Snowboard camps - A Summer Snowboarding Camp
Some of the best riding you do all year can happen at a summer snowboarding camp.
Snowboarding summer camps usually run in one-week sessions from June to August. Camps located in the Cascade Mountains of the Northwest, particularly around the slopes of Mount Hood in Oregon, are a top choice of seasoned snowboarders. Popular camps are also situated near Canada's Mount Whistler and in Europe in the French Alps. British Columbia's Mount Whistler in Canada and in European locales.
Camps specializing in the sport of snowboarding may cordon off an area of the mountain with their own design of jumps, half-pipes and even boardercross courses. Most snowboard camps are organized for freestyle riders, but some work on sharpening freeride skills as well.
Some summer snowboard camps simply offer an exciting place for athletes to ply their skill. Some riders feel they don't need coaching, they just want to ride the park, enjoy its challenges, and progress at their own pace! Usually that level of camp is less expensive than one that includes instruction.
There are programs designed for those who want to ride the jumps, rails or pipe, but need to learn how first. Choose a camp where you'll be guided by coaches who are probably pro-riders themselves. They can offer individualized tips as well as cover fundamental aspects of snowboarding such as pipe, rails, and jumps/kickers. Some level of ability (albeit a low one) is generally advisable when you are going to the expense of attending a summer snowboard camp, to make the most of your time in the snow park.
Most snowboard camps are all-inclusive, providing lift access and coaching, dorm-style lodging and three meals a day. While mornings can be spent on the slopes, later afternoons and evenings can involve activities available in the town near the snow park, as well as in other traditional camping pursuits like fishing, hiking and biking.
Explore the realm of snowboarding camps through the internet, or talk with knowledgeable staff at your sporting goods store. Search through a specialty camping directory, such as one published annually by the American Camping Association, or ask fellow snowboards about their camp experience.