Why This Works
Rated by 95% of Attendees To Be One of The Best Ski Experiences of Their Lives
If you’re stuck in patterns that don’t work for you anymore, often you don’t know where to look for answers. Your clever mind is the obvious first choice, so you get to mulling over the details of what could be wrong.
Yet, here’s a quote from Einstein that explains why this effort can fall short; “No problem can be solved by using the same consciousness that created it, you must learn to see the world anew.”
Kristen’s facilitation style during camp works, because she doesn’t engage your intellect through lectures, technical training or talk therapy. Instead, she uses a proven facilitation tool that Ken Wilbur calls “the most important and original discovery in the last two centuries” and “an unbelievably simple, quick and effective tool for waking up,” as a way to help you view any hold back from a new lens. You see things clearly in ways you otherwise wouldn’t have access to on your own.
Once that personal clarity is achieved, the solution to hold backs become obvious. You learn how to target, address and resolve even your most deeply ingrained stuck places in a matter of hours, not decades. Even ones that have been passed down in your family or have been a part of your life since childhood.
Next, once you’re free, the heart of the camp begins. She takes you on a creative, playful journey into flow states, and offers you a proven, easy to follow method to stay in emotional flow after the weekend is complete.
This new norm, changes everything for you.
Here’s everything you get when you enroll:
What You Learn
This is not another ski camp or ski school lesson providing technical tips.
Instead, this is a fresh, highly effective, mindset-only camp, which teaches you:
Oh, my God. It was incredible. Literally zero actual advice about skiing, and my skiing is probably 40% better, and it was seriously the best weekend of my entire life. "
- Nicole Cliffe
Meet Kristen: A World Class Athlete and High Performance Facilitator
What does it take to be the best?
Kristen was named the best female big mountain extreme skier in the world, a status she kept for 12 years. Known for enormous cliff jumps and you-fall-you die descents (none of which you’ll do during camp!), she was just inducted into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Sept. of 2019. Her mastery of other danger sports including paragliding, ice and rock climbing, kiteboarding, adventure mountain biking and flying trapeze also gained her the outdoor industry vote as most fearless woman athlete in North America, beating all danger-sports stars, not just skiers.
Retired as an athlete since 2003, she then spent 16 years going to the next level — studying Zen intently as a way to dissect what she experienced during her athletic career. This led to facilitating tens of thousands of clients, making her today, a thought leader on high performance mindset and accessing the zone by choice rather than by chance.
Her other specialties include accessing whole mind thinking, igniting aliveness, spiritual intelligence, embracing change, what to do about fear / anxiety and more.
Kristen’s Amazon best seller book: The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead, is an industry game changer, and her remarkable work has been featured on Tim Ferriss’s Tribe of Mentors, The Megyn Kelly Show, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Outside, Forbes, USA Today, Mindvalley, Spartan, NPR, over 150 podcasts and many more.
Working with her live is a remarkable experience, not to be missed.
"It was so powerful for me. What you’re doing at these camps is truly amazing. That you’re able to bring so many people together from all walks of life and unify them in purpose and connect them on a real level is impressive."
- C. Johnson
"I reflected on my life trajectory while on the trail this summer…I need to say that I think where you’ve taken skiing is ground-breaking and inspiring.”
- K. Johnsson
"Thanks again for offering me a life altering experience. A day hasn’t gone by since I was in Utah that I don’t think about the camp."
- Karyn D.
“I cannot stop thinking about our great weekend. I feel like I stepped out of my life, then returned home with a greater depth of understanding of myself. It was as though I was looking from the outside in.”
- Cathy R.
"The guidance you gave me on the chairlift has changed everything for me. I am really happy with where (my life) is going, and you helped me through (an awkward hold back)."
- A. Miller
"I am on this amazing turbo charged growth path – I am blooming faster and faster, at a wonderfully rapidly unfolding pace- there are truly no words to describe this. (Working with you) is one of the three BIGGEST events in my life that have helped me really turn a HUGE corner. I am deeply grateful!! Thank YOU!"
- M. Hamilton
"(Ski to Live) was, bar none, head and shoulders above the rest, the most powerful teaching and skiing experience I have had in my 39 years of skiing."
- Randy W.
"(My Friend) tells me that I seem somehow happier than before. And on Wednesday it was the first time skiing since the last camp, and I was amazed. I was all alone … and skiing more gracefully than ever. I was making turns without doing anything I could detect to make them happen."
- Barry M.
"I’m still awestruck by the weekend."
- E. Watson
"I just wanted to say that my experience at your camp has been life changing."
