Freeski Team - Big Mountain

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AGES 12+

The Winter Park Big Mountain program is geared towards focused Big Mountain skiers/athletes who have the love for the mountains, Big Mtn terrain, environment and those who are interested in competitions on a high level. Athletes in this program travel to regional, national and potentially international competitions. Athletes are introduced to ski mountaineering concepts such as snow safety, avalanche awareness and line selections, in addition to goal setting, video analysis and sports psychology. There is an emphasis on skill development: developing general freeski ability, focused freeskiing, practice drills. There will be some off snow training available where we use trampolines to focus on air awareness skills and basic acrobatics in relation to freeskiing. As always we have fun, practice good sportsmanship and team unity will be incorporated. This team showcases fantastic energy and a special camaraderie between athletes not found on any other team in the region. 


*Competitions: Athletes must purchase an IFSA license to be eligible for comps. Athletes in this program compete in JETA and IFSA events such as; IFSA events are for ages 12-17 year olds & 18 year olds who are still in high school.

**Competition Travel: Generally the Big Mtn program attends 5+ week long competitions per winter as a team. (See Big Mtn Comp calendar online, usually updated by November 1st). All competition registration fees and travel are an additional expense to each athlete who travels.
The Winter Park program offers the best value in the Rocky Mountain region.

AGE/ABILITY EXPECTATIONS:

  • Must be 12 years old by 12/31/2015.
  • Must be an expert skier
  • Must be willing to hike and ski variable terrain

DATES & TIMES:

  • Saturday 1 day program Nov 21, 2015 thru April 3, 2016. Meets 9-3:30pm.
  • Saturday - Sunday 2-day program Nov 21, 2015 thru April 3, 2016. Meets 9-3:30pm.

COST:

  • 1-day Big Mtn.: $1530* includes the Winter Park/Mary Jane season pass.
  • 2-day Big Mtn. Competitive Travel Team: $2330* includes the Winter Park/Mary Jane season pass and Competition Center Jacket (limited quantity and sizes).  Meets Saturdays and Sundays.
  • There is an additional work deposit fee of $200 which is refunded upon completion of volunteer work hours. Click here for details.

    *$100 late fee after 10/15/2015.
    The 2 Day Freeski program fees include the Freeski  Big Mountain Holiday Camp  will be held at Wolf Creek January 2&3, 2016

    Big Mountain Team Resources
  • Competition Center Handbook 15-16
    IFSA Events and Schedules 15-16

    2015/2016 Coaches and Important Updates

    Laurie Mooney | Freestyle & Freeski Director |
    Cliff Bennett | Big Mountain Freeski Head Coach |
    Coaches: John Cleaver, Kelly Knowles, Rachel Croft, Randy Whitt

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