VAMPS

Just Dryland Signups are online as of right now to sign up.

Dryland Classes: Start Sept 19 and run through Nov 2nd!
Cost is $135 for 7 weeks, $100 for 5 weeks or $25/class

Beginner Dryland with EJ 12pm on Thursdays only 8 spots in this class!

Intermediate Dryland with Brooke 10am on Thursdays

Advanced Dryland with Ashley 9am on Wednesdays

December Vamps Camp at Galena Lodge Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:45am-11:45am. Cost is $120 for just December and includes soup and bread after your workout.

The below schedule is still tentative:
Jan and Feb Winter Vamps Classes in Order of Ability- Hardest to Easiest
AMPS with Ashley     Advanced        1/2 technique/1/2 workout     Skate
SUPERTRAMPS  with Abbie    Almost Advanced      2/3 technique.  1/3 workout    Skate
Tramps Classic with Annie    Upper Intermediate    Mostly technique     Classic
Tramps Skate  with Kris and Ruby  Upper Intermediate    Mostly technique      Skate
V2’s  with Muffy and Joney     Intermediate     Mostly Technique      Skate
Scamps Classic (also, check out EJ”s Groups below) with Abbie or EJ  Lower Intermediate    Classic
Scamps Skate (also, check out EJ”s Groups below) with EJ or Annie.   Lower Intermediate    Skate

Other VAMPS offerings:
Muffy’s Workout Group 9:15am on Tuesdays $10/class
Joney’s Downhills and Corners. Monday 10am.  If downhills, corners and tracks intimidate you, this class will o We will be working on the North trail system with different terrain , to quicken up the feet so downhills, corners and tracks become more comfortable and less intimidating. Any level and either classic or skate is welcome. Yes, skaters can use tracks too!
EJ’s Groups. Tuesdays at 9:30am and Wednesdays at 9:30am. 4 weeks of understanding the basics (skate or classic) and improving on your technique. Good fitness and basic skiing abilities are required. Goal is to do 4 weeks of either skate or classic and then switch to the other for 4 more weeks.

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 focus on fitness and technique. Intervals, time trials, relay races will be used in this high level classic group to improve their racing form.  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.

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.

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. Muffy’s definition of a VAMP (before she looked in the dictionary) was a woman who is in our ski class who wanted to learn more and have fun in the process.

Muffy says: 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 120 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.