First-Year Participant Skills Assessment

For everyone’s safety, prospective first-year Freeride program participants must pass an on-mountain skills assessment before they will be allowed to join the Freeride team. The Freeride Head Coach will determine the sufficiency of an applicant’s skills at his or her sole discretion. Those athletes who aren’t yet ready for the Freeride program will be encouraged[…]

Freeride Equipment Requirements

All Freeride program participants are required to have the following equipment: A digital, two or three-antenna avalanche transceiver An avalanche probe A metal avalanche shovel A sturdy and comfortable backpack with straps for attaching and carrying skis or a snowboard Back protection (must be separate from a backpack or vest) Skis suitable for freeride training[…]

Skiing is expensive! How can I get a break?

We feel your pain. We’re helped immensely by our sponsors, and we do our best to keep our overhead low in order to keep program prices in check. Nevertheless, program fees, equipment, and travel conspire to make skiing and ski racing expensive. To make it less so, take advantage of early season program pricing and[…]

When and where do the kids eat lunch?

The team typically eats lunch between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Timing can be a bit flexible, depending on conditions and the day’s training agenda. Coaches accompany the athletes, but athletes are responsible for getting their own lunches. Athletes will have lunch in the BSSEF Team Room.

How do I get information about competitions?

There are a number of resources related to Alpine and Freeride competitions: Start with the events calendar. We do our best to keep information on the event pages up-to-date, relevant, and complete. The definitive source of information for Northern Division Alpine races is the Northern Division website. The race calendar there includes links to race[…]

The temperature is below zero. Will there be training today?

With appropriate clothing, kids can ski and train in below zero weather. Sometimes, however, the start of training will be delayed in order to allow the temperature to rise a bit. In all cases, coaches will bring kids into the lodge for warm-ups as necessary. As always, check the TeamReach app for the latest updates[…]