Olympic gold medalist Alex Bilodeau to coach moguls skiing camp at Whistler

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 29, 2010 6:21 am

Whistler (BC), Canada – Alexandre Bilodeau, the first Canadian to win an Olympic gold medal at home, will help coach ski camps at Whistler Blackcomb this summer.

Momentum Ski Camps will feature Bilodeau amongst its roster of coaches, many of whom began their professional ski careers as Momentum campers. “Every year we get to see that life cycle of the athlete up on the glacier,” says John Smart, Camp Director and two-time Olympian. “I have watched so many extremely talented kids train on the glacier, eventually become the next big superstar like Alex Bilodeau or X-Games champion Sarah Burke, and then come back to Momentum to coach that next batch of extremely talented kids.”

In addition to Bilodeau, Momentum’s coaching staff this summer will include Vincent Marquis, who placed fourth at the Olympic Games this year, as well as pro freeride skiers including Sarah Burke, TJ Schiller, Colby West, Peter Olenick, Mike Riddle and Justin Dorey.

“Our record and list of former campers who have gone on to become the new top skiers in the world is unmatched by any camp. Our formula is simple, we use the best skiers in the world to teach you,” says Smart. “The key to our, and to our campers’ success, is the coaches don’t just ride… they teach, motivate and inspire.”

Momentum’s camps begin June 18, with five sessions through to the end of July spanning seven to nine days each. Accommodating both recreational and competitive youth or adult campers, Momentum is geared exclusively for skiers and offers either moguls, freeride (terrain park skiing) or the hybrid option, which provides three days of coaching in each discipline.

Momentum Ski Camp includes lodging at Blackcomb Lodge in Whistler Village, airport transfers to Whistler, lift tickets and three meals a day, including a “dine-around” dinner program so campers can experience Whistler’s cuisine. Off-snow activities include pro-level trampoline sessions, access to water ramp training, as well as a host of other Whistler activities including access to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

For more information visit www.momentumcamps.com.