JULY 7 – 12, 2019

RED MOUNTAIN RESORT | ROSSLAND B.C.

SWITCHBACK!: RED’S NEW MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMP

If you’re a solid mountain biker and are ready to take your riding up a notch, RED Mountain has the answer: Switchback! Youth MTB Camp with pro athletes Dane Tudor and Mike Hopkins.

This all-inclusive, fully immersive camp is just like you because you will eat, sleep, and breathe biking for these 6 days and 5 nights. The famous intermediate and advanced trails of RED and Rossland will have you climbing harder, descending faster, and dealing with technical sections like a pro. Plus, you’ll meet “new best friends” your age who also spend their entire allowance on MTB components and show up to the family dinner table wearing a full-face helmet.

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WHO’S IT FOR?

Riders ages 12 to 18 of any gender, who are already solid in most terrain and looking to push themselves in a fun, supportive environment for five FULL-ON days of cross-country (XC) and downhill (DH) mountain biking.

YEAH, BUT ARE THE COACHES RAD?

Duh! In addition to pros Mike and Dane leading the pack, you’ll have an experienced squad of coaches helping you take your skills to the next level.

DANE TUDOR

Dane Tudor is “kind of a big deal” around RED as one of the world’s elite freeskiers and mountain bikers. Dane is a home-grown RED athlete and his riding style is informed by a life in the mountains and his motocross background.

CHECK OUT MORE OF DANE’S VIDEOS HERE »

MIKE HOPKINS

Mike Hopkins is an athlete, producer, director and globetrotter who knows the trails ‘round here like the back of his hand. Mike’s middle name isn’t Adventure— but it should be. His career began as a professional big mountain skier competing in events such as Red Bull Cold Rush, before moving into the world of mountain biking which kicked off with his starring role in the iconic film “Life Cycles”. Since his introduction to the industry Mike has competed in 6 Red Bull Rampages, been a main fixture in numerous feature films, and found his calling as a not only a film athlete but producer and director. He is now widely regarded as one of the standout creative forces in the mountain bike industry and is also very well known for his “Dreamride” series.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

KILLER FOOD

If you’ve ever sat down to a meal with a teenager who’s been mountain biking all day, you know that they take food seriously. We’ve got both healthy and hearty on lock.

COACHING & GUIDING

The right coach can take you further in a day than you can push yourself over an entire season. Find out from the pros. Ask questions. Get answers. And then send it!

SHUTTLES

We want you riding, not staring out a van window. All shuttles are taken care of so we spend less time waiting and more time riding.

POST RIDE SNACKS & BEVERAGES

Can’t wait ’til dinner? Neither can we. We’ll have an emergency refuel station ready & waiting when the sweaty horde returns from the mtn.

PRO PHOTOGRAPHER

Your #actionselfies are cool and all, but wait ’til our professional lensmen capture you in action. Stare. Share. Look. Learn.

SWAG

Our swag bags are legit. Each camper gets official Switchback! gear + hookups from awesome sponsors.

5 NIGHTS OF FREEDOM

You’ll stay with other single-track fiends at Nowhere Special, the brand new modern hostel with room to roam and safe bike storage and fast wireless.

OFF-MOUNTAIN EVENING ACTIVITIES

We know that you think most non-mountain-biking activities are “stupid,” but we’ll have fun down in Rossland with a variety of evening group outings proving you actually can have fun off your bike!

5 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS
MEALS, SWAG, & PRO TRAINING
ALL FOR ONLY $1,495 CAD!

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DAILY SCHEDULE

Daily coaching will include aspects such as: Skills evaluation (for the coaches), cornering, jumps & drops, features & stunts, positioning, braking and more! Along with shuttles, there will also be pedaling and XC for groups. These days will be split between the groups – so be prepared to do some pedaling!

SUNDAY JULY 7

5:00pm Meet and greet with the staff & coaches
6:00pm Dinner served at RED
7:00pm Coaches welcome and Presentation
10:00pm Lights out

MONDAY JULY 8

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Biking with Dane, Mike & supporting coaches
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Biking with Dane, Mike & supporting coaches
3:00pm Beach & swim at Nancy Green
6:00pm Dinner served at RED
7:00pm Outside Movie & fires
10:00pm Lights Out

TUESDAY JULY 9

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Biking with Dane, Mike & supporting coaches
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Biking with Dane, Mike & supporting coaches
4:00pm Free Time
6:00pm Dinner served at RED
7:00pm Ping pong/games night
10:00pm Lights Out

WEDNESDAY JULY 10

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Biking with Dane, Mike & supporting coaches
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Biking with Dane, Mike & supporting coaches
4:00pm Free Time
6:00pm Dinner served at RED
7:00pm 5-pin bowling in Trail
10:00pm Lights Out

THURSDAY JULY 11

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Biking with Dane, Mike & supporting coaches
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Biking with Dane, Mike & supporting coaches
4:00pm Ball Game at centennial
6:00pm Dinner served at RED
7:00pm Coaches Presentation
10:00pm Lights Out

