Canadian Halfpipe ski team ready for summer camp

12 May 2011 08:26

The Canadian Halfpipe Ski Team can look forward to this summer. With the Momentum Ski Camp, an annually Ski Camp welcoming hardcore skiers for the last 20 years, further expansion of the terrain park has been done, and with the massive snow falls this winter, everything should be set for great summer on the snow.


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.


Multiple X Games gold medalist Simon Dumont is also planning on coaching and riding at Momentum this summer, and once you add these pipe pros to the already exciting line-up of coaching stars (including this year's X Games Big Air and FIS World Championship Slopestyle gold medalist Alex Schlopy) Momentum has the makings of an epic 20th anniversary year in Whistler this summer!


This season has been the second snowiest winter on record at Whistler Blackcomb – the mid-mountain base is still over 10 feet! This means only good things for Momentum's 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-foot step-up, voted Best Jump on the Glacier, will be back. The 32' wall ride is back. Add in two air bags, the water ramps, a foam pit and more trampolines than ever before, and the learning curve just got easier!

Source: newschoolers