WEEKEND BIKE PARK CAMPS
MASTER JUMPS, DROPS & BERMS
The WEEKEND BIKE PARK CAMP includes 2 days of professional coaching, a suspension and bike set up clinic, video analysis, and lots more!
ONLY THE BEST
- LEARN FROM INDUSTRY LEADING, PROFESSIONAL PMBIA CERTIFIED COACHES.
- PERSONALIZED, TAILORED COACHING IN SMALL GROUPS
- FREE WELCOME PACK WITH ZEP SWAG
- MORNING COFFEE SESSIONS TO WAKE UP, DISCUSS BIKE SET UP AND GET READY FOR THE DAY!
- COMPLEMENTARY APRÉS ON FINAL DAY TO REVIEW THE COACHING, HANG OUT, MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND EXPERIENCE SOME OF SILVERSTAR'S FINEST BEER.
- JUMPS - SAFER & MORE CONFIDENCE
- DROPS - MORE CONTROL AND CONSISTENCY
- CORNERING - FASTER, SMOOTHER
- BODY POSITION & BALANCE
- PUMPING, BEING ACTIVE
This ZEP camp is the culmination of twenty years of mountain bike coaching experience. With our industry leading coaches and dialed programming, this camp guarantees fun and progression in bucket loads!
The camp takes place in the famous Silverstar Bike Park, providing the ultimate training ground with trails for all abilities. With learning zones and a fantastic trail progression, combined with your professional ZEP Coaches, your riding and confidence will be taken to new heights.
Coaching is Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4pm. Just bring your lift pass, a DH or enduro bike, full-face helmet and pads... and we'll do the rest!
ZEP specializes in personalized, tailored coaching in small groups with no more than 5 to a group. Better yet, find four friends and book a camp to yourselves!
This camp is recommended for physically fit, intermediate riders and beyond.
WHAT TO BRING
ZEP recommends bringing your own bike! A good quality, well maintained downhill or modern “enduro” bike with 6 inches travel front/rear, quality disc brakes and downhill or enduro casing tires, will help you get the most out of the camp. Full face helmet and knee pads are mandatory. Arm and spine protection is recommended, but up to you; also gloves, hydration pack with water, snacks, multitool and a spare tube. Quality, full suspension, rental bikes and helmets are available from Silverstar's Rental Shop.
WHY CHOOSE ZEP?
Simply put, mountain bike coaching is what we do. Coaching is our profession. ZEP, and our coaches, have spent more time developing mountain bike teaching programs, methodology and training mountain bike instructors, than literally any other company in the world, period… Read more...
Indeed, ZEP pioneered and co-founded the PMBIA… the world’s most recognized and largest provider of mountain bike instructor certification courses.
Every camp has its niche, but ZEP’s power is on how much time our coaches have spent training and getting certified as professional, full time coaches. Our coaches don’t teach part time through the summer months. They’re not pro-riders with a casual interest in coaching. The ZEP coaches are career-focused, full time professional coaches, and the difference that makes to your riding and learning experience is significant. The best way to find out is to book a ZEP camp today!
EVERY ZEP CAMP IS TAILORED
Because our coaches have so much more training and experience, it is much easier for them to genuinely tailor each day of the camp, specific to the group and individual needs. While of course each camp has an overall outline, our ZEP coaches make sure each day is customized to provide the best possible outcome. If you guys don’t fancy jumps that day, no worries. If it’s too wet to ride roots that day, too easy! If you guys want to step it up to some double blacks and are ready, let’s go! ZEP camps are therefore the most progressive and customized programs in the industry today.
ZEP’S SKILL-BASED TEACHING
Many coaches still focus too heavily on maneuver or terrain based teaching. While these are still effective coaching tools, Skills-based teaching (which has been around for over 50 years in skiing) is the most effective approach when breaking down riders’ techniques, and teaching on trails.
For example, the ZEP coaches may spend a lot of time developing your Position & Balance, which will help your cornering, jumping, braking and steeps, all in one go!! Skill-based teaching is an incredibly efficient approach to learning and also allows a coach to teach a group with different ability levels the same techniques, while ensuring everyone is still having fun and being personally challenged.
OUR HERITAGE & RESULTS
The feedback we hear every year is, “I wish I had taken a ZEP camp sooner!”. 2023 will be our 17th year training riders in Whistler and we’re looking forward to seeing so many of our return clients for more! ZEP’s average customer experience rating is 9/10.