Freeskiing

The miTrevor halfpipession of SVSEF’s Freeskiing Team is to further human development both physically and mentally through passion for and commitment to an athletic lifestyle and that skiing be ONE of your athletic expressions.

Freeskiing is Slopestyle and halfpipe. Both are  X-games and an Olympic events. In Freeskiing there are Jumps, Rails Wallrides, Boxes, quarterpipes, halfpipes, hips, and jibs. When perfecting aerial maneuver SVSEF Freeskiing team also works on balance and strength and proper skiing techniques that are related with Freeskiing.

Skiing is a lifelong sport, there is always more to learn.  Basic skiing technique is always evolving and the concepts and skills we discuss and demonstrate with the athletes are a constant work in progress.  Our athletes strive for lofty goals in a team atmosphere, building on the momentum, enthusiasm and support of each other. Whether your sights are on making the U.S. Freeskiing Team/ X-games or overcoming a fear of trying a new trick, our coaches will help you prepare and provide you with the opportunities to soar to success.

14-18yr old

$3550

  • Comp team trains 6 days/week (Tue-Sun). Average 100+ days on snow + weekly winter sessions in the Air Barn at Community School. Summer/Fall dryland training is optional for an additional fee.
  • Full travel schedule in Intermountain, Far West and Northern divisions, average 6 trips/season + USASA Nationals, Jr Nationals and U.S. Nationals (if qualified).
  • Summer ski camps and 1 fall ski camp possible.
  • Summer/Fall dryland training consists of trampoline workouts, strength/endurance workouts, cross training workouts
  • Athletes train dedicated ski disciplines – halfpipe & slopestyle

13-14 yr old

$3100

  • Travel B team trains 5 days/week (Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun) average 85+ days on snow + weekly winter sessions in the Air Barn at Community School.  Summer/Fall dryland optional for additional fee.
  • Partial travel schedule; 2 away competitions + home competition and Jr Nationals and USASA Nationals (if qualified).
  • Summer ski camps and 1 fall ski camp possible.
  • Summer/Fall dryland training consists of trampoline workouts, strength/endurance workouts, cross training workouts
  • Athletes train dedicated ski disciplines-moguls/halfpipe/slopestyle

10-13yr old

$2700

  • Training 4 days/week (Thur-Sun) average 72 days on snow and weekly winter sessions in the Air Barn at Community School are included in tuition.
  • Summer/Fall dryland training in Air barn are optional for an additional fee.
  • Summer on snow camps offered.
  • Increased video analysis, attention to details of skiing skills
  • Commitment towards specific skiing disciplines- halfpipe, slopestyle.
  • Compete in home events; USSA and USASA

Age: 15 to 20

Fee: The MAC program is project based.   The projects come with a separate “project fee” based on participation.

Training Schedule: Project based courses

MAC PROGRAM SUMMARY

The Mountain Adventure curriculum is designed to help athletes evolve their skill set with regard to technical skiing fundamentals, mountain awareness, snow safety, backcountry experience, and big mountain terrain.  The Mountain Adventure curriculum is designed to provide alternative experiences beyond Alpine, Freestyle and Freeskiing competition.  The program will have a contact coach who is responsible for organizing, communicating, and delivery high quality and professional experiences in line with standards and core values of the SVSEF.

REQUIREMENTS

Athletes who are interested in participating in the Mountain Adventure Curriculum must be 15 years old.

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

  • Our primary goal as a team is to provide a comprehensive athletic platform for athletes to train, learn, and experience a broad scope of mountain culture and experience.
  • We strive to foster a culture of sport and wellness for our athletes.  Long beyond the days of an active competition career, we hope to create lifestyle skills that support healthy living, fitness, and positive physical engagement. The MAC program is designed to provide an avenue for continued participation, experience, and education for athletes who are interested in a broader experience on skis, beyond Alpine, Freestyle and Freeskiing competition.
  • We aspire to cultivate, and celebrate, the core values which drive the SVSEF’s mission:  Passion, Perseverance, Sportsmanship, Citizenship, Teamwork, Creativity & Character.
  • We strive to expose our athletes to the rigors and rewards of traveling and competing to locations both far and near.  MAC is defined by community and a sense of adventure.  Our goal as a team is to provide age appropriate travel opportunities that reinforce the athletic, cultural, and experiential development of our athletes.

