Ages 5 - 17 / Levels Freeride Fundamentalz, 7/8 REC Freeride, REC Freeride Roots, Mini Development, Grom Development, 6/7 REC Freeride, Development Team

Are you looking to refine your riding and learn new skills in a fun and relaxed environment, or do you dreaming of hitting larger features, spinning bigger and stomping crazier tricks in a competitive setting? From our recreational programs to our competitive teams, we’ll have something for you!

We five athletes the tools and feedback to progress their riding while training in a safe and fun environment.

Our recreational programs focus on refining technical riding with some focus on developing freestyle skills to create well rounded riders. These programs are fun way to get exposed to different skills and terrain!

Athletes on our competitive teams will refine advanced skills while having access to different training venues such as the airbag, trampoline and superpipe. Our competitive athletes will spend the season training and preparing for different events and competitions.

Let our experienced and passionate coaches take your riding to the next level!

Freestyle Ski - Level Freeride Fundamentalz

Level 5/6. Our Freeride Fundamentalz (9-11 year old) program takes young skiers to the next level by giving them the tools to shred all kinds of different terrain and features while learning new basic tricks. The aim of this program is to build well-rounded skiers with a solid base of fundamental riding skills. Athletes will progress their skiing on more challenging terrain as they focus on fundamental riding technique and other skills such as switch skiing, jumps, boxes, rails, grabs and more.

This program runs 1 days a week on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Pre-requisites

  • Can confidently ski from the top of the ’88 chair at WinSport completely unassisted
  • Has successfully completed WinSport Snow School Level 4 or equivalent
  • Is able to ski with parallel skis on most terrain
  • Has the stamina to ski for 3 hours

Equipment Required

  • Properly sized twin-tip skis
  • Properly fitting ski boots
  • Appropriate outerwear and layers for all conditions
  • Properly maintained equipment
  • Ski poles

Key Goals

Riding Skills:

  • Ride with a stacked body position
  • Able to do carved turns
  • Can ride switch
  • Capable of riding advanced blue/ black runs

Jumps:

  • Can demonstrate 2 different kinds of grabs
  • Can comfortably hit Small-Medium sized jumps
  • Two 180s on flat terrain or Small jumps.
  • Sliding 360's on flat terrain

Rails:

  • Can hit a box (take off and land properly)
  • Ready to try a Small ride on rail

Halfpipe:

  • Able to do a carved traverse or J-turn on steeper terrain

Add-ons

A valid season pass is required to participate in this program. Please note as a member of a club/academy program you are eligible to purchase a youth season pass at the early bird rate upon registration. Proof of up-to-date athlete (NSO/PSO) membership through Freestyle Canada or Canada Snowboard is required to participate in these programs.

IMPORTANT - WAIVERS REQUIRED

Participation in WinSport’s Freestyle Clubs programs, lessons or camps (the “Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by each participant or their parent/legal guardian prior to the first day of the Program. PLEASE READ THESE WAIVERS CAREFULLY! By signing, you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue for negligence, breach of contract, or breach of the Occupiers’ Liability Act or claim compensation following an accident. In the event the Waivers are not completed, participation in the Program shall not be permitted and a refund will be provided. The Waivers can be viewed and completed here

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Freestyle Ski - Level 6/7 REC Freeride

Level 6/7. Our Freeride Recreational (9-11 year old) program develops young riders in the exciting and expressive sport of freestyle skiing. Athletes in this program must be able to confidently ski alpine terrain with a stacked body position and correct turn shape. Our coaches will provide feedback and tools to help athletes jump correctly, ride boxes or rails and learn spins, grabs and other basic freestyle skills. This program aligns with the Freestyle Canada curriculum and is designed to be fun and progressive in a non-competitive environment. Its development is in alignment with our competitive stream should any athletes decide to move in that direction. Athletes in this program are in the “Active for Life” phase of their long-term athletic development. 

