Stratton Mountain Resort is hosting the first Ross Powers Boardercoss Camp Dec. 22-23, creating a chance to learn to ride with the pack from a leader in U.S. boardercross.
Powers is a two-time Olympic medalist and director of the Stratton Mountain School Snowboarding Program.
Powers and his coaches will work through every step of a boardercross race, from launching out of the starting gate to picking a clean line, campers will leave with a full understanding of how to best maneuver the boardercross course. "It feels really good to be back home at Stratton, teaching others on the mountain where I trained," Powers said.
"Boardercross is one of the most exciting events out there, it's just so hard to make strides as a competitor without the right training. I'm looking forward to bringing together some of the area's top competitors and coaches, to share everything we've learned with the next generation of boardercross riders."
The coaching roster includes Powers, Ben Jacobellis, a former World Cup boardercross competitor and the older brother who introduced Olympian Lindsey Jacobellis to snowboarding and the competition circuit, and Raschid Joyce, head coach of the Stratton Snowboard Competition Team. Lindsey will be home in Southern Vermont for the holidays and is planning to join in on the coaching.
The camp includes two full days of coaching, lunches, and a dinner and video session with Powers. The cost of the camp is $299; $199 for Stratton seasonal program participants. Lift tickets are a discounted $25 per day. Participants must be 10 years of age or older.
More information: 800-787-2886.