The Winter Park Freestyle Team is arguably the strongest team in the country. Last season, one of our premier athletes, Joel Hedrick, was named to the US Freestyle Ski Team after winning several NorAm events and finishing 3rd overall on the NorAm Tour. Joel also qualified for Junior World Championships, finishing 3rd in singles and 9th in duals as the US Ski Team athlete representative. Two of our premier female athletes, Kelly Lawson and Hallee Ray also competed in the NorAm Tour and placed 12th (Hallee) and 14th overall (Kelly). Our NorAm team is one of the largest in the country and continues to place athletes on the podium on this demanding tour. If you are a committed athlete looking to excel in the sport of freestyle moguls, Winter Park is the place to train, boasting a full-length, FIS specification mogul course right at the base December - April, 2 permanent aerial sites, and 3 additional mogul courses on the mountain.
The Freestyle Competitive Team is a competitive program emphasizing the development of technical skills necessary to excel in freestyle skiing. Building a strong technical base for mogul skiing will allow the skiers to perform at their best in the mogul arena. Consistent aerial training on our own aerial or mogul course is incorporated into their training regimen for a total freestyle package. State of the art training technology in physical conditioning, sport psychology, video analysis, goal setting and planning assist each athlete on the road to excellence.
Skiers will be grouped according to age and ability and work with a primary coach throughout the season. This is a competitive program and athletes must be willing to put forth a great deal of commitment and motivation to attain their personal best. Freestyle Competitive Team provides three days of training per week for freestyle skiers ages 13 and older. Athletes also must have at least one year of RQS experience / competition to move up to the Freestyle Competitive Team. The team takes full advantage of its time on snow by blending free skiing skills with regular training in moguls and freestyle aerials. This team competes on the USSA Freestyle circuit in the Rocky Mountain Division Series in Colorado and USSA Junior Nationals if the athlete qualifies. Athletes looking for extra training opportunities should try our spring skills and trampoline camps, summer water ramp camps, on snow camps and fall conditioning sessions.
AGE & ABILITY EXPECTATIONS: Must be 13 years of age by 12/31/2016. Must be proficient linking short radius turns on blue black and black terrain. Must demonstrate proper stance and edging techniques on blue terrain. Must be ready and willing to start working on aerials skills in the terrain parks, mogul courses and aerial site. All Skiers will need to purchase USSA and RMD competitors license and will compete in their recommended events.
DATES & TIMES:
The FS Competitive program is a 3 day program: Nov 18, 2016 - April 2, 2017. Meets Sat & Sun from 9am-3:30pm; Fridays from 10am-3:30pm.
$2525 *Price does not include season pass.
There is an additional work deposit fee of $400 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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