OMS Snowboard Colorado Camp Wrap Up


The second half of our Colorado Camp went very well and Eddie and Luke couldn’t be happier with the improvements the athletes made throughout the week.

Last Sunday, they spent their last day at Breckenridge and arrived at the base with a pleasant surprise of 4+ inches of the lightest and fluffiest snow. They took the Colorado Superchair and as they reached the top of the lift (around 10,000 ft), it became obvious that park training was not going to be on the morning agenda. There was at least 8+ inches of snow as they climbed towards the top! They made the decision to go up as high as they could go and took the Imperial lift and after a quick traverse, they descended upon Peak 7 Bowl and dropped in! To their amazement, there was a foot of bottomless powder in the bowl and the kids were on cloud nine. They dipped into the trees towards the bottom of the bowl and were privy to some insane woods runs all the way back to the base. Descending a few thousand feet in deep powder is exhausting. but so worth it. They spent the rest of their time in Park Lane which offered two lofty jumps and a variety of rails for the kids to train on.

The athletes spent the remaining three days of the trip training at Copper Mountain. On Monday, Eddie spent the morning with our BX athletes working on a wide array of drills and the afternoon was spent in the park. The athletes trained in the Woodward park on Tuesday and Wednesday, which had a triple pack of jumps which graduated in size in addition to a slew of rails and an assortment of creative jibs.

With a storm rolling in on their last day, they had to cut training a bit short to beat the front coming in and headed back to the condo to pack up and head to Denver. Eddie and Luke are very happy with our group of snowboarders and the effort they put in throughout the week. They are a very cohesive group who supported each other during training and pushed it hard every day while in CO. Each athlete progressed a great deal and there is no doubt that they all are coming home to Okemo as much better snowboarders.

Ashley Billings