Grand Traverse Ski Club

Winter Break Camps


When:    Winter Break 3 Day Clinics
Time:      11:00-12:30pm,   1:00-2:30pm,   Where:   Hickory Hills, Bunny Hill

**Cancelled due to delayed opening at Hickory – register for NEW 3:00 pm LTS sessions in January** 

Winter Break 3 Day Camps (Bunny Hill only lessons)

  • Morning Session:  11:00 am on 12/27/18, 12/28/18, and 12/29/18
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm on  12/27/18, 12/28/18, and 12/29/18

Cost: $75

Learn to Ski Camps are a great way to introduce kids to the sport of skiing. This set of clinics is meant for kids aged 5 and up with little to no experience skiing. Kids will learn the basics of skiing in a fun, encouraging environment. There are plenty of coaches to teach skiing skills, and volunteers to assist kids with riding the magic carpet/rope tows. The Winter Break Camp is held in late December (weather permitting).   Each clinic has time slots of 11:00am to 12:30pm, 1:00pm to 2:30pm.  Kids may also participate in January and February LTS Clinic to enhance their learning and ski experience. Please note that each time slot in the three LTS Clinics is limited to 25 kids.

INCLUDES a FREE Bunny Hill lift pass that must be picked up at the Hickory Hills ticket office each day of the clinic.  

The LTS Camp will only access the Bunny Hill.  If you would like to take your child skiing on other Hickory Hills lifts after their lesson, a full access lift ticket must be purchased separately from Hickory Hills ticket office to ride those lifts.  See rates here


What: Winter Break Race Camp for USSA, Middle School and High School Racers, and Instructional Clinic Racers

Please note:  Full race gear needed, Limited to 50 racers per day

Times:  11:00 am -2:30 pm, Lunch break from  12:30 – 1:00 pm

Dates: 12/29/18, 12/30/18 and 12/31/18,  3 consecutive days or daily option available

Age: 8+

Cost: $ 150

DOES NOT INCLUDE Hickory Hills lift tickets.  These must be purchased separately from the GTSC programs at the hill.  See rates here



Freestyle Camp with coach Briggs Chapman

This special holiday camp is offered to competent skiers 9 and up who would like to learn the basics of Freestyle skiing. Skis, poles, helmets mandatory. Other pads or extra soft layers recommended. We WILL be skiing backwards so twin tip skis are strongly recommended.

When: 3 day 2018 camp – 12/27, 12/28, 12/29

Time:  Noon – 2:30 pm
Where: Hickory Hills
Cost: $ 60
DOES NOT INCLUDE Hickory Hills lift tickets.  These must be purchased separately from the GTSC programs at the hill.  See rates here
PLEASE NOTE: this camp is weather dependent. If there is no snow, camp will be canceled and GTSC will issue full refunds for those skiers registered.

About Coach Briggs:

Briggs is a TC Central grad who grew up at Hickory Hills. He raced and competed in freestyle events around the Midwest, and he was president of the University of Oregon’s Freestyle Ski and Snowboard team, placed 4th overall in the USCSA Nationals.

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Briggs with friends at Mt. Bachelor:

UO Snow & friends 2014 from Ryan Hrbek on Vimeo.

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