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For anyone wondering who’ll be coaching with me this year, we’ve teamed up with a brand new snowboard school in Morzine, REAL Snowboarding. A lot of you will have met Barry before, he’s helped us in previous years, this is his business with his friend Dave, launching this winter.
Anyone not familiar with Barry yet, take it from me, he’s great, he’s a brilliant coach and more importantly knows what makes OurCamp a unique experience, he’s a great addition to the crew.

See you all in January, there are still places left so write and book your spot!
REAL Snowboarding on Facebook



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Life After Snowboarding


Many of us in days gone by wished for the life of a professional skier or snowboarder. Waking up everyday to go and hike the latest line with some friends and a camera man, honing our latest tricks in the park in the afternoon and then enjoying a few aprés ski beers ready to do it all again the following day.

Ok, so the closest most of us have ever been to that is working in a chalet or bar and hitting the mountain at every opportunity, the only beers we enjoyed were on those nights our bodies weren’t crying for bed by 9pm. I may be understating the training required, traveling needed and constant drive to be the best that the pro-riders endure. Unfortunately there aren’t too many of us that can match Travis Rice or Candide Thovex.

The one thing that we do all forget is what a professional snowboarder or skier do once they hang up their boots. There are few whose efforts to support their dreams turn into their next career. So Graham Bell and Ed Leigh may keep us entertained whilst watching BBC snowsports but there are not many who have been brave enough to start a business based on our own interests and succeeded. Queue Gilly Seagrave.

For those who know Gilly she is a perfectionist. She has been around the British scene for some time and still gets cracking pictures for her sponsors, coaches budding young riders with Our Camp and her boutique clothes brand EKA is taking off.

EKA is Gilly’s new passion and pride and started off as a way of financing snowboarding by making beanies for her friends. Thanks to her partner Nils, who convinced her she could do much more than sell a few hats in Morzine, EKAwear was born and the brand already has a fantastic selection of boutique clothing. The items look just at home in the streets of Morzine or Courchevel as they do on Oxford Street or the Kings Road.

The collections produced by EKA are fantastic accessories that not only look stunning but are ecologically friendly and ethically produced. With more and more brands taking this approach the winter sports scene is trying to preserve the mountains in their own way. Patagonia work tirelessly on their carbon footprint in both production and distribution, and brands like Volcom and Quicksilver offer ranges using recycled or sustainable materials.

When was the last time you watched the Winter X-games or Olympics and the podium was full of over 35s? Next time you hit the slopes and are watching kids inverted in the park, dropping huge cliffs or race training just wonder to yourself what will they do when it’s all over. Like with most sports there are limited opportunities once the sponsorship deals run out so it’s great to see stick actively contributing to the snowsports community in different ways.

Written by Stephen Adam

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Here’s some coverage we got today, thanks Anna : )

Our Camps are exclusive to Ride and Slide Luxury Chalets for 2010 and are set for a Mixed Week from Jan 17th-24th and a girls only week from April 4th-11th. Prices are £780 including transfers, food, accommodation, lift pass and all week riding with the Our Camp pro’s.

The latest and most exciting news is that VANS have decided to support them for 2010, giving them boxes and more boxes of VANS goodies to keep you warm and dry…

Next bit of news is that the ourcamp.co.uk site has has a ‘make-over’ take a look at the new look along with new addition – the Our Camp Forum – not only can you chat with other campers but you can also sell your old gear on there, arrange to meet at your local slope, ask about advice when you’re buying new gear anything you like really!

Another new addition to the FORUM coming soon will be a ‘used but not abused’ section where you can shop for new and 2nd hand equipment previously owned by Our Camp pro’s. Jenny Jones has a stash of goodies in her attic for us to share with you so soon you’ll be able to boast that you own a board/jacket/boots previously worn by an XGames Champion!

Watch this space for news of the ALL GIRLS SLOPESTYLE COMP – THE O.C PLAYGROUND JAM as they are planning the second coming right now, ballpark date is some time late season when the jumps are soft and the sun is shining…

See you all in the fluffy white stuff soon!



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I don’t think I’ve told you all yet…we are now very happily sponsored by VANS, they will be kitting out Our Camp coaches and providing us with many wonderful gifts for Our Campers, thanks VANS : )


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Our Camps for 2010-
exclusive to Ride and Slide Luxury Chalets
for £780
Jan 17th-24th Mixed Week -with Gilly Seagrave, Laura Berry and Andy Webb.

April 4th-11th Girls Only Week– with Gilly Seagrave and Emma-Lea Rogers
-limited places going fast, so be quick!

Airport Transfers
Lift pass (for Avoriaz area)
6 nights accommodation in luxury chalet with jacuzzi
Breakfast and dinner each day with unlimited wine
minibus service to and from the lifts
Pro’s to ride with and help you progress every day of your stay
Filmer capturing your  riding for video analysis
plus option to buy DVD with your own edited part
small group sizes
Yoga sessions/ stretching upon request
Tech how-to upon request
option to buy cutprice kit from Pro’s upon request and depending on availability
goodie bags and prizes from our sponsors

O.C Merchandise for sale!
go to the website to buy- ourcamp.co.uk
also watch out for the ‘used but not abused’ shop section
on ourcamp.co.uk soon!
-lots of Jenny Jones (XGames champ) gear coming in very soon!

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Sunday Jan 17th-24th: Mixed camp

Sunday April 4th-11th: Girls camp

Our Camps for next winter are now arranged, running solely with the brilliant Ride and Slide Chalet in Morzine France. We’re so excited to be able to offer our campers exclusive use of the Ride and Slide Chalet for their weeks camp, we’ll be on hand with tips and encouragement pushing all our campers to progress their freestyle skills, not only on the hill but through video analysis and after riding stretch and yoga sessions. This year will be a lot more about riding with the professionals and seeing how they do it, getting inspired to try things you’ve always dreamed of under the watchful eye of someone that has years of professional riding under their belt. Be it tips on trying your first 180 or some advice on how to get started in the world of competition, we are on hand to help, above all, we’re there to have fun and provide you guys with a crew to have a brilliant time with.

Our campers have been returning since the first year we commenced Our Camp, and most have gone on to holiday or go to a snowdome with some of the crew they met on Our Camp.

(We’ve set 2 weeks for the moment, if we get interest we’re going to add another week though, so get mailing!)



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Here’s the info of the Nikita ‘goodie lady session’ (when will they change that name of it!!)

It’s set for the 7th February and I’ve been for the last 2 years and have had a brilliant time both years.

The course is always fun with jumps of all sizes and some fun obstacles to jib and slide too.

If you’re interested in coming from Morzine France let me know I might have room in the car (gilly’at’ourcamp.co.uk)

The resort is a small one called Thyon Les Collons about 2 hours drive from Morzine, France.

All subscriptions should go to maude@centralcamps.com

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