Day 1 of 4FRNT Team week at Camp of Champions started on a bit of a low
for Will Berman, Global Team rider. He was refused entry into Canada due
to some BS related to his one-way ticket and the fact he's a pro skier
coming to train in Whistler for two weeks. Rule of thumb, Canadian
customs people don't obviously ski so be prepared to surface all
necessary paperwork and bank statements on request when entering
Proceeding along, we loaded team shreds Andy Partridge, Finn Anderson,
Hugo Pelletier, Mack Jones, Keltie Hansen as well myself, Matt Sterbenz
onto what was one of the best first days I can recall on Horstman
Glacier. The terrain was finely shaped and the weather did its job.
Subtle clouds rolling in and out but visibility stayed clear throughout
the day. The hot lap was the three-jump middle line straight to private
handle-tow. The private lift system inside the camp is not crowded so we
could lap fast.
The Global Cutter pipe was fun for looks. A bit too big for my liking
given the first day routine but the flyout-tranny at the bottom set up
the most perfect 12 foot slightly under-vert tranny I've ever and that
proved to be pure bliss for backies. The airbags where the feature most
campers sent after lunch. I dropped a switch back for the first time in
years into it, it was fun. Air bags are a trip.
Following camp we sent a team Paintball session just outside of town. It
was a really wooded venue, lots of forest courses and our team of
coaches and riders slayed some campers but to their defense, they slayed
us too. Some kids where name dropping paintball gun specs to the guy
running the show; we found that all pretty funny as well intimidating.
Basketball games and skating on the miniramp was also the call for some
campers. We closed the evening with a ten person dinner at Mongolie
Grill which is totally boss for getting veggies and protein after a long
day of heaven on earth.
For one of our campers, COC was a very Moo-ving experience.
Google tan acquisition is a workout, it takes all day dedication.
Stay tuned for day two, we're planning for a bit more clouds which
should lead to some wicked rail sessions captured by team filmer in
attendance, Sam Peters, for our team release of "Loyalty" dropping fall