Mountain bike legend Wade Simmons has teamed up with Big Mountain Adventures to launch a gravity skills camp in Verbier, Switzerland this summer.
Verbier is a quintessential Swiss ski resort and mountain bike park situated in a super-charged high-alpine landscape, surrounded by some of the Alps’ highest peaks. The up-and-coming bike park features several machine built descents with berms, drops and wall rides, but what sets Verbier apart from other parks is it’s high alpine riding and backcountry singletrack descents, several which are 5000+ feet of vertical each.
Big Mountain Camps is presented by one of mountain biking’s most celebrated and talented riders, Wade Simmons. “My philosophy about teaching mountain biking is to focus on solid basics. Our sport can be complicated; brakes, gears and suspension with you being the engine, a lot can go wrong. I take real pleasure in helping riders conquer challenges and apply a new skill set. I want people to have as much fun as I do on my bike,” says Simmons. Joining Simmons on the coaching roster are select pro mountain bikers from Europe and North America. Besides riding skills on Verbier’s trails, BMC is incorporating indoor sessions that will teach other aspects of the sport, from fitting your bike, to repairs and more. “Verbier is a special place,” says Big Mountain owner Chris Winter, “the views are unreal, the riding is amazing and the mountain culture is like nowhere else; after nearly a decade of exploring the area we’re very pumped to be launching Big Mountain Camps with Wade.”
Wade and BMC is giving away a camp to a lucky rider, simply become “fan” of their Facebook page
to enter. Big Mountain Camps
Youth Camp: August 8-14
Adult Camp: August 15-21
6 nights, 7 days // Price: $1995 USD // Info: www.ridebig.com
Founded in 2002, Big Mountain Adventures offers worldclass all-mountain, XC and DH mountain bike trips to 11 countries on five continents. For additional information, visit www.ridebig.com or call 1.866.894.0220 toll-free in North America / 604.730.2659.