Camp of Champions expands terrain, announces hefty price cut
Choosing a summer ski or snowboard
camp is a tough decision. Considerations of terrain options, coaching,
lodging, and several other factors make camp selection seem almost
overwhelming at times. The Ski Channel recognized this problem, and recently finished a summer camp review contest
through which we hope will ease the process with 100% authentic, honest
reviews from previous campers. We're currently going through the
entries to not only determine the best review, but also to digest these
findings and post the feedback for future campers.
But until then, we wanted to alert all the prospective Summer 2011
ski campers that at least one camp has announced some major changes
aimed at keeping your wallet significantly heavier.Camp
of Champions (COC) Founder/Owner/Director, Ken Achenbach, checked in
with us recently to announce terrain expansions, upgrades, and most
importantly a huge price drop.
"The biggest change in the history of The Camp of Champions is
happening this year. We've changed our price to reflect the savings our
park size now allows us to take advantage of. Overnight camp is now
$1885 CAD compared to $2395 CAD in 2010. Camp Park Only Access is $695
CAD compared with $995 CAD in 2010," said Achenbach.
How They Did It
"It has taken us 5 years of planning to get to this day. It seemed
like forever. For the last five years we have been expanding our on snow
footprint as much as possible. Our park, that was already the largest
summer park in the universe, grew 20% in size last summer and in the
last five years it has grown a whopping 50%. The Camp of Champions
Snowpark is now at least double and sometimes triple the size of every
other camps park or parks. Now that we have finished getting all the
extra terrain we can finally pass on the savings all that extra size
gives us so that everyone who couldn't afford COC before will now be
able to now."
Camp of Champions is bringing back two handle tows so now you can do half laps OR full laps on the T-Bar.
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The Camp of Champions lodging is at the base of beautiful Whistler
Blackcomb mountain, 5 minutes from the lift. Because of this, at COC
campers are on snow, skiing,
getting coached and learning for 3 hours longer a day than camps at Mt.
Hood. COC campers get on the lift at 7:15 AM and are skiing from 8:00AM
to 3PM. At Mt Hood campers are on the snow at about 10:30AM and ski
until 2:30PM. Multiple three hours over the course of a whole session,
and it's easy to see the extra ski progression possible at COC.
A look at Camp of Champions enormous park on Whistler Blackcomb - Credit: Dano Pendygrasse
"Our system works. Six of the top seven finishers (we missed silver)
in the 2010 Men's Olympic Halfpipe Event were camp alumni - former and
current campers and coaches. I know it's snowboarding
results, but if Slopestyle is in the 2014 Olympics, our results should
be the same or better for skiing slopestyle. We have the only Olympic caliber slopestyle park.
The results show that what we do, and how we do it, works. If you
really want to get better at skiing and have an insanely great time,
make a million new friends from all over the world - come to The Camp of
Champions and get your shred on, not your face paint. Who knows? We
could be bragging about you like we brag about a lot of our coaches,
saying we knew you when... When you were a camper, before your life
changed because you came to The Camp of Champions. Before you got
sponsored, went pro, won contests and then came back to be a coach."