• United States of America
4 - 12 weeks
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, 529 Plan eligibility

Program Details

Camping Cross-Country Skiing Dogsledding Remote Exploring Skiing Snowboarding Snowshoeing
Cabin Tent
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
Scholarships and Financial Aid options are available. Get in touch with an admissions representative to find out more!
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Equipment Meals Park Fees Tour Guide Transportation Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Also includes post-experience alumni support and programming, such as Alumni Employment Opportunities, Reunions, and more! Visit https://alzarschool.org/alzar-gap-alumni-support/ for more information.

What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards
Jan 29, 2024
Feb 03, 2021
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About Program

With its wide variety of terrain, the Rockies offer the perfect playground for winter in the West. The Winter in the Rockies program provides adventure for participants of all abilities. Our highly-skilled instructors and local partners will guide you through alpine skiing/snowboarding experiences in
beautiful locations. Over 45 days, you will have the opportunity to ski or snowboard every day, earn valuable certifications and learn the necessary skills to work in the winter sports industry. Student are able to shadow any department at the resort in order to gain real job experience, and build an incredible resume. Students will also earn a Wilderness First Responder Certification in order to learn how to manage risk, group dynamics, and medical emergencies in the backcountry.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

At Alzar Gap, we believe that small, engaged, and inclusive communities provide the best environment to foster the growth and development of future leaders. As a program that travels the globe and brings students together from many states and countries, we know that authentically engaging with other cultures is a fundamental part of the learning process for our students. We welcome our constituents’ questions, comments and suggestions (those are invited to be sent to dei@alzarschool.org).

Program Highlights

  • Earn your Ski Instructor Certification
  • Earn a Wilderness First Responder, CPR and AED Certifications
  • Ski or Snowboard every day at a top resort
  • Learn how to ski or snowboard in the backcountry
  • Make life-long friends while exploring breathtaking wilderness.

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Adventures Lie Ahead

I went on the Payette River, one of three rivers featured in the Western Whitewater Gap program while I was a student at Alzar. Northwest whitewater is exciting, serene, and challenging. The landscapes are beautiful, the accommodations with Alzar are comfortable, and the staff does a fantastic job of balancing your comfort level and challenging you to improve. Additionally, I took a Swiftwater Rescue course at Kelly's Whitewater Park, just up the road from the main Alzar campus. Kelly's is well equipped with three main features to accommodate all Swiftwater Rescue lessons and we had well trained staff to guide us along each different scenario. Alzar also integrates student leadership well into each of its expeditions, and gives everyone the chance to help plan and facilitate the trip.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Before my Alzar expeditions, I had no whitewater kayaking experience, so each time I got into a kayak was somewhat nerve-wracking. The Alzar staff helped assuage these fears with careful guidance and appropriate challenges. While I pushed the limits of my comfort zone, I never felt out of control. After a few weeks of paddling, I became much more comfortable and enjoyed my time on the river!
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