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Valemount Gravity Camp

 

Valemount Gravity Camp

June 8 @ 10:00 am - June 9 @ 4:00 pm

Free – $472.50

Ready to take your riding to the next level and unleash the full potential of your mountain biking skills? If so, our 7th annual Valemount Skills Weekend for 2024 is the event you’ve been waiting for! Nestled in the heart of one of BC’s most exciting trail networks, Valemount promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you coming back for more.

For 2024, we’ve revamped our format into an action-packed 2-day camp with a private shuttle arranged so we can maximize our time on the trails. Master a toolkit of downhill skills as we progress through the bike park’s fantastic features. Mornings are dedicated to honing key fundamentals, focusing on body positioning, timing, and line choices, all designed to boost your confidence for tackling exciting in-trail maneuvers like bermed corners, drops, and tabletop jumps.

The remainder of each day is all about applying what you’ve learned as you flow through Valemount’s flowy and technical trails. And the best part? We’ve got private shuttles ready to whisk you to the top, so you can enjoy more downhill action without the uphill grind or waiting in shuttle lines.

This camp is tailor-made for intermediate to advanced riders seeking to improve their downhill skills, whether you’re new to jumps and drops or simply looking to finesse your technique. Our Level 2 coaches ensure that you benefit from small group focus, guaranteeing plenty of personalized instruction to help you reach your goals.

Max 20 participants. 1:5 ratio.

Skill & Fitness Level:

Skill Level: I-A (Int to Adv) Fitness Level 3+ *Unsure if this is the right clinic for you? Please email us with questions.

Price & Payment:

$450+ gst

*Payments by credit card incur an extra 2.9% fee, Etransfer payments have no fees.  Send Etransfer payments to info@sweetskills.ca

*Lunch and accommodations are not included. 

Saturday June 8: 10am-4pm

Sunday June 9: 9am-2pm

  • More Details

    Learn how the awesome bike park of Valemount came to be! Click Here

    MEET UP LOCATION:

    Valemount Bike Park parking lot on 5 Mile road. Meet at the picnic table under the trees across from the parking lot. Meet up spot and reminder details on what to bring will be sent out at least 1 week in advance by email.

    GROUPS:

    Participants will be grouped together by their ability level in cases where we are more than 1 coach.  The questionnaire that you fill out during registration will guide us on where to place you. Please sign up for the appropriate clinic for your ability and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We do our best to match similar levels together, but given the nature of the sport there will always be some differences in ability and fitness levels within every group.  These differences can offer a great opportunity to peer learn – the most advanced rider can always benefit from ‘slowing down and getting back to basics’ and a less experienced rider can progress from riding with more advanced riders in a supportive environment.

    GEAR NEEDED:

    Bike: All-mountain or enduro in good working order with 150mm+ of travel (downhill bikes are suitable as well).  Protective Gear/Attire: The following is mandatory for this clinic; Full face helmet, knee pads, and full finger gloves.  Elbow pads, and other protective gear not listed above are recommended but optional.  We highly recommend dressing in appropriate bike clothes for the weather that day, and packing/wearing extra layers just in case.  Participants must also also have a multi-tool to repair anything on their bike as well as tube, tire levers and pump.  *Please ride in shoes/compatible pedals that you normally ride in – this is not the time to be learning a new system. For example learning to ride clipped in or vice versa. Food/Water: Please pack a lunch, lots of snacks and enough water to sustain you through 6 hours on your bike.

    SHUTTLES:

    To maximize our learning/riding time we will use Peak Shuttles when available (hopefully for 2-3 laps).  In the event that the line ups are long or we miss a pick up time we go to plan B which is to self-shuttle. The registration form includes a question asking if you have a suitable vehicle for shuttling and if you would be willing to use it.  The road only takes about 5-10 mins to get up / down and is in fairly good driving condition. *Please bring $15-20 cash (or credit card) to cover shuttle fees with Peak Shuttles. 

