Another shred season is over and JumpCamp has one more for the books. With a strange start to the season Forbidden Plateau’s snowpack was looking pretty thin until mother nature came through mid January with a large dump of snow.
“It was a whacky year for weather,” said coach Patrick Kitto. “We would be in a snow storm one day and then blazing hot sun the next day.”
JumpCamp is a snowboard camp on the birthplace of Vancouver Island shredding; Forbidden Plateau. The camp is for snowboarders of all ages and abilities who want to progress their skills, especially in the park and backcountry. Ideal for jumping, freeriding and learning new tricks, Forbidden Plateau has been the ultimate location for JumpCamp with its rolling hills and natural terrain.
“All our campers love Forbidden and really push the pace during JumpCamp sessions. It’s always amazing to see them progress and improve their skills.” added coach Kitto.
This year JumpCamp also had the pleasure of being part of the Winter Bites Festival in downtown Courtenay. “That was a lot of fun,” said coach Bubba Muldoe. “We were launching big airs with live music, fire pits, an outdoor ice rink, petting zoo and rad food vendors all around. Thanks to everyone at Discover Comox Valley for all the loads of snow.”
Still going strong after over a decade, JumpCamp would like to give a big thanks to all the campers over the years, coaches and especially the local sponsors; Onethirtythree, RK Designs, Thrifty Foods, Yummies & Gyros, Boardwalk, Comox Valley Boxing Club, Play’N’Trade and EpicBoardSkins for their continued support over the years. “These guys are very important to the success of JumpCamp,” coach Kitto added. “Support companies that support snowboarding.”
If you want to sharpen your freestyle snowboard skills on a personal one-on-one level, keep up-to-date on the sport, culture and lifestyle of modern snowboarding go to JumpCamp.com.