When you read all the different summer snowboard camp and summer ski camp websites they all sound amazing... and they are. Reading between the lines of hype are essential to get the camp experience you dream of. So we've created this page that strips everything down to the key elements of a camp. Accommodation, Coaching Ratio, Amount of Coaching and Park Maintenance. No hype, just facts. It makes it easier to see exactly what you are getting when you are trying to decide what camp to attend. It's dry stats but the details are very important in finding a camp that matches your expectations.
COST OF CAMP
Save digging, our Dig crew dug up prices for all the camps. Here are the costs for each camp's sessions.
|Camp||Cost Per 8 Day Session USD||Cost Per 8 Day Session CAD||Winner|
|Camp of Champions||$1510 USD||$2045 CAD||WINNER!|
|Momentum Ski Camp||$1769.86 USD||$2365 CAD|
|Windell's Ski Camp||$2299 USD||$3080 CAD|
|High Cascade Snowboard Camp||The Lodge $1899 USD||$2542 CAD|
|High Cascade Snowboard Camp||The Chalet $2199 USD||$2943 CAD|
|Camp Woodward||$1499 USD (7 days)||$2006 CAD|
The number of people in your space when you are trying to relax, or that are keeping you awake by snoring / talking when you want to sleep can be a big factor in your camp experience. Personality clashes are more likely to occur with more people in a room. The number of roommates also determines how much of your own stuff you go home with, including the sheer number of misunderstandings about who owns what. The more people you share a room with, the more difficult it is to keep your own possessions together, and separate from everyone else's similar looking stuff. Who's goggles are those anyway?
|Camp||Accomodation||Campers Per Unit||Winner|
|Camp of Champions||Whistler Peak Lodge - 4 Star Hotel||2||WINNER!|
|Momentum Ski Camp||Blackcomb Lodge - 3 Star Hotel||4|
|Windell's Ski Camp||Windell's own 1950's-era motel||8-12|
|High Cascade Snowboard Camp||The Lodge||12-24|
We're going to assume every camp's coaches are awesome. More than half of other camps coaching staff used to be COC campers so they must be. We'd love to hire every camper that goes pro but unfortunately we can't.
|Camp of Champions||One-on-One coaching in small groups of 6-8 with the same coach every day||Guest pro coaches not included in ratio||WINNER!|
|Momentum Ski Camp||One-on-One coaching in groups||Different coach every day|
|Windell's Ski Camp||Group Coaching|
|High Cascade Snowboard Camp||Group Coaching|
|Camp Woodward||Group Coaching|
Hours Of On Snow Coaching
This metric was created because every year we get so many campers from other camps that are blown away by how much more time they have on snow compared to other camps and also how much they learn at COC. Why? Because they are coached all day, every day, by the same coach. They had never received so much coaching before.
CAMP VALUE METRIC
We always assumed every camp coached all day and were on snow all day. We were wrong. It turns out COC is the only camp that rides ALL day. A lot of camps aren't up front with how much actual on snow coaching you get. You actually really have to dig deep to find it. They keep it pretty hidden how much on snow coaching time you actually get. We feel that the coaching on snow and how many hours of it you get a day is the main reason for choosing one camp over another. The cost per hour of your camp is the camp price divided by the total number of hours you are coached on snow. This metric shows defines value.
|Camp||Hours Per Day||Hours Per Session||Per Hour Camp Cost USD||Per Hour Camp Cost CAD||Winner|
|Camp of Champions||6.75||40.5||$38.27 USD||$51.22 CAD||WINNER!|
|Momentum Ski Camp||5.5||33||$53.63 USD||$71.78 CAD|
|Windell's Ski Camp||4||24||$91.62 USD||$122.65 CAD|
|High Cascade Snowboard Camp||4||24||$95.79 USD||$128.23 CAD|
|Woodward Camp||4||20||$74.95 USD||$100.35 CAD|
The metric for how often the park gets maintained is a huge factor in how great a park rides. Everyone claims "THE BEST PARK!" "THE BEST JUMP" but looking at the maintenance metric allows you to see how many days of your camp the park is groomed, how it's groomed, and by who, allowing you to decide for yourself who has "THE BEST PARK", "THE BEST JUMP!". Also important, is, for how much of the day are the features perfect and whether the park maintenance team is a volunteer crew or a professional staff. It makes a huge difference to the final product. Volunteers work to ride, doing as little as humanly possible, killing time till they can ride. Professionals work with pride as they are in the park to make the features perfect all day. They aren't in the park to work on their tricks. They are in the park to work on your features.
|Camp||Nightly Grooming||Dig Crew||Daily Maintenance||Winner|
|Camp of Champions||Every night by Arena Snowparks||Professional Paid Maintenance Team||Continuously all day||WINNER!|
|Momentum Ski Camp||Every third night by Whistler Blackcomb||Volunteer crew trading digging for riding||Mornings 7:30-10AM Afternoons from 2:30-3:00PM|
|Windell's Ski Camp||Snowcat on no set schedule||Volunteer crew trading digging for riding||On and off during the day|
|High Cascade Snowboard Camp||Snowcat on no set schedule||Volunteer crew trading digging for riding||On and off during the day|
|Woodward Camp||Snowcat on no set schedule||Volunteer crew trading digging for riding||On and off during the day|