- A. Miller
“You know it’s a special experience when you have an amazing time with complete strangers. A time that is both uproariously funny, profane, irreverent and also deeply insightful, thought-provoking and life altering in the best sense of the word.”
- Scott D.
"Kristen, In a weekend, I learned to synthesize hours of therapy and weeks of reading into something I could use in my life!”
- Kris G.
"Oh my! It was and continues to be all you promised, Kristen, and more. And the tribe we formed is by far one of the most powerful groups I have ever encountered."
- Bill M.
"My partner and I went to the camp together and it enhanced our understanding of each other as well as our relationship – our love is flowing stronger than ever!"
- Teresa R.
Finally Free! On The Mountain
Don’t spend another moment feeling limited, when such a camp exists.
This adventure lasts 2 full ski days, January 25-26, 2020, but the effects last a life time.
$1349, coaching price only (lift tickets are included). Other amenities are own your own. Small group to ensure personal attention. 9-5 each day. Reduced price scholarships available upon request.
Available for intermediate skiers (meaning: groomers are no problem) up to pro or even Olympic level skiers. Telemarkers also welcome. Note: Alas, Alta does not allow Snowboarders. All genders, 15 years old and up. Younger than 15 considered by request only.
There are three different ability groups. You pick which one works best for you, each run. They are groomers-only, all-mountain slower, and all-mountain fast.
It’s a comfortable experience throughout. You don’t ski into exhaustion, nor do you ski above your ability. This camp is not about taking risks or stepping out of your physical comfort zone. (That you can do on your own, should you desire, after camp ends.)
January 25th, Saturday morning, meet 9 am inside the Goldminers Daughter Lodge at the base of the mountain.
If it’s not a powder day, we first meet indoors to engage in a dialog that will completely change your perspective on what it means to be an athlete, and a human being.
At 11, armed with this fascinating perspective shift, now the skiing begins. Aside from a short lunch break we will ski, explore and play around with this the rest of the ski day. Expect multiple ah-ha moments, and expect stuck places to be addressed and resolved.
From 4-5 pm, we finish back indoors to decompress, allowing you a chance to ask Kristen questions about what you just experienced.
If it is a powder day, the schedule will change to allow for traffic delays and first tracks. See Day Two for more details.
Sunday, January 26th, today’s schedule is the same as Saturday.
If it’s a powder day: we reverse the indoor/outdoor time to instead ski in the morning while the snow is fresh. (Note: 50-50 this happens. In 2019 Alta reported fresh powder approximately 53% of all days they were open!).
As for what we explore, day two is completely different. While yesterday was about getting unstuck, now we access our best possible selves and learn how to express who we are as individuals on the mountain and in our lives, in some truly magnificent ways.
4-5 pm, we finish indoors, where Kristen helps you integrate all you’ve experienced, answers your remaining questions, and provides exact action steps so the camp stays with you past the weekend.
Kristen has taken thousands of skiers on this remarkable journey...
Now it’s your turn.
Each hour you attend the camp is a step-by-step journey into getting unstuck and accessing your most amazing self. But it’s not the same journey for everyone. We’re all so different and attending for different reasons, due to the nature of Kristen’s facilitation style, you find only and exactly what you’re looking for.
Which also may be different than what you originally presumed!
So, join us this year. Fascinating, enlivening, this camp is exactly what you hope it to be. Plus, spending time with the others guests alone, makes it worth attending. Plan for this adventure being the highlight of your winter, maybe even your whole life. Plan to see and experience yourself, skiing, the mountains, others and life itself, in new and profound ways.
How it works:
STEP 1 : Click the Add to Cart button, then checkout using our secure checkout page
STEP 2 : You’ll receive a welcome email, including requests on what you hope to get out of the camp, so Kristen can plan accordingly with these in mind
STEP 3 : Make amenity preparations to attend, including booking airfare, lodging and transportation
STEP 4 : See you soon for this amazing adventure together!
Camp is Limited to 20 Guests
2 Spots Remaining
Frequently Asked Questions
Amazing, awake, alive people such as yourself (otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this) who are in themselves, inspirational. We tend to attract only folks committed to being the best they can be, and who want to live the highest quality life possible.
USA Today calls Kristen’s ski camps the only of it’s kind anywhere in the world, in any sport.
Every winter day tens of thousands of ski lessons occur around the world. There also exists hundreds of ski camps or adventures, often run by former pros. Almost exclusively, such gatherings are focused either on socializing (and taking a picture with the former pro), and/or technical and physical skills. The same goes for lessons or camps in other sports as well.
