Leisure

Try a freestyle training camp this summer

After you have finished that urgent project and posted the last minute customer changes live up to the website, you might like to think about where you will spend your holiday this summer. Of course you could queue at the airport with all the other beach wanabes clutching swimsuits and sun factor. Alternatively you might like to head off to the eternal snows of Europe’s glaciers to learn the gentle at of freestyle skiing.

While most of us spend our summers working on our tans, Jenny Jones, who won gold in the Winter X Games, a freesports version of the Olympics spends hers working on her freestyle skills at training camps on Europe’s glaciers or down in the southern hemisphere during their winter.

In this snowboarding article from Guardian Travel, Jenny picks out the best summer camps for women who want to stay on the slopes all year and improve their skills. If you are a complete beginner you can find training in the basic rules of riding kickers, rails and halfpipes. Or for the more adventrous there are Freeriding, Backcountry or custom courses which cater for Skiers and Snowboarders

For more information check out the Website of the Skiing and Snowboarding specialists McNab Snowsports . They offer Freestyle Performance clinics with 6 days of Freestyle coaching from top British Freestyle riders and Coaches.

You may still need the swimsuits and sun factor as, according to snowboarding champion Jenny from Bristol, the afternoons are all volleyball, bungee jumping, football or just the pub, and no one takes themselves too seriously.

Monday, February 16th, 2009 General, Leisure No Comments