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Freeride/ Big Mountain Program

FREERIDE

The goal of the Freeride program is to train athletes to become the next generation of professional skiers in a safe and controlled environment. A few of our premiere athletes include; Mark Nowakiwsky, Emilia Wint, Ethan Swadburg, Cody Cirillo, Kai George, Levi Asher, and Greg Spalding.  With the growing participation in new school skiing, athletes need organized training to compete at the top level. Whether an athlete is looking for Olympic Gold, X Games Gold or just great all around skiing skills Team Breckenridge Sports Club Freeride is a great place to train. Athletes will learn vital skills in all disciplines of freeride skiing including terrain park, big mountain and moguls. We produce “Skiers For Life”.

FREERIDE DEVO  Age 7-10  

The Freeride Devo Team's objective is to teach young athletes (generally ages 7-10) to ski the whole mountain with ease.  Utilizing freeride techniques, we teach athletes to successfully navigate groomers, moguls, trees, powder, steeps and terrain parks. Head Coach Chris Hawks says, “there will be no sitting at the terrain park on a powder day”. We emphasize fun all mountain skiing with the emphasis on skill development and progression. Our dedicated coaching staff are either PSIA or USSA certified instructors. This is the best all mountain skiing experience for young skiers. On snow devo orientation is required in November;

  • Saturdays

  • Focus on all mountain skiing with a Freeride perspective

  • 30% of time in terrain park, 70% skiing all mountain terrain

FREERIDE COMPETITION TEAM:   Age: 7+

The Freeride Competition Team is the ultimate freeskiing experience. If your goals are to become the best freeskier in the world let our experienced coaching staff make this a reality.  Utilizing the world class terrain park features of Park Lane to the professional size and quality of Freeway you will excel to the top of the sport.

 Our philosophy of “Great skiers make great Jumpers” is also stressed in this program.  All mountain skiing, moguls, powder etc. will be emphasized. The Freeride Competition Team is the best way to take your skiing to the next level. The athletes of the weekend team train using a proven coaching system that has produced successful athletes for over 17 years. Our alumni include both USSA and USASA National Champions, Dew Tour Athletes and X games medalists.  Athletes learn all aspects of Freeride skiing in a fun, safe and highly structured setting. Our highly acclaimed coaching staff evaluates each athlete individually in order to plan a path for their success. Coaching is provided for all training days, competitions, additional winter training camps. On snow devo orientation is required in November.

  • 16 Saturdays, 8 Sundays, plus additional Holiday Camp Opportunities

  • This is the Competition Terrain Park team.

  • Age requirement, based on ability, experience and coach assessment

  • Scheduled Rocky Mountain Series USASA competition opportunities included.

  • Higher level events (example USSA Nationals, Rev tour, Norams) will incur an additional fee as per the Contest Travel Cost Sharing Criteria. This also includes any event that requires longer travel and multiple day events.  This is based on an industry standard for ski teams.

FREERIDE FULL-TIME:
The Freeride Full-Time is for the athletes that have decided to dedicate their time and complete athletic efforts to terrain park skiing. The Freeride Full-Time Team trains mid-week and on Saturdays, and 8 Sundays.  The Freeride Full-Time Team is for any athlete and ability that wants to put an emphasis on competition skills. Click Here for more information on Academic Athlete school programing.

We utilize the World Class terrain parks of Breckenridge and Keystone plus additional workouts at Woodward at Copper.  

  • Every Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and 8 Sunday

  • Holiday Camp Days

  • Scheduled Rocky Mountain Series USASA Competitions

  • Includes full time conditioning starting 9/8

  • 90% terrain park, 10% all mountain skiing

  • Most experienced competition coaches.

  • No age requirement, based on ability, experience and coach assessment

All coaches are US Ski & Snowboard certified.

All levels of competition are available:  USSS, USASA, Rev Tour, World Cup, Open competitions.

Competition is not mandatory, but an available option for additional fees. ( athlete entry fees and travel not included in program fees).

