This camp is open to athletes who will be U14 and U16 racers in the 2022-23 season. This includes birth year 2007-2010. If your child falls in this age range and they love to go fast then this is the camp for you!
This is the 5th year of the American Downhiller Speed Skills Camp in Mammoth. Our staff is composed entirely of men and women who have competed or coached on the World Cup tour. Most of our coaches are Olympians and they are committed to passing along their secrets to the next generation of speed racers.
To participate in this camp you will need super G skis, and GS skis. We will be training full length super G courses and also learning how to safely navigate through terrain, jumps and courses at high speeds. We teach techniques and tactics that are utilized by the worlds best.
What is included: 5 days on snow training with a 1:4 coach to athlete ratio. We will spend time on specifics like jumping, aerodymics and terrain management. We will also be in the gates for super G training and a timed race simulation on day 5. Our world class coaches also run dryland sessions each afternoon.
What is not included: This is a day camp so athletes will need to find their own lodging and provide their own meals. One exception to this will be a team BBQ before the last day of camp, on the night of the 23rd.
Specific times: We will meet at 7Am at the base of Mammoth, Friday, May 20th. The lifts usually spin at 7:30 for athletes and we will ski until about noon. We will reconvene at 3pm for dryland training. Video analysis will be done as time allows and may vary between groups. On the final day of training, May 24th the camp will conclude when we are done on the hill at around noon
Coaching staff – Our commitment to high level coaching is paramount. Our staff is made up entirely of former World Cup racers and coaches. Many of whom were Olympians and/or World Cup champions. Confirmed staff for this years camp include Olympians, Travis Ganong, Thomas Biesemayer, Dane Spencer, Anna Sullivan, Leanne Smith, Alice Duran, Marco Sullivan, Former World Cup coaches Chris Brigham and Johno Mcbride. This is just a preliminary list that will grow as we get closer to camp.
COST: $1450 with an IKON pass. $1660 without an IKON pass.