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ASC Freestyle Camp

16 Feb

So the start of this week kicked off the first freestyle camp on snow run by Aberdeen Snowsports Club. Many events have been run on snow but not a freestyle camp in this proportion. Neil Cameron came to me a while back now and told me what he wanted to do. I thought this was a fantastic opportunity for the kids and tried my hardest to promote(big it up) to the kids that it would be a benefit to. A lot of the Wednesday Rippers have amazing skills on the drymat but now it was time to take it to snow. Now not only did we have interest from the Aberdeen lot but some of the guys I coach with GPS were keen. In the end we had about 20 kids, skiers and boarders. Great turn out for the first camp run. So 20 Kids, with me(Andy Begg) and Chris Mahony as the coaches. Oh yes! now its time to show these kids how to shred.
So Day 1, left a little later but organising all those kids is a mission. Up to Glenshee, met some guys up there. Time to shred. Went up to the park to check it out. Boarders disappeared??!?! think they went up sunnyside(was ment to be good?!) So anyway, us skiers checked out the park. Twas good, soft snow, good features and low winds, and off and on sun. Went through the park hiking features, getting used to the features on snow and going over safety. Biggest safety point was “Watch out for punters, theres wads of them”. Finish a good days riding, getting used to snow for most. Time to go home. oops we were late, to many pee stops lol.
Day 2, well lets just say it was a wee bit breezy………. 4 runs which took the whole morning(lifts kept breaking) but the glenshee staff were on top of it as best as poss. Went home and some had a slide at the drymat with me and Chris.
Day 3, we had organised the day before to sort out an alternate and I’m glad we did cause the weather was apparently poor(super windy). So we hooked the kids up with and airbag sesh, pizza and a photo shoot. There was coaching on the airbag and on the kicker/tabletop, boxes were out and there’s the quarterpipe also. You could see, even with only a day and a half on snow, most of the kids were stepping it up. Backflips, frontflips, rodeos, corked spins were all getting thrown. My favourite was the 2 youngest rippers age 7 girls, Kirsty and Ramone, hitting the kicker for the first time and landing it.
It was a shame we couldn’t get on snow for the last day but I think the kids really enjoyed their last day. Pictures will be coming from the camp, some from the mountain and from the photo shoot at the dryslope.

I think the camp was a huge success even with the rubbish weather but hey that’s Scottish skiing ūüėÄ I think it’ll be bigger and better next year and i hope to be a part of it again.

Thanks
Andy Begg
Freestyle Ski Coach

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OWN IT 2011!!

5 Sep

Own It Is Back!!

Aberdeen Snowsports Centres’ Annual Freestyle Competition returns to the slope on Saturday¬†22nd October.¬† This competition never fails to delight and this year will form part of the Lowlander series ran by Snowsports Scotland meaning not only will there be some amazing prizes up for grabs but also some all important series points.

There will be more information to come but for now here’s a wee taster of the juniors battling it out at last years event.

 

Boards and Burgers, Skis and Sausages!!

5 Sep

If you are looking for a session to get your skiing or riding up to scratch for the fast approaching winter then head down to the Aberdeen Snowsports Centre for the Adult Improvers session.¬† There are top notch coaches on hand to give you hints and tips, if you just fancy a social session then join us in a burger or sausage!¬†¬†If you’ve never been down to the slope no worries we’re a friendly bunch, if you’ve been before then bring a freind!¬† Spread the word.

The session runs every Thursday 7-9pm and our Boards and Burgers, Skis and Sausages session will run on Thursday 6TH October and slope entry will get you a tasty treat.   Session price is £14 or £10 if you’re a student and includes your equipment hire.  (Minimum slope standard applies for this session, contact reception for more information).

Warren Miller’s Wintervention Offer

4 Nov

Once again this year Black Diamond are offering Aberdeen Snowsports Club Members and their friends a sweet offer to check out Warren Miller’s Wintervention at Cineworld.¬†

Members will receive ¬£2 off the ticket price making it just ¬£6 per ticket.¬† All you need to do is enter the code ASC2010 in the voucher code box once you have added tickets to cart. ¬†The offer is for the showing on Monday 15th November you can book your tickets online by clicking this link.¬†¬†We’d like to get as many members along to this as possible and make a night of it.¬† Buy your tickets now before they sell out and get ready to be stoked for¬†the arrival of winter.¬†

For more about the showing go to the  Warren Miller Wintervention homepage.