Camp Director John Smart, a two time Olympian, understands how important summer training is to ensure the athletes are as prepared as they can be for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeonChang, Korea next February.
He says, “When we heard the news, we found a way to work with our insurance to offer the team an alternative training venue at Momentum. With excellent snow conditions on the glacier this summer we have built one of our best parks ever, including a 65-foot jump, which will allow the elite level skiers and riders to train in optimal conditions. We also have two giant airbags for training acrobatic tricks safely.”
Teammate Philippe Marquis, now in his 7th summer as a coach, says, "Skiing has brought so much for me - the culture, the values around skiing, it’s part of the lifestyle I've grown into. Now I have the unique chance to share my knowledge of being a World Cup athlete and Olympian. It’s cool to get this opportunity to be up here in Whistler in the middle of the summer, to do what I love and inspire kids to get into that whole lifestyle of skiing. No matter how busy my schedule is, I always make a spot for Momentum.”
The camps run from June 9 - July 17th and includes ski coaching on the glacier, late afternoon activities in the valley and evening video review and trampoline sessions. For more information on Momentum, visit momentumskicamps.com.