Summit County, CO (November 13, 2008) --- Team Summit, a local non-profit organization, specializes in on-snow training for up and coming ski and snowboard competitors. The program has a solid history in alpine racing and freestyle skiing, preparing many of their former students for careers as professional athletes, i.e. Toby Dawson, Jeremy Bloom, and Bobby Brown. This year, Team Summit is offering a specialized terrain park camp during the week of Thanksgiving.
With the best early season parks in the country; Summit County is the perfect place to begin freeride training. The team’s Thanksgiving Camp provides a great chance for anyone with a passion to ride, to get together and ski with the best athletes and coaches around.
This year’s guest coach, Travis Redd, has starred in Level 1 production’s High Five, Shanghai Six, Long Story Short, REAL TIME, and Turbo. Travis is one of the foremost urban rail sliders and backcountry skiers in the biz. This will be Travis’ second time guest coaching a Team Summit Camp.
Travis’ response to being offered the position was; “Man, I had such a great time guest coaching last year at Team Summit’s Christmas Camp. The kids are amazing skiers and just straight up rad! I had a great time helping out the kids last year. They also taught me a thing or two! I am so amped about getting the chance to guest coach again.”
Lance Lipuma, a 15 year old Team Summit student, was equally excited about the announcement that Travis Redd would be guest coaching at Team Summit’s Thanksgiving camp. “Travis is so cool and just so much fun to ride with. He taught me a about how important body position is when sliding a rail.”
The camp will include training and instruction from seasoned professionals, on rails, jumps and half pipe. It is offered from Tuesday November 25th to Sunday November 30th (excluding Thanksgiving Day) and will hold training at Copper, Breckenridge and Keystone Mountain. Skiers are able to attend the camp on a per day basis, for $70 a day, or pay $300 for the entire camp. Team Summit Members receive special pricing.
Readers interested in learning more about Team Summit can visit http://www.TeamSummit.org.
About Team Summit
Team Summit is a non-profit organization that provides year-round programs in snowboarding, alpine, freestyle and telemark skiing, to residents of Summit County, the Front Range, and guests. There is an emphasis on team participation, goal setting and a life-long involvement in on-snow sports.