Winter Park Snowboard Team

In a fun, team-oriented, and supportive coaching environment, your shredder will likely begin their journey in the Winter Park Snowboard Team (WPST) All Mountain / Development Team, where they become well-rounded snowboarders and gain the fundamentals needed for all types of competitive snowboarding. Riders continue to hone their skills and depending on their interests, may begin to compete in a variety of disciplines at USASA Rocky Mountain Series and/or IFSA competitions.


Those with a passion for competing continue to the WPST Competitive Team or the WPST Full-Time Academy for expanded training opportunities, access to the sports performance program, and focused coaching to help riders develop the skills to compete in USASA Nationals, U.S. Ski and Snowboard events such as the Futures Tour, Revolution Tour and/or IFSA Nationals and Freeride World Tour.
    • All Mountain / Development Team

      All Mountain or Park + Pipe
      About the Team
      The Winter Park Snowboard Team (WPST) All Mountain / Development Team is designed for riders to build a strong foundation in the all-mountain and/or terrain park skills that are needed to begin to compete in terrain park (slopestyle, halfpipe, and rail jams), boardercross, racing (Slalom / Giant Slalom), or big mountain events. With coach recommendation, those interested may compete in local Winter Park Resort events, select USASA Rocky Mountain Series competitions or select IFSA events.

      The WPST All Mountain / Development Team is also ideal for those who may not be interested in competing but still want the comradery and coaching that come with being part of WPST. When registering, riders can select the type of terrain they are most interested in shredding in order to assist the coaching staff with assigning groups: All Mountain or Park and Pipe.

      Unable to join for the full season program? The WPST All Mountain / Development Team is also offered as a short program that runs from January - March. It is designed for snowboarders who would like to participate on the team but either cannot commit to the entire season or would like to give try it before joining the full program. The Short Program does not include coaching for away competitions. Those interested in traveling for events should register for a full-season program.


      ABILITY EXPECTATIONS
      Must be proficient linking short radius (tight) toe and heel side turns on blue-black terrain. Must demonstrate proper stance and edging techniques on blue terrain. Riders should be ready and willing to start working on switch riding (unnatural direction). Riders who do not meet these requirements should consider a Ski and Ride School (SRS) multi-week program. Click here for more information on Ski and Ride School programs.

      The WPST Development Team’s All-Mountain group will ride a variety of terrain, particularly hitting up the groomers, bumps, trees, steeps, and powder on Winter Park and Mary Jane. The natural terrain that is available while freeriding provides excellent opportunities for specific skill progression for those wishing progress into the WPST competitive teams for Big Mountain, Boarder Cross, Slalom, and Giant Slalom. In addition, the ski/snowboard skills course above Snoasis provides riders with the opportunity to learn snowboard cross technique right here at Winter Park Resort.

      The WPST Development Team’s Park + Pipe group is for snowboarders who are interested in progressing their skills in the terrain park. It is a stepping stone to the WPST Competitive Team (ages 13+), and is ideal for those who would like to eventually compete in Slopestyle, Halfpipe, and/or Rail Jam events.


      With 7 terrain parks at Winter Park Resort, these snowboarders have ample opportunity to learn the basic skills of sliding rails and boxes and develop proper form and air awareness in the park and halfpipe. They also spend time on a variety of mountain terrain for focused technical skill building including carving drills and other key foundational techniques for effective progression in terrain parks riding.

      For those wishing to try out competing, WPST All Mountain / Development Team riders are welcome to compete at Winter Park Resort's King of the Grommets® slopestyle series (January and March events), USASA’s Winter Park slopestyle event and/or the IFSA Big Mountain competition held at Winter Park Resort. Please note that available events may vary annually.

      King of the Grommets® is held in the Re-railer terrain park, USASA Slopestyle is held in Dark Territory, and the Big Mountain events are typically held in the Mary Jane Chutes or Vasquez Cirque. These competitions are focused on having fun and getting a taste of what snowboard competition is all about!

      Riders who wish to participate in USASA's Rocky Mountain Series or IFSA Regional competitions should obtain coach recommendation. These athletes will likely be advised to register for the WPST Competitive Team or apply for the WPST Full-time Academy to ensure they are receiving the proper training to achieve the competitive goals.

      2021-22 Tuition - Save $100! Register by Oct. 15
      Tuition1-Day Short Program: $1200
      1-Day Team: $2075
      2-Day Team: $2725
      Parent Volunteer Deposit$300 Learn More
      Season PassComp Center Winter Park Pass Info
      Ikon Pass Info
      Days offered*Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday
      Dates*Short: Jan. 7 – Mar. 20, 2022
      Full: Dec. 3, 2021 - Apr. 3, 2022
      No TrainingDec. 24-26, 2021
      Jan. 1, 2022
      Times**8:50 am - 3:30 pm
      *Day is selected at the time of registration. You will attend the same day each week. Actual start date depends on the day of the week chosen. Programs must meet enrollment minimums to run.

