Oakley Progression Session Series at Locations Throughout North America
Teach Women to Ride Like the Pros
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., February 10th, 2015 – Oakley is pleased to announce the return of the Oakley Progression Session series – two-day snowboard camps for women looking to step up their skills on the mountain. With four camps located throughout North America slotted for 2015, including two stops in Canada, each will be led by professional coaches and Oakley athletes who are ready to share the lowdown on how to ride like they do. The four camps will take place at top resorts during the months of March and April 2015.
“We’re so excited and proud to kick off our 5th year of the Oakley Progression Sessions series! What started out as a single event has turned into so much more,” said Oakley Women’s Brand Manager Jenny Earnshaw. “OPS is a sisterhood of driven women who share a passion for snowboarding and all things active. When you bring them all together for a weekend of progression with Oakley pro athletes, custom built terrain parks and immense amounts of fun… these ladies are unstoppable. This year we’ve partnered with world class resorts to make the experience that much better. We are thrilled to be taking OPS to Whistler/Blackcomb for the first time and will be bringing the camp back to Mammoth Mountain, Mont Tremblant and of course back to our roots at Loon Mountain, where the event originated with their Droppin’ In camp. That combined with our athlete roster of Olympians and X Games medalist, makes this a year you won’t want to miss!”
March 14-15 Whistler Blackcomb, BC $350 USD w/o season pass, $300 w/ season pass.
“For all of the OPS coaches, it’s really amazing getting to share our passion for riding with the women who attend the camps,” said OPS Head Coach Mary Walsh. “One of our most important goals is to help women to feel comfortable and confident when they’re riding in the park so that they can learn new things and have the most fun possible. Sometimes park riding can be intimidating and that’s why OPS exist: to break down barriers and show individuals what they are truly capable of doing. We emphasize the group learning environment to create this support in what is a very individual sport. We are all in this together!”
Jamie Anderson, Silje Norendal, Marie-France Roy and Dominique Vallee
At Oakley Progression Sessions campers get to hone in on their freestyle skills with one on one coaching from Oakley pro athletes and coaching staff. Each resort provides a private terrain park or private features built specifically to suit the camper’s needs. At OPS we also stress the importance of overall body health and provide daily yoga sessions to get the ladies warmed up and ready to ride. Each camper will be provided an Oakley Crowbar Goggle, where they get to choose the frame and lens combo from a variety of color options. And of course, a day of shredding wouldn’t be complete without après to celebrate the day’s accomplishments! Lift tickets, lunch and an amazing gift bag are also included in the price of the camp. All these things combined make for an all-around epic weekend of good times and great experiences.
To learn more or sign up, visit oakleyprogressionsessions.com. You can discover more about OPS on our Facebook and Instagram channels. Visit oakley.com to learn more about the company’s pro female athletes, sport performance innovations and lifestyle products for women.
About Oakley, Inc.
Established in 1975 and headquartered in Southern California, Oakley is one of the leading product design and sport performance brands in the world. The holder of more than 750 patents, Oakley is a culture of creators, inventors, idealists and scientists obsessed with using design and innovation to create products and experiences that inspire greatness. This philosophy has made Oakley one of the most iconic and inimitable brands on the market, with products that world-class athletes around the globe depend on to compete at the highest level possible. Oakley is known for its High Definition Optics®, which feature unparalleled optical clarity and precision along with impact resistance and UV protection, incorporated into
all of the brand’s sun, prescription eyewear and premium goggles. Oakley extended its position as the world’s leading sports eyewear brand into apparel and accessories. Oakley has men’s and women’s product lines that appeal to SportsPerformance, Active and Lifestyle consumers. Oakley is a subsidiary of Luxottica Group. Additional information is available at www.oakley.com.
Read the full Oakley Progression Sessions: Oakley Women’s Snowboard Progression Camps Return in 2015 article on Snowboarder Magazine.