Contest Travel Cost Sharing Criteria will be utilized for all higher level events.  This includes events that require longer travel or multiple days of competition.  This is the industry standard and common on all team.

Athletes are introduced to proper mental preparation, skill development, and on course strategies to better their success.

Proper all-mountain skiing skills are emphasized. Remember, “great skiers, make great jumpers”.

BIG MOUNTAIN
Big Mountain Teams operate under our Freeride umbrella. Please see below for exciting changes in our Big Mountain Teams, as this part of the sport continues to grow and develop as a competitive program around ski communities!

BIG MOUNTAIN DEVO: Age 8-11**
For athletes interested in competing in Big Mountain Competitions, this program will allow you to train toward competing in Big Mountain Competitions. This team's objective is to teach young athletes (note age highlighted below) to ski the whole mountain with ease.  We emphasize fun all mountain skiing with the emphasis on skill development and progression. Our dedicated coaching staff are either PSIA or USSA certified instructors. This is the best all mountain skiing experience for young skiers. On snow devo orientation is required for Jr. Big Mountain Team in November

  • Introduction to Big Mountain Skiing

  • 16 Saturdays

  • Team Breck USSA Skills progression based program.

  • No IFSA or RMFS event participation. Team Breck Contest included.

  • Athlete Age- 11 and younger as of Jan.1, 2019 (U12 Athletes)

BIG MOUNTAIN JUNIOR COMPETITION TEAM:  Age 8-11
For athletes interested in competing in Jr. Big Mountain Competitions, Freeski Jr. League, this program will allow you to train for regional Big Mountain competitions. This team's objective is to teach young athletes to ski the whole mountain with ease.  We emphasize fun all mountain skiing with the emphasis on skill development and progression. Our dedicated coaching staff are all IFSA certified and either PSIA or USSA certified instructors .Coaching is provided for all training days, 3 scheduled Colorado Regional IFSA competitions and additional winter training camps. This is the best all mountain skiing experience for young skiers.

  • 16 Saturdays, 8 Sundays, Plus additional Holiday Camp Days

  • 3 team scheduled Colorado Regional Junior IFSA/ RMFS Competitions included

  • Coaching fees are provided for the 3 scheduled competitions days

  • IFSA Jr Championships incurs an additional fee as per the Contest Travel Cost Sharing Criteria.  Industry standard for freeski teams.

  • Athlete Age- 11 and younger as of Jan.1, 2019 (U12 Athletes).

BIG MOUNTAIN COMPETITION TEAM:  Age 12-18*
For athletes interested in taking the next step in the Big Mountain competition series.  This team is for athletes in the IFSA 12-18 age categories. Big Mountain Competition Team includes coach and training fees for the 3 scheduled Colorado regional  IFSA Competitions (please note entry fees are the athlete’s responsibility). We emphasize fun all mountain skiing competition for an athlete wanting to train and compete in Big Mountain skiing, with the emphasis on skill development, progression, and competition. Our dedicated coaching staff are all IFSA certified and either PSIA or USSA instructors. Coaching is provided for all training days,scheduled IFSA Colorado Regional competitions and additional winter training camps.  National IFSA events are also available for our most dedicated and advanced freeride skiers. These events will incur an extra charge as per the Contest Travel Cost Sharing Criteria.  This is an industry standard and common on all teams.  

  • Every Fri, Sat and 8 Sundays

  • Holiday Camp Days

  • 3 Regional Colorado Team Scheduled IFSA Competitions. (as per IFSA rules)

  • National competitions (available to qualified advanced level competitors) and the IFSA Championship (by invitation only) require an additional fee as per the Contest Travel Cost Sharing Criteria.

  • Includes Saturday conditioning as a full time program starting Sept. 8

  • Athlete Age- 12 and older as of Jan.1, 2019 (U12 Athletes).

For More Information See Program Guide 2018-2019

Check Out Some Of Our Renowned Team Breckenridge Athletes


Mark Nowakiwsky


Mike Galdi


Emilia Wint


Kai George


Cody Cirillo



Ethan Swadburg



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