PCSS offers the following summer Freeski programs:
Weekly camps are 3 days each week - Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Camps will include water ramps and airbag sessions. Pick the weeks that work for you!
These camps are designed to offer the best possible training window for athletic development at an affordable cost. With a specific goal in mind these camps are the best place to achieve it. Whether you participate in one camp or several throughout the summer, we firmly believe that each athlete will be given the best possible training experience in this camp environment. Camps will include a goal setting session, 1 rest day off, 5 Trampoline, 6 Water Ramp / Airbag sessions, building skill sets to meet the specific goals of each athlete… and it’ll be super fun, too! A UOP Daily Pass/Season Pass is required.
|Start Date||Camp Focus|
|June 16||Regional PNP|
|June 30||Girls only|
|July 7||Local PNP|
|July 14||Regional PNP|
|July 21||Big Mountain|
|July 28||Regional PNP|
|August 4||Regional PNP|
|August 11||Regional FSB|
|August 25||Big Mountain|
|September 1||Regional PNP|
|September 8||Big Mountain|
Drop-in sessions are offered for Water Ramp and Airbag to enhance your Summer Camp or to offer training when the Camp is not an option - for Winter School or Post Grad athletes or those with scheduling conflicts for the Camps.
NOTE: The Airbag is an advanced feature, designed for experienced skiers and snowboarders, starting with a 45’ gap, there is no beginner area. If you are concerned about difficulty, we recommend contacting a coach or signing up for water ramp sessions. We reserve the right to move athlete sessions to the water ramps if we feel participants are not ready for the airbag.
This Summer program is a great opportunity to cross train, rollerblading skills translate well into skiing skills, especially on rails. Lead by PCSS Coach Jason Stinsmen, Inline Skate Pro, former X-Games and World Record holder skater.
The camp will provide students with hands-on experience in fly-fishing. The first session will cover equipment, techniques, flies, knots and casting. The second day will be held on a local stream. There you will learn about reading water, fly presentation, and understanding which flies trout key upon depending on the season and conditions. This will allow you to select appropriate flies before putting your new found skills to the test. Our goal is to not only leave you with a great foundation but to help you enjoy the many aspects of fishing with a fly wherever you go fishing.
Items provided - lunch, tippet, leaders, fly box, 12 flies for the on water day. Items required but not supplied - fly rod, fly reel, waders, wading boots, sunscreen, backpack, water bottle, sunglasses, valid Utah fishing license. The fly fishing learning curve is not an easy task, with patience and great listening skills you will pick up the foundations fairly quickly. There can be frustrations and we will work through those to get you the best experience and basic skills to take you on rivers all over the world. Once you get the technique down you will have it for life.
This is a very fun trip to go camping in the mountains. Camping is known to contribute to good health and helps individuals develop self-reliance and resourcefulness. It is also known to enhance spiritual growth along with contributing to social development. This trip will be leaving Friday afternoon and returning Sunday evening. We will be hiking into the Uinta Wilderness (destination to be determined). Camping will be in a set destination and setting up a basecamp and then on Saturday, hiking to various nearby lakes. Athletes will learn essential backpacking skills including trip planning, site selection, nutrition and food preparation, navigation, weather and environmental awareness, basic survival skills, and equipment selection. Activities will include fishing, cooking, swimming, hiking, and stargazing. Skills obtained will be GPS navigation, backcountry cooking, fire making(if allowed), fishing techniques/fish identification, plant and tree identification, backcountry safety and leave no trace. Items included - transportation to and from, meals (athlete will carry in his/her pack), itinerary (route) first aid kit. Not included but required - sleeping bag, sleeping pad, blow up pillow, water bottle, collapsible bowl and eating utensils, tent, hiking boots, 2 pairs of socks, hiking clothes pants/shorts, rain gear, backpack, warm hat/gloves, sunscreen, fishing gear (if interested).
Park City has 400 miles of trails, come experience the joy of the mountains through biking with passionate PCSS Coaches. The perfect cross training for our winter programs of the same focus and caliber. Our Mountain Bike Program is offered in 2 formats which allows you the flexibility to choose what works best for your athlete.
NOTE: All Programs will begin and end with a bicycle/equipment safety check and Warm-up/Cool-down routine. Rides and training will be led by PCSS trained and First Aid certified coaches with the help of assistant coaches.
Having the appropriate equipment is the most important part of the learning experience. We suggest taking your bike to a local bike shop for a tune before your camp begins. We recommend bikes with at least 9 gears in the rear derailleur, disc brakes, and a front fork with at least 100mm of travel. It is important to come prepared for your ride. Well maintained bikes, protection, water, and proper snacks to maintain energy are vital to make the experience. This is a learning environment and coming prepared will make all the difference in what you get out of your training.
This is a 8 day skiing camp in Argentina at Cero Catedral resort. The goal at SASS Argentina is to give our athletes as many options as possible every day with the main objective of putting you in the best terrain and snow conditions available. Every morning they put together groups at a maximum of a 5 to 1 client to guide ratio taking into consideration personal goals and desires as well as skill level. They make sure groups are consistent and on the same page. Options may include lapping the trees on a pow day, hiking for open lines or couloirs, building a backcountry jump, skinning/touring into the backcountry, avalanche awareness courses, line selection/terrain management practice, hitting cliffs or simply cruising the whole mountain with a fun crew. All you have to do is be sure to discuss your goals and desires with The Mountain Operations Director, jump into the right group and follow your guide. We shred from open to close every day (conditions depending). SASS guides’ knowledge of the terrain and understanding of the mountains allow you to know that you will be taking advantage of every minute. Booking for this trip is starting now we need at least 6 athletes to make this trip worthwhile. You can find all the information on https://www.sassglobaltravel.com/argentina/ Please take a look and we will be joining Sass for session 2. This camp is extremely fun, beautiful and all athletes involved last summer improved their skills immensely. For further information consult Beckey at SASS.
|Camp||Dates||Days on Snow||Focus||Cost|
|Mt. Hood, OR||July 5-12||6||Skill Acquisition||TBD|
|Perisher, Australia||Aug 29 - Sept 13||9||New Tricks to Snow||TBD|
|Saas Fee, Switzerland||Sept 16-30||8-10||Big Jump Focus||TBD|
Mount hood offers various sized jumps and rails great for different skill levels. This is the perfect trip to keep the momentum of your season moving and land those few tricks you didn’t get a chance to try this winter.
The Park City of Australia. Largest ski area and one of the best parks in the southern hemisphere offers training for athletes of any skill level. Small, Medium, and Large lines for diverse jump training along with a huge selection of rails make it a great opportunity to develop your slopestyle run for the upcoming season. Designed to give your athlete the chance to take their newly learned tricks to snow. Don’t miss out.
Saas Fee offers primarily big jump focused training. This is a great opportunity to bring airbag tricks to snow before the season starts in Utah. Please speak with your direct coach to see if this trip is right for you.