    VARDA MEMBERSHIP:

    Sweet Skills donates $5 from every registration to the local trail association!  But we highly recommend becoming a Valemount Bike Park member if you can!  This is hands down the best way to support the trails, as your membership goes directly to trail maintenance, bike park planning and creating more awesome trails for everyone to ride! Learn more about becoming a member HERE

    WAIVERS:

    Each guest will be required to sign a Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement at time of registration, prior to start of trip. Click here to view and fill in the online waiver at time of booking.  Only one waiver per season needs to be filled out (if you’re doing more than 1 event with us). Participants are required to inform Sweet Skills of any allergies, medical conditions or injuries that might affect their riding or health and any medications taken.

    AGE:

    Minimum required age is 18 for our camps and clinics. Requests can be made on a case-by-case basis. It’s recommended for youth between the ages of 14 and 18 to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Guest Cancellation

    Outside of 30 days: Payments made for any lesson outside of 30 days before the start date of your booking will be refunded less $50. Or transfer 100% of the balance to another clinic during the current season. After which time it is non refundable. Please note any credit card processing fees are non-refundable.

    Within 29-15 days: Payments made for any lesson cancelled between 29-15 days of the start date of your booking will be refunded less 50% of the total fees paid. Or transfer the of balance less $25 fee to another clinic during the current season. After which time it is non refundable.

    Within 14-0 days: Payments made for any lesson cancelled within 14 days of the start date of your lesson are non-refundable and no credit is available for future lessons. If Sweet Skills is able to fill your spot you will receive a refund less 50% of fees paid or a 75% credit towards another clinic within the current season. After which time it is non refundable.

    *Please note any credit card processing fees are non-refundable.

    Trip Cancellation Insurance

    Our guest cancellation policy is firm and we recommend you purchase a trip interruption/cancellation

    insurance policy to avoid disappointment should you need to cancel your trip last minute. Travel insurance can be purchased through World Nomads, or your travel agent. Ensure your travel insurance covers you and your equipment and that your current health insurance covers the unforeseen like medical flights and back-country emergency rescue.

    Sweet Skills Cancellation

    Sweet Skills reserves the right to cancel or adjust a reservation at any time due to minimum participation requirements not being met, or any other circumstance that arises. Should Sweet Skills need to cancel or reschedule your reservation you will be offered 100% credit toreschedule for another date, or option of a full refund.

    Cancellations due to a 3rd Party/Unforeseen Circumstances:

    Should your booking need to be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances beyond our control, including

    (but not limited to): border closures, cancellations of any sort from Lodges or other 3rd party operators, government-initiated shutdowns due to a pandemic or wildfire, extreme weather which is deemed by Sweet Skills to be a safety issue. Sweet Skills may offer you a 100% credit to reschedule for another date, or give you the option of a full refund minus 10% of the deposit paid.

    Should any necessary changes affect your pre and/or post-tour travel plans, Sweet Skills will not be responsible for additional expenses incurred by guests (non-refundable airline tickets, rental cars, hotel reservations, etc.) Again, we recommend you have purchased your own trip insurance policy.

    ITINERARY CHANGES & Weather:

    Every attempt will be made to adhere to our scheduled itinerary, we do not plan to make changes ahead of time. However, participants acknowledge and willingly accept the possibility of unexpected changes to our route, timings and itinerary. Safety issues, weather and/or any extenuating circumstances beyond our control may contribute to this possibility. Should these changes affect your pre and/or post-tour travel plans, Sweet Skills will not be responsible for additional expenses incurred by guests (non-refundable airline tickets, rental cars, hotel reservations, etc.). No refunds will be given for itinerary changes. We ride rain or shine! Riding in the mountains means we can encounter variable weather at any time and participants must be prepared for this. Weather can also change very last minute, therefore we do not cancel trips with forecasted rain or smoke unless our accommodation and transportation partners are shut down.

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Valemount Gravity Clinic - New Jumpers
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Valemount Gravity Clinic - Experienced Jumpers
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Details

Start:
June 8 @ 10:00 am
End:
June 9 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $472.50
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Venue

Valemount Bike Park
HIllside Rd.
Valemount, BC
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Organizer

Sylvie Allen