The Devo Freestyle Program is designed for athletes who want to begin their journey developing into competitive Freestyle or Freeskiing athletes. Skiers in this program will have access to the Devo Freestyle Mogul Course and the Competition Center’s Jump Hill during training (a coach is required to ski in these closed areas). Competition is optional and encouraged in the Internal Devo Mogul Events and King of the Grommets Terrain Park Events. Athletes who want more competitive experiences also have the opportunity to compete in select Rocky Mountain Freestyle Events, USASA events, or/and Big Mountain Events (additional fees apply). This program requires one year in an organized ski program before participating, and it is offered on Saturdays and/or Sundays.
A fun environment where their fundamental skills are further developed on the various terrain: flats, moguls, aerials, parks, trees, steeps. USSA season outline is followed that covers balance/body position, edging/carving, absorption, and jumping.
Participation in this program allows the skiers to participate in the WP Sports Psychology group sessions or individual sessions (by appointment).
We encourage participation in a variety of sports where the emphasis is fun, active, and engaging. In addition, the athletes have the following opportunities (additional fees may apply): summer water ramp sessions (in Steamboat), fall dryland training (on the front range), year-round trampoline training (at the Grand Park Rec Center).
Amount of ski time
1-3 days (1-2 days organized, 1-2 days more with family and friends).
Amount of Versatility Training: 85%; Amount of Competition Focused Training: 15%.
Number of Competition Starts per Season
Competition: Train Days Ratio
Winter Park Competition Center’s Mission
“Lifelong enjoyment of the sport.”
FREESTYLE DEVELOPMENT TRAVEL TEAM Ages 8+
The Winter Park Freestyle Devo Travel Team primarily focuses on fundamental mogul skiing technique, solid foundational mogul jumping, and all-mountain skiing. In addition, this program provides the athletes mogul specific training on the designated mogul course to best prepare the athletes for appropriate competition opportunities (additional fees apply): the Internal Devo Competitions, select Rocky Mountain Devo Competitions, and a select Rocky Mountain Qualifier Series event. The Winter Park Freestyle staff provides guidance and encouragement for all athletes as they work to achieve their goals. This program is offered on Saturdays; the fees also include participation in the Christmas Camp and coaching at the select Rocky Mountain Freestyle competitions.
DATES & TIMES:
1-day FS Devo: Dec 3, 2016 – March 19, 2017 - Meets Saturdays or Sundays 8:45am-3:30pm.
2-day FS Devo: Dec 3, 2016 – March 19, 2017 - Meets Saturdays and Sundays 8:45am-3:30pm.
Travel Team: Dec 3, 2016 - March 19, 2017 - Meets Saturdays and includes the Holiday Camp (Dates TBD).
1-day FS Devo: $1305*Price does not include season pass
2-day FS Devo: $1980*Price does not include season pass
Travel Team: $1475*Price does not include season pass
There is an additional work deposit fee of $200 for one day or $400 for two day program 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
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Freestyle Devo Team Internal Series (Event Dates and Cost for the 16-17 season TBD) The Internal Series is designed to be a fun competition to allow athletes to test their freestyle mogul and jumping skills in a competition setting. We encourage the athletes to set personal goals for the competition so that success is not tied to results. At the Development level, personal accomplishments raise confidence levels and the enjoyment of skiing. The Internal Series is a one-run mogul competition. It is a non-timed, non-licensed (no USSA or Rocky Mountain License) competition, run through the Winter Park's Competition Center.
The athletes will have time in the morning to inspect and practice on the course before their competition run. This competition also allows the athletes the opportunity to ski hard and cheer on one's team mates.
Deadline to register for each competition is at 5pm the Friday immediately before the event. The Event Day Fact Sheet (start times, run order, location of awards ceremony) will be available at registration / bib pick-up the morning of the competition.
Laurie Mooney | Freestyle & Freeski Director | email LaurieJenn Stuart | Freestyle Devo Program Coordinator | email Jenn