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Folgefonna Summer Camp

Petter Kristiansen

Just because the winter resorts close it doesn’t mean that all the fun for snowboarders is over.

Folgefonna Summer Camp is the place to be for any freestyle snowboarder or skier who cannot wait until the snow starts falling again. Celebrating its 15th year, the camp has turned more popular than ever. During the end of June, over 250 campers gather at the Folgefonna Summer Camp in Norway for quality snow park shredding.

Since 1994, Folgefonna Summer Camp has been curing snow park abstinence in the summer. The camp is open for all skiers and snowboarders who take joy in riding jumps and rails. It is located at the Folgefonn ski resort, on the west coast of Norway, about one and a half hour from Bergen. The camp site is beautifully situated at the lakeside valley Espeland, a mere 20 minute car ride from the resort. When campers are not shredding in the park, they can chill at the camp site, play the latest videogames, skate the mini ramps, try out their trampoline skills or take a bath in the nearby lake.

The President and founder of Folgefonna Summer Camp, Pål Bentsrud, explains how much work was required to set up this year’s park and camp:
This year, it has taken 14 hardworking park diggers to make the park up to the Folgefonna Summer Camp standard. All in all, over 30 people are working with the camp to make this an experience worth remembering for the campers.

The popular camp is split into two weekly sessions, where Camp 1 is on June 22-June 27 and Camp 2 runs from June 29-July 4.

The park, where the campers will spend most of their time, is designed to suit everyone from beginner to pro. Blue, red and black lines with jumps rails and boxes accommodate the needs of every freestyle snowboarder and skier.

As for icing on the cake, the weather forecast promises great weather during the camp, with clear blue skies and no rain in sight. Apart from that, the camp will have guest appearances from snowmobile freestyle riders, as well as professional snowboarders and skiers.


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