Program: Big Mountain Program
Team: IFSA Big Mountain Travel
Head coach: Conor Davis
Group cap: 30 athletes
Overview (+ location): The Big Mountain Team is geared toward top-level skiers and riders who have a desire to learn more about the big mountain environment, and to compete at IFSA regional, national and potentially international events. Athletes on this team will be introduced to mountaineering concepts such as snow safety, backcountry travel and avalanche awareness, as well as big mountain competition strategy and execution for performance success.
Winter schedule: The competitive on-snow season for the IFSA Big Mountain Team starts when Bald Mountain opens and continues through the last IFSA events in April. In a typical week, the team trains four days, Thursday through Sunday. Supplemental Air Barn training is offered throughout the season. Winter training takes place Thursday and Friday afternoons, as well as all day Saturday and Sunday. Select Air Barn training will be utilized as well as specific off-resort training opportunities. The off-resort sessions require third party guide services and are subject to an additional fee.
Requirements: Big Mountain Team members will be required to own avalanche safety equipment. This equipment will be required for all training sessions, both on Bald Mountain and off-resort opportunities. Equipment use and education will be provided for general outline of gear: pack, avalanche transceiver, snow shovel, probe and slope meter.
Additional training: The Big Mountain Team dryland training program will start October 19 and includes Air Barn sessions until the resort opens. At that time, dryland training will shift to on-snow training.
IFSA BIG MTN TRAVEL
IFSA Big Mtn Travel Head Coach