LOON MOUNTAIN HOSTS ANNUAL WOMEN’S DROPPIN’ IN SKI & SNOWBOARD CAMP
PRESENTED BY OAKLEY

Registration Opens January 15

Lincoln, NH, January 12, 2011: Loon Mountain’s annual Droppin’ In Camp for women, presented by Oakley, is scheduled for March 5-6, 2011.  The camp is designed for intermediate women skiers and riders, age 13 and up, who want to build their skills in the park, pipe and on groomed trails.  Formerly just for snowboarders, this year’s camp will also include skiing for the first time.

Threemembers of Oakley’s Global Pro team will be on hand to teach skiers and riders skills that helped them achieve their own success.  Pro riders Chanelle Sladics and Silvia Mittermuller will be coaching this year’s camp, along with pro skier Grete Eliassen. Droppin’ In is the first of four Oakley Progression Sessions that will be held at resortsacross the country. Oakley created the national series after partnering with Loon on last year’s successful Droppin’ In Camp.

“Droppin’ In is all about learning to ride freestyle in the park, the pipe and on the trails in a super fun, supportive and instructive atmosphere,” commented Mary Walsh, the camp’s head coach. “Whether you are learning your first Ollie or trying to perfect a 360, this camp will help you achieve those goals and give you the building blocks to continue progressing even after the weekend is over.”

The weekend begins with a yoga clinic to get participants in the perfect mindset and condition for landing their new tricks.  Then they’ll move to the Oakley ‘Goggle Bar,’ where campers will each custom build their own pair of goggles before they even take their first run. Vitamin Water will be providing the athletes with yoga mats and beverages throughout the weekend.

An exclusive private park will be set up by Loon’s accomplished park crew for Droppin’ In participants, so they will have the perfect setting for concentration and learning, without the distraction of the activity in the big park. Each day includes a video review, so the coaches and pro riders can provide more feedback to each participant and participants can really see their improvement.

“It was a really good experience being able to hike in the Droppin’ In Progression Park with the girls,” said Katie Chase, a participant of Droppin’ In last winter. “We got really comfortable on boxes and jumps and got to learn a lot of new tricks. I am definitely looking forward to Droppin’ In again, especially the one-on-one time with the coaches.”

In addition to the pro athlete guest coaches and the Goggle Bar, presenting sponsor Oakley will provide gift tote bags filled with a variety of items and gear which will come in handy during the weekend.

“Bringing 50 women together to snowboard/ski creates a unique dynamic energy. The amount of progression that occurs over the course of the weekend blows my mind every year,” commented Walsh. “Beyond learning new tricks, the women walk away with a new found confidence. Droppin’ In helps shift the way women look at snowboarding.”

The $229 Droppin’ In Camp package includes a 2-day lift ticket, 12 hours of on-hill coaching, two hours of video-review, lunch, snacks, an Oakley Women’s tote bag filled with gift items and gear and a dance party Saturday night in the Bunyan Room. Registration opens this Saturday, January 15 for the March camp, space is limited to 40 snowboarders and 10 skiers. Registration will be available on a first-come-first served basis and spots can be reserved bycalling (800) 229-LOON.