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Whistler Blackcomb ended its 2012-13 ski season last weekend, having been the final ski area in Canada still open, a week after Sunshine at Banff ended their season.
However the resort will re-open its ski slopes in just a few weeks for five weeks of summer snowsports camps running from June 22 - July 28, 2013.
Whistler Blackcomb’s summer facilities on the glacier include Olympic-sized half-pipes, mogul lanes, and a host of terrain park features and multiple camps to choose from, for both skiers and riders, teens and adults, with weekend and week-long program options to choose from.
Five main choices include The Camp of Champions summer snowboard/ski camp is home to the world's largest private terrain park, serviced by its own T-bar lift, and campers have a private dorm to sleep in and private compound to play in off the hill, and a host of inclusive afternoon activities like paintball, skateboarding and cinema trips.
Alternatively the Dave Murray Summer Ski and Snowboard Camp is North America's longest running but constantly evolving ski and snowboard camp. The original Snow Camp in North America it has been the model for all others, offering snowboard, ski race programs, and "New School/freestyle " skiing. To do this, we have included amazing terrain including, pipes, park, a progressive terrain park for all ability levels, and groomed race lanes. The Camp's racing foundation continues to be successful with high profile coaches and racers.
A third option, the Momentum Ski Camp focuses on Mogul, Slopestyle and Half Pipe Skiing for competitive and recreational skiers of all ages.
Finally Planet Ski International promise to teach astonishing "insider" short-cut secrets to amazing moves, bigger air and total ski control they promise, or Whistler Summer Snowboard Camps has another private Super Pipe and has more area than ever with more rails and a larger overall terrain park.
The first Adaptive Snowboard Level 1 Instructor course of the year will be held at Tamworth SnowDome starting on 16th June.
The course focuses on the learning progression including both knowledge and awareness of disabilities. Students are trained and assessed on an ongoing basis to develop technical and teaching skills and promote an understanding of all safety requirements.
More info at www.basi.org.uk/content/adaptive-snowboard-level-1-course.aspx
It's going to be a big summer for snowboarding, skiing and biking in Les Deux Alpes, with a whole host of UK riders keen to make the most of great slopes, gnarly trails, baking hot weather and fun times off the hill. With the Eurozone suffering, last year was the quietest on the slopes in years, and we don't expect things to change this summer.
For this summer Maverix will be the official UK agent for The Riders Apartments. The Riders Apartments are a unique rider run, rider oriented, low cost summer apartment residence where snowboarders, freeskiers, skaters and bikers live in perfect harmony in an amazing atmosphere. In addition to a great location they provide free wifi, 2 mini ramps, trampolines, chill out area, climbing wall, barbecue and hook ups for afternoon activities.
All apartments are fully equipped: television, kitchenette (electric hotplate with four burners, mini-oven and microwave) dishwasher, bathroom, separate toilet and balcony. Apartments are on a shared basis with 2, 5 or 7 people, with the residence being 5 minutes walk from the main lift. You can also secure your own private apartments.
The key for us is making it as easy as possible for riders to enjoy a summer shred or bike session. We handle the liaison to source all your accommodation. Book your spots and secure your lift pass ready for collection without you having to worry about bringing extra Euros on holiday or stressing with language issues trying to sort stuff out on arrival.
It can all be booked direct through Maverix.
Snowboard and ski self catering packages start from only £245 for 7 nights accommodation and a 6 day lift pass.
To find out more on the resort and travel visit:
To book your spot visit:
Extra information on The Riders Apartments:
As part of their continued commitment to developing UK riders, Maverix is once again offering a great long-weekend 4*, full board coaching session at Landgraaf in Holland from 25th - 27th May. The Maverix coaching team have made Landgraaf their centre of choice for developing new skills, often incorporating stop overs from other European events to allow for some top notch progression time. This is due to a number of reasons:
- Permanent well shaped freestyle park separated from two other main slopes, meaning minimal traffic
- Only 3 hours drive from Calais
- An in-house 6 man chair lift allowing you to ride harder for longer
- Two main pistes almost 3 times the length of anything in the UK allowing for proper piste and flatland skills development
- 4 star accommodation at the slope
- All you can eat buffet style food and drinks
- 4 different room options allowing you to tailor your stay
- Unlimited ski pass, ride as little or as much as you want
- Access to spa and fitness suite
- Free wifi
More info and booking.
