Beartooth Freeride Summer Camp
WHY BEARTOOTH: Freestyle training that isn't on the West Coast or in Canada. Beartooth is laid back, uncrowded and boasts numerous Teton Gravity Research athletes who are both coaches and campers and there is always a camera on at Beartooth.
WHEN: Camp A: June 10-16, Camp B: June 17-23
WHERE: Red Lodge, Montana
FOR WHOM: Skiers of all ages looking to bring their ability to the next level.
WHAT IT COSTS: $1,049 for campers needing accommodations. $550 for local campers.
LODGING: Rock Creek Resort (campers are shuttled to and from the mountain.)
THE TRAINING: Skiers spend all day on the slopes hammering out tricks in the terrain park that includes tabletops, rails and a halfpipe.
EXTRA ACTIVITIES: Free time is spent kayaking, mountain biking and exploring Yellowstone National Park.
INFORMATION: www.redlodge.com/freeridecamp or call 406-425-0040
Dave Murray Freestyle/New School Camp
WHY DAVE MURRAY: Dave Murray's camp offers a mixture of laid back skiing and structured camp instruction. There is one coach to every eight campers, so the emphasis is on the individual.
WHEN: June 14-July 12. Campers have a choice of eight-day camps or five-day camps.
WHERE: Whistler, B.C.
FOR WHOM: Twin tip and mogul skiers who want to learn tricks and to ski in the terrain park, halfpipe and bumps. All ages are welcome; however, most campers are in their late teens.
WHAT IT COSTS: Eight-day camps are $930 for local campers and $1,100 for campers who need lodging. Five-day camps start at $530 for locals and $620 for campers who need lodging.
LODGING: The Tantalus Lodge in Whister Village. Campers sleep four to a suite. Suites include a full kitchen and living room in addition to two bedrooms. The Lodge has a pool, hot tub, tennis courts and volleyball court.
THE TRAINING: Dave Murray has a private halfpipe and terrain park for campers and focuses on teaching skiers to have more control and confidence on the slopes. Students also learn how to build their own jumps.
EXTRA ACTIVITIES: Free time is spent mountain biking, swimming, canoeing, wakeboarding, hiking or playing soccer, volleyball and tennis.
INFORMATION: www.skiandsnowboard.com or call 604-932-5765
Freestyle America Mogul Freeride Camp
WHY FREESTYLE AMERICA: A limited number of campers allows for individual coaching and one-on-one teaching. Athletes set daily goals with coaches and log their own progress.
WHEN: Camps run in 15 day sessions June 19-August 24. Freestyle America also offers Ramp Camps for two days in the fall beginning September 20.
WHERE: Whistler, B.C. Mogul and Freeride training are on Blackcomb's Horstman glacier
FOR WHOM: Advanced USSA mogul and freeride competitors ages 13 years and older. Current USSA membership is required.
WHAT IT COSTS: $1,975 plus airfare to Vancouver. Van transportation is provided.
LODGING: Two seven-bedroom houses accommodate campers and are a short walk to the mountain.
THE TRAINING: For mogul skiers, technique and mileage are the priorities. A training schedule of four days on and one day off optimizes skier performance. Skiers train on The Lane (a 100 turn course) that has four lines with 8 airs.
INFORMATION: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-726-8088
Mt. Hood Freestyle Camp
WHY MT. HOOD: Mt. Hood offers some of the best ski camps in North America attended by many ski clubs.
WHEN: Mt. Hood offers weeklong sessions May 26-August 24.
WHERE: Mt. Hood, Ore.
FOR WHOM: Advanced mogul skiers and those who want to learn to master the moguls, or simply ski better. Skiers as young as nine can participate, but the majority of campers are 12-16 years old.
WHAT IT COSTS: Varies from $645 to $945 per week, per child. Cost includes airport ground transfer, lodging, meals, lift tickets, coaching, video and activities.
LODGING: The Lodges at Salmon River Meadows. The lodge has accommodations for counselors and campers and includes ski room, wax room, dining room, storage and game room. Outside, there are basketball hoops, volleyball and tennis courts and a soccer field.
THE TRAINING: Skiers train on Upper and Lower Palmer Lanes and on the Upper Mile. Mt. Hood offers Dual Mogul runs, a terrain park, roller courses and shaped jumps.
EXTRA ACTIVITIES: Free time is spent playing soccer, white water rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, windsurfing, hiking and more.
Smart Mogul Skiing
WHY SMS? SMS Freeride camp limits the number of skiers to 49 per session to enhance learning and provide more individual ski instruction. SMS offers separate camps for mogul skiers and freeriders, emphasizing jumping or bumping for each discipline.
WHEN: SMS offers four nine-day sessions beginning June 19-July 21.
WHERE: Blackcomb Glacier, Whistler, B.C. Campers train on Blackcomb Mountain and the Horstman Glacier.
FOR WHOM: Intermediate and advanced skiers and competitors.
WHAT IT COSTS: Full Package is $1,150 and includes lodging and meals. Local skiers pay $720.
TRAINING: SMS offers a full terrain park with a quarterpipe, table top jumps and two full mogul lanes with a total of eight bump lines. Skiers learn jumps by practicing on Whistler's World Water Ramp and two competition level trampolines. For mogul skiers, training includes drills on the flats, mogul jumps and table tops.
EXTRA ACTIVITIES: Free time is spent mountain biking, in-line skating, swimming or playing soccer, paintball and ultimate Frisbee.
INFORMATION: www.smscamps.com or call 604-905-4421