There's something about Canadians, they are so hospitable and nice its almost annoying. But being the suckers for nice people punishment we packed our bags during Americas week of independence celebration along with Milo's birthday and headed north to Whistler BC, to hook up with all our Canadian and Spokane friends for a week of snowboarding, biking, skating, bears and world cup soccer.
Rob Picard has run the Whistler Valley Snowboard Club for 20+ years and last year saw and opportunity to keep the kids on shred during the summer with the demise of The Camp Of Champions snowboard camp that ran for the previous 25 years. We went up for the inaugural launch of the camp and had a blast so it was only fitting that we return for year two of the camp.
This year there were three, six day sessions running. We went to session two, that had close to 50 kids in attendance. What blew me away with this camp was the coaching. The coaches at WVSC weren't dudes trying to film their summer part in between pretending to coach the kids to learn new tricks. These coaches truly coached. They spent the day on the glacier, at a feature working with the kids to get whatever trick or progression of a trick that the camper would communicate to them they wanted to get.
Lots of this going thru the boarder and on the road to Whistler. We were one of the few going to stand sideways.
But we brought our bikes as well. I got 3 days of riding lifts on bikes there.
Gnar above, Milo here.
We had a few cm's of new snow for our first day of riding lifts.
July 4th groomers.
Hey, dig out that tube and move it like 2inches ok?
Backward helmet steeze.
The Chomlacks our Canadian homeys. Along with Latifa the dog here.