South America Snow Sessions (SASS)/MGT —Bariloche, Argentina
If you’re looking for pow this summer, look no further than South American Snow Sessions (SASS) two-week camps in Bariloche, Argentina at the Cerro Catedral ski area. Winter is in full effect down south, which means plenty of pow days in the unreal setting of Argentina. Camp cp-owner Luke Shelley is claiming to have the best female-specific program out there. He says, “Through our partnership with the staff & coaches of MGT, Session 3 is the time for girls to shred at SASS. Their name alone says it all, ‘More Good Times’ with tons of other female rippers to push and support you daily—it’s great to be able to see the crew of female rippers rolling around Cerro Catedral building jumps, hitting the park, shredding pow lines, trying out all the great food, practicing Spanish, and so much more. We are excited to roll out the sickest MGT/SASS session ever this year with tons of surprises and events planned.”
Roxy pro rider Robin Van Gyn has spent the last four summers coaching at SASS, she says, “It’s the best summer experience out there—big mountains, big lines, big parties, and a whole lot of Espanol.”
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Coaches: Robin Van Gyn, Nat Gough, Leanne Pelosi (Session 3 Only)
(Bonus: Photographer Armelle Burke is the camp photographer and Carina Falappa serves as your Spanish Professor)
Dates: Session 1: July 17–August 2; Session 2: August 1–15; Session 3 (with Leanne Pelosi): August 15–29; Session 4: August 29–September 7
Cost: $3,200 over 18, $4,000 under 18
Web site: www.sasnowsessions.com, www.mgtsnowboardcamp.com
High Cascade Snowboard Camp—Timberline, Oregon
HCSC’s offers all-girls camps all summer long meaning you live among both boys and girls off-hill, but on-hill you can choose to ride with just your female coach and a bunch of girls. Either way you’ll learn from your coach and from top pro riders who come to every Signature Session to coacha dn hang out. When you sign up for camp, you’ll have the chance to request to be in a girls-only group with a female coach.
Level: Beginner to advanced
Signature Session Dates & Coaches: Jamie Anderson during Session 2: June 25–July 3; Hana Beaman during Session 3: July 6–14; Alexis Waite and Erin Comstock during Session 4: July 17–25; Leanne Pelosi during Session 6: August 8–5.
Web site: highcascade.com
Girlie Snow Camps— Les Deux Alps, France
Run by Camp Director and Roxy girl extraordinaire, Tina Birbaum, this is one of the coolest camps in Europe. For six days girls ride in small groups in the scenic as heck European alps, learning new freestyle skills. Campers can expect daily video analysis on top of a guaranteed four hours of lessons per day. The Girlie Base Camp deal includes a stay at the Rider’s Palace. Roxy rider Suray Fernández is scheduled as the coach.
Level: Beginner to advanced
Dates: July 4–11, 2009
Cost: 740 Euros per week
Web site: girliecamps.com