The 2013 Summer Shred Guide

The 2013 Summer Shred Guide

This part of the year is always bitter sweet. Sure it’s getting warmer, people are coming out of their winter hibernation state, there’s flowers, you can go skateboarding, but it’s also the time of the year when the resorts start shutting down the lifts. So how are you going to get your shred fix on for the next six months? Are you just going to sit around and day dream about catching air? Well you can do that, or you can be proactive about it and get yourself to a summer shred camp. The camps we have listed here are in North and South America, but if you live in Europe, fret not because there are glaciers there too!

Justin Fronius is a digger at Windells and he’s a boss, but he’s not the boss. PHOTO: Erik Hoffman

1. Windells

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Windells totally kicks ass. They are situated on beautiful Mt. Hood, where, as you read this, there’s a ton of snow! Windells makes one hell of a snowboard park. There are countless rails, jumps of every size, and a superpipe. But one of the best things about Windells is how often they switch up their park. If you get bored riding their park (which would be insane, but if you do…) they switch it all up every few days. And if you happen to be at Windells for multiple sessions the park you started riding day one will look nothing like the park on your final day of your stay.

Also, if you like skateboarding Windells is totally the spot. The park that they have there is unlike any other. We could describe it, but it wouldn’t do it justice. You have to see it to believe it.

Length: 7 or 8 day sessions, depending on how early in the summer you go. Camp runs from 6/6-8/21

Price: $1,899-$2,069.00. depending on when in the summer you choose to go.

Max campers per session: 250

Killer Coaches: Johnny Lazz, Brandon Cocard, Mary Rand

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2. High Cascade Snowboard Camp

Mike Rav pokes one. PHOTO: Cole Martin

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High Cascade is the only 100% snowboard camp. So if you don’t want to share any lips with skiers, this is your spot. High Cascade features two private snowboard parks-one serviced by a chairlift, the other by a tow rope. There’s also a tow rope for the superpipe, so you really never have to hike, unless of course you want to. Did we mention there’s a shit ton of snow up at Mt. Hood right now? Because there is. So if you’re worried about there not being enough snow for you to shred on when you get there, don’t worry…at all.

High Cascade is your place to go if you want to ride features from Bear Mountain, Seven Springs, and Loon, all in one place, and it’s halfpipe is cut by the same guys who cut the Olympic halfpipe. And this summer you will be able to see all the guys who are trying to make the Olympics ride right in front of you, becasue they’re going to be training at High Cascade all summer long.

Every session at High Cascade had a different Signature Session featuring some of the top pros, including: Bode Merrill, Pat Moore, Hana Beaman, Scott Stevens, Chris Grenier, Mike Rav, and many, many more.

Length:8-day sessions going from June 15–August 12

Price: $1,995.00 for the lodge $2,095 for chalet

Max Campers per Session: 235

Killer Coaches: Johnny O’Connor, Sammy Spiteri, Andrew Alridge, Jesse Gouvia ( Sammy, Andrew and Jesse are counselors, but they’re still killer.)

3. Camp of Champions

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COC slays summer camping in Whistler. When you come to COC, you are in the center of  the Whsitler Village. The Camp of Champions packs so many, jibs, jumps, rails, hits, Big Air Bags and features into their park it’s ridiculous. Mark McMorris, Torstein Horgmo, Stale SandbechSeb Toots, and Maxence Parrot call it home for the summer… and you know how good their winters were, they won pretty much every event.  The US, Canadian and Norwegian National Slopestyle Teams all have selected COC as their place to train for the summer, in order to get ready for the 2014 Olympics.

COC isn’t all about superstar shreds, it also has amazing beginner and intermediate parks. With hands on, one-on-one coaching from some of the biggest names and also from the best up and coming pros you’ll feel like you are filling your bag of tricks with both hands.

Campers stay in luxury too. The Holiday Inn is their new home right in the heart of Whistler. The skatepark is across the street, mini golf is a block away one way, The driving range a block the other way, Starbucks, Earl’s Restaurant and Mongolie Grill and the movie theater are right downstairs. Bungee Jumping, paintball and Bounce Trampoline Academy and two lakes are a couple minutes away. Whether you are under 19 or over 19, you will have the best time ever at COC, there is nothing like it.

 

Length: 5- to 8-day sessions, June 30–July 25

Price: Camp session start at $995

Max Campers per Session: 150

Killer Coaches: Mark Sollors, Alex Cantin, Jake Kuzyk

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4. Woodward at Copper

Pat Milbury slides one at Woodward at Copper. PHOTO: Courtesy of Woodward at Copper.

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Things are looking really good at Woodward at Copper for this summer. First of all there’s more snow than ever. Second of all there park is accessible by a chairlift, and third of all they made awesome additions The Barn, some of which have been adding more foam pits, a pumping track, and improvements to their skateboard park. If you sign up you will also have the chance to snowboard with visiting pros from teams such as Never Summer, Pow, Ride, and K2. You don’t want to miss out!

Length:6/16-8/1

Price: $990.00-$1,799.00 depending on date and lodging

Max Campers per Session: 150

Killer Coaches: Chad Otterstrom, Rick Shimpeno, Giri Watts

5. Woodward Tahoe

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The snow is stacked up deep right now at Woodward Tahoe! Woodward Tahoe is located at Boreal,  and it’s the only summer snowboard location in Northern California. It features California's only lift serviced summer snowboarding, a digital-media camp, and a 33,000-square-foot indoor skatepark that is so fun! Not too shabby…

Length: 7-day sessions, June 16–July 13
Price: $1,799
Max Campers Per Session: 180
Killer CoachesNiko Cioffi, Andrew Brewer, Dash Kamp

6. SGT Argentina

Yes this is in the summer…and yes this could be you!

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If you want to really snowboard, in deep snow, when it’s cold out, and it feels like winter, there’s really only one place to go, and it’s SGT Argentina. This camp is the real deal! It’s a full on backcountry snowboard summer camp located in the Argentinian Andes. At SGT Argentina you will get professional backcountry safety lessons, and then go out and ride some of the gnarliest, most awesome shit of your life. If you’re a snowboarder, this is one place that should be on your bucket list.

Length: 7- to 14-day sessions, July 27–September 14
Price: $2,495–$4,890
Max Campers per Session: 40
Killer Coaches: Chris Coulter, Andrew Burns, Skylar Holgate

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7. Evolve Chile

Ride pow this summer at Evolve Chile! PHOTO: Courtesy of Evolve Chile.

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This summer while all your friends are wishing they were riding pow, rub it in their faces and get to Evolve Chile. Evolve Chile combines the best of both worlds with awesome snowboard parks, and sweet big mountain riding. Located in the Chilean Andes, Evolve Chile is one awesome place to go if you really want that deep winter experience in the middle of the summer.

Some of the guest pros you will get to ride with are Jason Robinson, Nick Visconti, and Curtis Woodman.

Length: 9-16 days

Price: Starts at $2,349

Killer Coaches: Jason Robinson, Nick Visconti, Geoff Brown

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