Woodward at Copper Mountain? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
FishyFred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: D.C.
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Woodward at Copper Mountain?

I spent a week at Copper Mountain last month -- short review: I had a great time -- and I think I want to go back soon. I'm curious if anyone has experience with Woodward at Copper.

I'm particularly interested in finding out at what point I would get the most out of it. Is it for all ages and all skill ranges? I've only been snowboarding for a couple of years (with a long history of skiing before that) and I know I want to learn how to get air and do tricks, but I was thinking I should get comfortable riding switch before I actually commit to something like this.

Also, any recommendations for similar programs at other mountains are appreciated.
FishyFred is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 01:14 AM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 11,672
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Are you looking to do the day camp, the summer camp, or a private coaching session? I worked for them last summer and I'm good friends with most of the staff.

Angry Snowboarder Because someone has to call it how they see it!
BurtonAvenger is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 01:19 AM
Veteran Member
 
linvillegorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Evergreen, CO
Posts: 8,635
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 88 Post(s)
I think I may spend some time up there this summer myself. My park riding blows. It'd be nice to be able to practice some stuff without mashing myself up.
linvillegorge is offline  
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
FishyFred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: D.C.
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Probably the winter day camp, but I'm curious about the age range. I'll be 24 next year and I'm afraid I'll end up in a group of teens (even if they are much more experienced riders than me).
FishyFred is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 01:37 AM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 11,672
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
You might want to call the front desk and see what they have going on for day camps. Sometimes it's 2 people sometimes it's 6 people in it but it's based on skill level not age. Don't let kids freak you out I'm almost 30 and ride with a bunch of 20 year olds that slay it.

Angry Snowboarder Because someone has to call it how they see it!
BurtonAvenger is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 01:47 AM
Veteran Member
 
linvillegorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Evergreen, CO
Posts: 8,635
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 88 Post(s)
Hell, I've taken some laps with that Chris Corning kid that's like 10 and sponsored by NS. That little fucker puts me to shame.
linvillegorge is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
FishyFred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: D.C.
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Do you think it's better to get the basics like pops and ollies down and then go for coaching? Or is it easier to learn the basics in a controlled environment and then play around with them on your own?
FishyFred is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 09:59 AM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 11,672
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Well are you going to learn it on your own or not. Sometimes you need someone riding your ass to get shit done.

Angry Snowboarder Because someone has to call it how they see it!
BurtonAvenger is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 05:45 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
West Baden Iron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: West Baden Springs, IN
Posts: 341
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
Well are you going to learn it on your own or not. Sometimes you need someone riding your ass to get shit done.
Thought I'd resurrect an old thread here. I'm considering doing a Freestyle Lesson at Woodward while out there in February.

From you guys that have done this or taught like BA, would this benefit a guy like me who is just learning park? I'm an intermediate 40yo rider but I'm really just looking to get a little coaching and confidence on features. I have no desire to hit huge jumps or back flips off the rails. Just get a little better on small features and be confident doing bs and fs boardslides, presses, etc.

I guess what I'm asking is would it be waste of time for someone at my skill level or would I most likely progress from a day of coaching? I'm not sure if I can learn it on my own without getting pushed past the fear by someone.

Thanks,

Jason
West Baden Iron is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 05:47 PM
Veteran Member
 
linvillegorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Evergreen, CO
Posts: 8,635
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 88 Post(s)
I don't think getting qualified coaching is ever going to hurt.

"People say that marijuana smoking is going to get in the way of my career. I say to them that on the contrary, my fighting career is getting in the way of my marijuana smoking." -Nick Diaz
linvillegorge is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome