The Freeride program is designed for big mountain freeskiers ages 12 to 18 who want to improve their skiing through training for, and competing in, regional and national, sanctioned freeride events. Athletes are expected to be able to ski all of the terrain on Lone Peak safely and confidently. Prospective participants who are 12 to 14 years of age must have prior approval from the Freeride Head Coach in order to participate in the program.
Participants in the Freeride program are expected to participate in at least two freeride competitions during the season. In order to compete, athletes must have an IFSA license. See the International Freeskiers Association website for more information. IFSA membership, competition fees, lift tickets, lodging, and transportation costs related to competitions are not covered by the program fee. (Freeride athletes who do not wish to compete are encouraged to consider the Big Sky Resort Rippers program.)
Freeride team members will develop skills ranging from foundational ski techniques to snow safety, avalanche awareness, and on-mountain travel. The program emphasizes skiing to competitive freeride criteria, including line, control, technique, fluidity, and style. All participants must wear a helmet when on the snow and have an avalanche beacon, backpack, shovel, and avalanche probe.
- Starts 12/10/16
- Ends 3/18/17
- Sat/Sun Training
- Christmas Camp
- Training is on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.
- The Christmas Camp is included in the program fee.