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Snow Camp Guide – March 2011

Published in Whitelines Magazine Issue 96, March 2011


SNOW TRAINERS

CONTACT: info@snowtrainers.com / UK Tel: 020 3286 1004

WEBSITE: www.snowtrainers.com

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OPEN/CLOSED: Open

ABILITY: Intermediate

ACCOMODATION: You will be in a shared room but private roomsor rooms for couples are no problem (additional fee however).

LIFT PASSES: Full season pass included! In Queenstown, NZ it’sa 2 mountain pass, in Niseko, Japan it’s a 4 mountain pass, andin Colorado, USA it’s a 1 mountain pass but you can upgrade to afull Vail Resorts mutli-mountain pass.

TRANSFER/JOURNEY: From the airport to your lodge.

INTERNET/WIFI: Yes of course!!! You need to be able to upload photosto Facebook every night so you can make your friends jealous

LESSONS/GUIDED TOURS: Included, that’s what we do!

PARK/PIPE: Included for sure – we love it and hope you will too.And the mountains where we run our courses have awesomeparks, just check out our Snow Trainers Facebook page.

EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE: Need your own, but we can help youbuy it at a discounted price once you get here.

TRANSPORT AVAILABLE: Included

CAPACITY OF CAMP: Snowboard instructor training, includinginstructor exams. We also run heli-guide courses if you just wantto ride pow all day!

ENTERTAINMENT: Snowboarding and great nightlife!

FURTHER INFORMATION: Loads of info, photos and video onour website and Facebook page so check them out!!

CAMP PACKAGE/DISCOUNT: Early bookings receive $1000 discount!

Why Choose Us?

Snow Trainers was founded in Queenstown, New Zealandand has been running very successful training coursessince 2003. Snow Trainers’ philosophy is to provide youwith the best possible training and give you an amazingwinter experience. On a Snow Trainers course you aresure to improve your skills, have a great time, learn a greatdeal and meet some life-long friends.

Tony and Matt, the owners, are there to look after youand make sure you have an awesome time. They are bothtop level examiners and snowboard coaches and startedthe company so they can share their passion with you!!

GROUNDED FREESTYLE COACHING

CONTACT: 01483 427771/07903188007 / dave@grounded-agency.co.uk / Facebook: Grounded Freestyle Coaching

WEBSITE: www.grounded-coaching.cu.uk

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CAMPS: Laax freestyle development week 19-26thMarch 2011UK freestyle development day courses, The SnowCentre Hemel: 23/4/11 and 22/5/11Summer camp: Les 2alpes July

OPEN/CLOSED: All year

ABILITY: Beginner to advanced (depends on course)

ACCOMODATION: See specific course info

LIFT PASSES: See specific course info

INTERNET/WIFI: Always

LESSONS/GUIDED TOURS: Six hours of coaching a day

PARK/PIPE: All the camps focus on freestyle so theuse of the parks and pipes is standard. Unless, there isfresh snow and then we ride powder whilst practicingfreestyle.

EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE: Available for hire

TRANSPORT AVAILABLE: Can be arranged

CAPACITY OF CAMP: See specific course info

ENTERTAINMENT: Snowboarding, video analysis andusual resort fun

FURTHER INFORMATION: Sponsors: Eleven outerwear,Clast neckwear, Stepchild snowboards,Amplifi protection

CAMP PACKAGE/DISCOUNT: 5% discount forSCUK members

Why Choose Us?

GFC courses are personallydesigned to take each courseattendee to their next level. Thecourses aim to push riders towardsfulfilling their potential whilstalways maintaining an emphasison having fun!

GFC camps are owned and run byformer British Pro David Seeley.He ensures that all courses arecoached to the highest levelwith the focus on the individual,maximising the developmenteach person on the camp.GFC offers a wide range of campsincluding UK day courses, juniordevelopment weeks, Europeanfreestyle weeks, through to privateone to one tuition in all aspectsof snowboarding. The coachingincludes the use of video analysis,mental rehearsal techniques,goal setting and bio mechanics togive each camper the platform todevelop their snowboarding.

