The Winter Park Big Mountain program is geared towards focused Big Mountain skiers/athletes who have a heavy interest in skiing, the mountains, Big Mtn terrain, environment and for those who are interested in competitions on a high level. Athletes in this program will have the option to travel to regional, national and potentially international competitions. Athletes are introduced to big mountain terrain and high alpine elements such as weather, snow types, snow safety, avalanche awareness and line selections. We also weigh heavily on goal setting, video analysis, sports psychology, and of course the all around love for the sport. There is an emphasis on skill development: developing general freeskiing techniques and skills, with focused freeskiing drills and intensive on mountain training. 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. We always have fun, practice good sportsmanship and the team also showcases fantastic energy and a special camaraderie between the athletes not found on any other team.
The Winter Park Competition Center offers a 1 day Saturday only program and a 2 day Saturday and Sunday program and a full time program. The 1 day program is geared towards the younger and less experienced athletes who have a option to compete at a Regional level. The 2 day program is for the more experienced athletes who plan on competing and traveling to most Regional and National level competitions. The full time program is for the athletes that are fully committed to the sport and have a school curriculum that allows the athlete to ski Tuesday-Sunday.
*Competitions: Athletes must purchase an IFSA license to be eligible for comps. Athletes in this program compete in JETA and IFSA events. 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 10+ weekend long competitions per winter as a team. 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 8 years old by 12/31/2016. - Must be an expert skier - Must be willing to hike and ski variable terrain
DATES AND TIMES:
Saturdays - Nov 19, 2016 thru March 26, 2017 - Meets 9-3:30pm.
Competitive Travel Team (Saturday and Sunday) Nov 19, 2016 thru March 26, 2017 - Meets 9-3:30pm.
1-day program: $1530 *Price does not include season pass
Competitive Travel Team 2 day: $2450 *Price does not include season pass - Fees include the Freeski Big Mountain Holiday Camp Location and Dates TBD
There is an additional work deposit fee of $200 which is refunded after completion of volunteer work hours. Click here for details.
*$100 late fee for registrations received after 10/15/2016 for returning families
Team Jacket for the 16-17 season (for Travel Team only) - Limited Inventory - Enroll Now to secure your size!
Big Mountain Team Resources (Currently being updated for 16-17)
Competition Center Handbook 16-17 Freestyle Team Travel Handbook 16-17