Ages 9 - 17

Take your skiing or snowboarding skills to the next level!

Refine important riding technique, learn new tricks and train in a fun and non-competitive environment in our Recreational Freeride Ski & Snowboard programs.

Our experienced and friendly coaches give athletes the tools to safely progress in the park while training in fun environment.  Athletes will become well-rounded riders with an understanding of the terrain park and a love for freestyle.

These programs cater to skiers & snowboarders ages 6-17 years old.

Snowboard REC Freeride Fundamentalz - 5

Our Freeride Fundamentalz recreational program introduces young snowboarders to the basic elements of freestyle snowboarding while refining important technical riding skills.

The goal of this program is to build well-rounded young riders with a solid base of fundamentals and a basic knowledge of the terrain park. Children will develop their riding on more challenging terrain as they focus on developing technique, and learning other skills like switch skiing, jumps, boxes/rails, grabs and more.

Pre-requisites

  • Can confidently snowboard from the top of the ’88 chair at WinSport completely unassisted
  • Completed WinSport Snow School Level 4 or equivalent
  • Can link complete heel and toe side turns on green/blue terrain
  • Has the stamina to snowboard for 3 hours

Equipment Required

  • Properly sized snowboard
  • Properly fitting snowboard boots
  • Appropriate outerwear and layers for all conditions
  • Properly maintained equipment

Key Goals

Riding Skills:

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

Jumps:

  • Ollie on flat ground
  • 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 for these programs.
    • Please note as a member of our club 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.

 

IMPORTANT – WAIVERS REQUIRED

Participation in WinSport’s Academy programs, camps, or sessions (the Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by the 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:

Ski & Snowboard waiver

Academy waiver

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Snowboard REC Freeride Fundamentalz - 5/6

Our Freeride Fundamentalz recreational program introduces snowboarders to the basics of freestyle snowboarding while refining important technical riding skills.

The goal of this program is to build well-rounded riders with a solid base of fundamentals and a basic knowledge of the terrain park. Athletes will develop their riding on more challenging terrain as they focus on improving snowboarding technique, and learning other skills like switch riding, jumps, boxes/rails, spins, grabs and more.

Pre-requisites

  • Can confidently snowboard from the top of the ’88 chair at WinSport completely unassisted
  • Able to do carved turns
  • Can ride switch on beginner terrain
  • Completed WinSport Snow School Level 4 or equivalent
  • Can link complete heel and toe side turns on green/blue terrain
  • Has the stamina to snowboard for 3 hours

Equipment Requirements

  • Properly sized snowboard
  • Properly fitting snowboard boots
  • Appropriate outerwear and layers for all conditions
  • Properly maintained equipment

Key Goals

Riding skills:

  • Comfortable riding switch
  • Stacked body position while riding
  • Develop confidence riding on varied terrain & features

Jumps:

  • Two way 180's on flat terrain or Small jumps
  • 360 on a small jump

Rails:

  • Boardslide on Small features
  • Switch onto boxes
  • Can do spins and butters on snow

Halfpipe:

  • Stacked body position in halfpipe
  • Appropriate line choice
  • Can do basic grabs or 180's

Add-ons

  • A valid season pass is required for these programs.
    • Please note as a member of our club 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.

 

IMPORTANT – WAIVERS REQUIRED

Participation in WinSport’s Academy programs, camps, or sessions (the Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by the 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:

Ski & Snowboard waiver

Academy waiver

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