News: U.S. Freeskiing Holds First Spring Training Camp At Mammoth Mountain

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Alex Schlopy hitting the airbag at Mammoth MountainAlex Schlopy hits a jump in to an airbag landing at U.S. Freeskiing spring training camp at Mammoth Mountain.

Mammoth Lakes, CA – Some of U.S. Freeskiing’s best athletes, like recently crowned AFP halfpipe World Champion Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) and AFP slopestyle World Champion Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) have descended upon Mammoth Mountain’s award winning Unbound Terrain Park for a weeklong intensive training camp. This is the first spring training camp since the inauguration of U.S. Freeskiing in December 2011. This unique opportunity consists of dryland training, one-on-one coaching and video review.

Mammoth’s Unbound Terrain Park and its ideal spring conditions have produced top-notch on snow training with jumps, their signature halfpipe and airbags for these elite team members. Not only are athletes learning new tricks in a relaxed environment, but consulting with their coaches looking to strategize for the upcoming 2012-’13 season.

“Team training camps are essential to athlete training not only for skills, but team building,” U.S. Freeskiing Head Coach Mike Jankowski said. “While they are on the same team, these athletes still compete against each other at events. This spring training camp is a great way to get together outside of competition to progress in a pressure free environment.”

Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO), Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) and Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) are some of the U.S. Freeskiing athletes that are in attendance. The camp opened May 4 and will run through May 14.

“After a long season of competition it’s so nice to be out here in Mammoth hitting perfect jumps,” Tom Wallisch said. “This season couldn’t have gone any better for me and I am stoked to have some chill training time just riding spring conditions and working on tricks. It’s the perfect set-up.”

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