Matt Finlayson

Matt Finlayson

Podium of Life training at Whistler

Sept. 19-21 camp features three days of ramping and tramping

Podium of Life Snow Sports Academy is holding a three-day water ramp training camp Sept. 19-21at Whistler.

Cost is $85 per day, which includes water ramp and coaching fees. The schedule is simple: tramping and ramping from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. It is recommended participants bring skis, helmet, water, snacks, towel, wetsuit, warm clothes, umbrella, sunscreen. (“Expect the unexpected with the weather,” says Shane Harle of Podium).

Skis are available but bringing personal skis is recommended. Life jackets and wetsuits are also available to use. But Harle suggests participants bring a wet suit that fits them. “It can be cold this time of year, so a full wetsuit is recommended. Check the weather forecast and bring appropriate stuff,” Harle advised.

Each athlete must be a registered member of BCFSA prior to using the water ramp facilities. Insurance can be arranged for $16 for a short time. (Some parents may want to give it a go for the same price as the kids). Payment must be received by Saturday, Sept. 6. An e-transfer is the easiest, but cheques work as well.

“Let me know if you need help with logistics like travel and accommodation, or if you can help out with travel and accommodation of other athletes,” Harle said. “Islanders may be taking the early ferry Friday morning. We may be able to work together and help each other out. Billeting can be arranged for $50 per night – food and accommodation.”

For more information, contact Harle at,, or 250-204-3141.

– Podium of Life Snow Sports Academy