This year’s AfterJam Freestyle Camp went ahead despite fears Coronavirus would stop proceedings. When Boris Johnson announced the travel corridor to France on 3rd July the booking opened.
A freestyle competition run by Jibworx rounded off the week with competitors from all over the world and prizes from many of the partners. The competition was held in some of the pre-existing features of the park as well as a custom set up designed by AJ and Jibworx. Riders were fuelled with burgers supplied by The Spot and AJ resident DJs kept the après vibes going on the hill spinning tunes. The park build was an excellent opportunity for campers to learn the art of shaping. Local authorities and AJ enforced social distancing and coronavirus measures throughout the week. AJ brought out custom facemasks for attendees so everyone could easily comply with regulations. With this in mind many après events were held at both The Spot and Smithy’s Tavern with open decks on most nights.
Nate from AfterJam explains how the comp came together: "Roughly a month ago we were given a 3 week time period to round up the troops and organise what has turned out to be Europe’s largest freestyle snowsports camp! It was a huge success and we’re looking to go even bigger next year.
"A lot of people’s motivation to attend the trip was the training aspect included in the camp, we had a very impressive roster of athletes on the coaching schedule, including a selection of GB riders, AJ riders, snowboarders on the Burton team and a selection of coaches from Tamworth Snowdome and Graystone Action Sports! The hype that surrounded the trip all week was incredible, everyone that came had a blast and it gets us more stoked to get the AJ crew back out in the mountains again!"