ACTIVITIES

The Mountain Adventure Curriculum will be based in Alpine, Freestyle and Freeskiing skill development, with opportunities for athletes to explore offering such as:

  •                  Wilderness First Aid Course October 31 & November 1.  Sixteen hour emergency first aid course will take place in classroom and field.  Two year certification and college credit                            awarded upon successful completion.
  • Step one avalanche awareness to be coordinated through the Sawtooth Avalanche Center.
    • Target date Mid –December
  • Periodic MAC sessions throughout the season designed to support the vision and objectives of the team (skin up baldy, transceiver part practice, and guided big mountain style freeskiing).
  • Avalanche 1 and/or Mountaineering skills certification through Sawtooth Mountain Guides
    • Early/mid march
  • Backcountry Experience in Late March/early April
    • Implement and practice associated Mountain Adventure Skills.
  • The MAC program is project based.

The MAC curriculum is intended to provide opportunities for athletes to push their skills in a big mountain environment.  Notice that the bulk of these experiences lay toward the end of the season as an alternative capitalize on the skill work done throughout the season.

9-11 yr old 

Fee: $2000

Training Schedule: Prep team trains 3 days/week (Fri-Sun) average 60 days/season on snow + weekly winter sessions in the Air Barn at Community School.  Summer/Fall training in the Air Barn at Community School are optional for additional fee.

Overview

This is one team working on overall skiing skills as well as freestyle and freeskiing components. The purpose of the Freestyle/Freeskiing Prep team is to provide young athletes with the opportunities to experience skiing with a more focused approach towards specific competitive disciplines. Summer and winter training schedules increase as well as competition schedules.

Objectives

  • Build upon peer relationships established on the Freestyle/Freeskiing Devo Team.
  • Continue to instill respect for people, places, and property.
  •  Increase confidence towards skiing all types of terrain and all types of snow conditions as well as moguls and Park & Pipe.
  •  Improve air awareness and aerial skill development through trampoline, ramp and on snow progressions.
  •  Increased potential for freestyle and freeskiing competitions
  •  Prepare athletes for the commitment and dedication of either the Freestyle or Freesking Competitive home teams.

Freeskiing Events

Sun Valley Freeskiing Spectacular (USSA sanctioned)

USASA Big Mtn West series Freeskiing event

SVSEF Future Freestylers event

USSA Intermountain division Freestyle & Freeskiing U11 championships

Air Barn at Community School- air awareness & aerial skill development July-November, at an extra cost.

Dryland sessions begin November 3rd from 3-4:30p.m. at the Air Barn at Community School’s Sage Willow Fields.
Please email Jennifer Diehl to register your child: jendiehl@svsef.org

 

 7-10 yr old (2 years experience)

Fee: $1200 for on-hill training + Sun Valley Student Pass + $60 for 6 dryland sessions

Training Schedule: On snow December-March. 2 days/week (Saturday & Sunday) + holiday camp. Over 40 days on snow.

Overview

This is one team working on overall skiing skills as well as freestyle and freeskiing components. The purpose of the Freestyle/Freeskiing Devo team is to share our passion for skiing through enthusiastic encouragement of skiing all types of terrain including; moguls, halfpipe, and terrain park features and allow athletes a taste of freestyle and freeskiing competitions while strengthening friendships in a team environment.

Objectives

  • Develop passion for playing in our unique environment
  • Introduction to competitive freestyle & freeskiing pipeline
  • Create strong peer relationships/group dynamics.
  • Instill respect for people, places, and property
  • Build confidence to ski freestyle and freeskiing (park/pipe) terrain.
  • Expose young skiers to possibilities of freestyle and freeskiing competitions.

Freeskiing Events

Sun Valley Freeskiing Spectacular (USSA sanctioned)

USASA Big Mtn West series Freeskiing event

SVSEF Future Freestylers event

USSA Intermountain division Freestyle & Freeskiing U11 championships

Air Barn at Community School- air awareness & aerial skill development July-November, at an extra cost.

Dryland sessions begin November 3rd from 3-4:30p.m. at the Air Barn at Community School’s Sage Willow Fields.
Please email Jennifer Diehl to register your child: jendiehl@svsef.org

 

 

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VISION

To create the best junior
snowsports development
program in the nation.

MISSION

To provide exceptional
snowsport programs for the
youth of the Wood River Valley.

VALUES

Sportsmanship • Citizenship • Character • Teamwork • Creativity • Passion • Perseverance

PHILOSOPHY

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Strong Minds
Strong Bodies
Strong Futures