Freeskiing

The Freeskiing program is for kids ages 10-18 that have solid skiing experience and want to learn how to do any of the following: jump, learn grabs and spins in the air, slide boxes, slide rails, and interact with other features in the terrain park. All participants are welcome regardless of skill level as long as they want to learn and improve.

Training emphasizes fun and focuses on skill appropriate training. It is anticipated that athletes will be at different skill levels. Some may be learning how to jump for the first time while others may be learning how to spin in the air. The coaching staff will meet with each athlete at the onset of the season to understand what their goals and intentions are, then will design the training schedule to accommodate them.

Freeskiing athletes are encouraged to compete in a beginner slopestyle event (featuring small jumps and other features) that will be held at Suicide Six in February. Additionally, they are encouraged to participate in the Masters of the Mountain events. These events emphasize fun by including many different types of skiing: racing, freeskiing and moguls. We host one event at Suicide 6 and there is usually at least one more at a local area such as Whaleback.

All-Mountain Coaching Staff: Andrew Holson and others TBD.


Program Ages:

  • 10-18 years old

Program Cost:

  • $495 for Saturday & Sunday each weekend January 4 - March 15, 2020

Suicide 6 Pass:

  • Suicide 6 Pass: Alpine Devo participants are expected to have a Suicide 6 season pass. Ski Runners participants are eligible for the $99 “Book-it” Season pass, which can be purchased at this link.

Dates & times:

  • Weekends January 4, 2020 – March 15, 2020.

  • We train 9AM-2PM with an hour break for lunch, usually 11 AM - Noon, though this can vary. Important: The kids are on their own and unsupervised for lunch.

  • Freeskiing Athletes are also invited to attend Christmas Camp, daily December 26-December 31. (Final schedule is at discretion of the coaching staff).

  • You can expect at least 2 events, both on weekends. Attendance is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged.

Pre-Season Dry land training:

  • Freeskiing participants are invited to attend in pre-season dry-land training on Sundays beginning with the ‘Dry-Land’ Kickoff Cookout on Sunday, November 3, 2019. It’s a great way to meet other Ski Runners members.

Equipment:

  • Properly fitted ski helmet and goggles

  • Skis – twin tip skis are preferred but not required. Parents should anticipate that athletes skis will be interacting with features such as boxes and rails.

  • Poles

USSA & VARA Licenses:

  • USSA & VARA membership is not required for participation in the Freeskiing program

Parent Work Obligation

  • 1 event during 2019/20 season: Supportive parents are a crucial element of any youth sport, and that is especially true of ski racing. We cannot host events without help from our membership. Meet your fellow Ski Runners members, enjoy a great catered lunch for the race workers. It’s fun!

  • All-Mountain participants compete in the Masters of the Mountain event on Sunday, March 8. It is a club requirement to work your child’s event. If you are unable to work this event, please consult the complete race schedule and make alternate arrangements with Terry Hartford at office@skirunners.or