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2016-10-09-11-24-30

XX Freeride Camp 2017

 

XX Freeride Camp 2017

XX Freeride Camp når nya nivåer under 2017.

Vår stjärncoach Stephanie Schwartz från Revelstoke i Kanada tar i år med sig TVÅ (ännu hemliga) coacher till Saxnäs och bildar en supertrio som tillsammans med vårt XX Crew kommer erbjuda dig som deltagare massor av nya kunskaper, handfasta tips, skratt och en upplevelse du inte glömmer.

XX Freeride Camp 2017’s wildcards avslöjas inom kort och vi hoppas att just du vill delta på årets största och mest omtalade tjejevent.

Det är ett unikt tillfälle för dig som är backcountry- och friåkningsintresserad att utvecklas i din körning, uppleva fartfyllda dagar och umgås med tjejer som delar samma intresse. Alla är välkomna.

Som deltagare kör du skoter i grupp på dagtid, genomgår en kortare lavinutbildning, tar del av tekniktips samt erbjuds provkörning av 2017-modeller av Ski-doo och Lynx. Kvällarna bjuder på mingel, bastu, badtunna, poolhäng och middag tillsammans.

Vi delar upp Campen efter körvana och erfarenhet för att ha möjlighet att anpassa nivån utifrån gruppens behov. Nytt för i år är att vi erbjuder tre coacher från Kanada på plats. Det innebär att alla grupper har en coach närvarande under hela dagen.

  • Camp 1 är för dig som är nybörjare inom lössnökörning och vill testa på skogs- och friåkning.
  • Camp 2 är för dig som har körvana och behärskar grunderna i skogs- och friåkning. Här förväntas du klara av att utföra en ”pudersväng” och få upp skotern på skrå i skogsrik terräng.

Krav för deltagande (gäller båda Campen): 

Fyllda 16 år med giltigt förarbevis för snöskoter.
Egen skoter, minst 144” lång.
Egen personlig utrustning. Hjälm, spade och såg är ett måste. Gärna lavinutrustning, det vill säga transceiver och sond.

Datum:
Eventet äger rum v.7, 2017.
Camp 1 = 14 – 16/2
Camp 2 = 16 – 19/2

Var:
Saxnäsgården Hotell & Konferens, Saxnäs, Vilhelmina. Ni hittar deras hemsida här.

Saxnäs ligger i södra Lapplandsfjällen. Det tar ca 4 timmar med bil/buss från Umeå, Östersund eller Ö-vik. Vilhelmina ligger efter E45:an. Från Vilhelmina till Saxnäs tar det ca 1,5 h med bil.

Pris:
Camp 1: 4500:- (Frukost, lunch, middag, bastu, badtunna & poolhäng, lavinutbildning samt hotell 2 nätter ingår)
Camp 2: 5800:- (Frukost, lunch, middag, bastu, badtunna & poolhäng, lavinutbildning samt hotell 3 nätter ingår)

Vid anmälan betalas en anmälningsavgift som också är en delbetalning av totalsumman.

Anmälningsavgift Camp 1 = 2516 kr – betalas senast 28/11.

Anmälningsavgift Camp 2 = 3216kr – betalas senast 28/11.

Resterade belopp betalas på plats i Saxnäs.

Anmälan:
Biljetterna till Camp 1 släpps den 29 oktober kl. 09.00 och biljetterna till Camp 2 släpps den 30 oktober 09.00.

OBS! Begränsat antal platser! 30 st/Camp.
Vi använder ett bokningssystem som heter Simple Sign Up.

Vi hoppas på att få se dig i Saxnäs i februari!

Frågor?
Kontakta oss
For information in English, please contact us 

/Erika Lindblad & Caroline Ohlsson

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Save the date – XX Freeride Camp 2017!

❄️Save the date❄️

Week 7, as usuall, we’re kicking off XX Freeride Camp 2017 ?? Be prepared to have the time of your life! ?? The most exciting part is that we have big news for you this time ?

You just can’t miss this ?

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Ready for a new season – With Carro Ohlsson

 

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Another year has passed and XX Freeriders has continued to brighten my days. I have high expectations for the season and I hope to develop my driving skills, all of what I did wrong last year, I will try to make it right this time.

This will be my third year in the backcountry. All of this started after participating in the Women’s International Freeride Tour 2013. I am fortunate to work with snowmobiles at BRP Sweden, which means that the BRP playground is a natural part of my day-to-day work.

I am riding a Summit T3 163″ 800 E-TEC 2016 and for being such a long sled it is incredibly smooth and easy to handle. It has given me the courage to try new things and drive on slopes, even steep slopes where I previously stood beside and watched while the others were having all the fun. Today, I very rarely stand beside and look, although it is fun to look at, it’s even more fun to drive.