MAVERIX SNOW CAMP

CONTACT: James Streater – info@maverix.org

WEBSITE: www.maverix.org

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OPEN/CLOSED: Winter in Mayrhofen Austria (January & March),Summer in Les Deux Alpes France (June and July). All year roundat Hemel Snow Centre, Castleford, Braehead and Milton KeynesSno!Zones.

ABILITY: BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE

Our UK sessions cover all abilities beyond standard lessonswith riding performance, ollies and flatland, kickers and rails forboth skiers and boarders. Our European courses are for thosecomfortable on blue graded terrain and want to take it to thenext level on and off-piste as well as the park.

SUMMER AND WINTER CAMPS

Packages include 7 nights accommodation and a 6 day lift pass.Winter packages from £699 per week and summer from £449with 5 days coaching from qualified UK coaches and internationallyrecognized pro-riders from our sponsors: Westbeach Clothing,Salomon Snowboards, Smith Optics and UK Tall Tees.

ACCOMODATION: Private chalets with WIFI, private trainingarea in the summer including static jib area and 14ft trampoline.

TRANSFER/JOURNEY: Approx 1.5 hours from a major airport

PARK/PIPE: We love it.

EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE: Selected test boards from Salomon.

CAPACITY OF CAMP: Winter, 12 per session. Summer 18-24 persession. (max coaching group size 8)

ENTERTAINMENT: As little or as much as you can handle.

DISCOUNTS: 6% Snowboard Club member discount

Why Choose Us?

Maverix was born because of a love for snow. This enthusiasmand the want for our campers to feel the samehas enabled us to progress and offer consistent toplevel coaching that is affordable and accessible to all.

ONYX SNOWBOARDING

CONTACT: Tel: 07976 554067 / info@onyxsnowboarding.com

WEBSITE: www.onyxsnowboarding.com

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OPEN/CLOSED: Les Deux Alpes2011 Summer Camps – 2nd-9th& 9th-16th July

ABILITY: Beginner to advancedfreestylers (Intermediate ridingability required).

ACCOMMODATION: The spacious and centrallylocated Onyx specific pad, withself catering facilities, TV, washingmachine and more.

LIFT PASSES: Included, 6 daypass also allows lift use formountain biking/hiking, andfree access to local activities(swimming pool, ice rink etc).

TRANSFER/JOURNEY: FromLyon/Grenoble to Les Deux Alpes (not included).

LESSONS/GUIDED TOURS: 6 days freestyle and performancecoaching from world class instructorsand guest pro riders, videofeedback, trampoline training,and Onyx off snow Master Classescovering snowboard biomechanics,strength & conditioning, nutrition and sport psychology.

PARK/PIPE: Europe’s largestskiable glacier, with progressive park, rail garden and 2 half pipes.

CAPACITY OF CAMP: 18

ENTERTAINMENT: Welcomeparty, BBQ’s, club nights andaward party. Full range ofafternoon activities available:golf, luge, white water rafting,MTB and more.(some at additional costs).

FURTHER INFORMATION: Onyx also provide year roundfreestyle and performancecamps at UK indoor snowcentres. These 1 day sessionsare geared to all levels.

CAMP PACKAGE/DISCOUNT:1 week self-catering summercamp options from only £465.UK 1 day indoor camps – £105

Why Choose Us?

Onyx snowboarding is all about having the most fun possible standing sideways and our summer camps now in their 3rd year are an experience like no other! Shred the park with mates andhone your skills with our highly qualified coaches in the day,before kicking back and enjoying the 25°C+ sunshine in theafternoon with a range of fun activities and training.

So whether trying freestyle for the first time or polishing those9’s, we’re confident we can help you enjoy riding that littlebit more and all at a seriously competitive price. No holidaycompares to a summer camp!

Check out our range of other UK and European camps andprivate lessons online.

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