Halfpipe and Slopestyle
SLOPESTYLE STORY ABOVE
HALFPIPE STORY BELOW
The Freeride Program
The Freeride program is designed to teach you skills in the park and pipe. With the largest summer skiing-only terrain in North America, we have a progression of jumps and rails available to suit all levels of skiers. We also have 2 on-snow airbags, trampolines and a full water ramp facility to help train your aerial skills, as well as using the Super Tramp at Whistler Bounce.
Coaching is customized to your level to teach you exactly the skills you want to learn, with one-on-one attention and in-depth video review, as well as an optional sport psych classes and a special ‘Competitive Program’ for those who want to learn how to perform when it counts most. Your footage from the week is available for download after the camp.
2015 will be our 24th summer on the Blackcomb Glacier and we have witnessed and helped skiing evolve over those years, with the introduction of the new freestyle disciplines. Mike Douglas, the ‘godfather of newschool freestyle’, instigated this revolution by helping bring back the Solomon twin tip ski in the mid 90’s and then as a coach at Momentum, started our Freeride program back in 1997 to help fuel the grass roots development. Today those fledgling offshoots of traditional Freestyle have now come of age and both Halfpipe and Slopestyle had Olympic status for the first time in 2014. Momentum Camps continues to be the breeding ground for the youth, but it’s also the training ground for the best in the world, as they continue to push the sport during the summer months, while coaching and inspiring the new stars of tomorrow.
It’s this relationship between the coaches and the campers that makes Momentum so successful. There is no faster way to learn a sport than by copying….the key is WHO you are copying! Without question we have the greatest line up of talented freeride coaches in the world, and it’s no coincidence that many of these coaches were also once Momentum campers themselves. Coaches like James Woods, Mike Riddle, TJ Schiller, Rory Bushfield, Corey Vanular, Dara Howell, Roz Groenewoud and more (see former campers). It’s almost like a lifecyle here at Momentum – start out as a camper, go make your mark on the world and come back to coach the new generation. By simply being themselves, our coaches instill the belief which made them successful – that everyone can achieve their goals, no matter what level you aspire to.
Choose either our all-inclusive ‘Full Package‘, which includes everything plus meals, accommodation and airport transfers or our more economical ‘Skiing Only Package‘, where you get the full coaching program, but no afternoon and evening activities, food, hotel or transfers. You have the option of adding on the activities package for a full day program.
An optional additional part of the afternoon activities aimed at competitive skiers. We offer some additional sessions such as goal setting and review, sports psychology, extra trampoline and talks on fitness or nutrition. We find that it helps campers focus their attention on what they want to get out of the camp, as well as give them some tools to help them progress, as they concentrate more on the high performance side of the sport. There is no extra cost for this program.
Girls Week will be back again this year, along with the ‘Spirit of Sarah’ Scholarship. Sarah Burke was instrumental in getting this program off the ground and she will continue to inspire up and coming young female skiers as her legacy is forever remembered. Our 2014 Girls Week included many of the world’s top skiers such as Olympic Gold medalist Dara Howell, Bronze medalist Kim Lamarre, Olympians Roz G, Keltie Hansen, Yuki Tsubota, Tami Bradley, Chelsea Henitiuk and more….
We also offer special Team and Competitive Programs for those wanting to focus on high performance. Club coaches are welcome to ’shadow coach’, to learn from and work with our team to maintain continuity. We also offer a Hybrid program for those who want to mix it up, half Freeride and half Moguls.