WONDERFUL WOODWARD- A Completely Unique Experience

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Wyatt Cunningham writes, Frisco, Colorado390-2347Woodward, at Copper Mountain, is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited.

Frisco, Colorado390-2347Woodward, at Copper Mountain, is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. You can skateboard, freestyle ski, snowboard, and do gymnastics inside the big “barn” that houses the facility. The program is so unique that it is the only one like it in the world! There are three areas of focus at Woodward: fun, safety, and skills. The fun comes from the fact that you learn new tricks and practice them in foam pits inside the building before going out on the snow. Woodward has fire-resistant foam cubes, springboard floors, special trampolines, and professional coaches. I met with Bronze Medal winner Phoebe Mills. She was on the Olympic gymnastics team. She even demonstrated some of her moves! Shawn White and Seth Morrison have both been to Woodward to practice and perfect their tricks.Safety is paramount at Woodward. Each session begins with a safety talk, stretching and demonstrations of how to land safely in the foam pits. Your coach will help you develop both body awareness and air awareness so you can execute the tricks without getting injured. Once you have mastered the skills inside the barn, you can be cleared to go out to the snow- Winter or Summer. The ramps and kickers are covered with a new material called Snowflex, which does not damage your skis or snowboard. It is a plastic material with tiny spikes that helps you get ready for the snow outside. The trampolines are built into the ground and have bigger spaces between the fibers which allow more air to pass through and creates a higher bounce. Professional athletes can bounce 9 feet in the air. You should try this amazing experience at Copper Mountain. There are so many ways to experience this exciting opportunity: Terrain Park Camps, Half Pipe Camps, Woodward Park Rats, Ladies Day, or even private lessons. Everyone can feel the joy!!!