2017-2018 Far West Skier's Guide - 27
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Excellent coaching is provided at race camps to
guarantee top-notch training. Many skiers
return year after year to improve their skills.
Race Camps Improve One's
Abilities & Are Fun, Too!
by Nancy Ellis
One way for recreational ski and board
racers to get ready for the upcoming season is
to attend a race camp. Race camps offer daily
and weekly sessions with small group instruction geared to the individual racer's needs.
Training focuses on progressive skill drills and
gate training. Some include video analysis and
timed training runs.
Racers can select camps that focus on either Slalom or Giant Slalom training or select
a camp that offers both trainings. The training day is usually 3-5 hours in length and includes dry land training exercises, on the snow
drills, and gate training. The coaching staff
consists of coaches from the resort's Master's
Team or Ski Team so you can be guaranteed
that you're getting top-notch training and the
latest racing techniques. You get one-on-one
feedback on how you're doing and special
drills to do if you need extra practice.
One of the benefits of attending race
camp is that you get an opportunity to have a
coach watch you and give you feedback on
what you need to do to get better. Even the
best racers have a chance for a coach to fine
tune what they're doing and take them to the
next competitive level. You gain confidence in
your racing as you feel yourself improve and
get faster over the day or week.
It's so fun, after an exhausting day of
training, to get together with others in your
camp at an après ski event or dinner. You get
to meet new people or connect with old
friends who share your passion to race.
Jump start your race season with one of
the race camps available this season. Mammoth Mountain's Race Department starts off
the season with their own Masters Race
Camp Monday through Friday, November 27
- December 1. Information and registration
can be found on their website www.mammothmountain.com in the section on Masters
Race Camp. ROKKA Race Camp and Ski &
Ride Camp also take place at Mammoth
Mountain this winter. Information can be
found through a search of those camps on the
There will only be a limited number
of books printed. Please fill out the
Request Form on the website to receive
a priority number that guarantees
your copies of the limited supply.
Add Mammoth to the top of your
club's list this season.
Base Elevation: 7,953 ft.
Top Elevation: 11,053 ft.
Days of Sunshine per Year: 300
3.5 HOUR DRIVE
Annual Snowfall: 400 in.
Skiable Acres: 3,500+
5 HOUR DRIVE
Terrain Breakdown: 15% Expert, 20% Advanced,
40% Intermediate, 25% Beginner
Base Lodges: 3
Lodging: Offering full hotel services and resort amenities
with ski-in, ski-out convenience and group discounts.
5 HOUR DRIVE
photo provided by Nancy Ellis
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Volume I will ALSO be reprinted.
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