Momentum Camps Update: May 21, 2011
We are now just under a month away from our 20th Anniversary camp!
SESSION 3 FREERIDE FULL !
Session 3 Freeride is now full with a waiting list only. Session 4 has a few spots left but will fill soon. If you can make session 1 or 2 this is a great option since the snow is better, the crowds are smallest and our new guns Alex Schlopy and Simon Dumont will be there for season 2. Session 3 Moguls still has spots available and will be coached by the world’s
top two mogul skiers Alex Bilodeau and Mikael Kingsbury. Also check out the 20 Candles contests below for extra prizes being thrown out for our earlier session sign ups. SIGN UP HERE.
We would like to welcome aboard Giro helmets as our exclusive helmet sponsor along with Empire Gloves and Poles. They are joining our force of loyal sponsors including Oakley goggles, (who have been with us for our entire 20 year history), Salomon skis, Skullcandy headsets, Go Pro cameras, Voleurz street wear, Discrete headwear, Kinesys sunscreen, Newschoolers, SBC Skier & Freeskier magazines and Poor Boyz Productions.
NEW COACHES JOIN THE TEAM
Our coaches have always been our greatest strength and pride and this year is no exception.
FREERIDE COACHES : New to the team, this year’s X-Games Gold and World Champion ALEX SCHLOPY, along with veteran and Multi X-Games Champions, SIMON DUMONT and KAYA TURSKI. Former campers, DAVE CRICHTON and this year’s Euro-X Slopestyle Medallist JAMES (WOODSY) WOODS are also on board. Our returning Momentum rock stars include, Sarah Burke, Justin Dorey, Mike Riddle, Roz G, Paul Bergeron, JF Houle, Alexis Godbout, AJ Kempainen, Kristi Leskinin, Colby West, Rory Bushfield, Josh Bibby, Tanner Rainville, Tim Russell, Ian Cosco, Trennon Paynter, Corey Vanular & TJ Schiller (injury depending).
MOGUL COACHES : New to the team is the rookie sensation MIKAEL KINGSBURY. 18 year old Mik stepped up on the podium 8 times this season! He finished 3rd Overall on the World Cup Grand Prix and captured a Silver and Bronze medal at the 2011 World Championships! Returning roster of Momentum coaches include Olympic Gold Medallist, Alex Bilodeau along with Phil Marquis, Chris Wong, Eddie Hicks, Shelley Robertson, Scott Bellavance, Chelsea Henitiuk, Jamie Tanner, Tami Bradley, Warren Tanner, Ryan Johnson, Andrew Clough and Momentum’s Chief John Smart.
New Park Feature: 22’ Halfpipe into Airbag!
We are stoked to announce we will be adding a 22′ halfpipe to our terrain park this summer along with a 2nd airbag that will be inlayed into the pipe. See image above where we have added the pipe and airbag in its planned location.
The 22′ superpipe will be a two-hit pipe, ideal for training and feeding the next generation of Olympians. The pipe will be cut by Whistler’s newly acquired 22′ global pipe cutter and will be exclusively available to Momentum Ski Camps only. There will also be a 50′ by 50′ air bag at the end of the pipe to provide the safest learning progression, and as always, the Canadian Halfpipe Ski Team (Justin Dorey, Mike Riddle, Sarah Burke, Roz G and Trennon Paynter) will be using the pipe for training and teaching at Momentum.
This season has been the 2nd Snowiest Winter on record at Whistler Blackcomb – our mid mountain base is still over 10 feet! This means only good things for our new park design. Chris Turpin, terrain park Manager and designer along with the newly appointed Momentum Dig Crew are getting amped with plans for 2011. The legendary 80’ Step-Up, voted Best Jump on the Glacier, will be back. The 32′ Wall Ride is back. Add in 2 Airbags, the Water Ramps, a Foam Pit and More Trampolines than ever before, and the learning curve just gets easier!
GIRLS WEEK 2011
July 1- 9 will be our Special Girls Week, which runs alongside our regular camp, but offers extra activities and mentoring for our girl skiers. Special attention and extra activities include ladies only afternoon photo & film sessions on – hill, trampoline sessions, all girl spa trip, movie night, beach days and sponsor prizes for ladies only.
This year’s line up of Girl Power Coaches could not be better, we have every current 2011 X-Game or World Champion you can ask for! Starting with our Freeride team leaders Sarah Burke (X-Games Gold Half-Pipe), Roz G (World Champs Gold Half-Pipe) & Kaya Turski (X-Games Gold Slopestyle). Kristi Leskinen, Meg Gunning, and Dania Assaly will also be on hand to make sure this week is Epic for all. For Moguls 4 x US National Champion Shelly Robertson is back along with Canadian World Cup Team member Chelsea Henitiuk.
We hooked up with Sarah Burke during the WSI and asked about her year along with plans for this summers Girls Week, check out the interview HERE.
Congratulations to Mark Hendrickson from Alberta who won the FREE ALL-INCLUSIVE CAMP in our Colby West Contest. Also props to runners up Gavin Rudy from Colorado and Samuel Holinaty from BC for their great videos. Check out the winning video HERE.
Patrick Hughes scooped the $2000+ gear prize in the TJ Schiller 1620 Contest and will be receiving; a Signed Pair of TJ’s Skis, GoPro, Skullcandy pack, Nike golf bag stuffed with treats and a 2011 Momentum Swag pack! As a camper he will also be spending a day on the Golf Course with TJ. Check out the winners here.
20 Candles Contest
In celebration of our 20th anniversary we will be holding 20 contests (one contest per candle) with loads of prizes to be awarded over the next month! Contest 1 starts NOW, and we’re going to keep it easy, simply hit the “Like” button on our Facebook Page and you’re going to be entered to win…
Check in HERE to sign up and learn all the details on how to be part of this bonaza of prizes!