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About BUD KEENE PROGRESSION CAMPS

BKPRO Camps offer freestyle snowboarders and skiers the highest-quality and most up-to-date terrain, facilities, coaching, and sport-specific education in the world, and all for the purpose of personal progression. Plainly put, when you attend a Bud Keene Progression Camp YOU WILL PROGRESS in your game.

With almost 25 years of experience guiding snow athletes to achieving their dreams, Bud Keene has led some of the greatest athletes of the action sports era to global success and Olympic Gold medals. Shaun White, Hannah Teter, Jake Blauvelt, Kyle Clancy, Duncan Adams, Gus Kenworthy, and Zach Leach are just a few of the list of world-class talents that Bud has nurtured, many from a young age. More than anyone else in the world, Bud knows how to help action sports athletes to get it done.

At a Bud Keene Progression Camp, Bud and his all-star staff of coaches will use logical progressions and a one-step-at-a-time approach to help an athlete to achieve their on-snow goals. The camp philosophy is simple: to achieve results. When it comes to progressing on-snow in these sports, the Bud Keene progression method works. These camps stand above all others. Read More

Shaun White

2-time Olympic Superpipe Gold Medalist
5-time X Games Superpipe Gold Medalist
4-time X Games Slopstyle Gold Medalist

Thursday March 4, 2010

The Stowe Reporter interviewed Shaun on Wednesday about his coach, Bud Keene of Stowe:

Q: Why Bud? What makes him good at what he does?
SW: Bud just calls it as he sees it.

SW: Bud is really sure of himself, which lets me know that he knows what he is talking about.

Q: What’s Bud’s style of coaching?
SW: Bud’s style of coaching is straight-up and direct.

SW: When it’s time to get it done, Bud will let you know. I really like and respect that.

Jake Blauvelt

Top Snowboard Pro
5 Years in a row one of Transworld Snowboarding’s Top 10 Riders in the World
Considered one of the Best backcountry riders of all time

There is a Hindu proverb that goes… To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach. Bud Keene is a master, second to none in action sports. I was fortunate enough to have Bud teach me to snowboard from a young age at my home resort in Stowe, VT, where he worked as head coach for Mount Mansfield Snowboard Club. I can say with confidence that I would not be where I am today without the guidance of Bud. I can remember learning alley-oop rodeo’s and frontside cripplers in the pipe during one quick session with him. Bud gave me the confidence to go that much bigger and hold the grab for that much longer. Although I could go on for a while about the tricks he’s taught me, it’s more the manner in which he taught me to compose myself on a board and live the mountain lifestyle that has made me the person I am today. It was never one thing he said or did, but just being able to be under Bud’s wing and mimic his nature was something I will value forever. He gave me a solid foundation to build a career, the magnitude of which neither myself nor my parents knew was possible. He also showed me respect for the mountains, those around me, and most importantly, myself. Although I only know him as a snowboard coach, I know he could teach freestyle skiers, skateboarders, and all action sports alike because like I said, it’s not the trick’s so much as the way he connects with his disciples that goes so much deeper. Bud has surely found his passion in life. His passion is teaching, being a master!

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“When it’s time to get it done, Bud will let you know. I really like and respect that.”

Shaun White, 2-time Olympic Superpipe Gold Medalist

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