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Ski-Doos Revy One-Piece Suit keeps me dry and comfortable, It gives me a feeling of movability and at the same time it keeps me safe from getting snow between jacket and pants. I also like the Mcode Ladies jacket that is a 3-in-1 jacket. I usually wear it as a shell but always keep the insulated linner in my backpack if it gets colder and I often use it on the way home after a long day in the snow. I like to ride in shell so I can easily choose the layers underneath depending on the weather.

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I have three favorite locations in Sweden, Hemavan and Saxnäs where there are wonderful freeriding possibilities and during jan-mars they usually offers a lot of untouched powder areas. At spring time nothing that I have experienced yet beats Riksgränsen, long days where you can go out riding in the evenings, still in bright light, that feeling is magical!

Together with Erika I share a passion to increase the interest for sledding among female riders, something that we can see more and more of. Right now we are planning the XX Freeride Camp 2016 that we are arranging in Saxnäs for the third year this winter. There we will get 4 days on sleds together with 60 other girls, which we are really looking forward too!

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Freeriding for me is amazing, year after year, day after day it keeps getting better and better. Days when I get to be out riding with friends, having fun in the powder, that is moments that I will cherish forever!  As Erika says ” during winter all the friends out in the snow becomes family” and that is really how I feel, I am lucky to have such a big and wonderful family! =)

Thank you for following us and our updates for XX Freeride Camp!

Hope to see you on the snow this winter! =)

/Carro

Big thanks to our amazing sponsors who help us make this possible:

BRP Sweden

TJB Pulverlack

Folkes Bil
SCS Unlimited
RUCO (HMK & Klim)
Lindblads Motor (Ski-doo dealership)
Octane Jane Store
Saxnäsgården

All the guides, photographers and staff working to make XX Freeride Camp epic.
My wonderful family who puts up with my sled chatter 365 days a year!

 

Namnlös

Rolig läsning!

Efter Skoterns dag publicerade Västerbottens Kuriren ett reportage där det bland annat stod om att allt fler kvinnor köper en ny skoter!

Sånt gillar vi att läsa om!

 

Hoppas trenden håller i sig så vi fortsätter att bli fler och fler! Vi håller tummarna att vi hinner träffa och får chansen att köra skoter med er alla i vinter! =)

 

 

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Registration to XX Freeride Camp 2016

Girls – it’s time to shine! Don’t miss this seasons XX Freeride Camp!

We are looking for innovative and inspiring sledders that want to attend next season’s coolest camp. Attend the event and pick up new skills together with the XX Crew and the professional backcountry rider Stephanie Schwartz, from Revelstoke, Canada.
If you are interested in backcountry freeriding this is a unique opportunity to develop your skills, participate in awesome days and hang out with friends. Are you up for it?

When: February 16 – 21, Saxnäs Sweden

Registration opens:

October 23, 9.00 a.m (Camp 1 – beginners)

October 24, 9.00 a.m (Camp 2 – advanced)

Read more at http://xxfreeriders.se/xx-freeride-camp-2016/

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XX Freeride Camp 2016 – 3rd time the luck!

XX Freeride Camp 2016 – 3rd time the luck!

When? February 15–21 in Saxnäs, Sweden.
For the third year running, Stephanie Schwartz will be travelling to Sweden for coaching and spreading her skills among the attendants at the XX Freeride Camp. If you are interested in backcountry freeriding this is a unique opportunity to develop you skills, participate in awesome days and hang out with friends.
Deep pow sledding (hopefully, depending on wether), mingle, dinners, giveaways and lots of fun – do not miss the upcoming seasons greatest girl camp!
Want to know more? Stay tuned!

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XX Freeride Camp 2015

During the period February 10 to 15, the activity level was high at Saxnäsgården when XX Freeride Camp was arranged  for the second year in a row. A snowmobile event – for girls only. On site there were 60 participants and Stephanie Schwartz from Revelstoke, Canada made a comeback and as last year she spread inspiration and happiness around the girls.

Stephanie coacing girls in Camp 1 - Photo: Joakim Kostet

Stephanie coacing girls in Camp 1 – Photo: Joakim Kostet

The two X stands for the female chromosomes and is also our, Erika Lindblad and Caroline Ohlsson’s hallmark. The goal for the XX Freeride Camp was,and is, to increase interest in freeriding around women  and the goal is far above reached.  Stephanie agrees.

– I want to get these girls so excited about snowmobiling and progression in the sport. To see the excitement of the girls makes my heart happy. There is such a difference with the girls attending camp, they are so willing to learn and. XX Camp has blown my mind with the interest and excitement, says Stephanie Schwartz about the XX Freeride camp.