      **Training times are subject to change as communicated by the program director and/or head coach.


      2021-22 Details
      Ages8+ based on year of birth
      Snowboard LockerNo
      Team JacketVisit the Team Jacket section on the Registration, Resources, and FAQ page for jacket details.
      LunchNot provided
      Competitions*King of the Grommets slopestyle (Re-railer park)
      Internal Big Mountain event (MJ Chutes / Cirque)
      Camps**Thanksgiving Camp: Nov. 22-23, 2021

      1-day: $80; 2-day: $150

      Holiday Camp: Dec. 27-31, 2021

      More InformationGeneral Competition Center information can be found on our Registration, Resources, and FAQ page.
      *Competitions listed are only shown as an example. Athletes will work with their coach to determine competition opportunities. All competition entry fees, registration, licensing, and travel arrangements are the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian.


      **Camp dates are subject to change as communicated by the program director and/or head coach
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    • Competitive Team

      Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Snowboard Cross, GS/SL Racing, Big Mountain

      About the Team

      The WPST Competitive Team is for snowboarders who will regularly compete in USASA Rocky Mountain Series and/or IFSA regional competitions. Depending on the rider's preference, he or she will work with the WPST coaching staff to select the appropriate events to register for to compete in Slopestyle, Superpipe, Big Mountain, Boarder Cross, and/or Slalom/Giant Slalom competitions.

      Those wishing to train more than three days per week should review the Full-time Academy tab and contact the program director to discuss the option to apply for the WPST Full-time Academy.

      Ability Expectations
      Must have coach recommendation to compete in USASA or IFSA competitions. Those riders who have received coach recommendation and meet qualification requirements may also compete in the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Futures Tour or Revolution Tour events and/or IFSA / Freeride Junior World Tour events.

      2021-22 Tuition - Save $100! register by OCt. 15
      Tuition
      2-Day Team: $2925
      3-Day Team: $3425
      Parent Volunteer Work Deposit2-Day Team: $300
      3-Day Team: $600
      Learn More
      Season PassComp Center Winter Park Pass Info
      Ikon Pass Info
      DatesNov. 19, 2021 - Apr. 3, 2022
      No TrainingDec. 24-26, 2021
      Jan. 1, 2022
      Days Offered*Fri., Sat., and/or Sun.
      Times**8:50 am - 3:30 pm
      *Attend 2 or 3 days per week on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday. Day(s) are selected at the time of registration. You will attend the same day(s) each week.


      **Training times are subject to change as communicated by the program director and/or head coach.


      2021-22 Details
      Ages13+ based on year of birth
      Snowboard Locker1 slot; Pending capacity and availability
      Team JacketReview the Team Jacket section on the Registration, Resources, and FAQ page for jacket info
      LunchNot provided
      Competitions*King of the Grommets slopestyle series
      Internal Big Mountain competitions
      USASA Rocky Mountain Series
      USSS Futures Tour or Revolution Tour events
      IFSA Regional / National competitions
      Freeride Junior World Tour events
      Camps**Thanksgiving Camp: Nov. 22-23

      1-day: $80; 2-day: $150

      Holiday Camp: Dec. 27-31

      More InformationGeneral Competition Center information can be found on our Registration, Resources, and FAQ page.
      *Competitions listed are only shown as an example. Athletes will work with their coach to determine competition opportunities. All competition entry fees, registration, licensing, and travel arrangements are the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian.

      **Camp dates are subject to change as communicated by the program director and/or head coach.

    • Full-Time Academy

      Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Snowboard Cross, GS/SL Racing, Big Mountain 

      The Winter Park Snowboard Team (WPST) Full-time Academy is a year-round, highly intensive program dedicated to the serious, motivated, and experienced snowboard competitor. Our program offers a place where dedicated athletes can achieve their highest aspirations in the sport, while at the same time achieving our program philosophy to assist athletes in achieving ones’ highest potential as an athlete, person, and competitor.

