As each winter season comes to a close we find ourselves looking for the next best activity to fill the coming months. Fortunately, there are several places around the western states that allow us to continue sliding around on the snow with our friends. Summer ski and snowboard camps have always been a big part of Saga. Both for our team riders and our fans. We started summer 16 at Woodward Copper with McRae Williams.
The Woodward Copper facilities are incredible. The Pipeline Terrain Park features a medium sized 3 jump line, small 2 jump line and 5 to 10 rail features of all sizes. Additionally, below where the super pipe is built in the winter there is the Big Island Terrain Park with even more rails that can be ridden by campers during the week and open to the public on weekends.
The Woodward Tahoe park is located directly at the base of the mountain. After breakfast in the lodge you walk directly to the chairlift that takes you to the top of the trail half a dozen rail features, 3 jumps, a quarter-pipe and an airbag. After hot lapping all morning we come off-hill for lunch and have the option of going back up to ride more in the afternoon or check all the fun activities in the Bunker or around campus. If you start to get too hot from running around and playing there is a pond with a slip-n-slide and blob. You really can’t beat accesibility and ease of use at Woodward Tahoe.
After completing the first half of our summer camp adventures it was time to head north to our old stomping grounds, Windells Camp. Having started Saga at Windells and working there for several years this camp holds a very special place in our hearts. Windells is our favorite place to travel to in the summer. The amount of terrain you are able to ride in the summer and off-hill adventures are unmatched.
We showed up to Windells just after the 4th of July to kick off session 3 with take-over pros Steve Stepp and Jake Doan. This summer Windells made the transition to having a ski only park lane. This move allowed the staff and campers to come together and strengthen the community.
Another One! P: Aiden Ulrich (@aidsden)
A big thank you goes out to all the staff members at Woodward Copper, Tahoe and Windells for having us this summer. You helped make this summer one of the best yet! Use the code SUMMERCAMP at preorder.sagaouterwear.com and save an additional 15% off any pre-order for the month of August.