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i went to momentum
its got better coaches, you stay in a hotel and not like a dorm, lift line is like 30 minutes shorter and theres no snowboarders
but ive also heard some good thing about coc
We'd be stoked to have you come ski with us this summer! There are some big differences between us and Momentum and I'll highlightthe main ones:
The park - Our park is twice the size of theMomentum park, meaning there are more park features and more variety of parkfeatures for you to ski. Momentum has 5 lanes, two of which are dedicatedto moguls, and we have 6 lanes, all of which are dedicated to park. So ifyou like Moguls in addition to park, then Momentum is a better choice. Ifyou just want to ski park, I think were the better choice.
Half pipe - We have a private pipe within our parkthat is not shared with any other camp or public. Momentum has not had a pipethe last year or two, but when they do it is shared with other camps and thepublic. So if you want to ski pipe, then I think we're a better choice.
T-bar - Our t-bar is busier than Momentum's, butonly on certain days of the week and at certain times of the day. I'vetimed my lift line waits and never stood in a line longer than 20-25 minutes oneven the busiest day, unless it was off loading the glacier at the end of theday, when waits can get long, even if you go to Momentum as only one t-bar canbe used to off load. Also, our area on the glacier is significantlylonger, so while you get quicker laps on the Momentum side of the glacier, it'sin a shorter, smaller park, so you're not necessarily riding more park featuresin a day than you do with longer laps at our t-bar.
Snowboarders - yes it's true we have snowboardersat camp and originally started out as a snowboard camp back in 89. In ourdefense though, freestyle skiing wasn't that cool back then! If you arelooking for a 100% ski environment, Momentum is a better choice. If youdon't mind sharing the park with snowboarders, then we'd be stoked to have youcome ski with us. You're camp experience is 100% ski oriented; you justshare space with snowboarders. We always mix it up on the last day of campand have the ski pros swap with the snowboard pros. It's such a riot towatch!
Dorm vs. hotel - We used to stay in a hotel and itwas super plush, but we always had to tone down our behavior to fit in with theregular hotel guests. We were never a big fan of that, so we moved to ourown private dorms where we can have as much fun as we want, when we want, and don’thave to worry about upsetting some old retiree on vacation in Whistler. We skate in the halls, play Rockband as loud as we want and cause as muchnoise as we want when we want. Well except after 11, when we wanteveryone to sleep! So while a hotel is more plush, the dorm is a lot morefun.
Private Compound - we have our own private activitycompound with a mini ramp, new street section, Rockband and DJ hero on a 2,600watt sound system, dodge ball court, basketball court, pool, foosball and pingpong tables. The compound is a where the atmosphere off hill is generatedand where all our camp BBQ's and event take place, including the famous"Coach Sale".
At the end of the day you'll have an amazing experience regardless ofwhich camp you chose, just make sure you choose the right camp for what you'relooking for.EndFragment
I've been to COC twice, so I thought I'd throw in a bit of input.
I absolutely loved COC, and would go back in a second. That being said, any summer camp is pretty sick. It doesn't get much better than getting to ride during the summer on some warm days. The COC park I thought was better than Momentum but that may just be personal opinion. I really liked the flow of the park, the pipe was always pretty nice in the early afternoon, and the rails were all real fun. COC does have snowboarders, but does that really mess with your riding? Personally I liked seeing their different styles on jumps and rails, and thought it only added to being at camp. I didn't really see any clash between skiers and snowboarders and thought the mix was a good thing.
The only downside to COC is that the campgrounds are a little ways up the mountain. It was a bit of a pain getting down to the village and back, but its not too terrible. The grounds at COC are pretty sick though, and they did a real good job making the best of it by having a basketball court, computer rooms, video games out the ass, a mini ramp, and it was also really close to the water ramps if you plan on doing that.
In terms of coaching, I think the coaches at COC are more than competent enough. Not all of them may be in the spotlight right now in the skiing world, but they teach very well. The main thing with this is you have to remember that a good pro skier doesn't always make a good coach. I'm not saying at all that Momentum's coaching line up aren't good at coaching, as I'm sure they're really good as well.
I thought COC was a ton of fun and definitely worth checking out. Regardless of where you go, you'll have a great week if you get to go to camp.