Ages 8 - 17
Freestyle Basics program focus: Build upon freestyle and all mountain fundamentals with a greater emphasis and skill development and technique.
Allow your young athlete to expand upon their freestyle snowboarding experience in the Freestyle Basics program. This program is for riders ages 8 to 17. Through the duration of the program, your athlete will be introduced to the Westline Park and Halfpipe and will receive continued coaching in the Progression Park.
These training sessions are 3 hours long and offer a structured approach to furthering the development of foundational and freestyle specific skills. Participants in the Freestyle Basics program level are at the FUNdamentals level of Canada Snowboards Long-Term Athlete Develop model (LTAD), progressing to the learn to train level.
- Sessions: Athletes can train once a week or more as needed! If you’re looking to progress faster or train more frequently can register for as many sessions as they wish. Customize your schedule!
- Choosing the right level: Groups will be arranged according to age and ability level. This will occur during the first week’s programs and throughout the season as needed.
- Duration: This program is offered in 11-, and 15-week formats.
- Fundamental Skills: Continued development of switch riding, snowboarding on steep slopes, and athletic position.
- Terrain Exploration: Safely learn to navigate the small size jumps in the West Line Park and learn control and line choice in the Halfpipe. Coaching will also include continued development on XS jumps, and technique/line choice in the Progression Park.
- Jump Techniques: Master the basics of jumps, including proper popping and takeoff, mid-air control, and safe landings.
- Expanded coaching on tricks: Expand your bag of tricks to include multiple directions of spins, additional grabs, and new ways to approach boxes, all under the guidance of our skilled coaches.
- Safety Focus: Safety is paramount in freestyle snowboarding. You'll receive comprehensive instruction on proper progression, understanding terrain park etiquette, and personal well-being while having fun on the mountain.
Snowboarders should have the following skills, at minimum:
- Good control and balance on blue and most black mountain terrain.
- An ability to carve on steep terrain.
- Completed the WinSport Fundamentals program or equivalent.
- Have received an introduction to XS jumps and boxes equivalent to those in the Progression Park.
TERMS OF CONTRACT
IMPORTANT – WAIVERS REQUIRED
A Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement ("Waiver") must be completed prior to participation in WinSport’s Programs, Lessons, and Camps. If the applicable Waiver is not completed, participation in the WinSport Program and access to WinSport’s facilities will not be permitted, and a refund will be provided. The Waiver will be available for completion during the sales process, and a copy is available for preview below.
Each adult participant must complete their own Waiver
A Parent/guardian must complete the Waiver for their minor/child participant
PLEASE READ THE WAIVER 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.
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For the safety and enjoyment of all, Participants and users of WinSport’s facilities are required to follow the WinSport Code of Conduct
NO GUARANTEE OF CONDITIONS - We do not guarantee hill conditions, weather or other operating conditions including open terrain or lift operation.
NO FOOT TRAFFIC ALLOWED ON SKI HILL - For the safety of WinSport’s guests, there is no foot traffic allowed or on-hill viewing of winter lessons. Parents (including carpet-only ticket holders) are not allowed on snow without ski or snowboard equipment and a valid ticket/pass. Only persons with a valid ticket/pass who are skiing or snowboarding with appropriate equipment will be permitted on snow.
Athletes should have their own true twin or freestyle snowboard, properly fitted with quality metal edges. Athletes should also have a CWSAA approved helmet.
A WinSport Advanced Access Winter Pass* is required – lift tickets are not included in the program fee. Based on the number of training sessions, we strongly recommend purchasing a WinSport Advanced Access Winter Pass.
A Recreation Alberta Snowboard membership ($40) is required. Get your membership here
* Early Bird pricing extension is available for athletes registered in a freestyle program, please call Guest Services to inquire and purchase.
- Tuesdays, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
- Wednesdays, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
- Thursdays, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
- Fridays, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
- Saturdays, 9:00am to 12:00pm or 1:00pm to 4:00pm
- 15-week program: November 25 to December 1
- 11-week program: January 6 to January 12
- March 19 to March 23
- December 23 to January 5
- February 17 to 19
New Online Store
Purchase your program in our new online store. (In-person purchases are not yet available). Please allow yourself time to become familiar with this new online process. You will need to create a new account and complete your waivers prior to finalizing your purchase.