It’s no surprise that last weekend’s Woodward ReMix and GoProYam Jam 2014 was a success. “A lot of great talent came out and the weather was perfect, making for a super fun day,” says Madeline Grande, Woodward Outreach Coordinator. “We focused on what Woodward is all about: training and giving kids the chance to work on their skills in one complete setting,” adds Grande.
Participants took advantage of free 30 minute skate, bike and trampoline Barn sessions, riding the rails, and checking out local pros as they shredded their boards and jumped their skis straight into the foam pits--extra frolicking in the pits was highly encouraged! Next, riders continued to tear up the Barn, mixing it up on skateboards and BMX bikes right in the bowl. Absinthes' film premier of Heavy Mental capped the day’s festivities to showcase and deliver some of the most progressive riding of the year.
What’s new at Woodward for the 2014-2015 season?
In spring 2013 Woodward underwent a half-million dollar renovation which led the way for skateboards, scooters, BMX and slopestyle mountain bikes to join in the mountain fun alongside snowboards and skis. Skatelite, a surface designed for wheels, replaced all synthetic snow surfaces.
“This season Woodward has expanded from freestyle and basic ski and snowboard training to give more kids the chance to experience the Barn in tandem with ski and board lessons,” says Grande.
If you’re one of the lucky teens (13-17 years old) who’s signed up for ski or snowboard lessons at Copper this season, you’re in for a treat. This season, your lessons will begin in the Barn utilizing the Skatelite learning terrain and Burton Snowboard’s Parkboard™ indoor snowboards and ParkSki™ training skis to give you a learning edge. You’ll be able to get used to sliding on the snow where it’s warm and cozy and you don’t even have to put on all your ski gear to do it. Once you’ve built your confidence, you’ll head out to the Green Acres learning terrain with your coach and give it a successful go translating your newfound skills onto the white pow.
Woodward Specialty and Day Camps
Woodward is also offering specialty 2-day freestyle camps sponsored by top industry brands like Never Summer, Lib Tech, and Saga, (think freebies!) beginning December 27-28.
Campers will take their skills to the next level, spending half their days in the recently renovated Barn then moving out to Woodward’s award-winning terrain parks with top-notch coaches.
“We just got the brand new Air Bag Jump, a rare experience at mountain resorts, which gives campers a soft landing and another great way to hone and progress in their skills here at Woodward,” says Grande.
Woodward also offers two winter day camps where campers get the chance to play and perfect their tricks and skills in the Barn. The camps are February 23-27 and April 8-10, coinciding with Summit County school breaks.
"These camps are a great option for the whole family. Working parents can be confident their kids will be having a fun, safe learning experience over their break," says Grande.
Grande says that parents, siblings, even grandparents can experience Woodward while they’re at Copper. “You just need to be at least 8-years-old to participate and 90-year-olds are just as welcome to come play in our foam pits!”