Last year’s XX Camp was a story of success, especially since Stephanie visited and was such a great coach. She basically showed the girls how to become a better freerider and impressed us all with her teaching skills. This year was no exception, rather the contrary, the interest in participating at the event increased markedly.  Last year XX Freeride Camp had forty participants and for this year it has grown even more to sixty girls.

XX Freeride Camp 2015 was fully booked within 4 minutes.

– We are overjoyed about the interest in XX Freeride Camp, but also generally in the industry, since we started XX Freeriders last year, several other girl camps has been organized showing that our vision to spread happiness and self-confidence among girls that have a passion for sledding has succeeded, says Caroline Ohlsson.

Like last year, there were two Camps from Tuesday to Sunday. This year’s news was that both occasions were divided into a beginner’s course and a more advanced. Between February 10 and 12 we held the beginner camp.  The camp was directed to the girls who wanted to try freeriding for the first time. At Camp 2, February 12 to 15 it was more focus on technical riding for girls with a bit more experience.

The camp attracted participants from Kiruna in the north to Stockholm in the south, as well as participants from near and far, including Svalbard in Norway and Rovaniemi in Finland. That the reputation of XX Freeride Camp spread throughout Scandinavia and even received great attention in the North America is amazing.

During the days the attendants were divided into small groups and Stephanie rotated between them to be able to coach girls based on their individual level. The girls did a great job since the soft powder was all gone. For example, one exercise in Camp 1 was to pow carve between sticks.  Most beginners are good at pow carving towards one direction, but is more difficult to control the opposite. The same goes for the girls in the advanced group, most of them can sidehill in one direction better than the another, therefore we practiced the ”uncomfortable” way too, explains Stephanie.

We think it’s important to work on improvements but still have fun while out riding. Everyone was excited and helped each other – it was definitely teambuilding.

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Teambuilding on high level! – Photo: Joakim kostet

One of the best part’s with the XX Camp is that it is so much more than just sledding – it engages people with the same interest, which later on becomes friends for life. Mingle, dinners, sledquiz, bath, sauna, goodie bags, pool parties and XX missions made the experience epic.

– Everyone was excited when they left. That makes us more than happy and gives a lot of energy to start plan for upcoming events. It is so impressive with all the colorful snowmobiles, matching outfits and the passion that exists for the sport. Girlpower is for sure a good word to describe XX Freeriders, says Erika Lindblad.

But still, besides all the fun things we put safety first. In the introduction to both Camps a brief safety session was held. We showed a movie about avalanche safety and Stephanie went through all the gear in a complete avalanche equipment.

BRP Sweden also offered the girls test drives of 2015’s models of Ski-Doo & Lynx on site.

– It’s always fun to test drive ”for real” and during a whole day, otherwise it is difficult to know which machine that works best for you and your type of riding, says Åsa Eriksson, participants from Umeå that took the change to test drive a 2015

Ski-doo Summit 163″ T3″.

XX Freeride Camp is not totally free of Y-chromosomes. We have the best XX Crew of guys that help us make it possible. The  XX Crew consists of a film crew, a photographer and six guys who support and share their skills on the sleds. We totally agree upon the thought that the best training will always be when you are out driving together with people who inspires your and are able to teach, whether it’s a brother, boyfriend, friend, father or another female freerider.

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XX Crew – Photo: Joakim Kostet

– We are surprised about what a huge thing XX Freeriders become since last year. We are also so proud of the events that we organize since the feedback is overwhelmingly positive. When girls leaving with a smile and wishes to sign up for next year’s event already, then we know that we are making it right and that gives us the drive to be ”back in business” season after season, says Erika and Caroline.

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XX Freeride Camp 1 – Photo: Joakim Kostet

(See more pics here!)

//Caroline & Erika

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Hit the white room in style – Erika’s insights about the season

Hello ladies,

We’re in the middle of the season and the countdown has begun…XX Freeride Camp 2015 is just around the corner and I cannot describe how excited I am.

Thinking about how far we’ve come with boosting female riders both locally and international makes me feel so thrilled. I put a smile on my face every time I see another girl out sledding since it was not that common a couple of years ago. Honestly, when we came up with the idea to kick off XX Freeride Camp I could never imagined how successful it would turn out to be.

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But for sure, it can never go wrong with the most amazing Crew and all the lovely girls attending the XX Camp. I feel so proud of all of you.

That moment you’ll laugh so hard it hurts out in the backcountry…I know sledding is the “it” thing, love it!

