SO-GNAR Snowboard Camps Shred Across Midwest This Month
The tenth annual So-Gnar Snowboard Camp Tour hits six Midwest ski areas over the next few weeks. It’s an opportunity for Midwest shredders to up their game and improve those skills.
Four of the stops are scheduled through the holiday period. The popular camps frequently fill up so don’t delay signing up. Buck Hill, near the Twin Cities kicks it off on Dec. 19-20, followed by Wisconsin’s Granite Peak, Dec. 27-28, and Tyrol Basin, Dec. 29-30. Pine Knob is scheduled Jan. 9-10, near Detroit, is the only Michigan ski area. Ohio’s Mad River Mountain is slated Jan. 16-17, and the tour returns to Wisconsin andAlpine Valley Feb. 6-7.
Cost is $155, which includes private coaching and lunch for the two-day camps. Lift tickets, which you will need, are not included.
The camps, sponsored by SO-GNAR, bring custom made jib features and pro-rider coaches to each area. You get to ride with the pros, learn new tricks, style and creativity while having fun. The two-day camp sessions are focused on goal achievement, terrain park skill development and overall riding technique/skills on the ski hill. There’s a three-to-one riders to coach ratio, which offers a lot of one-on-one coaching time.
Founder Pat Milbery, from Minnesota, wanted to create an opportunity to bring snowboard camps to local kids who don't have the financial means or resources to attend the traditional camps located far from home. He created the travelling So Gnar Snowboard Camps to accomplish the goal.
Photos: SO-GNAR snowboard camps tour the heartland (SO-GNAR)