June 26 (Tuesday) - July 6 (Friday) EST
Lorimer Ridge Lodge
6231 Piccolo Drive, Whistler BC. V0N 1B6, Canada
CAMP DESCRIPTION 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
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, 2 afternoons of trampoline training at the Whistler Gymnastics will help athletes refine their mogul, slope, and half-pipe airs.
Recommended ages for participation are 10 and up for day athletes and 12 and up for boarding athletes. Athlete’s should be excellent skiers, and should have some competitive experience.
Cost includes local and airport van transportation, coaching, lift tickets, lodging, and all breakfasts, lunches and evening meals each week. Dinner is scheduled 4 times during camp to be out in the village. These are at the athletes own expense.
Athletes may choose the Mogul program, or the Freesking program, or both.
MOGUL COACHING PROGRAM: Camp consists of 2 training rotations of 4 days, each separated by a rest day. The training program includes 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 100 mogul runs throughout the camp.
FREESKIING COACHING PROGRAM: The Freeskiing coaching program occurs on Momentum’s extensive park features venue adjacent to our mogul lane. The Slopestyle curriculum includes air training on a variety of jump features, rail sessions, switch skiing, competition run development, and jump training on two snow-to-air bag jumps. Additional training features include the big air table top below the mogul lane and the Whistler public park jumps and rails. And yes, if you’d like to add a little mogul training in with your camp, you may do so.
June 26th to July 6th – 11 day camp / 8 days on snow
- June 26th: Arrive Vancouver Airport
- June 27th – June 30th: Training on the Glacier
- July 1st: Day off-Rest
- July 2nd – July 5th: Training on the Glacier
- July 6th: Depart Vancouver Airport
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.
COACHES AND STAFF
- Nick Preston – Director – 603.236.6608
- Wesley Preston
- Peter Elliott
- Tim Preston
- Sophia Schwartz
Day athletes are always welcome, particularly for the athletes of vacationing families. Typically our day students are comprised of the 10-11 year old set, who enjoy developing their mogul and slopestyle skills along with our boarding athletes. Day student athletes are also included in all extra-curricular camp activities. Day student families enjoy their days experiencing of the World’s finest vacation locations. Please contact the office at (603)726-8088 for more information.
WHAT YOU NEED
CAMP CONTACT LIST
Nick Preston, Head Coach
phone: (603) 236-6608
Suzi Preston, Camp Manager
phone: (603) 236-6607
Julie Fetzner, Camp Administrator
phone: (603) 726-8088
Camp Travel Service
Derek Miller; Winter Park Travel
phone: (800) 325-2748
WHISTLER CAMP CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations PRIOR to June 1st will receive a full refund less a $100 administrative fee. There are no refunds if cancellation occurs after June 1st. We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for your athlete’s trip to Whistler BC. Travel insurance protects your expenses should your athlete be unable to attend for any reason.