The age of the splitboard has arrived! Due to the recent advancements in splitboard technology remote backcountry terrain is now accessible to both snowboarders and skiers alike.So, for winter 2013 rudechalets™ have partnered with a top IFMGA mountain guide to put together an exciting Splitboard Intro Week in Chamonix. The mighty Mont Blanc massif and its stunning glacial formations make Chamonix one of the world’s most revered and well-respected freeride destinations.
If you love riding powder, want to push your snowboarding to another level and experience some breath-taking backcountry terrain then you’ve definitely got to give split boarding a go! The rudechalets™ Splitboard Intro Week gives competent snowboarders the chance to learn to ride a Splitboard, study mountain safety and make some awe-inspiring descents at a price point which will not break the bank.
Your instructor and high mountain guide for the week will be Lars Vanhaelewyck - a Belgian snowboarding legend who has been shredding the Chamonix backcountry for the last 20 years. Lars is an internationally qualified IFMGA guide meaning he is at the top of his game. He has summited Mont Blanc several times and can teach everything from back country safety through to crevasse rescue.
Price: £1299 per person per week which includes
Dates: 6th – 13th April 2013
Day 1 Saturday: Arrival day
Day 2 Sunday: Mountain warm up day – limber up and find your feet for the week ahead.
Day 3 Monday: First day on the splitty!
- Intro to the kit - How the boards and bindings move between a board and skis; Attaching / detaching skins.
- Avalanche rescue workshop – learn how to use transceivers, probe and shovel. Demonstrations and practicing search and recovery techniques - all vital skills you need to have to enjoy the back country.
- Glacier training - where you will experience 1st hand (and safely!) what it is like to be in a crevasse as each person will spend time in a crevasse and practice self-rescue techniques. You also learn invaluable lessons about how crevasses work, snow bridges and how to spot when you may be either on or close to a crevasse.
By the end of this first day you should feel well informed on the use of the kit that you will be using and have new found back country skills.
Day 4 Tuesday: First tour in the valley, armed with all the new found knowledge and skills it’s off to locate some secret powder stashes that can’t be found from the lifts. You will get to practice some more of the vital skills needed to tour including the technique of kick turns which are needed as terrain steepens.
Day 5, 6 & 7 Wednesday – Friday: Each day you will use your split boards to explore a different part of the amazing Chamonix backcountry, as the groups skill, confidence and fitness grows we will make bigger, higher and steeper tours accessing some of the most amazing terrain the valley has to offer. One of the highlights will be the Col de Passon – a 2.5 hour uphill trek followed by an epic 3000m descent!
For more information / bookings please contact the Rude Team: 08700687030 / email@example.com / www.rudechalets.com
On the back of another sold out series of winter camps the summer camp is already starting to fill up. We'll be keeping the client numbers low to enable us to really invest in your development as a rider. So if you’re looking to up your game in the park with the support of a top level coach and have a summer holiday with a difference then we just might have the package for you.
What we aim to teach you
Starting with piste performance and moving through flatland tricks and spins as we head towards a solid focus on freestyle for the week as Les Deux Alpes is well known for having one of the best summer parks in Europe. Expect to be having a great time in the sun learning loads with one of the most qualified coaches in the UK.
22nd June - 29th June 2013 - 4 spaces left
29th June - 6th July 2013 - Ski and Snowboard Week - 5 spaces left
27th July - 3rd August 2013 - 6 spaces left
Who's up for it?
We're looking for riders up for meeting a small group of like minded people who love snowboarding and want to progress their performance and have as much fun off the slopes as on it. With the summer glacier being very well contained and our camps being run outside of peak season you can expect to achieve a lot in great conditions.