Pre-requisites

Riding Skills:

  • Ride with a stacked body position
  • Able to do carved turns
  • Can ride switch
  • Capable of riding advanced blue/ black runs

Jumps:

  • Can demonstrate 2 different kinds of grabs
  • Can comfortably hit Small-Medium sized jumps
  • Two 180s on flat terrain or Small jumps.
  • Sliding 360's on flat terrain

Rails:

  • Can hit a box (take off and land properly)
  • Ready to try a Small ride on rail

Halfpipe:

  • Able to do a carved traverse or J-turn on steeper terrain

Key Goals

Riding Skills:

  • Stacked body position while riding
  • Develop proper technique on a beginner mogul run
  • Ski a beginner mogul run top to bottom with basic tricks
  • Developing confidence in various types of freestyle/mountain terrain
  • Ski switch on beginner/intermediate terrain over both shoulders

Jumps:

  • Proper body position through takeoff and landing
  • Introduced to spinning in all directions and can perform a left and right 360 on a medium jump
  • Can do 3 different grabs
  • Can confidently take off a small jump switch

Rails:

  • Slide sideways on boxes left or right
  • Introduced to spinning off rails

Halfpipe:

  • Develop stronger fundamental skiing skills in the super pipe

Equipment Required

  • Properly sized twin-tip skis
  • Properly fitting ski boots
  • Appropriate outerwear and layers for all conditions
  • Properly maintained equipment
  • Ski poles

IMPORTANT - WAIVERS REQUIRED

Participation in WinSport’s Freestyle Clubs programs, lessons or camps (the “Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by each participant or their parent/legal guardian prior to the first day of the Program. PLEASE READ THESE WAIVERS CAREFULLY! By signing, you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue for negligence, breach of contract, or breach of the Occupiers’ Liability Act or claim compensation following an accident. In the event the Waivers are not completed, participation in the Program shall not be permitted and a refund will be provided. The Waivers can be viewed and completed here

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Freestyle Ski - Level 7/8 REC Freeride

Level 7/8. Our Freeride Recreational (12-17 year old) program refines technical skiing and freestyle skills to develop well-rounded athletes.
The focus of this program is to continually develop the riding skills of the athletes and introduce higher-end freestyle skills in a fun, safe and progressive non-competitive training environment. Improvement of technical riding skills will compliment the athletes freestyle skiing and ensure safe progression. This program is aligned with the Freestyle Canada curriculum and our competitive programs should any participants decide to move in that direction.
Athletes in this program are in the “Active for Life” phase of their long-term athletic development.

This program runs 1 day a week on Fridays.

Pre-requisites

Riding Skills:

  • Stacked body position while riding
  • Develop proper technique on a beginner mogul run
  • Ski a beginner mogul run top to bottom with basic tricks
  • Developing confidence in various types of freestyle/mountain terrain
  • Ski switch on beginner/intermediate terrain over both shoulders

Jumps:

  • Proper body position through takeoff and landing
  • Introduced to spinning in all directions and can perform a left and right 360 on a medium jump
  • Can do 3 different grabs
  • Can confidently take off a small jump switch

Rails:

  • Slide sideways on boxes left or right
  • Introduced to spinning off rails

Halfpipe:

  • Develop stronger fundamental skiing skills in the super pipe

Key Goals

Riding skills:

  • Confidently ski all types of terrain in the mountains
  • Comfortable skiing all medium to large terrain in the WinSport terrain park.
  • Switch ski over both shoulders on green and blue terrain
  • Ski an intermediate mogul run with basic tricks

Jumps:

  • Can perform multiple different grabs
  • Spin a 180 in different directions on medium jumps
  • Spin a 360 on medium/large jumps
  • Hit a large sized jump comfortably

Rails:

  • Hit medium sized rails comfortably
  • Exit a rail riding switch

Halfpipe:

  • Can ski comfortably in the superpipe and choose an appropriate line
  • Can maintain a stacked body position
  • Can do basic tricks and spins in different directions below the lip of the pipe
  • Able to air out of the pipe

