Many of my favorite childhood memories are from camp. When I heard that Park City Mountain Resort was introducing a camp to its roster of ski and snowboard school products I was ecstatic. "I Ride Park City" Freestyle Camp is a three-day camp for kids ages 9-15 who are intermediate and up skiers and snowboarders. They will learn new tricks in the park and pipe, improve their all-mountain skills AND film with a GoPro and learn to edit a video in our editing lab.
I have taken part in multiple camps over the course of my snowboard career and can say first hand that these experiences were priceless. Being matched with a small group (5 to 1) of your same skill level, helps instill confidence and creates a support group cheering you on to success. Many times a kid will choose a ski or snowboard camp because they gain access to private features, built just for their level. Let's face it, Park City's terrain parks have some of the best athletes in the world skiing and riding through on a daily basis, and this can be intimidating. In the "I Ride Park City" Freestyle camp whether you are hitting your first jump, airing out of the Eagle Superpipe, mastering a 540 or just riding the mountain, we will find a group that's right for you.
You might be wondering what sets the camp apart from a freestyle lesson? During the course of the camp, your child will be with the same coach and same group for all three days. Odds are your kids love the "I Ride Park City" videos and dream of being like one of our Park City All Stars. This camp gives them a chance to train and film like one. They will film with GoPro's throughout the camp (with the help of coaches) and learn how to edit together a simple video to share with their friends on Facebook and YouTube. The editing process will give coaches a chance to do video analysis with your child. Sometimes seeing your mistake on the big screen is the best way to fix it.
Your child will be with experienced coaches for snowboarding and freeskiing. Many of them coming from the popular Park City Mountain Resort AMP and PC Ride youth programs - programs that Park City All Stars Joss Christensen and Alex Schlopy are both alumni of. A five camper to one coach ratio will ensure plenty of positive feedback to help your child reach their goals on-hill and off.
Presidents week, Wednesday to Friday, February 22 to 24
Spring breaks, Tuesday to Thursday, March 13 to 15, March 20 to 22, March 27 to 29, April 3 to 5, April 10 to 12
You can purchase the camp with lift tickets or for those who already have a season pass, without. So why not send your kids to camp this Winter! Trust us, once your kids have completed the "I Ride Park City" Freestyle Camp they will think you are the coolest parent on the planet.
Originally from the Pocono’s of Pennsylvania, Travis found his way to Park City three years ago and is now our grooming manager. When not in snowcat you can find him skiing or snowmobiling in the Utah backcountry or enjoying the skiing here at Park City Mountain Resort.
Nicole Roundy is a world class snowboarder on the US Paralympic Team. She is a cancer survivor, inspiration seeker, crossfit training, Park City riding superpower blogger. Follow her adventures right here. You can also spy her on twitter (@nicoleroundy) and Instragram (@nroundy)