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Girls Get Progressive with Oakley Hot

Oakley Progressive SessionsOakley's All-Girl Progressive SessionsGirls just wanna have fun, right? With Oakley, now they can have all of the fun they want out on the slopes while learning new tricks without having to prove something to the boys out on the mountain.

Oakley is hosting the all-girl “Progression Sessions” at four different resorts around the nation throughout the month of March. These sessions include instruction by top female coaches in the ski and snowboard industries. Two-day camps allow girls of varying ability to work on learning new tricks, perfecting already existing skills and get to make new friends while they’re at it.

The terrain parks and half-pipes are often male dominated, so it can be intimidating for the average to above average female skier or boarder to participate. With a program such as this one through Oakley, girls can be girls and nothing more.

The girls participating will not only have the chance to learn new moves on the mountain, but they’ll get the chance to learn what the best equipment and gear is for them as well. Oakley’s Rolling O Lab will be on hand with experts demonstrating the quality and usage of their products for all participants.

Each two-day camp will be offered to 40 snowboarders and 10 skiers. Oakley's participating pro-coaches include Gretchen Bleiler, Marie-France Roy, and Grete Eliassen, to name a few. Known for their exuberant abilities and style, these women are all members of Team Oakley.

The opening “Progression Session” will be heald at Loon Mountain, New Hampshire on March 5th – 6th. Extending a partnership Oakley and Loon Mountain produced last year for the “Droppin’ In” event, this was the perfect location to kick off this new venture. Following the premiere in New Hampshire, the camp moves to Canyons, UT on March 12th, then over to Winter Park, Colorado on March 19th and finishing the event at Northstar-at-Tahoe, California on March 26th.

These sessions will hopefully open the door to many more female directed clinics to improve the girls’ presence in the parks and extreme terrain around the world.

Colleen Flynn

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