Once you've paid your deposit you'll be entitled to one off 25% discount on any UK course, enabling you to test out our coaching methods and more fully prepare yourself for one of the greatest holidays you'll have.
We provide a fully independent setup, allowing the team to invest more time in your on piste development and fun off the slopes. Our half board hotel is literally 1 minute from the main lift station. The Riders Apartments will be providing our self-catering option for those riders looking to experience great summer riding on a budget. For those interested in the half board option we urge you to confirm your booking prior to 1st May to avoid the hotel becoming fully booked.
Just coaching - £300. You organise everything else including lift pass
Self catering - £499
Half board Hotel - from £665
SCUK partners are offering a free pair of Anon Goggles to anyone signing up for a Mint Snowboard Camp between now and 15th January.
Shred Progression Intermediate Camp
14th - 18th January
Shred Progression Advanced Camp
14th - 18th January
Freestyle Snowboard Camp
28th Jan - 1st February
Backcountry Snowboard Camp
21st - 25th January
Just had some news from Ash Newness and the Snowboard Coach crew who got in touch to let us know they have relocated all their courses and camps to the duty and tax free resort of Arinsal, in Andorra.
They will be offering full “all in” holiday packages for their weekly mountain riding courses and freestyle weeks throughout the winter. On top of that, they will be doing their renowned instructor training programs, including their season long BASI level 2 and 3 programs as well as instructor course prep weeks for all levels of BASI. Remember these guys are the ones who actually take the BASI exams.
Also, for those looking at qualifying as freestyle coaches, they are doing week long level 1 freestyle performance coaching exams throughout the winter as well.
For more details check out the new look website at www.snowboardcoach.co.uk
Whilst not part of Ash's press release, he was also keen to point out that "a 1.5 litre bottle of Gin is only €5 so I’m happy".
You can't get a discount on the Andorra courses with Snowboard Coach, but why not check them out in the UK and save yourself 10%?
The first UKCP Snowboarding Level 1 Course (Freestyle) has been launched.
The UKCP Coaching Pathway supersedes all previous coaching or performance qualifications. This is a combined project between BASI, Snowsport Scotland, Snowsport England and Snowsport Wales who will all be offering the same qualifications – same names and same course content. These are not qualifications that will allow you to instruct a beginner in the sport, but a fantastic bolt on to all instructors wishing to teach Freestyle Snowboarding or anyone over 16 who can freestyle who is looking to coach at Club level in the UK. The qualification will however also count as a module towards a BASI L3 ISIA award.
The first course to be run is to be held at Swadlincote Dryslope 16-18 Nov, and will be delivered by Ben Kinnear.
Complete this form. There's nothing specific on this course on the BASI website at the time of writing, so in the meantime you can direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Friends over at Dragon Lodge in Tignes have given us a heads up on some sweet early season offers they have running on courses and holidays, check them out below and don't forget,
SCUK members receive a 10% discount on accommodation at Dragon Lodge
"The Tignes glacier's been open since September with good conditions already and more snow forecast for this weekend, which, along with the Ski & Snowboard show season and Freeze London this weekend, new kit in the shops and a slew of videos premiering across Europe and dropping online has everyone's thoughts turning to winter snow sliding…
With that in mind, Dragon Lodge have a host of early season special offers and unique coaching weeks to announce:
- BASI level 1 ski and snowboard courses by Sno-Limit between November 17th and December 15th - last few places £500 off!**SCUK DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY
- The first of two unique collaborations with Europes freshest new coaching crew SuperRad - the 'Winter Warm Up' December 15-22nd
- Free equipment hire from Tignes Spirit for any Dragon Lodge guests booking during December, including Christmas week*
- Up to 25% off weekly lift pass prices for Dragon Lodge guests during December
For all the details of the coaching courses see www.sno-limit.com and www.getsuperrad.com
For more details on the Dragon Lodge special offers for December see www.dragonlodge.com/special-offers or email email@example.com
*Free equipment includes ski or snowboards and boots, for one week, with any booking directly via Dragon Lodge. Offer extends from December 1st to December 29th only.