The Art of Fear Camp however, is not in the same category. It’s not about where to plant your pole, how to finish your turn, etc. This type of instruction has its place –but past a certain point too much form / technique training keeps you stuck in your head or can hold you back from your potential.
It’s also not about fraternizing with Hall of Fame skier Kristen Ulmer, either. Although that’s a perk (wink).
Instead, this is about the bigger game. Kristen considers her ski career mere training for who she has become now. At the Art of Fear Camp, Kristen’s draws from 33 years of real world experience and her innate facilitation skills to transmit to you what it really takes to become good at a sport such as skiing, and how that applies to anything in life.
So, there is no institution. There are no lectures. Your lessons are only embodied experiences. You start by exploring your own personal mental game, then take a huge step beyond to access, embody and express other forms of consciousness / intelligence you may not know even exist.
It truly is a transformative experience that also spills over in fascinating ways to your life.
This is how Kristen helps a room of folks with different agendas, all at the same time.
The other thing is, this camp is not about hashing over your or anyone’s past life details –which is very time consuming and unnecessary. With that out of the picture, we cover a lot of ground quickly, and only address what’s going on for you, today.
USA Today calls Kristen’s ski camps the only of it’s kind anywhere in the world, in any sport. Attend and you’ll experience why (wink).
The take-aways are also likely the opposite of anything you’ve tried.
But rest assured, if it doesn’t blow your mind and change your perspective for good, what the heck- come find out anyway. With the money back guarantee, you have nothing to lose.
The camp caps at 15 people total, including guides.
When on the mountain, we all ride the lifts together and share in the mindset facilitation with Kristen as a group. When you ski down though, you separate into your like-ability group. On average, each group is 4-6 strong, with no more than 7. You have a guide with you to make sure you don’t get lost, and you ski terrain which gently stimulates and/or suites your ability.
Then we meet at the bottom for the next run all together, and the next facilitated mindset experience with Kristen.
There are three levels of skier in attendance. If you can ski groomed runs with confidence, you have a place. There’s also a middle ability group that skis the whole mountain but likes to take things a bit slower. Read “Am I too good a skier to attend” for info on the fastest group.
These camps are attended my mostly adults. Kids age 15 and up, however, are welcome to attend. Kristen has been known to allow mature younger kids in as well, with adult supervision.
If you’re slightly injured but can still ski- you can modify your inclusion to ski groomers-only and/or ski a shorter day.
If you can’t ski, attend the indoor sessions only (approximately 3-4 hours per day) and Kristen can offer you greater attention during these times.
No. This camp is not therapy. You don’t have to share anything about your life. You can also be a wallflower and mostly observe, if that suits you.
We don’t like to turn anyone away who can’t afford to attend. Given this, write us an email: email@example.com to explain what you can afford to pay (note, for the camp only, we cannot provide amenities like lift tickets or lodging) and let’s talk about it?
Nope. These camps are open to world-class level skiers, and several big name pros have attended. These camps initially, were even built for elite athletes such as yourself. The level of the highest group is always all mountain, fast and strong.
Also consider coming to Alaska- which is for experts only. It’s not a camp, but a chance to ski with Kristen just for fun. She does not charge anything for this experience. Only, you pay for your seat in the heli.
We will ski between 4-5 hours per day. In between each run, you’re facilitated for a spell by Kristen, so expect to log about 20,000 vertical feet.
The historic Goldminers Daughter lodge at Alta, Utah is an optimal place to stay. Book early though, as they sell out. You’re also welcome to commute from elsewhere at Alta, or from Snowbird (1 mile away) Salt Lake City (7-14 miles away- specifically Cottonwood Heights is closest) or even Park City (40 miles away).
Lift tickets are included in the camp price.
For any event that involves interacting with Kristen live, the cancellation policy is full refund two months prior to the start of your event.
After than there is no refund, but you can transfer or sell your seat to a friend or family member.
No. Unless it’s a requested private-hire, Kristen offers unisex camps only.
Alas, Alta doesn’t allow snowboarding, and this is the only location we’re offering camps this year. You can however, hire Kristen to ski with you privately. Write firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Yes. While Kristen’s training is in Zen, this camp offers no philosophy. It’s instead, a journey into your undercurrent to get clear about where you’re currently stuck, a chance to get unstuck, and a chance to fully access who you’re meant to be, all the way.
That being said, your tradition though, can be weaved into the process to enhance whatever draws you to that particular religion, in a gorgeous way. Simply make this request after you sign up.
This is not a new age program. Kristen takes steps to avoid that kind of presentation. Based on ancient wisdom traditions and the evolution and westernization of that wisdom, we don’t sing Kumbaya, we much prefer dirty jokes.