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Vail lodge hosts high-altitude camp

Vail Daily staff

VAIL , Colorado-Classic Rocky Mountain rides combine with world-class coaching and post-workout massages this summer, when Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa hosts the latest in a series of Colorado camps by Carmichael Training System. The Vail High- Altitude Performance Camp will be held June 22 through June 26 and will offer individualized training for riders of all levels. “This is an excellent opportunity for cyclists of all levels to take their sport to the next level in one of nature’s most beautiful settings,” said Frank Johnson, general manager of Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa. “Carmichael Training System has put together an exceptional program, and our lodge will back it with world-class hospitality and an environment that celebrates healthy living.”Participants will take group rides during which they will get individual attention from coaches. Riders will get guidance on the finer points of body positioning, bumping, leaning, and pacing. In addition, riders will learn techniques for improving climbing performance, as well as skills for going downhill quickly, safely, and with confidence. “At about 8,200 feet above sea level, Vail is a great location for a high-altitude training camp,” said Chris Carmichael, founder and CEO of Carmichael Training Systems, and personal coach to seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong. “Vail is high enough to really experience altitude, but it’s not so high that athletes can’t also perform at a high level and recover from their efforts. This camp is going to be very helpful for athletes looking to understand how they can best perform during visits to high altitude.” The Vail High-Altitude Performance Camp costs $2,999 per person, and includes: • Five nights’ accommodations at Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa• Daily rides that combine climbs, descents and flat mountain stretches, complete on-ride support from Carmichael Training System coaches• An “endless” supply of GU Energy products• Certified professional mechanics • Training presentations by CTS coaches• Use of PowerTap Wireless Power Meter• CTS cycling jersey• Two post-ride massages • Four breakfasts, four lunches and two dinners at the Terra Bistro• Transportation from and to Eagle County Regional Airport on June 22 and June 27. As Vail Mountain Lodge guests, participants also enjoy complimentary access to the Vail Athletic Club, which offers daily classes, indoor rock climbing and a complete yoga and Pilates studio. To register for the High-Altitude Performance Camp, call 1-866-355-0645. For information on Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa visit

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