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Water Ramp Camps

What do freestyle skiers do when there is no snow to ski on? We use WATER! There is no better way to work on your jumping skills than to come and soar on the water ramps! We also have 4 Olympic trampolines and a mini skateboard ramp to play on!

We will be hosting several Open Houses this coming summer for those curious about what our programs offer. Please stop by to jump on our trampolines and jump in the pool with or without skis! All participants will need a parent to sign a waiver when arriving. All participants should bring a bathing suit and towel. We have skis, boots and life jackets to borrow.

How to get to water ramps is at this page’s bottom.

Water Ramps & Programs Open House

June 29, 30, July 1, 13, 14
12 pm – 4 pm

Experience what water ramps are all about… for free! Come jump on the trampolines, try water ramping and enjoy a BBQ! Don’t forget your swimming suit!

Things to bring:

  • Lifejacket
  • Swimming Suit
  • Towel
  • Warm Athletic Clothes

Athletes can select the training days that work for their schedule this summer.

The Intro to Water Ramps is for newcomers and novice skiers still dialling in their skills at the facility. Athletes spend a ton of time dialling in their skills on the trampolines before heading to the water. The days are structured to allow athletes ample time to work on the progression to use the water ramps safely and successfully.

Our other camp offerings are Intermediate/Advanced Water Ramp Camps for athletes who have graduated from the Intro program. A Freestyle Whistler coach must sign off all athletes to attend or have prior water ramp experience. If you are unsure, please email [email protected]

Programs

***All participants must have a Freestyle Canada membership to participate in our programming***

Athletes can select a Limited Participation Membership that allows the participants up to 8 days of a specific program (Evening Trampoline, Summer Trampoline Camps, or Water Ramp Camps). Athletes who purchase the “Club Athlete” Membership have unlimited access to all our programs.

Please select “Whistler Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club” as your affiliate club.

Intro to Water Ramps & Trampoline Camps

We will be running Intro to Water Ramp days throughout July and August.

Designed for new athletes or novice users of the water ramp facility. All athletes must be 8+ and confident parallel skiers. Coaches will work with athletes on the fundamentals to ensure a great first experience. Athletes typically need 2 – 3 days in the Intro to Water Ramp Camps before progressing to our more advanced Ramp Programs.

Athletes will spend 1 – 2 hours warming up at the trampoline centre, followed by adventuring over to the water ramp jumps to get splashing!

Cost: $65/day

Dates:

Trampoline & Intro to Water Ramp
Camp # 1: July 5, 6, 7
Camp # 2: July 9, 10, 11, 12
Camp # 3: July 20, 21
Camp # 4: July 23, 24, 25, 26
Camp # 5: July 27, 28
Camp # 6: August 6, 7, 8, 9
Camp # 7: August 10, 11
Camp # 8: August 20, 21, 22, 23

Time:
Weekdays from 9 am – 4 pm
Weekends from 10 am – 4 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Water Ramp Camp

These camps use Jump 1 or the Intermediate/Advanced Jump of the water ramp facility. These camps are designed specifically for athletes in our Freestylerz, Girlstylerz and All Mountain Freestyle programs during the winter, new athletes who will be entering our club for the 2024/2025 Winter Season or athletes enrolled in other ski programs who want to refine their acrobatic skills for the winter.

Athletes are encouraged to have specific skill goals before arriving to help focus the session. Coaches will work with athletes on Jump 1 to develop their acrobatic skills to succeed this winter. Skills worked on are backflips, frontflips, on-axis 360, 540, 720, Cork 720/900, Rodeo 540/720, Misty 540/720.

Note: Athletes must have experience skiing on the water ramps before signing up for this camp. Please sign up for our Intro Days, as skiing on the artificial ski surface differs from snow.

Costs: $65/day

Dates:
Camp # 1: July 20, 21
Camp # 2: July 27, 28
Camp #3: August 3, 4
Camp #4: August 24, 25 

Time: 11 am – 3 pm

Girlstylerz Water Ramp Camps

Ready to have a blast with like-minded female athletes? These camps are wicked fun! Our coaches will have you progressing your skills on the trampolines and the ramps. These camps are open to female athletes new to ramps or seasoned veterans.

It is recommended for athletes to participate in more than one consecutive day to optimize progression.

All participants MUST be confident parallel skiers to be able to hit the water ramp jumps.

Costs: $65/day

Dates:
July 29, 30, 31
August 12, 13, 14

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Freestyle Canada Membership

All participants require a minimum Freestyle Canada and Freestyle BC “Club Athlete” membership to participate in programming. Please note that the 24/25 Membership is not yet available. All participants will be required to purchase it before the start of the program date. Athletes cannot participate in programs with it.

Please select “Whistler Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club” as your affiliate club.

Athletes can select a Limited Participation Membership that allows the participants up to 8 days of a specific program (Evening Trampoline, Summer Trampoline Camps, or Water Ramp Camps). Athletes who purchase the “Club Athlete” Membership have unlimited access to all our programs.

About Water Ramps

Ramps are an acrobatic training tool for athletes to practice their spins and flips into a pool before landing on snow for the first time. Our facility is located at Base 2 on Blackcomb Mountain. There are three jumps to choose from: Jump 4 is the beginner jump, Jump 1 is the “singles” jump (for single inverts), and Jump 2 is the “doubles” jump (for athletes going around twice in the air).

Things to bring to water ramps:

  • Skis
  • Boots
  • Helmet
  • Wetsuit
  • Lifejacket
  • Water bottle (No potable water on site)
  • Snacks/Food
  • Athletic clothing for warm-up and trampoline
  • Towel
  • Warm clothes for after ramps

Please pack out what you pack into ramps. Be Bear Aware.

How to get to water ramps:

– Drive to Whistler Blackcomb’s “Base 2” on Blackcomb Mountain
– Park in Lot 6 (ignore the no parking signs)
– Walk behind the lodge
– Walk on the road underneath the chair lift
– about 50m after the chair take the right fork in the road
– you will see the facility up the hill

We ask parents to please park in Lot 6 and walk-up. No Driving on Whistler Blackcomb Property.