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The countdown has begun – ticket release tomorrow!

Only HOURS  left until tickets are available on our website ?? #XXFreerideCamp2017 are designed to help improve your skills and confidence in the backcountry. Space is limited and the spots goes quickly. Don’t wait until it’s to late – book your ticket 9.00 am sharp this weekend ?

More info at http://xxfreeriders.se/xx-freeride-camp-2017/ ??

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Welcome Nadine Overwater and Shelley Ferguson

We’re so happy and excited to strengthen our offer and welcoming Nadine Overwater and Shelley Ferguson to Sweden and XX ??

Remember tickets for XX Freeride Camp 2017 are released on October 29-30.

More info at www.xxfreeriders.se ?

 

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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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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!

 

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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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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!

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XX Women’s International Freeride Camp 2014 – a great success!

The professional backcountry freerider Stephanie Schwartz from Revelstoke, Canada, has a far-reaching impact in the world of female snowmobile riders. Spreading her skill and positive, upbeat attitude over the ocean, Schwartz was inspiring girl riders at the XX Women’s International Freeride Camp in Sweden this season.

The XX Freeride Camp is a women’s snowmobile clinic for all female riders out there. The aim was to teach women to progress their skills at snowmobiling in a fun and safe setting – but still take them out of their comfort zone in an easygoing way to encourage women within the world of sledding. For all participants it was a unique opportunity to develop their shredding skills and encourage each other to improve.

–          Basically, the most important thing is that each and every one felt that they advanced to their own ”next level”, said the organizers Erika Lindblad and Caroline Ohlsson.

The clinic was held in Saxnäs located in South Lapland, nearby the town Vilhelmina. Ladies arrived from all parts of Sweden, Norway and even from Switzerland, all of them super pumped for the weekend ahead of them. Arrival evening started with goodie bag give away and a nice dinner together at the Mountain Lodge, followed by two full days out in the backcountry with free lunch. The main focus was pow carving, uphill and downhill turning, tree riding, how to get unstuck and sidehilling. Also, Stephanie spoke a lot about technical tip and avalanche safety.

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Three advice from the coach;

– Relax and breathe, make sure to have the right snowmobile that works for you and your body type, and practice, practice, practice. Give it time and be dedicated just like any other sport. There are going to be challenges – but embrace them and never give up Stephanie stated on her Ski-doo Summit XM.

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The girls really appreciated the relaxed learning atmosphere on the snowmobile; with no pressure what so ever. Watching each other push their limits made many ladies try out stuff they wouldn’t have done by them self – the mountain around Saxnäs definitely became a stunning playground. The mantra throughout the whole event was that sledding is about having fun together, wanting each other to succeed shredding that wicked line or doing that turn – nevertheless enjoy the time on the sled.

Happy hearts between all the stucks, try’s and smiles
The camp was designed in a way that allowed the girls to boost their confidence and refine current skills – and so they did! The difference between the first and second day were just mind-blowing. Day two everyone started out with more confidence and really knew what they wanted to work on. All of a sudden, after doing some backcountry tech talks the girls were all killing it in the deep pow. Everyone showed an amazing courage, learned new skills and improved tenfold!

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Also, the attendants had the possibility to try out 2014 Ski-doo and Lynx models from the deep snow segment – arranged by the local Ski-doo dealership Lindblads Motors and BRP Sweden – and let us tell you, this was a real hit! The girls ended up being so stoked after experienced the Ski-doo Summit XM and Lynx Boondocker, so they ride the BRP products all day.

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Happy and with soar arms after way too much ski-pulling and digging, a hot tub and warm sauna was more than welcome when the riders returned with big smiles on their faces. Afterwards, dinner was arranged and prices was handed-out to “best equipment”, “best try” etc. Also, giving some shout-outs to the guys in the “XX-camp crew” that helped out during the days made the evening epic.

There’s a reason that it’s two X
If you give it a though, you might figure out that the two X in “XX” stands for the female chromosomes. Not surprisingly, there are two spirits behind the event, which means it’s another good reason to put two X in XX Freeriders. The organizers Erika Lindblad and Caroline Ohlsson are both basically grown up on BRP products.

Erika’s family is running a Ski-doo dealership, ‘Lindblads Motor’, established since 1967, and Caroline is working for BRP Sweden, which means that the BRP playground is a natural part of their day-to-day life. A clear pattern is that these girls’ lifes revolve around the snowmobile industry, so they are really doing what they love, for sure. Having people doing what they love always have great outcomes – so did this camp since the attendants were stoked when leaving and many already signed up for next year.

–  We are amazed of all positive feedback received after the event. A huge thank you to all of the powerful girls that rides and to Stephanie who is a wonderful role model within this sport. The three of us were the perfect match to pull this thing together for the first time. Right now our hearts are full of sled-happiness and we can’t wait to do this again next year, Caroline and Erika stated.

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Schwartz and her world of sledding
Stephanie started riding snowmobiles at the age of 5. Being from one of the most popular snowmobile destinations in the world means that she is lucky to have that area as her “backyard”. But, it doesn’t mean that she don’t enjoying to ride in other places, happily she loves to travel and have ridden a lot both in the US and Canada.

Any of those days when the sun is out and blue bird skies and deep snow appears she totally loves being on her Ski-Doo Summit XM. However, in her opinion it’s the people she rides with that makes the day’s epic. A big part of her work life is to helping coach ladies clinics in BC.

–    It’s hard to really put into words the experience and joy of my trip to Sweden for XX Women’s International Freeride Camps. So much to be thankful for and amazing new friends and memories are made. My heart is full and I can’t wait to come back  My cheeks are sore from smiling and laughing soooooooo muchCan’t wait to come back – Stephanie

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More popular than expected
The first thought was one Camp with 12 participants, but, due to growing demands in the market, the organizers decided to include 20 ladies and run two Camps. Camp 1 took place during Wednesday to Friday, Camp 2 during Friday to Sunday. Still, the girls were split up with a maximum of six riders in each group out riding, which gave them the possibility to having one on one time with Steph rather than staying as a whole. They really appreciated it when she came up to and told them what she noticed about their riding and gave advices. This means that the personal needs certainly was center of attention.

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Still, this couldn’t been done without all the ladies that signed up for the clinic, and the support from all sponsors. The main partner backing up the event were BRP Sweden and Lindblads Motor (local dealership, Vilhelmina). Other sponsors; HMK, Ruco Sweden, The Betties, Octane Jane Store, Marsfjall Mountain Lodge and SCS Unlimited.

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The event proved a great success, providing a terrific opportunity to encourage female riders within the world of sledding – with a sparkling BRP atmosphere all around.

Welcome to our new webpage!

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/Erika, Caroline, Stephanie