Oakley’s women-specific shred camp is back for another season

It’s time for another winter of ladies getting together and enjoying some quality shred time together. The Oakley Progression Sessions have returned for 2012 and that means that girls all over who live for snowboarding and skiing can get coached by the pros, spend a weekend at a top-notch resort, and progress with an awesome group of female peers.

It’s no secret that many girls get intimidated on the mountain — especially when they have guys charging ahead of them and can think of nothing worse than bailing in front of a crowd, causing another rider to fall on top of them, or simply looking like they don’t know what they’re doing in general.

The Oakley Progression Sessions are a perfect place for girls to get comfortable hitting features, charge at their own pace, and receive feedback from top riders to help them improve. It seems like an easy decision. It’s time to register ladies. Read the full press release below and watch preview video or go ahead and sign up HERE.

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Dec. 1, 2011 – Oakley is pleased to announce the return of the Oakley Progression Session series – two-day ski and snowboard camps for women looking to hone their skills on the mountain. With four camps located throughout North America slotted for 2012, including a new stop in Canada, each will be led by professional coaches and Oakley athletes who are ready to share the lowdown on how to ride like they do. The four camps will take place at top resorts during the months of February and March 2012, and range in price from $189 to $300 depending on the location.

“We had an overwhelming response to the 2011 Oakley Progression Session series,” said Oakley Women’s Brand Manager Jenny Earnshaw. “The positive energy and progression of skill that emerged at each event not only affected the campers, but also Oakley athletes and staff. From watching girls ride in trash bags in the freezing rain at Loon until the lifts closed, to not one no-show during blizzard conditions at Northstar, to having girls road trip from New Hampshire to Colorado to attend a second session, we knew we had something special. Each and every girl that attended the camps absolutely killed it, taking their skills to the next level, and having a blast at the same time. Oakley, along with its partners, is very excited to bring this experience back with the 2012 Oakley Progression Session series.”

The Oakley Progression Sessions will kick off at Le Massif de Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, Feb. 18-19 with Marie-France Roy, Kaya Turski, Kim Lamarre and Dom Vallee coaching the event. The second stop will hit Copper Mountain, Colorado, March 3-4 with coaches Jenny Jones and Kristi Leskinen. Near Oakley’s home base in California, the third stop will take place at Mammoth Mountain, Calif., March 17-18 with Marie-France Roy, Grete Eliassen and Maddy Schaffrick. Finally, the mountain on the east coast that started it all with their “Droppin In” camp will get a piece of the action March 24-25 at Loon Mountain, NH with Gretchen Bleiler, Ellery Hollingsworth, Silvia Mittemuller, and Kristi Leskinen.

The one-on-one instruction and all-female environment ensure a relaxed and unintimidating way to try new skills, tricks, jumps and rails specifically suited to each “camper.” In addition to on-snow professional instruction, each Progression Session package will also include two day lift tickets, lunch on both days, morning yoga and stretching, an array of Oakley goggles and products to try, event tee, gift bag, discounted lodging (at participating resorts), Saturday aprÃÃÃ'¨s party and Sunday awards ceremony. In addition, at the Copper Mountain stop, Oakley has teamed up with Woodward Training Facilities to include 3 Woodward sessions with the camp.
To learn more or sign up, visit oakleyprogressionsessions.com. Visit oakley.com to learn more about the company’s pro female athletes, sport performance innovations and lifestyle products for women.

Special thanks to Oakley’s partners Le Massif, Copper Mountain, Mammoth Mountain and Loon Mountain and sponsors Muscle Milk, Zico, K2 and Unite.