Showcase Glacier on Whistler/Blackcomb Mountain, British Columbia—Summer Snow training is essential for serious competitors who want to advance their skiing to the next level. The Freestyle America Whistler Camp maximizes the opportunity of summer glacier skiing through coaching focused on each athletes own personal goals and imparting a curriculum of technical skiing elements, aerial skill progression, and plenty of mileage training and practice time. Additionally, 4 afternoons of trampoline training at the Whistler Bounce Trampoline Center will help athletes refine their mogul, slope, and half-pipe airs.
Athletes, coaches and staff reside together in beautiful Lorimer Ridge Lodge. Lorimer Ridge Lodge has excellent meal facilities and is close to Whistler Village. The “team” setting provides a focused living environment for effective goal setting, video review, communication, and relaxation.
- Whistler Summer Snow Freestyle
Whistler BC, Canada
29 Jun 2013 – 14 Jul 2013
Are always welcome! Rates, age requirements, and paperwork details vary from camp to camp, more information please contact the office at (603) 726-8088.
MOGUL COACHING PROGRAM: Camp consists of 3 training rotations of 4 days, each separated by a rest day (total of two rest days). The first training task is intense focus on the technical fundamentals of mogul skiing. A second training focus is aerial skill work, including rotations, off-axis tricks, and qualified inverted jumps. A third training component is competitive tactics, speed, aerial entries and exits. A fourth task is mileage and top to bottom competition quality skiing. Mogul skiers all share the goal of achieving 200 mogul runs throughout the camp and scoring 2 points over their best score during the competition days. Additionally, athletes will have 4 afternoons of trampoline training at the Whistler Bounce Trampoline Center.
DATES: June 29th to July 14th - 16 day camp/12 days on snow
- June 30 - July 3: Technical mogul skiing and fundamentals
- July 4: Rest Day
- July 5-8: Aerial Skills, tactical skiing, speed, and mileage
- July 9: Rest Day
- July 10- 13: Bringing it all together and competition
COMBINED MOGUL AND FREESKI COACHING PROGRAM: This program duplicates the mogul training curriculum through the first 7 training days. On July 8th, as the Freeskiing training program starts, combined skiers will switch focus to the Freeskiing disciplines of slopestyle and half-pipe on the magnificent and varied features on the Momentum freeski lanes, located next to the Freestyle America mogul lane. The Slopestyle curriculum includes off-axis air training (including a BagJump facility), grabs, switch skiing, and competition run development and practice. The half-pipe training program includes practicing specific hits (pipe air bag available), pipe specific skiing skills including switch take-offs and landings, grabs, and pipe competition run practice. The Combined Coaching Program shall also benefit from 4 afternoons of trampoline training at the Whistler Bounce Trampoline Center.
DATES: June 29th to July 14th - 16 day camp / 12 days on snow
- June 30-July 3: MOGULS - Technical fundaments; balance, carving, vertical actions, and directional skiing, airs, mileage
- July 4: Rest Day
- July 5-7: MOGULS - Aerial focus, 360’s, inverts, landings, entries, exits, and mileage (Top to Bottom Runs)
- July 9: Rest Day
- July 8 & 10-13: FREESKI - Slopestyle, big air, and half-pipe training
FREESKIING COACHING PROGRAM: The Freeskiing coaching program includes training on the Momentum venue adjacent to our mogul lane, the big air table top below the mogul lane, and the Momentum half-pipe. The Slopestyle curriculum includes off-axis air training (including a BagJump facility), grabs, switch skiing, and competition run development and practice. The half-pipe training program includes practicing specific hits (pipe airbag available), pipe specific skiing skills including switch take-offs and landings, grabs, and pipe competition run practice. And yes, if you’d like to add a little mogul training in with your camp, you may do so. Additionally, athletes will have 2 afternoons of trampoline training at the Whistler Bounce Trampoline Center.
DATES: July 7th to July 14th - 8 day camp / 6 days on snow
- July 7: Arrive Vancouver Airport
- July 8- 13: Slopestyle and half-pipe training
- July 14: Depart Vancouver Airport
- 6:45am: Wake up
- 7:00am: Morning Stretch
- 7:30am: Breakfast
- 8:00am: Van Transportation to lifts
- 9:00am: On-snow training
- (Lunch break during training varies; lunch is eaten on the hill)
- 3:00pm: Van Transportation to lodging
- 3:30pm: Quiet period
- 5:00pm: Video review with coaches
- 6:30pm: Dinner
- Athletes are held to a reasonable curfew so they are refreshed for morning training!
The two days off from training are for our athletes and coaches to rest, relax and enjoy the opportunities of Whistler Village. Generally, athletes use this day to catch up on sleep, do some laundry, walk around the village, enjoy a relaxing lunch and socialize with each other. Athletes are encouraged to take advantage of the many activities that Whistler has to offer, including mountain biking, swimming and hiking. Afternoons typically feature a soccer game or similar sports activity, and a trip to Rainbow park to enjoy the lake and volleyball courts.
We want the athletes to use this day to rest and recharge, so they are prepared to take on the challenges and opportunities of the next training period.