Lots of interesting things in this thread that's for sure. At the end of the day, what you put into your camp is what you get out of your camp. If you go in thinking you know as much as your coach and don't listen, chances are you won't learn much. No matter where you go if you push yourself you will progress. Here's a few reasons to look at COC for this summer (or any summer)
Our coaches are amazing. Skogen Sprang, US Slopestyle head coach used to be a COC coach. So was Evan Raps, the previous coach. So many of our coaches end up coaching National teams. Skogen said that last summer training at COC was the most productive camp they've ever had. I'll take that as a thumbs up on our COC experience and facilities. Who knows, you could be training with the next national team coach.
COC Is Cheaper Than You Think
We ski at least 2 hours more a day than any camp at Hood or Whistler. That means 2 hours more coaching every day. After 6 days on snow you've had an extra 12 hours of skiing or 2 full days of skiing at any other camp. If you do the math on cost of camp divided by time on snow getting coached, all of a sudden COC seems a lot cheaper than any other camp.
5 days on snow at Windells is $1799. 20 hours of snow time = $89.95 per hour of snow.
Six days on snow at COC is $2395 CDN approx $2100US. 42 hours of snow time over the 6 six day = $50 per hour of snow.
Skiing is why you come to camp, so come to COC and get more skiing.
Paid Professionals Make The Park
Our paid professional dig crew was selected to build Sochi's park and pipe as well as the Vancouver Olympics pipe. We don't take advantage of hungry up and comers to build our park, trading their labour for access, we hire Arena Snowparks to build our park. That's why it's ready at 8AM every day instead of 10/10:30. It's why it's still perfect at 3PM instead of closed a 2.
Pros At Any Given Session
When pros are paid to appear at other camps you'll see them there. When the pros are paying to train, you'll see them at COC. The pros train at COC because they know it's where they progress. It's why the US Team, and so many others choose COC. More snow time and a better park. We don't pay pros to appear at COC. Every other camp does. Pros come to COC because they came here as campers and they remember how much fun it was, how much they learned and how many friends they made. Tom Wallisch? Camper. Traveling Circus crew? Campers. 4FRNT team? Campers. Oakley Team? Campers. Most of the pros going to the Olympics? Campers. Come to COC and we'll brag about you and your posse too.
We tweaked our park last year to a smaller footprint with about the same amount of hits (minus one less big jump) because all the people we asked didn't care about the size, they cared more about the flow. Once we'd designed the park, we realized we didn't need as many lanes. About 80% of our campers and 100% of our coaches liked our tighter skatepark feel over the open feel of the year before. Every year we tweak it to be better than the year before. As we are on a glacier, even on a low snow year like is happening now, we can still make an amazing park. Where we are on the glacier, so much of the snow that gets blown off the mountain drops in our section due to the shape of the rock and ice around us. It's pretty awesome. If you are crossing your fingers and praying for snow with out the back up of a glacier, it could be a pretty thin year.
If you have any questions or what ever hit me up.