The Animal Snowcamp is hitting the slopes again in '09, but with global warming threatening our fun how do you get your time on the mountain safe in the knowledge that you have done your bit for the environment?
The Animal Snowcamp might just have the answer... sticking to the usual formula of a week riding with the Animal pro-team, pushing yourself on the mountain and sharpening up your skills on the snow, this year the camp is going green and being held at the luxury BoardnLodge EcoLodge in the French Alps. If you come by train you'll even get a 5% discount and maybe even a free beer!
Riding with the Animal pro-snowboard team will boost your technical skills, mountain craft and all-round riding ability whilst soaking up the awesome terrain of the Tarantaise region. From park to powder, campers will be pushing their riding each day on the mountain under the watchful eye of the Animal pro team - including the likes of half-pipe master Dom Harington, Olympic contender Kate Foster and freestyle geniuses Johno Verity & Sonia Shaw. Each week is hosted by two of the team who are a valuable resource of insider tips, advice on equipment or just helping out with mastering a new move.
Campers are being encouraged to travel to the camp on the snow train from St Pancras on the Friday night ready to join the camp's base in Bourg St Maurice bright and early on Saturday morning. Bourg St Maurice is base camp to high altitude resorts Les Arcs, St Foy, Val d'Isere and Tignes to name but a few, meaning the group will get to pick the best spots for the conditions each day.
By way reward of your good citizenship and to help beat the credit crunch the Animal Snowcamp is offering a 5% discount to all campers who go green and travel by train!! This year we're adding a little luxury to the mix at the BoardnLodge EcoLodge which offers a sauna so campers can alleviate any aches and pains at the end of a hard day riding. Add to this gourmet cooking, a minibus powered by restaurant waste oil and power from a green energy provider, and you've got the recipe for a good week maxing it up on the slopes and a guilt-free good time!!
The Animal Snowcamp costs £690 and includes lift pass, full board accommodation, all transfers, tuition & guiding - not to mention a FREE Animal goodie bag!! The camps are being held Saturday to Saturday 24th Jan - 31st Jan, 31st Jan - 7th Feb, then 14th Mar - 21st March and finally a mixed ski & snowboard week on 21st Mar - 28th March. To find out more visit animalsnowcamp.com or to book your place call + 44 (0)20 3239 8181/ email firstname.lastname@example.org.