Caitlin, 3/3 -
Last Saturday was windy and stormy, however we made the best of the situation and decided to work on some skills in the terrain park! Our group was smaller than usual so there were more opportunities to get some one-on-one coaching. The kids decided to work on learning how to slide a box sideways. We took a lap down First Time Face and practiced sideslipping (which is always a good skill to have mastered while skiing around the entire mountain), and we practiced popping off a flat ski while turning 90 degrees in the air. Once we reached the terrain park, we found a perfect beginner feature to put our skills to work. To get used to the new feeling of sliding a box, the kids stood on the feature while I pulled them to the end. Once they felt comfortable, the kids mustered up some courage and began taking a little more speed into the box so they could jump on! I was extremely impressed with how quickly Riley, Mira, and Saarv learned to master their goals. They look great, and are real jib pros now!
"I Ride Park City" Freestyle Camps
This three day camp will allow you to learn new skills and use a private progression park. With a maximum of five campers per coach, whether you are hitting your first jump, airing out of the Eagle superpipe, mastering a 540, or just riding the mountain we will find a group that's right for you. Click here for additional information.
Park City Mountain Resort Celebrates 10 Years of Olympic Legacy-
When: Saturday, February 4, 2012 3:00 p.m. Where: Park City Mountain Resort – Base of First Time Lift
February 2012 marks the 10th Anniversary of the 2002Winter Olympic Games. Park City Mountain Resort invites past, present and future Olympians to a meet and greet members of the Resorts local youth Ski and Snowboard School programs.
The number of Olympians created out of the Park City Mountain Resort local programs is astonishing. The Resort looks forward to introducing the Olympic stars of yesterday and today with future Olympic champions.
Current and past athletes will meet and mingle with the local programs skiers and snowboarders and present them with a medal honoring their commitment to the sports of skiing and snowboarding.
Marty Spellman, 1/28 -
Started out the day on the soft groomers working on carving. I paired Olivia and Grace up to teach the class a few things about carving and helped guide their discussion and practice. Did one nastar race before lunch.
After lunch Chris W. and I joined our classes and gave the entire group the task of finding each adventure using treasure maps from the trail maps.
Ended class with a 15 minute intro to sliding boxes by using my ski to create something to slide on.
Ben Diamond, 1/21 -
POWDER, POWDER, POWDER. Last weekend January 21 the amp freestyle team at PCMR went and skied the first powder day of the year. We went from no snow to skiing the knee deep in 24 hours, what a blast the team had charging down keystone run the first day of opening Thaynes lift. While skiing mother load zone of lower keystone run the team found numerous natural jumps into soft powdery landings. Supper fun for trying some of those harder tricks that might be intimidating in the park.
Marty Spellman, 1/21 -
First powder day of the year for PCMR and A.M.P. ! Morning spent doing laps on Silverlode lift skiing black diamond runs in powder. Worked mainly on stance, trying to keep feet a little closer together to stay afloat instead of leaning back. Also worked on moving body forward into turns on steeper terrain and effectievly using our poles.
Ate lunch at Mid Mtn
Afternoon spent skiing more powder and doing laps on Thaynes chairlift.
Had a full class except for Olivia, new member to our group Zoe fits very well with the level we are skiing at and is socially engaged with the other members of the group.
Chris Wadsworth, 1/7 -
Saturday was the first full day of Amp of the season. It was a great day with our groups and we spent most of the morning skiing on steeper slopes getting used to the mountain and how everybody skiied. My group is an all female group so everybody became friends really fast and alot of the girls already knew each other from other programs and school. After lunch we spent the afternoon skiing on the lower halve of the mountain practicing skiing on one foot with Caitlins group before going up to blanche to ski the nastar course. It was a great first day of Amp and I am looking forwards to the next few months.
Zach Forsburg, 1/7 -
Today ended up being somewhat of a break through for one of my kids. Riley has been the tentative skier in the group not really wanting to push it and lagging behind. We started working on switch skiing and she didn't want anything to do with it. Finally after a little persuading she went for it and started skiing switch. Once she realized she was capable of that her all around performance improved and she was willing to push herself a little more, it was pretty sweet!
Alex Sundberg, 1/7 -
Great first weekend with the kids in the Amp Program even though the weather was not on our side. Have an awesome strong group of skiers ages 10-11. Got to get to know each one of them a little bit, what they are into, and how they each ski. The boys are all excited to be able to get into the park and go on the jumps in the next few weeks. The group worked on fore and aft balance by pressing on the front of there boots, and trying to jump. Then shifting their weight backwards using the same motion. This showed the kids how it felt to be out of balance. We also had some fun and tried skiing backwards or "switch". Everyone seemed to pick up on it very quick even though it is very awkward. I look forward to working with everyone this season and having fun. Pray for snow!
AMP 2011-2012 Schedule - (10 regular sessions plus placement day)
Meet at 9am across the trail from the kids corral.
December 17 (placement day only, meet at 12 noon)
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 25
March 3, 10, 17