ACADEMY FEBRUARY POWDER CAMPS

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WARREN SMITH SKI ACADEMY HIKE JAPAN
Utah 2012 – Powder Camp – 29th January to 8th February 2012

For the last few years Warren has been talking about going to Utah in the USA and there has been a lot of positive feedback from clients wishing for an Academy trip of this kind.  The Academy and Ski Independence have teamed up to bring a tailor made trip of a lifetime.  On January 29th 2012, the team will be leaving from London Heathrow to the USA.  The majority of the trip will be spent skiing Snowbird in Utah, and then the final few days will be spent in Park City for some more skiing and a little bit of winding down in the vibrant apres which Park City is known for.

 

Snowbird is situated in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Little Cottonwood Canyon which is a mile from Alta. Averaging approximately 500 inches of dry light powder annually with a lot of steep skiing and tree lines, makes it ideal for the freerider.

 

Park City, home of the 2002 Winter Olympics and the Sundance Film Festival, is alive and kicking. So after 6 days of continuous powder skiing in Snowbird, the addition of some colourful night time activities after a day on the snow will be available to those with endless energy!
The Utah trip will run early February, escaping the busy European half term. To read a detailed itinerary, click here. Hope you can join us!

 

Japan 2012 – Powder Camp – 9th February to 19th February

The Academy Japan Powder Camp is one of the highlights of the year for the Academy team and a perk of being an Academy Pro Team member! During the European half term holiday month of February, Warren and the pro team will be heading to the legendary backcountry powder fields in Japan for another dose of waist to neck deep powder. The Academy will once again team up with Ski Independence to create a trip of a lifetime.

During the Japanese season there is massive quantities of snow fall – some resorts during the peak season report a snow depth of 6 or 7 meters!  So reliable are the snowfalls that during the Academy Powder Camps in February, you are guaranteed excellent snow conditions.

The Academy course is based in the North Island in the region of Hokkaido. Niseko is the main ski area where the course takes place, but there are also short trips to other resorts in the area such as Rusutsu. Night skiing until 9pm is also available if you have the energy at the end of the day!

The dates of the trip are 9th – 19th February 2012.  The trip takes place in the European busy half term weeks in February, so not only are you skiing the best powder snow in the world but you are also doing it during half term in a queue free environment.  On top of that you get the chance to experience true Japanese culture and amazing food. Places are limited for this trip due to course bookings already placed.  To book your place on the trip please go to this link.   Please also check out the course information and video blogs from the previous 3 years.

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