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Best summer Mogul/ Freestyle camp???

post #1 of 20
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Please help me decide which one I should do? Money is a concern. I'm thinking Whistler because I want some atmoshpere as well. Thanks
post #2 of 20
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Please help me decide which one I should do? Money is a concern. I'm thinking Whistler because I want some atmoshpere as well. Thanks
are you a kid or adult?
post #3 of 20

moguls

There's only two mogul instuctors that run summer camps worth taking. John Smart's Momentum camp or Chuck martin's Mogul Logic. Both are excellent. Martin only offers mogul lessons whereas Smart offers jibb terrain but if you learn the bumps before the jibbing you will be a better jibber. The best freestylers like tanner Hall, Seth Morrison, Mike Douglas all started as mogul skiersbut for some reason they don't admit it. The best skiers are in the bumps.

Stay in the bumps
jsul
post #4 of 20
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I'm an adult and a bumper. I've been skiing nothing but moguls for 2 years. Never really did them before. I did my first mogul comp. this year, didn't do to well but learned a lot. I agree with you that mogul skiers are the best skiers. But I also want to learn tricks such as back flips and 720's etc.. Got some of the easier stuff down.
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I'm an adult and a bumper. I've been skiing nothing but moguls for 2 years. Never really did them before. I did my first mogul comp. this year, didn't do to well but learned a lot. I agree with you that mogul skiers are the best skiers. But I also want to learn tricks such as back flips and 720's etc.. Got some of the easier stuff down.
I would check out Momentum:

http://momentumskicamps.com/web08/


Not sure when the Adult camps run but sesh one which I know is a adult should be coming up. You can also do a Hybrid camp that is bumps and free skiing.
post #6 of 20
I don't know a ton about the different camps available but I can reccommend Mogul Logic from first hand experience and I've heard that Momentum is a decent second choice for bump tech. If you're looking to key on your airs then it sounds like Momentum would be a good choice.

Good luck! Maybe I'll see you in the bumps
post #7 of 20
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I would check out Momentum:

http://momentumskicamps.com/web08/


Not sure when the Adult camps run but sesh one which I know is a adult should be coming up. You can also do a Hybrid camp that is bumps and free skiing.
A woman on SkiDiva is doing the monument ski camp in July. She's really pushing me to join her, but I just can't swing the time away from work right now.
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A woman on SkiDiva is doing the monument ski camp in July. She's really pushing me to join her, but I just can't swing the time away from work right now.
I wasn't "pushing," I was dangling the carrot! (Where is that little orange guy, anyway?)

BTW, I leave for the Momentum camp in 10 days.
post #9 of 20
check out freestyleamerica.com
Nick and Suzi were among my coaches when I was young, and then Suzi and I were on the pro tour in the days freestyle was in its becoming, and now they train others to enjoy
post #10 of 20
Considering Momentum next summer (weird to be thinking about this in-season. Twintip (or anyone else that's taken it), how was it?
post #11 of 20
I've been to momentum twice (2006 and 2007). It was a fantastic camp. I can honestly say that it transformed my skiing--not just int he bumps but all over the mountain. I'm committed becoming a great skier in bumps, pow, crud whatever and the principles they teach are perfect foundational skills. I'll probably be going back this summer. John Smart and his staff are incredible teachers. That camp, however, is not cheap...so just be aware. I'll probably go session 6 in July. PM me with any individual questions.

Cheers
post #12 of 20

Momentum was a great camp.  I did Adult session 6 - all moguls, no freestyle.  They are offering 2 hybrid freestyle/mogul sessions this summer.

 

You will learn A LOT, and ski a lot.  John Smart is awesome, and the instructors were all superb.  I entered the camp not being able to ski moguls, and by the end could run a line down the mogul field without stopping (albeit still pretty slowly).  I was plagued with a knee injury and blisters which slowed my progress.

 

If you have some moguls skills entering the camp, your learning curve will be much faster.

 

There's also lots of fun activities in the evenings/day off, and great dinners around Whistler village.  The other adult campers are great folks.  Don't go to a camp with teenagers....they are a PITA. (Sorry, love teenagers, I teach them, but I don't want to live with them for a week)!

post #13 of 20

Mt. Hood, OR (fly into Portland) has two summer programs: Windell's and High Cascade. Both emphasize freestyle (Tpark). Both have killer private parks on Palmer (Timberline's summer chair). Windell's in particular is notable for the famous names that have participated. I personally haven't been to either camps, but I've seen their parks and know they have great reputations. I don't know about High Cascade, but I know Windell's has adult camps. Windell's also has lots of YouTube videos if you want to see more.

post #14 of 20

Wow.  I never knew camps like this existed.  How much do they typicaly cost?

post #15 of 20

The cool thing about Mt Hood is you never know who you might run into and ski with since athletes of all sorts show up periodically. I considered doing their bump camp 5-6 years ago but never got around to it.

post #16 of 20
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A woman on SkiDiva is doing the monument ski camp in July. She's really pushing me to join her, but I just can't swing the time away from work right now.

 "monument" ski camp?  Is that like skiing the Mall in DC or something?

post #17 of 20
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 "monument" ski camp?  Is that like skiing the Mall in DC or something?

Oooof. I meant Momentum........typo's suck!

post #18 of 20
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Oooof. I meant Momentum........typo's suck!

 

I was thinking maybe a ramp down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with a landing in the reflecting pool better stick that landing cause that water's only about 20" deep

 

Mighty ironic that I'm pointing out a typo isn't it  That looks like a spell check replacement to me..

 

Back on topic, I spent 5 days at a summer freestyle camp right after I turned 17.  It got me TOTALLY psyched for the season that was also my senior year in high school.  I joined a gymnastics club and continued doing the drills they taught and ran cross country every other day until the snow fell and the hill opened.  That season was by far the best skiing I've ever done.  Anybody on the fence about cashing in an opportunity to go to a ski camp needs to go for it!

post #19 of 20
 ok
I'm gonna repeat this:

check out freestyleamerica.com
Nick and Suzi were among my coaches when I was young, and then Suzi and I were on the pro tour in the days freestyle was in its becoming, and now they train others to enjoy

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one of Nick's team just won gold at the olympics
woo hoo


post #20 of 20
Never did momentum last summer, because we were moving and I was starting a new job, so couldn't take the vacation / be away from home.

Wifey PROMISED I could do it this summer (2010), but then she got pregnant, and now we're expecting our first in just a few days.  That means no camp this summer (can't leave her alone with a newborn for a week...)

So now I'm shooting for summer 2011.  Who knows...

This has also put a serious damper on my skiing this past season.  I got a grand total of 2 days, both at Stowe.  Wife couldn't ski, and I needed to save vacation / money for the kiddo.

I'm definitely making it up next season, though.  Going to try to get out West a bunch.
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