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The Snowboard Szine Vol. 1, Issue 43


In This Issue

1. Tell us What YOU Are Doing this Summer
2. 4 Snowboard Camp in French Alps - CHEAP! and Good
3. 3 More Camps - Quebec, Argentina and New Zealand

1. Tell us What YOU Are Doing this Summer

Hey, I'm off to snowboard camp in the French Alps next week.

What are YOU doing for sporty fun this summer?
Please write back a few sentences and we'll post them on the site. Include your first name and last initial, and your town, state, and country.

If you're going to snowboard camp and want to write a little about it for ths site when you come back, we'd love it. Pictures too.

If you are still looking for something fun to do this summer, you can probably book a week or 2 at snowboard camp. The dates shown are the times the camps are open. Read on.

2. 4 Snowboard Camps in French Alps - CHEAP! and Good

Anyway, I'm headed back to the resort Les Deux Alpes (Les 2 Alpes) where I attended Rossignol Camp in 2003.
(See the picture of me, Todd Richards, Travis Rice, and Hana Beaman goofing around at camp here -
That was the summer before Travis Rice blew up with fame.

There are 4 different camps there in the French Alps, this summer. Rossignol, Beautiful, Girlie (full), and the one I'll be hanging at most - SMK, which is associated with SnowboardClub.Co.UK

Prices for camp in Les Deux Alpes are unbeatable, at least by American standards. There were NO Americans in that town last time I visited. I wonder what I'll find this time. But the town doesn't even appear in American guide books, so I think it's still an undiscovered gem, as one of the two resorts in France with glaciers for summer riding and skiing. It's a happy valley and I look forward to my re-visit. Grenoble, France is the "jumping off point" where you get the bus to Les2Alpes.

SMK Camp- June 24 - Aug. 19
SMK sounds like they will have a great set-up. Campers will stay in one building, with common rooms, a restaurant and bar, and wi-fi, to write home.,51835

Rossignol Camp July 1-15
Read about my 2003 visit here

Beautiful Camp - June 17- Aug 26
Very inexpensive - 280 Euro for 7 nights apartment and 6 day lift ticket

Girlie Camp - This session is full.

3. 3 More Camps - Quebec, Argentina and New Zealand

Two of my snowboard friends are running camps this summer.

John Wilbur has a good sized group headed for his South American Snow Sessions at Las Lenas, Argentina, for winter riding.
July 8 - Sept. 2.
Learn the full range of mountain skills including shaping a jump and back country, as well as park and general riding skills. Sounds like a fun time!

Max Henault is running a warm weather camp in Quebec.
Get Wet Summer Snowboard Camp
July 24-Aug 4.
Max's Profile here

Max Henault runs this camp with trampoline and water ramps, for snowboarders to improve their tricks. He is a pro-snowboarder and trampoline artist. The camp is in Quebec, Canada, and Max says the food and accommodations are: "5 Stars...! Really good, We got Full Breakfast in the morning, A Healthy Lunch and a full Dinner. The Food is just excellent."
Leave it to a French Canadian to have great food at snowboard camp! Read my Q and A with Max about the camp at

There's a new Freestyle Camp in New Zealand in July and August. They wrote:
2006 Freestyle Snowboard Camp Launches in New Zealand
New Zealand has Access Trips 2006 freestyle snowboard camp to complement their existing freeride road trip. ?The freestyle terrain in New Zealand is of such a high standard nowadays and we get so many campers who are mad for park & pipe that we decided to offer an exclusively freestyle snowboard camp? says Access Trips founder Alain Chuard. Based in Wanaka, New Zealand, the camps run for three consecutive one-week sessions, and offer such extras as heli-boarding, bungee jumping and sky diving.

The camp?s terrain includes two superpipes, beginner, intermediate and advanced kicker lines, a huge rail park, a quarterpipe and a wallride. The park is cut daily by the shaper who?s responsible for the Winter X-Games terrain, so the quality is world-class. When asked why someone should go all the way to New Zealand for a freestyle camp Alain had the following to say: ?Apart from the fact that New Zealand is one of the most incredible places on earth, it has Winter when the Northern Hemisphere has Summer. This means that unlike some summer snowboard camps whose terrain is slushy in the afternoon, we can offer true Winter park & pipe conditions that last all day.? Access Trips? New Zealand snowboard camps run throughout the months of July & August. For more information go to:

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