Pep is a multifaceted skier with expertise from all areas of skiing including, moguls, racing, alpine and freeride. Recognized as one of the most respected ski athletes in the world, Pep has graced numerous ski magazine covers and over 25 movies with his versatile style, known for being fluid and playful in any terrain.
Beyond his outstanding skiing abilities and experience, Pep has been skiing Alta for 13 years and knows the mountain as well as anyone else.
“Having Pep at the Alta Steep Skiing Camp will enhance the experience for everyone, including myself. I’ve respected Pep for years, not only for his skiing abilities but also as a ski professional,” says Kim Reichhelm. “Pep has skied steep terrain all over the world, which brings a unique perspective to share with all of us on and off the hill.”
“When Kim approached me to work with her for her steep camps I jumped at the opportunity. I’ve mostly skied with Kim at product testing trips for K2 and needless to say she is a very technically sound skier in all types of terrain. What I like about Kim is her outgoing, inclusive and energetic nature. She knows when and how to have fun and when to focus and be serious. As we all know, skiing is fun, but given the situation it can be very serious. Kim understands the dynamics of the sport and how to explain circumstantial techniques,” says Pep.
Steep Skiing Camps, also offered in Telluride/Silverton, are designed to help advanced and expert skiers who have the ability to ski challenging terrain, but lack the confidence to take it to the next level. Steep Camps provide a safe and controlled environment to work on techniques and skills that build confidence to take on bigger terrain. In addition to solid skiing techniques, the camp will cover mountain awareness recognizing hazards, snow safety, self arrest, hiking with skis and packs, traversing, cornice management, reading terrain and much more.
Utilizing a variety of slopes for terrain progressions, repetition, video and photos, and strong skiing role models all make up the components of a positive learning environment.
“In order to be a great skier and to get the most out of each day a skier needs mountain savvy. I am a “big picture” coach and love reaching tactics,” says Kim. “We learn through practice, we gain confidence through repetition and we gain experience by doing it.”
To keep the group moving and get valuable information throughout the camp, space is limited to 12 guests, shared among Kim, Pep and two patrollers to ensure individual attention and improvement.
The camp includes day lift tickets, lunches, product demos, après ski parties and host shop amenities at Alta Sports. The host hotel is the Rustler Lodge, Alta’s finest ski-in, ski-out. Breakfasts and dinners are included in the Rustler Lodge package, leaving plenty of time to relax and enjoy good company.
For more information on booking a reservation please visit the contact page: http://www.skiwithkim.com/contact/
To see Pep in action, check out the videos on his website: