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“Winter Camp Day”
Review of Woodward at Copper

Woodward at Copper
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Owner description: Woodward Copper is designed as an action sports training ground! All Woodward camps strive to provide the absolute best facilities in the world, which attract campers and the top pros from around the globe each and every summer and winter. Add to that the best staff, radical training ideas, and an intensive training program and you have an experience unmatched anywhere in the world, which serves as a catalyst to make you better at your sport!
Calgary, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Winter Camp Day”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

Being a more mature snowboarder I found the centre to be welcoming, professional and patient. The experience was excellent as the facility provided a safe environment that gave me back the confidence I keep loosing whenever I hit the Snow Park.
I regret going to the centre on my first day in resort as the morning session took a lot out of me.
For tips: Do the one hit wonder session first; Take plenty of water; the centre is 12,000 ft above sea level so the air is thin, climbing out of the foam pits is the hardest part of the day and I'm told everyone slides down on their backside at the first attempt at the big snow-flex jump.

Visited February 2012
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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“Great for the kids!”
Reviewed January 21, 2012

My kids absolutely love this place! There's a lot to do for kids of different ages.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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3 reviews
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“Don't loose a day on the slopes for this camp!!!!”
Reviewed January 3, 2012

Our 4 kids took the day camp they offer, which included a sandwich for lunch, the morning at the barn and the afternoon at the park. The morning went really slow with all the kids doing the same thing and having to wait in line for your turn, instead of breaking them down into groups. For lunch, they didn't order enough sandwiches for everybody, so my daughter had to share hers with the instructor. And in the afternoon they "practiced" at the park, only they didn't have much to practice, since they didn't really learn anything new at the camp.

Visited January 2012
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Breckenridge, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
2 reviews
“Woodward at Copper - Halfpipe, Aerials, Rails, and Terrain Park Training”
Reviewed October 20, 2010

Have you seen those free skiers and riders in the halfpipe and on the terrain park going big and sticking sick moves? Do you want to drop in and show your stuff but don't want to look like a fool, or worse, look like a fool and suffer a season-ending injury?

You need to practice where the only consequence of missing a trick is that you have to climb back up and try it again. Does this place really exist? Yes, this place is Woodward at Copper . At Woodward at Copper, you can practice your tricks in a safer, more controlled, and supportive environment.

Start in the trampoline zone with spotters. Harnesses are available for practicing more advanced stunts. (See photo)

You can launch from some of the trampolines into a deep pit of foam cubes. When landing in the middle of a large foam pit, the staff will swing you a rope. You can pull yourself out and “Tarzan” to the side. (See photo)

Special foam snowboards can be used on the trampolines to get used to the feeling of being strapped to a board while performing your tricks. Once you have mastered the tricks with foam snowboards, you can move up to actual snowboards that have had the edges removed for safety to the trampoline as well as to the guest. (See photo)

After practicing on the trampolines, you are ready to move to the jumps and rails. These indoor practice hills are covered with Snowflex®, an artificial snow surface. It simulates the feel of snow, but it isn't as deep, so edging and turning will be a little different. The staff will give you time to get the feel of Snowflex® before attempting your tricks.

Woodward at Copper has a series of jumps and rails at the facility. The large jump features a set of three kickers and a 42-degree incline on the approach. (See photos)

The rail line consists of a box, an interchangeable rail, and a quarter pipe with a log stall feature at the top.

Cameras are trained on the jump features with a 30-second delay, giving each guest time to climb out of the foam pit and analyze their technique.

The facility also includes areas for skateboarding and BMX - there is a huge 6 ft to 8 ft bowl, a 4 ft mini-ramp, a 2 ft micro-mini ramp, a 1600 sq ft street course, as well as a 5 ft skatelite drop into the foam pit. (See photo)

This is not your normal ski school. You do not have to be a professional athlete to participate in Woodward at Copper, however, you do need to have at least an intermediate level of ski or snowboard experience. Whether you are a terrain park newbie, a professional athlete, an adventurous parent, or part of a corporate team building group, the environment is 100% supportive. Everyone is here to learn and a learning environment is characterized by spills and thrills. Terrain park newbies brush elbows with professional-level athletes. What a great place to pick up a few pointers for beginning terrain park enthusiasts.

Many professional athletes and teams have come through Woodward at Copper. There is a wall of fame with signatures of several world-class competitors, such as Olympic medalist Gretchen Bleiler. (See photo)

The staff at Woodward at Copper is comprised of up-and-coming and top-notch professional athletes. Safety is stressed throughout. An introductory training session (the One Hit Wonder Session) is required of those wishing to come in for Drop-In sessions. Each feature is attended by staff. The staff will control traffic so that the pits are clear before the next participant is cleared to go.

Some of the options for training at Woodward at Copper for the 2010/2011 season include:

Barn Camp Day - For $109.99, enjoy a fully coached day-long session to perfect old tricks and try new ones on the trampolines, the spring floor, in the foam pits, and on the Snowflex®.
One Hit Wonder – $59.99 buys a 1 hour 45 minute introductory session to learn how to use all of the features in the Barn. This is a fully-coached session and it is required of anyone wishing to partake in the Drop-In sessions.
Drop-In Sessions - $29.99 per session or $119.99 for 5 sessions. These are 1 hour and 45 minute sessions where the participant can use the Barn to work on individual skills. Designated coaches are not provided for these sessions, however each feature is attended by the staff.
Private Lessons – A one-hour private lesson is $59.99 and $99.99 for a two-hour private lesson. Group lessons are also available for up to six people, the first pays full price and each additional person is 50% off.
Skate/BMX Sessions - $9.99/day or $99.99 for a season pass.
Holiday Camps – There are two 5-day holiday camps scheduled for this season. The first has a pipe focus and is December 19th – 23rd. The second has a terrain park focus and is December 26th – 30th. Both offer an overnight option or a day camp option.

Woodward at Copper is open to anyone 8 years old and up who are comfortable on intermediate terrain and above. Exceptions can be made if you have a little ripper – please inquire with management. Guests are required to bring their own ski or snowboard equipment including a helmet. Wear gym clothing (no jeans allowed on the trampolines). Long pants, long sleeves, and gloves are preferred, as the Snowflex® is a bit prickly. Lockers are provided to store your things. You don't want your phone or iPod falling out in the foam pits.

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