Visiting freeski pro Maude Raymond enjoying the Colorado sunshine during Week 7. Photo: Chip Proulx
Week 7 at Woodward Copper was all about girl-power in Pipeline Park! An awesome group of female visiting freeski and snowboard pros were at camp to spend time with on-snow campers, as well as put on some dazzling displays of freestyle skiing and snowboarding to keep campers inspired. Visiting freeski pros Maude Raymond and Nadia Gonzales were joined by visiting snowboard pros Kaily Blackburn and Micha Anderson, making a powerful 4-pack that pushed everyone at camp to keep progressing all week long.
Nadia Gonzales shooting the 3 in Pipeline Park. Photo: Chip Proulx
Maude Raymond switch 540 on the triple jump line. Maude teamed up with Micah Anderson for some MAAD doubles action. Photos: Chip Proulx
Need inspiration? Freeski campers found plenty watching Nadia Gonzales shredding Pipeline Park. Photos: Chip Proulx
Micah Anderson one-footed boxslide and indy boardslide. Kaily Blackburn demonstrating good method form. Photos: Chip Proulx
It’s always impressive to see how great Woodward’s visiting pros are at interacting with campers, from hanging out and sharing a snack to real coaching and helping campers learn new moves. Maude Raymond took a hands-on approach during Week 7, helping freeski campers learn their first slides on the basic boxes in the park. Nadia Gonzales knows that a good pair of skis makes all the difference, so she hooked a few campers up with brand new skis from Week 7 sponsor K2 to help them reach their full potential. Week 7 sponsors Ride Snowboards were also making dreams come true, sending several campers home with new boots and new snowboards to keep them rocking fresh gear well into next season.
Maude Raymond coaching campers, Nadia Gonzales hooking up the campers with new K2 skis, snowboard coach Garret Tyrell rewards campers with Ride snowboard boots. Photos: Chip Proulx
A few lucky campers went home with new RIDE snowboards. Photo: Chip Proulx
Freeski coach Sarah Johnson helping a camper work through railslide progressions. Photo: Chip Proulx
The proof is in the progression: A freeski camper perfecting backflips during Week 7. Photo : Chip Proulx
Back down at the Woodward Copper base area, where the ramps are wooden and the boards have wheels, visiting pros Max Langille (MTB) and Taylor McClung (skateboard) were leading the charge in mountain bike and skateboard camp. There’s something distinctly different about seeing a professional athlete ride in person vs. watching them on the internet. When campers see these amazing talents in real life, they realize the commitment, speed and amplitude it takes to stomp tricks like a pro. Max and Taylor gave plenty of opportunities to “watch and learn” all week long, demonstrating basic tricks for campers as well as some of the most complicated and technical moves in their respective sports.
Visiting mountain bike pro Max Langille flew down from Canada only to take flight again in Frisco Bike Park. Photo: Chip Proulx
Photographer Chip Proulx likes Black & White photo art, pro mountain biker Max Langille likes big parks & bike parts. Artistic collaboration at its finest.
Visiting skateboard pro Taylor McClung always looks forward to sessioning the many great skateparks near Woodward Copper. Frontside flip at Leadville Skatepark, Backside tailslide and kickflip-to-fakie in Vail. Photos: Chip Proulx
After another week packed full of riding, sliding, activities and parties, it was time for the Week 7 awards ceremony! The weekly awards ceremony is where we recognize campers for their commitment, progression, positivity and overall awesome performance at camp. Hoots were hollered and cheers were chanted as the winners were announced for the Powerade Power Through Awards, YUP! Campers of the Week, Dickies Skate Olympics and Dickies Hard Work Award:
Powerade Power Through Award winners Gage Anderson, Foster Burdick, Harry O'Brien, Jack Batterson, Annalise Koehmstedt, Andy Frederick and Jon Seifarth.
YUP! Campers of the Week Ana Quinzanos and Destry Achterberg.
Dickies Skate Olympics special award winners Bug Meiners (Champion of Stoke), Juan Lugo (Best Trick) and Jack Padian (Gold Medal Winner).
After a long streak of skate coach Ryan Carnell's teams winning the Dickies Skate Olympics, skate coach Adam Maxwell's team got to celebrate a big win with Taylor McClung during Week 7!
Coach Sean Hanni took home the Dickies Hard Work Award and coveted Rubber Mallet for pitching in and fixing campers' bikes throughout the week. Counselor Bawbee Walters received an official CoA (Certificate of Awesomeness) for going the extra mile all week long.
That concludes Week 7 of Summer Camp 2017 with only 2 more weeks to go! Week 8 is already in motion with visiting snowboard pro Scotty Vine and Week 8 sponsors Arbor Snowboards, Sandbox Helmets, Flux Bindings and Line Skis. Spaces are still available for Week 9 featuring Lib Tech, Gnu, 686 and visiting pros Max Warbington, Gus Warbington, Dave Bachinsky, Phil Hansen and Cody Flom! Reserve your spot today and finish up summer with one of the best weeks of your life!
Overalls are for doin' work! A camper putting in work with a big heelflip at Leadville Skatepark. Photo: Chip Proulx
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