U.S. Freeskiing Holds First Spring Training Camp
MAMMOTH LAKES, CA (May 9) –Some of U.S. Freeskiing’s best athletes, like recently crowned AFP halfpipe World Champion Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) and AFP slopestyle World Champion Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) have descended upon Mammoth Mountain’s award winning Unbound Terrain Park for a weeklong intensive training camp. This is the first spring training camp since the inauguration of U.S. Freeskiing in December 2011. This unique opportunity consists of dryland training, one-on-one coaching and video review. Mammoth’s Unbound Terrain Park and its ideal spring conditions have produced top-notch on snow training with jumps, their signature halfpipe and airbags for these elite team members. Not only are athletes learning new tricks in a relaxed environment, but consulting with their coaches looking to strategize for the upcoming 2012/2013 season.
- Top U.S. Freeskiing athletes are training on Mammoth Mountain at their award winning Unbound Terrain Park.
- This is the first ever spring training camp for U.S. Freeskiing since its launch in December 2011.
- Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO), Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) and Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) are some of the U.S. Freeskiing athletes that are in attendance.
- In addition to dryland training and video review, athletes have been treated to Mammoth’s Unbound Terrain Park as their playground with jumps, a halfpipe and airbags to learn new tricks.
- The camp opened May 4 and will run through May 14.
It's an awesome opportunity to come to Mammoth and train with my teammates and coaches. Mammoth does a great job building these features for us, the halfpipe is totally on point and all the jumps are amazing. Everything is just built so perfect. I am just really stoked that I get to learn new tricks with all my friends on the team, the coaches and everyone that supports us on the U.S. team. I'm really lucky.
After a long season of competition it’s so nice to be out here in Mammoth just hitting perfect jumps. This season couldn’t have gone any better for me and I am stoked to have some chill training time just riding spring conditions and working on tricks. It’s the perfect set-up.
Mike Jankowski, U.S. Snowboarding & Freeskiing Head Coach
Team training camps are essential to athlete training not only for skills, but team building. While they are on the same team, these athletes still compete against each other at events. This spring training camp is a great way to get together outside of competition to progress in a pressure free environment.
The Mammoth Unbound terrain park is perfectly built for fun, progression and learning in a safe and comfortable environment. The halfpipe has been awesome and cut every night. We are so lucky to be here with the Unbound terrain park crew they have been tirelessly up early every morning to make the park perfect for our training grounds. They are on-site while we are training to smooth out landings, in-runs and help with the production of the air bag