Something that I’ve learned and taking with me this season is that it’s about technique more than strength or how much you weigh. How do you improve that? By working on it. It is most definitely a challenge but great achievements comes from practice.

I try to always set a small goal for myself.  For example, I know I doing better sidehilling to my left more than my right, so sometimes I decide to only sidehill to my right during one day. I think it’s important to work on improvements but still have fun while out riding.

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I’m confident my Ski-doo Summit X 154” is going to take me through deep pow and exhilarating mountain places this season. We’re teaming up well.

Besides putting on the most stylish SCS Unlimited custom wrap, I don’t have to do anything to make this sled look great!

The colors fits my style and I really love the overall look of the sled together with my HMK onepiece. Nothing make me more motivated that hit the white room stylish.

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With less than one week to XX Freeride Camp I cannot explain how much I looking forward to seeing all my riding buddies that I haven’t seen since last season – and, meet up with new sled chic’s. So blessed.

The highlights for me this season will be (besides XX Camp) riding, filming and exploring new places in Sweden and spending time with both new and existing sled buddies!

Now – let’s accomplish our aim to arrange Sweden’s coolest girl camp – we want the attendants to leave with a huge smile on their faces, then we have succeeded. See you next week girls!

/Erika

Sending a BIG thank you to our sponsors who help us make this possible:

Lindblads Motor (Ski-doo dealership owned by my dad – without you this would NOT be possible!! Lot’s of love)
BRP Sweden
SCS Unlimited
RUCO (HMK & Klim) 
Octane Jane Store
Saxnäsgården

Thank you for following XX Freerides!

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Going all in this season – Caroline speaks up’

Hi ladies,

A year has passed and XX Freeride Camp has continued to brighten my days. Besides all the wonderful people we got the opportunity to meet I also had the chance for the first time to visit Riksgränsen. Sweden is incredibly, I’m getting more and more impressed every time I take a look at the pictures (thanks for that opportunity Joakim Kostet that repeatedly set up as a photographer). When the grass began to peek out at home, Riksgränsen offered us powder and sun at the same time!

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And the days in Saxnäs was even better than we dared to guess, all participants were incredibly talented and helpful and XX Freeride Camp is for sure a memory for life. Without all you girls, it would never have been the same successes. And all of the guides and staff at Marsfjäll Mountain Lodge that constantly was helping us and spreading joy – thanks!

This was planned to be a presentation of news for the season and what my expectation are but I felt it was important to give a big thanks to everyone who made last year to the best so far, but we will try to beat it this year, right!?! =)

I have high expectations for the season, and I hope to develop my driving skills and not be afraid about getting stuck or even crashing, I believe that is the fastest way to learn new things. So I just want to go out there and do my thing and hopefully after this season I will be on a higher level than I am right now! =) I might not be the best in my group of riding buddies (since my friends are pretty awesome) but they have all learned it the same way that I’m now trying. So I will do exactly what I want because I want it myself!

Except training to be a better rider I also hope to meet and get a chance to ride together with all of you girls!

Last year I was driving a Lynx Boondocker 3700 that I liked a lot and we got along very well, as always I will miss it! But I’m always ready to try something new so this year I will be driving a Ski-Doo Summit T3 163″. I will be spending my weekends in Hemavan and Saxnäs and my plan is to get as much time on my sled as possible.

Last year I said that ”I have never been more excited for snow than I am this upcoming season!” but, I guess that was bullshit since this year I am checking the snowmap over Sweden every day and trying to find the place with the most snow right now!

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My sled is wrapped and ready to go out riding so If you see me out on the mountain please give me a shootout, I am certainly looking forward to meet you!

Once again thank you for following us and our updates for XX Freeride Camp!

Hope to see you on the snow this winter! =)

Stay tuned!

/Caroline

I would also like to give a big thanks to our amazing sponsors who help us make this possible:

BRP Sweden
SCS Unlimited
RUCO (HMK & Klim)
Lindblads Motor (Ski-doo dealership)
Octane Jane Store
Saxnäsgården
(My wonderful family who puts up with my sled chatter 365 days a year!)

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It’s official – XX Freeride Camp 2015

It’s official!

XX Freeride Camp 2015. Let’s do it again!

When? February 10 – 15 in Saxnäs, Vilhelmina. Now, YOU have the opportunity to participate.

For the second year running, Stephanie Schwartz will be travelling to Sweden for coaching and spreading her skills among the attendants at the XX Freeride Camp. If you are interested in backcountry freeriding this is a unique opportunity to develop you skills, participate in awesome days and hang out with friends.

Deep pow sledding, mingle, dinners, giveaways and lots of fun – do not miss the upcoming seasons greatest girl camp!

Read more here

Join in!