Look out boys! It’s time for the girls to shine. Oakley’s Progression Sessions created by women and for women ages 15 and up, gives ladies the opportunity to progress in the sport of snowboarding and skiing in a two-day camp on the snow. With the help of Oakley’s top pro athletes and coaches, the female participants have insider tips and guidance on a private and custom terrain park created just for them. Notably, pro snowboarders such as three-peat X-Games gold medalist Jenny Jones, superpipe icon Gretchen Bleiler and film ski star Kristi Leskinen assist the participants in various features such as rails, boxes, pipe and jumps. Oakley’s Progression Sessions not only encourages improvement of freestyle skills for the intermediate rider, but also confidence and fun.
This awesome camp not only offers great experiences on the hill, but off the hill as well. Each morning, yoga and stretching sessions are provided for participants to loosen up and be ready to ride. Fun activities other than snowboarding include a custom Oakley goggle bar where OPS participants get to create and customize their own Oakley Elevate goggles. Delicious lunch meals are also given in between riding sessions.
Another perk of participating in Oakley Progression Sessions is a 2-
day lift ticket for those who want to explore other slopes and push their limits. Hook-ups with discounted lodging also save a long drive for participants.
Girl goin' big at Oakley Progression Session 2012 Mammoth Mountain | Photo: Kevin Westenbarger
To top off the fun and action-packed day, OPS riders can kick back and attend the Saturday Après party. Sweet gift bags and event jerseys are given out to participants to show appreciation for their dedication. Sunday’s awards ceremony recognizes the hard work and progression of the female riders.
OPS shares the stoke all around the U.S. and Canada. From California’s Mammoth Mountain Resort to Canada’s Mont Tremblant, OPS has various camp spots throughout the season. With a limited space of 40 snowboard participants and 10 ski participants, these fifty fortunate females can have the experience of a lifetime.
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