A youth snowboard camp comes to The Summit at Snoqualmie Feb. 26-27. The So-Gnar Mighty Midwest Snowboard Camp Tour expands this year to include one stop in the Pacific Northwest to allow youth a chance at education from pros.
The So-Gnar camps have toured most of the 12 locations this winter, including Japan. The pros work with young snowboarders to learn progressions for safe park riding.
The So-Gnar Mighty Midwest Snowboard Camp Tour launched five years ago, the brainchild of pro-snowboarder and Midwest native, Pat Milbery. His original goal was to make traditional, expensive, and far away snowboard camps available to local Minnesota kids who didn't have the financial means or resources to attend. This year, the tour expands outside the Midwest to include camps on the West Coast. He hopes to grow the tour to many locations across the globe.
The tour is bringing along four new custom-made jib features this year. The new features include a So-Gnar bonk, a Skullcandy pipe, and Zumiez couch, and a huge Capix helmet. Those in the camps will get to try out the custom jibs.
The camp builds in at least 5-6 hours of coaching each day. The weekend ends with a jib session judged by the coaches. Awards will be given out.
The camp costs $150 for Snoqualmie Summit season passholders. Non-passholders can register for the camp for $210, which includes two days of lift tickets. All camp participants will get swag from sponsors.
Here's video of a 2010 So-Gnar Tour stop in the Rockies.