Equipment Requirements

  • Properly sized twin-tip skis
  • Properly fitting ski boots
  • Appropriate outerwear and layers for all conditions
  • Properly maintained equipment
  • Ski poles

IMPORTANT - WAIVERS REQUIRED

Participation in WinSport’s Freestyle Clubs programs, lessons or camps (the “Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by each participant or their parent/legal guardian prior to the first day of the Program. PLEASE READ THESE WAIVERS CAREFULLY! By signing, you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue for negligence, breach of contract, or breach of the Occupiers’ Liability Act or claim compensation following an accident. In the event the Waivers are not completed, participation in the Program shall not be permitted and a refund will be provided. The Waivers can be viewed and completed here

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Freestyle Ski - Level REC Freeride Roots

Level 5/6. Our Freeride Recreational Roots (6-8 year old) program takes young skiers to the next level by giving them the tools to shred all kinds of different terrain and features while learning new basic tricks. The aim of this program is to build well-rounded young skiers with a solid base of fundamental riding skills. Athletes will progress their skiing on more challenging terrain as they focus on fundamental riding technique and other skills such as switch skiing, jumps, boxes, rails, grabs and more. This program runs 1 day a week on Fridays.

Pre-requisites

  • Can confidently ski from the top of the ’88 chair at WinSport completely unassisted
  • Has successfully completed WinSport Snow School Level 4 or equivalent
  • Is able to ski with parallel skis on most terrain
  • Has the stamina to ski for 3 hours

Equipment Required

  • Properly sized twin-tip skis
  • Properly fitting ski boots
  • Appropriate outerwear and layers for all conditions
  • Properly maintained equipment
  • Ski poles

Key Goals

Riding Skills:

  • Ride with a stacked body position
  • Able to do carved turns
  • Can ride switch
  • Capable of riding advanced blue/ black runs

Jumps:

  • Can demonstrate 2 different kinds of grabs
  • Can comfortably hit Small-Medium sized jumps
  • Two 180s on flat terrain or Small jumps.
  • Sliding 360's on flat terrain

Rails:

  • Can hit a box (take off and land properly)
  • Ready to try a Small ride on rail

Halfpipe:

  • Able to do a carved traverse or J-turn on steeper terrain

Add-ons

A valid season pass is required to participate in this program. Please note as a member of a club/academy program you are eligible to purchase a youth season pass at the early bird rate upon registration. Proof of up-to-date athlete (NSO/PSO) membership through Freestyle Canada or Canada Snowboard is required to participate in these programs.

IMPORTANT - WAIVERS REQUIRED

Participation in WinSport’s Freestyle Clubs programs, lessons or camps (the “Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by each participant or their parent/legal guardian prior to the first day of the Program. PLEASE READ THESE WAIVERS CAREFULLY! By signing, you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue for negligence, breach of contract, or breach of the Occupiers’ Liability Act or claim compensation following an accident. In the event the Waivers are not completed, participation in the Program shall not be permitted and a refund will be provided. The Waivers can be viewed and completed here

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Freestyle Ski - Level Mini Development

Level 6. Our Mini Development Freestyle Ski program introduces young skiers to the exciting world of compeition while developing important riding skills, learning new tricks and riding new terrain. Our coaches will help build young athletes with a passion for skiing and a mindset to train for compeition. Children in these programs will require a strong base of fundamental skiing skills on groomed and varied terrain to compliment their freestyle development. Athletes are in the “Learn to Train” phase of their long-term athletic development.