NB – for the rest of the season Dragon Lodge guests receive a 30% reduction on equipment hire with Tignes Spirit via the booking form at www.dragonlodge.com/your-holiday/equipment-hire/
And remember, SCUK members always have, and always will receive a discount at Dragon Lodge!
Whatever the level of your snowboarding the better condition you are in terms of fitness, the better you will be able to perform. This is why SCUK partners, GFC have teamed up with fitness experts Wild Training to offer snowboard specific exercise programs.
Snowboarding is a sport that puts a lot of physical demands on your body. A key element in maximising your snowboard potential is to make sure that you physically up to the job. The benefits from being fit will not just help your snowboarding but life in general and should be part of your lifestyle.
The information will focus on the key elements involved in fitness and offer a general fitness program that will benefit snowboarders. There is also the option to pay for more specific programs from Wild Training, which include; 6 week pre trip program (get the best out of your snowboard holiday), Pro program (for pros and serious snowboarders) and food plans.
UK pro Andy Nudds has already been benefiting from working with Wild Training.
SCUK Partners Sno-Limit have the last few places available on their November 4 week ski and snowboard instructor courses in Tignes, France. They're offering £500 off, so it's a great opportunity to save a heap of cash.
With just four spots up for grabs - best be quick!
There's a couple of BASI Level 1 courses running next month people may be interested in.
14-16 November at Snow Factor, Braehead.
21-23 November at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead.
More info at www.basi.org.uk/content/snowboard-coach-level-1-.aspx
Freestyle and freeride snowboard training camps for individuals and groups: The original and best camps available today featuring pro-coaches from the Animal team plus regular guest pro-coaches.
Check out the calendar for further information.
SCUK members get a 5% discount View SCUK discount offer here.
You can join SCUK here from just £15.
View Membership Pack & Benefits here.
Onyx Snowboarding are excited to announce the announce our our range of new winter snowboard camps from our base in Morzine and Avoriaz in association with Ridewell Lodge. Combining world-class instruction, luxurious accommodation, plus the chance to meet/shred with like-minded riders, for an unforgettable experience!
Utilising the vast terrain of the Portes Du Soleil ski area these awesome one week camps take place on December 15th 2012 and March 23rd 2013, running in two exciting formats allowing solo riders and mixed ability groups to easily join in the fun.
- Our LTS (Learn To Shred) camp is here to help ﬁrst timers fall in love with riding the mountain while enjoying a snowboard camp experience. It’s how we wish we had learnt! Lessons with our supportive coaches will help you quickly progress from ﬁrst binding
click to ﬁrst turn and beyond, all while wearing the biggest smile possible.
- The AMP (All Mountain Performance) camp brief was simple.. design a trip WE would want to go on.. this is it! Focusing on making intermediate and advanced riders into all mountain ninjas by teaching you the skills to ride any terrain with conﬁdence and headturning style, topped with a healthy serving of freestyle expression.
All camps include amazing half board chalet accommodation (with hot tub we might add), tuition, full Portes Du Soleil lift pass, return minibus transfers from Geneva, Lib Tech/Gnu board demos, blue bird waxing clinic, full social schedule, pro photo shoot and much much more!
Head over to the www.onyxsnowboarding.com for full details and drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place!
There's a two day Level1 snowboard instructor course at Plymouth dryslope starting on 29th September.
More information here.
Enter for a chance to win a 1 week Premier package camp with Core Camps!! Everyone who likes our page at www.facebook.com/Core.Camps.Whistler will have a chance to win. We will choose a winner once our page reaches 1000 likes. Please share this link on your wall so we can announce a winner soon. Good Luck UK shredders!!
We had yet another amazing Freestyle Camp this year, people travelled from as far as Scotland to SnowDome Tamworth for the evening event. Who wouldn’t, with the likes of Ollie Dutton, Matt Higson, Ross Needham, Gaz Andrews and the top SnowDome coaches on offer, to give you top tips or first steps to aid your freestyle career?
