Canadian Olympic hero Alex Bilodeau is going to give some young skiers the experience of a lifetime this summer.
The first Canadian to win a gold medal on home soil will join the roster of coaches at Whistler’s Momentum Ski Camps this year. Bilodeau won gold at the Vancouver Olympics in the men’s moguls.
Momentum Ski Camps will feature some of the world’s best skiers coaching at their summer ski camp at Whistler-Blackcomb, many of whom began their preeminent professional ski careers as Momentum campers.
Skier Kelly Armintrout has been randomly picked as the winner of an all inclusive week-long summer ski camp at Woodward at Copper.
Woodward at Copper, deep in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, is the first indoor/outdoor ski and snowboard camp on the planet with a focus on terrain park and pipe progression.
The 20,000 sq ft Woodward at Copper Barn gives campers access to Snowflex® jumps, foam pits, a spring floor, fly-bed trampolines and indoor skateboard features.
Facebook contest winner Armintrout has decided to come during session #6, July 18 – 24, which is also K2 Ski and Snowboard week with Andy Mahre, JT Holmes, Seth Morrison, Celia Miller, and Gretchen Bleiler.
British skiers looking to become ski instructors or even junior coaches don’t have to wait until next season.
Inside Out Skiing will offer day-long Instructor Development and Coach Development clinics at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.
Inside Out Skiing, which specialises in teaching snow sports in indoor snow centres in the UK as well as on Alpine glacier in the off-season, is introducing the professional development programme for skiers who wish to become ski instructors and junior race coaches.
Cerro Catedral ski area near Bariloche, Argentina.
For those looking to explore the Andes while sharpening their skills, Base Camp is running modular Ski courses in Bariloche, Argentina this summer.
Courses range from four week Ski Performance Camps to a full 12-week BASI 1&2 Ski Instructor Courses. They begin on July 15th and run through to October 8th, 2010.
Base Camp’s Bariloche courses are all inclusive with 30 hours of coaching per week from SASS and BASI coaches, outbound and inbound flights, transfers, accommodation, food, Spanish lessons and additional trips. Prices for Brits start from £4,895 per person from London via Buenos Aires.
A young freeskier shows off his skills at one of Salomon's freeski Grom Camps.
There’s a new trend in the freeskiing world, and it’s bringing plenty of new faces to the sport.
They’re called Freeski ‘Grom Camps’, and Salomon is sponsoring a series of them at UK indoor snow domes and outdoor dry ski slopes to help get everyone from novices to experts airborne, grinding and generally having fun. Camps are scheduled to run from January to August at the indoor snow slopes in Milton Keynes, Tamworth and Manchester and on outdoor slopes at Bracknell.
There is no age limit, and the age of campers has ranged from five to sixty. The camps are for all standards of skiers as well, from ‘never jumped before’ to sponsored riders. However, all campers must to be able to ski down the slope in a controlled and safe manner, according to entry regulations.
The landscape in Chamonix. Photo by Daniel Simpson.
As skiers become more adventurous, the demand for courses offering the chance to improve off piste skills rises.
Every week this winter season, adventure holiday specialist Ski Freshtracks is offering off piste ski courses in the French resort of Chamonix. Skiers with little experience of skiing off piste can join an ‘Aspirers Powder Practice’ week, while those with more off piste experience under their feet can opt for one of the ‘Expert Powder Experience’ weeks.