Pre-requisites

Riding Skills:

  • Ride with a stacked body position
  • Able to do carved turns Can link several switch turns
  • Capable of riding advanced blue/ black runs

Jumps:

  • Can do a grab
  • Can comfortably hit Small-Medium sized jumps
  • Can 180 on flat terrain or Small jumps.
  • Sliding 360's on flat terrain

Rails:

  • Can hit a box (take off and land properly)
  • Ready to try a Small ride on rail

Halfpipe:

  • Able to do a carved traverse or J-turn on steeper terrain

Key Goals

Riding skills:

  • Confidently ski black terrain in the mountains.
  • Comfortable riding all small and medium terrain in the WinSport terrain park.
  • Comfortable switch skiing on green terrain.
  • Can ski a beginner/ intermediate mogul run

Jumps:

  • Can perform 2-3 different grabs
  • Spin a 180 in different directions on small jumps
  • Spin a 360 on small/medium jumps
  • Confidently hit a medium/large sized jump

Rails:

  • Hit small/medium sized features sideways
  • Switch on and off boxes

Halfpipe:

  • Can ski comfortably in the superpipe and choose an appropriate line
  • Can maintain a stacked body position

Trampoline:

  • Can demonstrate basic trampoline skills and tricks

Equipment Required

  • Properly sized twin-tip park skis
  • Properly fitting ski boots appropriate for freestyle riding
  • Appropriate outerwear and layers for all conditions
  • Properly maintained equipment
  • Ski poles

Add-ons

  • Competitive teams* - Expenses to cover coach costs for events (food, travel & accommodations)

 

IMPORTANT - WAIVERS REQUIRED

Participation in WinSport’s Freestyle Clubs programs, lessons or camps (the “Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by each participant or their parent/legal guardian prior to the first day of the Program. PLEASE READ THESE WAIVERS CAREFULLY! By signing, you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue for negligence, breach of contract, or breach of the Occupiers’ Liability Act or claim compensation following an accident. In the event the Waivers are not completed, participation in the Program shall not be permitted and a refund will be provided. The Waivers can be viewed and completed here

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Freestyle Ski - Level Grom Development

Level 7+. Our Grom Development Freestyle ski program introduces and develops skiers beyond the basics of competitive freestyle skiing. Our coaches will progress the athletes into riding larger features and trying more advanced tricks while training for clubs level events. Athletes will require a strong base of fundamental skiing skills on groomed and varied terrain to compliment their freestyle development. Stronger development of athleticism and mental preparedness at this level will prepare athletes to move forward in their skiing career. Athletes are in the “Learn to Train” phase of their long-term athletic development.

Prerequisites

Riding skills:

  • Confidently ski black terrain in the mountains.
  • Comfortable riding all small and medium terrain in the WinSport terrain park.
  • Comfortable switch skiing on green terrain.
  • Can ski a beginner/ intermediate mogul run

Jumps:

  • Can perform a grab
  • Spin a 180 in different directions on small jumps
  • Spin a 360 on small/medium jumps
  • Confidently hit a medium/large sized jump

Rails:

  • Hit small/medium sized features sideways
  • Switch on and off boxes

Halfpipe:

  • Can ski comfortably in the superpipe and choose an appropriate line
  • Can maintain a stacked body position

Trampoline:

  • Can demonstrate basic trampoline skills and tricks
  • Equipment Requirements
  • Properly sized twin-tip park skis
  • Properly fitting ski boots appropriate for freestyle riding
  • Appropriate outerwear and layers for all conditions
  • Properly maintained equipment
  • Ski poles

Key Goals

Athletes must be able to properly prepare for upcoming events and show a focussed training mindset*

Riding skills:

  • Confidently ski all types of terrain in the mountains
  • Comfortable skiing all medium to large terrain in the WinSport terrain park.
  • Switch ski over both shoulders on green and blue terrain
  • Ski an intermediate mogul run with basic tricks

Jumps:

  • Can perform multiple different grabs
  • Spin a 180 in different directions on medium jumps
  • Spin a 360 on medium/large jumps
  • Hit a large sized jump comfortably

Rails:

  • Hit medium sized rails comfortably
  • Exit a rail riding switch

Halfpipe:

  • Can ski comfortably in the superpipe and choose an appropriate line
  • Can maintain a stacked body position
  • Can do basic tricks and spins in different directions below the lip of the pipe
  • Able to air out of the pipe