      The WPST Full-time Team is designed for athletes who have demonstrated a high level of dedication to snowboarding and competing in USASA and/or IFSA competitions and would like to take their riding to the next level. Full-time athletes exhibit the drive and dedication to pursue high-level events such as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Futures Tour, Revolution Tour and Grand Prix events, or IFSA / Freeride World Tour events. WPST coaches work with each rider to determine what events to attend based on ability, age, interest, goals, maturity, and sportsmanship.
      General Full-time Academy Info
      The Winter Park Competition Center (WPCC) Full-time Academy is a year-round, highly intensive program dedicated to the serious, motivated and experienced snow sport competitors. Our program offers a place where dedicated athletes can achieve their highest aspirations in the sport; while at the same time achieving our program philosophy to achieve ones’ highest potential as an athlete, person, and competitor.
      Admittance to the WPCC Full-time Academy is through an application process. Commitment and attitude are the most important attributes we're looking for. Applications are due July 1 for middle and high school age applicants (7-12 grade) and are due August 1 for post-graduate applicants. Late applications and registrations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

      Once accepted to the program, registration must be completed in order to finalize your status in the WPCC Full-time Academy. Interested applicants should also directly contact the specific discipline director. Please reference the contact chart below for the appropriate contact.

      For general application or registration questions, contact the Competition Center, office at 970-726-1590 or ccenter@winterparkresort.com.

      New Academy Athlete - Application Checklist

      Returning Academy Athlete - Application Checklist

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      Full-time Academy athletes train 5-6 days per week during the ski/snowboard season. During the off-season, they participate in specialized training camps and are expected to consistently participate in the year-round sports performance program. This commitment to athletic excellence ensures that they stay fit and are physically and mentally prepared to achieve peak performance each season.

      Winter
      The information below provides the general winter training schedule for all WPCC Academy athletes. Specific dates and training times vary by discipline and age group. Please refer to the program tuition and details table for more comprehensive and specific training information for your discipline.

      Full-time Academy Middle School
      Tuesday and Thursday: afternoon training
      Friday through Sunday: full day training; times vary by discipline and age.

      Full-time Academy High School and Post-Graduate (PG)
      Tuesday through Thursday: afternoons for high school athletes; PG athletes may full day training.
      Friday through Sunday: full day training; times vary by discipline and age.

      Summer
      Each discipline offers off-season training programs to maximize fitness and progression to maximize competitive edge. Camp offerings and training venues will vary by discipline, and may change year to year. While specific opportunities vary by discipline and by year, some examples of summer training opportunity include:

      ·Participation in our year-round sports performance program, including our spring and fall fitness assessments.
      ·May on-snow camps held at Winter Park Resort.
      ·Sand Dunes Fitness Camp in September.
      ·Based on discipline*, athletes may attend technical progression and on-snow camps held at locations such as Mt. Hood, Mammoth Mountain, Steamboat Springs, and the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah.

      *Camp offerings vary by discipline and camp locations may vary year to year.

      Academic excellence is a core value for members of the Full-time Academy. Most of our middle and high school athletes enroll in the East Grand School District (EGSD). East Grand is on a 4-day school week, so skiers have a full day of training on Friday!

      Schedules are arranged for core classes to take place in the morning, and students/athletes are transported to the ski area at lunch time for afternoon training. Those who do not enroll in EGSD are able to make arrangements for alternative or online education programs. Regardless of schooling choice, grade eligibility is verified weekly throughout the season.



      Our Sports Performance Program provides full-time athletes with year-round conditioning, strength training, fitness assessment, mental skills training, and return-to-sport support to build a strong mental, physical, and technical base going into and throughout the competitive season. Participation is required for full-time athletes and we work with athletes to navigate scheduling conflicts for those who may also participate in other sports.

      2021-22 Tuition - Save $100! Register by Oct. 15
      Tuition
      Middle School: $5275
      High School/Post-Graduate: $6050
      Parent Volunteer Work Deposit$600 Learn More
      Season PassComp Center Winter Park Pass Info
      Ikon Pass Info
      DatesOct. 19, 2021 - Apr. 3, 2022
      No TrainingDec. 24-26, 2021
      Jan. 1, 2022
      Days/Times Offered*Tues. and Thurs.: 1 - 4 pm
      Fri., Sat., & Sun.: 8:50 am - 3:30 pm

      *Training times are subject to change as communicated by the program director and/or head coach.



      2021-22 Details
      AgesMiddle School: grades 7-8
      High School/Post-Graduate: grades 9+
      Snowboard Locker2 slots and 1 full locker; Pending capacity and availability
      Team JacketReview the Team Jacket section on the Registration, Resources, and FAQ page for jacket info
      LunchNot provided
      Competitions*King of the Grommets slopestyle series
      Internal Big Mountain competitions
      USASA Rocky Mountain Series
      USSS Futures Tour or Revolution Tour events
      IFSA Regional / National competitions
      Freeride Junior World Tour events
      Camps**Thanksgiving Camp: Nov. 22-23


      Holiday Camp: Dec. 27-31

      More InformationGeneral Competition Center information can be found on our Registration, Resources, and FAQ page.
      *Competitions listed are only shown as an example. Athletes will work with their coach to determine competition opportunities. All competition entry fees, registration, licensing, and travel arrangements are the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian.