FRIDAY JULY 12

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Biking with Dane, Mike & supporting coaches
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Biking with Dane, Mike & supporting coaches
3:00pm Prizes & Thanks
4:00pm Pick up
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THE TERRAIN

RED MOUNTAIN RESORT | ROSSLAND BC

Rossland is Mecca for mountain bikers for a reason. Our feature-rich natural environment allows riders to flow from steep, skidding downhill rally turns to technical climbs to mach-speed cool-down rides through the trees in the valley bottom. We could talk about this all we want, but we’ll let the pictures speak for themselves

YOUR DIGS FOR THE WEEKEND

ABOUT NOWHERE SPECIAL

Nowhere Special is the quintessential modern hostel, suitable for travelers of all ages who value community, connection, and careful curation above all. The operating mantra since the napkin-stage has been the same one that’s kept RED cool for over 100 years, i.e. “Everything you need & nothing you don’t”.

This brand new modern hostel is nestled in the most quintessential mountain bike-friendly spot you could imagine. This homebase for the week gives you direct immediate access to RED’s and Rossland’s intricate trail network right out the front door. You can’t get much better than that. And for most young (and some not-so-young!) mountain bikers, we understand their bike represents their single biggest investment (duh!). Nowhere Special offers secure bike storage, a space for you to fix a flat or figure out that new tool as well as good spots for kids to hang out, spread out, and enjoy the evening in comfort.

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FOR THE PARENTS

Sending your teenager off to a camp for the first time can be a bit nerve wracking. We get it. So why not get the best of both worlds and come stay at RED, too? We’re offering a special parents’ package that puts you up at a deluxe Slalom Creek condo (with private hot tub!) or the brand new boutique Josie Hotel. You can check in with your kids as often as you like — or just forget you even have kids as you sip frosty beverages on the outdoor patio surrounded in the beautiful Kootenays! And don’t worry about being bored. Our Get Lost Adventure Centre has turnkey activities from mild to wild at special savings for you as well. You may even brag your vacation was better than your kid’s!

LODGING SPECIALS

SILVER TIP SPECIAL

  • Silver Tip Two Bedroom Deluxe
  • 2 night minimum
  • Private Hot Tub!
  • 20% off total stay $649.60 CAD including tax
    • That’s only $482.65 USD**

THE JOSIE SPECIAL

  • Josie Deluxe King
  • King bed
  • Spacious 3-piece bathroom
  • $318.83 CAD including tax per night*
    • That’s only $236.91 USD**

Ask about the lodging special when registering your child for Switchback! »

*Price based on double occupancy
**Exchange rate estimated based on 4/26/19 conversion date.

ADD SOME ACTIVITIES WITH THE GET LOST ADVENTURE CENTRE

To get more details on all of our activities, ask for more information upon requesting registration details

CAVE TOURING

From the spectacular Entrance Chambers to Soda Straws, you won’t believe all this beauty has been hiding underfoot your whole life. Equipment and professional guiding provided!

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WHITE WATER RAFTING

Take your pick between rafting with a team and guide, or perhaps guide your own adventure in a solo raft with a guide leading the way!

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TANDEM PARAGLIDING

Your quickest way into the sky! Re-live the experiences of the first intrepid alpinists who developed paragliding as a thrilling alternative to hiking back down the mountain.

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FISHING

Knowledge is power, and these guides have over 35 years of know-how when it comes to catching rainbows and walleye in the Columbia.

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REGISTER

SWITCHBACK! | JULY 7-12

All-inclusive 5-night / 6-day camp pushing your biking skills to new heights with 5 straight days of riding along with pro athletes Dane Tudor and Mike Hopkins. Get ready to eat, sleep, and breathe biking!

PRICE: $1,495 CAD

REGISTER FOR YOUR SPOT NOW!

Simply email us at GETLOST@REDRESORT.COM or call us at 778-457-5001 to speak with a Get Lost Adventure Centre representative to book your spot!

SPOTS ARE LIMITED TO JUST 30 RIDERS, BE SURE TO ACT FAST!

Registration deadline June 29!

STILL GOT QUESTIONS?

5 nights’ accommodation (all bedding, pillows, sheets, towels etc), 3 meals per day, snacks, drinks, 5 days of coaching, Pro Rider workshop, evening activities, 24hr supervision, excursions, swag, prizes and more!

Yes, riders will be split into small groups, based on ability level and experience.

No, bikes are not included, however if you need to rent a bike, Revolution Cycle in Rossland will provide you with an additional 10% off their multi-day rental discounts. Ask about the discount code upon calling or emailing for registration details.

The maximum group size will be 6 riders per coach.

The base for the weekend will be from Nowhere Special Hostel. A brand new modern Hostel at the base of RED, opened in December 2018! You can check it out here: NowhereSpecialHostel.com.

Yes, the hostel provides all the bedding you need, pillows, sheets and duvets. You don’t need to bring anything!

Yes, but only with other like-minded riders!