Trampoline:

  • Refining basic air awareness through bed tricks, spins and trick progressions, introduced to invert

Add-ons

  • Competitive teams* - Expenses to cover coach costs for events (food, travel & accommodations)

 

IMPORTANT - WAIVERS REQUIRED

Participation in WinSport’s Freestyle Clubs programs, lessons or camps (the “Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by each participant or their parent/legal guardian prior to the first day of the Program. PLEASE READ THESE WAIVERS CAREFULLY! By signing, you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue for negligence, breach of contract, or breach of the Occupiers’ Liability Act or claim compensation following an accident. In the event the Waivers are not completed, participation in the Program shall not be permitted and a refund will be provided. The Waivers can be viewed and completed here

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Freestyle Ski - Level Development Team

Our Development Freestyle Ski teams introduce athletes to inter club competitions and a higher intensity training environment. Athletes are expected to link maneuvers on every feature in the terrain park in a fluent run. They must be able to perform all skills learned in previous levels and require a strong base of fundamental skiing skills. Athletic awareness, mental focus and maturity are the primary focus in this program. Athletes are in the “Train to Train”/ "Train to Compete" phase of their long-term athletic development.

Prerequisites

Athletes must be able to properly prepare for upcoming events and show a focussed training mindset*

Riding skills:

  • Confidently ski all types of terrain in the mountains
  • Comfortable skiing in the WinSport terrain park.
  • Switch ski over both shoulders on green and blue terrain
  • Ski an intermediate mogul run with basic tricks

Jumps:

  • Can perform multiple different grabs
  • Spin a 180 in different directions on medium jumps
  • Spin a 360 on medium/large jumps
  • Hit a large sized jump comfortably

Rails:

  • Hit medium sized rails comfortably
  • Exit a rail riding switch

Halfpipe:

  • Can ski comfortably in the superpipe and choose an appropriate line
  • Can maintain a stacked body position
  • Can do basic tricks and spins in different directions below the lip of the pipe
  • Able to air out of the pipe

Trampoline:

  • Refining basic air awareness through bed tricks, spins and trick progressions, introduced to inverts

Equipment Required

  • Properly sized twin-tip park skis
  • Properly fitting ski boots appropriate for freestyle riding
  • Appropriate outerwear and layers for all conditions
  • Properly maintained equipment
  • Ski poles

Key Goals

Athletes must be able to properly prepare for upcoming events and show a focussed training mindset*

Riding skills:

  • Develop and refine advanced technical skiing on groomers and varied terrain
  • Ski intermediate/advanced mogul run in competition
  • Switch ski confidently on intermediate/advanced terrain over both shoulders demonstrating proper lead change and edge control

Jumps:

  • Link combinations of forward and switch tricks spinning in all directions
  • Can comfortably spin 360 all four ways
  • Able to spin 540's in different directions
  • Comfortably hit large jumps
  • Begin learning inverted maneuvers on airbag
  • Able to add different grabs into spins

Rails:

  • Spin on and off rails confidently in different directions

Halfpipe:

  • Able to generate speed through edge & pressure control while choosing appropriate line
  • Able to link combinations of forward and switch tricks spinning in all directions

Trampoline:

  • Demonstrate controlled air awareness and a strong base of fundamental acrobatic skills
  • Perform a variety of inverted and off-axis tricks

Add-ons

  • Competitive teams* - Expenses to cover coach costs for events (food, travel & accommodations)

 

IMPORTANT - WAIVERS REQUIRED

Participation in WinSport’s Freestyle Clubs programs, lessons or camps (the “Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by each participant or their parent/legal guardian prior to the first day of the Program. PLEASE READ THESE WAIVERS CAREFULLY! By signing, you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue for negligence, breach of contract, or breach of the Occupiers’ Liability Act or claim compensation following an accident. In the event the Waivers are not completed, participation in the Program shall not be permitted and a refund will be provided. The Waivers can be viewed and completed here

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