VAMPS

To signup online: click the button above. Please make sure you choose the combo classes if you plan on doing Dec, Jan and Feb as you will save some $$

Vamps Classes in Order of Ability- Hardest to Easiest
AMPS           Advanced        1/2 technique/1/2 workout     Skate
SUPERTRAMPS    Almost Advanced      2/3 technique.  1/3 workout    Skate
Tramps Classic    Upper Intermediate    Mostly technique     Classic
Tramps Skate    Upper Intermediate    Mostly technique      Skate
EJ’s Group        Intermediate   Mostly Technique   Skate in Jan, Classic in Feb
V2’s                Intermediate     Mostly Technique      Skate
Katherine’s        Fundamentals-        All Technique       Classic in Jan, Skate in Feb
Scamps Classic     Lower Intermediate    All technique    Classic
Scamps Skate    Lower Intermediate    All technique    Skate

AMPS- Advanced skate group, focusing on racing technique and training. This group is pushed hard and is expected to be ready for anything. Intervals, time trials, relay races, mock racing situations will all be part of the AMPS. Not for the faint of heart! Racing is part of the plan.

SUPERTRAMPS– Upper intermediate skate group- wanting to be pushed, perfect their technique, do some intervals and time trials, and have some adventurous skiing. Most in this group enter the local races as well as races in the inter-mountain area.

TRAMPS Classic– Upper intermediate and advanced classic skiers- this group will be broken into 2 groups- one is a competitive group focusing on fitness and technique. Intervals, time trials, relay races will be used in this high level classic group to improve their racing form. The other group will concentrate on higher level classic technique but will not be a competitive group.   All skiers will be required to wax their own skis and will be aided by coaches to learn more advanced waxing. Many in this group race locally and around the area.

TRAMPS Skate– Intermediate Skate group focusing mostly on technique with an emphasis on skiing in all terrain in all conditions- uphills, downhills, corners, icy snow, are all part of the Tramps bag of tricks. BMT is well within the Tramps reach.

EJ’s Group-limited to 6 – Skate in January, Classic in February- Intermediate Level- Sign up for either January classic classes, Feb. Skate classes or BOTH.

V2’s- Intermediate skate group for women OVER 60 years old. V2’s work on technique primarily, but will also be expected to ski in different terrain and conditions. All V2’s should know V1, V2, V2 alt to be in this class. V2’s will be pushed but will also learn how to ski more efficiently.

Katherine’s Group-“fundamentals”-limited to 6 – Classic in January, Skate in February- day and times TBD

SCAMPS Classic– advanced beginner through lower intermediate classic skiers. Students will progress through the basics of classic skiing, waxing their own skis, and learning how to use classic skiing as a mode of enjoyment, fitness and fun. Diagonal stride, double pole, kick double pole will become automatic  in Scamps.

SCAMPS Skate-lower intermediate and  intermediate skate skiers. Students will progress through the basics of skate skiing and learning how to use skate skiing as a mode of enjoyment, fitness and fun. They’ll be learning to perfect their V1, V2, V2 alt as well as learning to ski in all types of terrain. Many in this group do the BMT.

What is a VAMP?
VAMPS stands for ‘Vomen And Muffy’s ProgramS’
The dictionary says that a vamp is a woman who is believed to use her sexual attractiveness for the seduction and manipulation of others. My definition of a VAMP (before I looked in the dictionary) was a woman who is in my ski class who wanted to learn more and have fun in the process.

It all started in 1997 when a friend wanted me to give her private lessons twice a week for the entire season. I told her to think of a couple other women who might want to join her and I’d then continue the conversation. That winter, I wound up coaching the small group of four women all season. The next year it grew to 40 by word of mouth and I hired three more coaches. The next year it grew to 60. I think there was a niche that needed to be filled here in the Sun Valley area.

Now, there are around 150 skiers in the program with coaches chosen from Olympians, national team skiers, skiers supported by ski companies, winners of past American Birkebeiner, Boulder Mountain Tour or Yellowstone Rendezvous races and just generally great all-around athletes with an interest in seeing more women learn to ski correctly. We encourage our skiers to participate in events but the main goal is to learn good technique, get fit and have fun.

The VAMPs program is run through the Galena Lodge Ski School and operates at Galena Lodge, the North Valley Trails and Lake Creek.