U12 Alpine Training Requirements

Being a competent Freeride competitor requires an athlete to be a strong skier. Consequently, all U12 Freeride Team members must also participate in Alpine training—including gate training. The objective is to help you become an excellent all-around skier, not necessarily a racer. (However, U12 Freeride Team members are strongly encouraged to participate in Alpine races.) To[…]

U12 Freeride Competition Requirements

All U12 Freeride Team members must compete in a) BSSEF’s Freeride competition and b) at least one other regional IFSA-sanctioned competition. U12 athletes are encouraged, but not required, to participate in U.S. Ski & Snowboard-sanctioned Alpine race competitions, too.

U12 Skills Assessment

For everyone’s safety, prospective Freeride program participants who are 11 years old as of December 31st of the current ski season 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.[…]

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 Skis suitable for firm snow and gate training less than 75 millimeters underfoot with camber Skis suitable for[…]