Summer training for winter skiers

Podium of Life has water ramp camp Sept. 14-16 at Whistler

SKIERS CAN TRAIN on water ramps during the summer months.




With the summer Olympics just finishing, competing on the world stage is on the minds of many young athletes. And these athletes know that in order to be the best, they must train year round.

In the summer, skiers go to summer camps in Whistler and Mount Hood in Oregon where there is still snow. They also cross-train with other sports such as soccer and track and field. Freestyle skiers hone their jumping skills on the trampoline and by jumping into water.

Podium of Life Ski Academy is offering skiers the opportunity to train over the summer. Circuit training has been underway on a weekly basis to develop power, strength and agility.

Podium of Life has also set up a water ramp camp in Whistler on Sept. 14-16.

“This is a great opportunity for skiers to practise ski jumping in a safe environment,” a spokesperson said. “Novice skiers can learn to jump and twist and turn without risking a painful fall. More advanced skiers can practise more advanced tricks and get certified to perform these tricks next ski season.”

The water ramp camp is open to everyone. For more information and to register contact or view

– Podium of Life








Just Posted

MusicFest weekend in the Comox Valley ‘fantastic’

With clear skies and warm temperatures bathing the crowd at the Comox… Continue reading

Island Health announces addition of 38 beds for seniors care in the Comox Valley

17 beds at Comox Valley hospital; 21 beds at St. Joe’s

VIDEO: North Island Hospital heliport flight testing

Island Health, in conjunction with Helijet, tested the heliports Tuesday as part… Continue reading

Campfire ban coming into effect across West Coast

The Coastal Fire Centre says bans will begin on Wednesday

Change of command at HMCS Quadra

Lieutenant Colonel (Lt.-Col.) Allan Dengis assumed command of HMCS Quadra in a… Continue reading

Trudeau asks transport minister to tackle Greyhound’s western pullout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions in Greyhound Canada’s absence.

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018… Continue reading

Kitten OK after being rescued from underground pipe in B.C.

An adventurous feline has been rescued after getting trapped in an underground pipe in Kamloops, B.C.

A day after back-tracking, Trump defends summit performance

Amid bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, Trump at first sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error Tuesday.

Thai soccer players rescued from cave meet the media

Members of the Thai youth soccer team who were trapped in a cave have left the hospital where they have been treated since their rescue.

Elon Musk apologizes for calling cave rescue diver a ‘pedo’

Musk called a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile to his 22.3 million Twitter followers on July 15.

Trudeau shuffles familiar faces, adds new ones to expanded cabinet

Justin Trudeau shuffles his front bench Wednesday to install the roster of ministers that will be entrusted with leading the Liberal team into next year’s election.

Special forces unit to monitor Hells Angels ride on Vancouver Island

Enforcement unit says motorcycle club to hold 35th anniversary ride in Nanaimo

Hub for mental health and addictions treatment opens at B.C. hospital

St. Paul’s Hospital HUB is an acute medical unit that includes 10 patient beds

Most Read