OUR 20TH YEAR AT PORTILLO! The North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) is one of the top ranking world wide adventure ski schools. Developed by Chris and Jenny Fellows in 1994, NASTC has helped improve the skiing and brought in more adventure into the lives of thousands of skiers over the last twenty years. NASTC specializes in full-immersion, comprehensive ski training programs for strong intermediate to expert skiers. NASTC runs 20 different courses at the best resorts and mountains around the world. NASTC presents skiers with more than a “quick fix,” it’s holistic ski approach is designed to help skiers move beyond the plateaus that they have become stuck on. At NASTC it’s about the whole picture: technique, fitness, and equipment we will address all 3 components respective to your personal skiing. New NASTC students will receive a FMS (Functional Movement Screen) to evaluate their mobility and stability that are essential to good technique. The NASTC staff is comprised of the top ski instructors in the US, the members of the PSIA Demonstration Team, which means they are the teachers of teachers. You will make measurable improvements in your technique, tactics and confidence in a safe, fun, and highly professional way under their watchful eyes. You’ll be in small groups of 6 or fewer with the same Demo Team instructor all day, all week. This week-long course is suitable for skiers that have had little to no off-piste experience as well as for those whom have had more mileage in ungroomed conditions; terrain selection will be gauged according to the comfort level of each group. Backcountry tour options exist, as does group helicopter skiing. This is the ultimate ski vacation: a superb mountain, fun-loving people, delicious food, fine wine and a beautiful hotel. You are sure to improve, make new friends, and enjoy yourself. “It’s not just skiing-it’s NASTC!” Levels 6-9 (intermediate – expert).
A-day-in-your-life with NASTC at Portillo: 7:30am – Warm-up & stretching session 8:30am – Delicious big breakfast in the dining room 9:00am-12:30pm – Ski in groups of 6 or fewer with your trainer (same all week) exploring everything Portillo has to offer! 12:30-1:30pm – Three course lunch with your group 1:30-4:00pm – Back on the hill for more individual coaching 2:00pm – Shoot Video 4:30pm – Wrap it up 5:30-6:30 – Personalized review of your video footage, indoor presentations by the coaches. 6:30-8:30pm – Recovery sessions. Other options include: naps, team basketball or soccer, hang at the bar for drinks, ping pong tournaments, hot tubbing, workout in the gym, enjoy a massage or sauna session 8:30pm – 3 course dinner with great Chilean vintages to chose from 10:00pm – Bedtime or enjoy the always happening bar and disco nightlife of Portillo.
For more information, go to www.skiNASTC.com
NASTC’s camp costs: US$2.700 and includes the following:
Dates: August 10-17, 2013
Professional skier, guide, and camp operator Chris Davenport is proud to announce the dates for the tenth Annual Superstars Ski Camp at Ski Portillo, Chile. The camp will take place Aug. 10-17, 2013 and is only open to a maximum of thirty skiers. Professional coaches will again include Mike Douglas of Whistler, BC, Ingrid Backstrom of Squaw Valley, CA, Wendy Fisher of Crested Butte, CO, and Chris Anthony of Vail, CO. The camp will also feature a professional photographer, who will document in stills and video the entire experience for the guests. The Superstars Camp is geared towards expert skiers looking to take their skiing to the next level with expert coaching on the skills of steep skiing, terrain recognition and management, proper mechanics, as well as good old powder skiing techniques. “For eight years we have had a grand time skiing with and coaching amazing people from all over the world in Portillo. The terrain and the hotel make the perfect location for this type of ski-week, and the coaches and I all agree it’s one of the most fun weeks we experience throughout the year.”
Cost: The 10th annual “Ski With The Superstars” Camp is $2.500 for the week. This price does not include lodging at Ski Portillo. To book this amazing skiing experience please first contact Diana Unger and Odilia Briones at Ski Portillo to make your hotel reservation. firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and once you have your confirmation number contact Chris Davenport at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place in the camp. Please email Chris with any additional questions.
Camp Mission: Based on the Clendenin Ski Method’s Four Words, our mission is to provide you with the foundation to become a better Bump/All-Mountain skier and have one hell of good time in the process! (Over 4,000 success stories in more than 15 seasons! )
The Clendenin Ski Method Portillo experience is always brilliant. Returning clients often fill our Portillo camp. Why – because they love coming to Skiing’s Shangri-La. From beginner to expert, our job is to take you up a notch. No matter what level you are, we will bring you to a new one. With new ability gained over 6 days of learning and playing, along with our celebration in Santiago, your joy of skiing everywhere will expand for the rest of your life. Join our skiing family and you’ll know why we keep coming back!
Your Clendenin Ski Method week will include:
Join us for the ultimate Telemark adventure: A week of intensive big-mountain Telemark instruction deep in the Chilean Andes. The Portillo Big Mountain Telemark Camp was developed in 2007 by Nick DeVore and Kayo Ogilby. It is the first international advanced Telemark camp of its kind and is open to any age expert Telemarker (able to ski all blacks). Whether you aspire to compete in big mountain events, want to take your Telemark skiing to the next level, or simply want to develop your technique in a stunning setting, we will help you hone in your Telemark skills so that you may be free and confident in any terrain.
Through on-piste and backcountry exploration we will focus on technique, awareness, visualization, safety, discipline, determination, and having an overall great time ripping some stunning lines. While perfecting the Telemark turn, you will also learn about big mountain and backcountry travel, including precaution, line choice, route finding, equipment use, snow stability, and overall awareness while enjoying the majestic mountains.
2013 Sessions: Portillo is a Telemarker’s dream: It is as close as one could ever get to a private resort and the coulars, spines, gladed snow fields, tremendous vertical, awe inspiring peaks overhead, lake views, easy access to back and side country skin and boot packs makes it the ultimate venue for this kind of camp.
This year Nick is recovering from a serious injury (he broke both his shins) and will be helping run the camp from a distance. To fill his shoes we are bringing in young Telemarking phenom Jake Sakson as a guest coach. If you have seen any of the Powder Whore movies in the last three years Jake needs on introduction. In addition he has been the first Telemark athlete to end up on the podium against an alpine field in the Big Mountain World Tour. We are excited to launch our sixth season this summer!
Portillo Big Mountain Telemark Camp’s cost (U$1.650*) includes:
*This price does not include airfare or lodging. Website: www.bigmtntelemark.com
Week 1: August 3-10: Portillo, Chile / Guided Skiing / All Ages-Family (intermediate – adv intermediate) >> Details
Week 2: August 17-24: Portillo, Chile / Guided Skiing / Adults only (expert) >> Details
Week 3: August 24-31: Portillo, Chile / Guided Skiing / Adults only (expert) >> Details
Guided skiing for Advanced Intermediate and Expert Skiers
Your guides, Kim Reichhelm and Nick Hill come to you with years of experience including; teaching, guiding, big mountain skiing, helicopter skiing, first aid, EMT and long term relationships with the Portillo staff and family. Our goal is to create a ski experience unlike any other. We ar e there to ski, laugh, have fun, and share our passion for skiing and our knowledge of Portillo with you.
“Thank you very much for another wonderful ski trip to Chile. I would never have ventured there without you. I would never have experienced my first heli-ski adventure without you. You both give me the extra confidence that I need to venture outside my “comfort zone”, not to mention all the fun we have. See you next year.” Sharon Friedman