      **Camp dates are subject to change as communicated by the program director and/or head coach.

    • The Winter Park Snowboard Team offers summer training opportunities for competitive athletes. Depending on the year, the team may coordinate camps held at training venues such as Winter Park Resort’s May Camps, Woodward at Copper, the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, and/or Mount Hood, Oregon.
    • Contact
      For program questions, contact Rich Nelson, WPST Program Director, at rnelson@winterparkresort.com.


      For registration questions, contact the Competition Center office at 970-726-1590 or ccenter@winterparkresort.com.

      To view the complete Competition Center Staff Directory, visit the Important Information and FAQ section of our Registration, Resources, and FAQ page.

    • The snowboard program within the Winter Park Competition Center has a history of riders consistently competing at the elite level within USSA as well as being named to the United States Ski and Snowboard Team.

      • Jack Lansky finished 13th at the Freeride Junior World Championships 2020-21
      • Samantha Lansky finished 5th at the Freeride Junior World Championships 2020-21
      • Sarah Keck and Ryan Shaffer invited to USSA Revolution Tour and Hole Shot Tour boardercross 2019-20
      • Samantha Lansky finished 3rd at the Freeride Junior World Championships 2019-20
      • Mia Farley finished 2nd at the Freeride Junior World Championships 2018-19
      • Sarah Keck invited to USSA Revolution Tour and Hole Shot Tour boardercross 2018-19
      • Max Williams invited to USSA Revolution Tour and Revolution Tour Elite slopestyle 2018-19
      • Luccas Ledezma invited to USSA Revolution Tour in Halfpipe 2018-19
      • Max Williams takes gold in slopestyle at USSA Revolution Tour
      • Max Williams takes two top ten finishes in slopestyle at USSA Revolution Tour Elite
      • Sarah Keck takes silver in boardercross at USASA National Championships 2019
      • Max Williams and Sarah Keck invited to Project Gold Camp
      • Max Williams and Lydia Silber both invited to USSA Revolution Tour 2017-18 season
      • Stacy Gaskill competed in USSA Hole Shot Tour 2017-18 season
      • Stacy Gaskill takes gold and silver in USSA Revolution Tour boardercross 2017-18
      • Stacy Gaskill takes four golds, two silvers and one bronze in USSA NorAms 2017-18
      • Stacy Gaskill takes fourth at the 2018 Freeride Junior World Championships
      • Stacy Gaskill takes gold in boardercross at the 2018 USASA National Championships
      • Will Solomon takes bronze in slopestyle at the 2018 USASA National Championships
      • Stacy Gaskill named USSA NorAm Boardercross Champion 2018
      • Stacy Gaskill named to the U.S. Boardercross Devo Team 2018
      • Max Williams and Stacy Gaskill invited to Project Gold Camp 2018
      • Stacy Gaskill competed in USSA Hole Shot Tour 2016-17 season
      • Max Williams and Lydia Silber competed in USSA Revolution Tour 2016-17 season
      • Max Williams top ten finish in USSA Revolution Tour slopestyle
      • Stacy Gaskill takes sixth at the 2017 Freeride Junior World Championships
      • Stacy Gaskill wins the 2017 IFSA North American Championships
      • Stacy Gaskill takes gold in boardercross at the 2017 USASA National Championships
      • Lydia Silber takes gold in slopestyle and halfpipe at the 2017 USASA National Championships
      • Max Williams top ten in slopestyle at the 2017 USASA National Championships
      • Max Williams, Lydia Silber and Stacy Gaskill invited to 2017 Project Gold Camp
      • Lydia Silber takes gold in slopestyle at the 2016 USASA National Championships
      • Stacy Gaskill takes gold in Boardercross at the 2016 USASA National Championships
      • Lydia Silber takes gold in slopestyle and halfpipe at the 2016 USASA National Championships
      • Lydia Silber and Max Williams competed in the USSA Revolution Tour 2015-16 season
      • Stacy Gaskill competed in USSA Hole Shot Tour 2015-16 season
      • Lydia Silber invited to The Burton Junior Open in halfpipe for 2015-16 season
      • Max Williams, Lydia Silber, and Stacy Gaskill invited to Project Gold Camp 2015-16