The 1998 Bronze medallist Ross Powers returns to Stratton twice this winter with top training for freestyle riders, competitors and would-be Olympians.

The 2001-2002 season offers a unique opportunity to join Powers and his posse of pros for fast-paced all mountain riding and training in the Superpipe and terrain parks. Intermediate and advanced riders are invited to join today’s top competitors on December 22-23 and again March 18-20 (when participants ride the US Open championship Superpipe just a day after the world’s biggest snowboard contest).

At the age of 22, Powers has established himself as the best snowboarder competing today and he is poised to become the most successful snowboarder in the history of the sport. Intermediate and advanced snowboarders are invited to join Powers and other top competitors for free riding and training in the terrain parks and Superpipe. Participants hone their freestyle and freeriding technique as they work with pro riders and coaches from Stratton Snowboard School (with the only fully certified teaching staff in North America). Camp includes coaching, lunch with the pros, welcome party, commemorative photo and gift bag from camp sponsors. The two-day camp (Dec. 22-23) is $249 per person and the three-day camp (March 18-20) is $349 per person. For information and reservations, call 1-800-STRATTON or check

December 22 will also be a benefit for the Ross Powers Foundation, “Home for the Holidays.” East Coast pros ride Stratton in an exhibition, raffles and prizes for riders, banquet dinner.