Copper Camp Update
For those participating in the Camp
November 12, 2012
The Wintergreen Winter Teams Camp at Copper Mountain just around the corner. This update will provide information on what to expect and some instruction on what we need from you. Copper just received 8” of new snow and more storms are forecasted over the next couple of weeks. The training lanes are open as November is a busy time at Copper. Things should be just right by the time we get there.
Attached is a packing list to help you when you start putting things together. Take a look and use this to make sure you have everything you will need.
If you are coming for the whole week you should think about bringing both SL and GS skis. We will focus on SL the first half of the Week an GS on the second half. That said the majority of the skiing is free skiing and drills so you can get away with either pair. If you have question about skis reply to this email.
Regardless if you are coming in on Saturday 12/1 or Wednesday 12/5, when you get to the Denver airport your contact will be coach Paul Given (434 960 9616). Give him a call when your plane lands and he will direct you to the meeting location. The Global Transport tour bus will depart for Copper Mountain at 1pm with everyone and all your stuff. If your Plane is not arriving before 12pm and/or you plan on arranging your own transport to Copper for whatever reason please reply to this email and let us know so we are not looking for you at the airport. Thank you
Lift Passes are different this year in that you will not receive a traditional lift pass every day. Instead you will receive a picture ID from Copper Mountain that will work as your lift pass. This means I need a picture from everyone going to the camp. Coaches, Parents and Athletes. Anyone who will ski needs to send me a picture so I can send them to Copper so our passes will be waiting for us. If you do not send me a picture there could be some delay in getting on the snow on the first day and that would not be good. So pull out your smart phone and take a picture with no hat, no sunglasses and with a neutral/light color background. Head, neck and shoulders only. Please tag the picture with your name and Birthdate 00/00/000 format. Email the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 4349892541.
Evening meals will be the traditional “cook in your condos” format for this year. The menu is kid friendly and includes things like Pizza, Taco/burrito, Spaghetti/lasagna, Hamburger/hot dogs etc. All meals will include vegetables, bread and such and we will supply you with everything you need to make this happen. As usually is the case we expect condos to join together for evening meal preparation and the coaches condos will have a store of food for extras as needed. There will be an open night on each side for those who wish to eat out. If you have any special requests for food items please let us know. There is a Safeway and Wal-Mart in Frisco 5 minutes away and we will be making runs to the store so that you can pick any extra items you want. Lunch will again be in the cafeteria with lunch coupons and Breakfast will be in the condos and we will supply you everything you need and your choice of cereals, eggs, fruits, breakfast meat, milk, juice etc.
The elevation at the base lodge at Copper is 9700 feet. At this elevation the Rocky Mountain High can turn into the Rocky mountain Headache or mild elevation sickness. While the majority of our campers have not had an issue we usually have one or two that show some symptoms and have taken a little longer to adjust. The best remedy is to proactively drink plenty of water several days before departure and while you are onsite to ensure proper Hydration. There is also a clinic within walking distance from our condo and they can help with other remedies to anyone who might need it.
Coaches at this year’s camp include, Chris Shepard, Robert Sandy, George Sandy, Leah Chaldares, Paul Given, Shaun Goodwin and Danny Murawinski.
If you take the time to email us your flight arrival times we will make a list and know when to expect you.
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Chris Shepard 434-989-254 email@example.com