Team Camp at Copper Mountain, Colorado
Each year in early December the Ski Race and Freeride Team members are encouraged to participate in the "Camp at Copper". The camp is three or six days (your choice) of skiing or snowboarding with Wintergreen coaches at Copper Mountain in Colorado. Copper offers great early season terrain and our team members can get a great start to the season.
Race coaches focus on fundamental drills as well as courses set in private training lanes.
Freeride coaches focus on fundamental drills and the camp includes on snow terrain park sessions as well as indoor sessions at Woodward at Copper. Woodward in an indoor facility with trampolines and foam pits that athletes can jump into with their equipment on. Athletes learn to focus on tircks without the concern of landing perfectly each time.
At camp the following is provided; lodging, meals, lift passes, coaching/instruction, private training area, transportation to and from airport, after ski activities and supervision if needed. Parents and families are welcome and are offered the group rates. It has become a popular family trip with programs for kids and parents both training to ski and race.
The camp is always held the first full week in December starting on Sunday. There are three options to choose from.
- Team members can travel on Saturday the and ski/ride Sunday through Tuesday and travel back on Wednesday
- or they can travel out on Wednesday ski/ride Thursday through Saturday and travel back on Sunday
- or they can travel out on Saturday and ski/ride the Sunday through Saturday and travel back on Sunday (seven days on snow).
This camp is very popular and we start accepting registrations before the end of August. For more information and pricing email; firstname.lastname@example.org .
Teams Camp at Mount Hood, Oregon
Wintergreen coaches have always seen dramatic improvement in our racers that participate in summer ski camps. Wintergreen teams hosts our own Summer Ski Camp at Mount Hood Oregon.
A day at race camp at Mount Hood starts with
- 5:30 am Wake up, breakfast
- 7 am Load vans to the mountain.
- 7:30 am Load lift to the top of the Palmer Glacier (takes about 20 minutes).
- 8-11:30 am On snow training. We will have a dedicated run for our team and we will ski laps through our lane. We will have combinations of drills, gates, timing and free ski with video on all aspects. The sun starts to soften the snow and there is no skiing on the glacier in the afternoon.
- We will take the vans back to the town of Government Camp at Noon and eat lunch. Afternoon activities will include hiking, swimming, fishing, windsurfing, rafting and other. Government Camp is the name of a very small town that sits on the south side of Mount Hood just below the tree line about half way up the mountain. There are lots of outdoor recreation opportunities just outside the door.
- Evenings will be spent relaxing after dinner and most people find an early bedtime makes the early morning much easier.
The camp is open to ages 8 and above; D-Team, Race Team. (D-Team members who have not attended camp will need to be approved by Chris Shepard)
Registration fee for the trip includes transportation to and from airport, lodging, meals, lift tickets, training lane, coaching, supervision. Windsurfing and rafting will require a nominal extra fee. This will be announced prior to the trip.
Air fare is a separate cost. We will recommend flights with arrival times that allow for transport vans to be used*. Anyone who wishes to arrive at a different time will be responsible for their own transport to Mount Hood.
Parents are encouraged to participate and will pay the same group rate as racers unless they choose not to ski. If they do not ski, the price of lift tickets can be prorated out. Parents will train with coaches on the same terrain and courses as the kids. Any special lodging requests will be accommodated with an appropriate charge.
For more information on the Summer Camp at Mount Hood email; email@example.com