With the Campers broken into Groups they headed out on to the misty hill that was Tamworth SnowDome. Beginner box sessions, rail sessions and kicker sessions all set in motion.
The demo tent was a flurry of activity with the kids making the most of the new 2013 Burton range. The Custom Smalls and the new Super Hero Smalls where definite favourites among them with parents looking more worried at the hit there credit cards where going to take rather than the huge air these kids where getting of the kicker!! The ladies enjoyed the Social whilst the guys got loose on Whammy Bars.
The two hours where up and everyone moved inside all buzzing on their new tricks. They all went home with a prize for their efforts and bruises with huge smiles on their faces. We may have some of the best snowboarders in the UK but the night didn’t belong to them, it belonged to our Campers!
With the camp over and the second session starting at Tamworth every single Camper picked up their board put on their new swag and headed back out to the hill to put their new skills into practice, now that’s an achievement!
But hey, that’s enough chat why not watch it for yourself...
The next Shred Freestyle coaching session is on Thursday 29th August at SNO!zone Milton Keynes.
Here are the details of the latest Northern Freestyle training sessions next weekend at Chill Factore and Stoke Ski Centre.
Six days on hill coaching worth £650 on the Tignes Glacier with some of the coolest dudes on snowboards!
Just like https://www.facebook.com/getsuperrad and tell us why you want to come. The raddest response will be out here on Saturday (July 7th) to get shred happy! Competition closes 9pm July 4th so get moving!
The prize includes* some Westbeach goodies, 7 nights accommodation (inc. breakfast and 3 course evening meal), 6 days snowboard coaching, off hill activities helping to develop snowboard related skills and just general fun including trampolining, swimming and all watersports on the lake! Uber fun times to be had!
Check us out on www.getsuperrad.com and follow us on twitter #getsuperrad
*prize does not include travel to Tignes or insurance.
We know it's skiing, but we like freestyle skiers these days.
All skiers who have an interest in freestyle coaching can now book on the first BASI Freeski Coach L1 course of the season which is due to take place at Tamworth Snowdome on 10th-12th September 2012.
This 3 day course costs £280 (excluding slope fee).
Freestyle skis are recommended for this course (obviously) and riders should be physically fit and able to perform among others, backwards switches, jumps and carve clean turns.
The course aims to give skiers a good understanding of what makes a coach capable, credible and successful in the long-term development of young athletes.
Full details on the course contents will soon be available at www.basi.org.uk
To book on, go to http://www.basi.org.uk/content/tamworth.aspx or provide payment via your BASI member area.
Please note: there is no content outline for this course currently on the BASI web site.
If you are interested in getting into freestyle or would like to perfect a trick Grounded Freestyle Coaching course are the way to go... 24th June sees GFC hit SNO!zone Castleford for their Freestyle Development Course.
At Grounded Coaching we focus on the individual making sure that everyone gets the attention they need.
10:00 - 13:00
Piste freestyle/jibbing/board skills
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 17:00
Rail and kicker Session
Coach to pupil ratio max 1-6.
£110 including slope time - All SCUK members get a 5% discount.
After the course you will receive the video footage of you from the day and feedback report.
If you require any further information or to book a place contact email@example.com or call 07903 188007.
Two dates for those of you interested in checking out the massive Dutch slope and a spot of coaching from Maverix.
24th – 26th August – SnowWorld Landgraaf
520m slopes, permanent snow park, 4* full board accommodation, luxury spa and only 3 hours from Calais. Join Maverix on this special bank holiday weekend session.
27th – 29th October - SnowWorld Landgraaf
520m slopes, permanent snow park, 4* full board accommodation, luxury spa and only 3 hours from Calais. Join Maverix on this special half term weekend session.
Here's the new six minute Snow-Camp edit from their trip up to the Scottish Highlands. It was a pretty hardcore trip weather and snow wise, but still a big success.
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