Freeride 2-Day is designed for strong freeride skiers who wish to focus on all mountain skiing and refining skills in the terrain park with an eye toward traveling to competitions in the Intermountain West. Coaches will focus on good decision making, positive self talk, work ethic, perseverance, task oriented skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. They will encourage the use of imagery and visualization. Dryland training is recommended through Teton Indoor Sports Academy with workouts that include gymnastics, trampoline and resistance work including bands, medicine balls, etc. Athletes and parents should plan on signing up for IFSA competitions.
Ages: 10 – 19 years old.
Skill Development Focus: Emphasis will be on responsible and realistic decision making in big mountain scenarios and technical tricks. Focus on technique and proper movement patterns. Ability to execute a carved turn and exploring inverted trampoline and skiing skills. Fundamental inverted jumps may be introduced with focus on form and consistency in trampoline setting before executing in big mountain terrain.
Skill Requirements: Athletes should be comfortable skiing terrain parks, and all mountain skiing, including Peaked.
Competition: IFSA focused specifically comps at Grand Targhee Resort, Big Sky, and Snowbird.
Schedule/Sessions: Saturdays and Sundays 9am-3pm for 16 weeks December 4, 2021 – March 20, 2022.
- July - $1,200
- Aug. 1 - Sept. 15 - $1,260
- Sept. 16 - Nov. 1 - $1,335
SATURDAY REGISTRANTS: TVSEF will not be hosting programs on Christmas Day or New Year's Day so our coaches and families can enjoy that time with their family and friends. We do intent to provide make-up days for all participants for those two days based on coaches' and athletes' schedules. Nothing has been finalized at this time, but some options may include:
- In-week make-ups over Christmas break
- In-week make-ups when space available at Academy sessions
- Add on days at the end of programs
Academy Program*: This program offers the potential for mid-week training days for athletes who can coordinate their school schedules to get out of school early. For freeride, this would mean an additional fee of $425 for each additional mid-week training day an athlete signs up for through the entire season i.e. all Tuesdays = $425 for the season.
At registration, you will need to register for each day separately. For example, if you want to register for Tuesdays and Thursdays, you will need to first register for Tuesdays and then go back in and add a Thursday registration.
You may choose up to 3 additional days of in-week training. Once commitments have been made, coaching staff will make final decisions on which days coaching will be provided. If coaching will not be offered on any days you selected, you will be able to switch to a day coaching is provided or you will receive a full refund for that amount.
*Schedules will be decided by coaches. Extended days will be offered 3 days Tuesday - Friday depending on registrations from 1pm-4pm.
Complementary Programs: As a freeride athlete, your schedule would allow you to register for these other TVSEF programs:
Ski Passes: Pass prices are not included in program fees. Grand Targhee season passes must be purchased directly through Grand Targhee Resort.
Transportation: Not included on weekends. TVSEF vans will be back in business for the 2021-22 season for in-week transportation. Shuttles will be coordinated by coaches based on where athletes attend school and the needs of other teams. Transportation is never 100% guaranteed.
- Skis: one pair of all mountain skis, potentially another pair of pow skis
- Boots: Proper fit with good flex
- Protection: Head (helmet) required. Back and teeth (mouth guard) protection recommended. Back protector required for competitions.
- Poles: With pole tip in snow, arm should be at 85 degrees
- Avalanche equipment-Beacon, shovel, probe, ski carry back pack. Required for out of bounds skiing. Ortovox avalanche kits available for rent through TVSEF. Athlete would need to provide a back pack. View the rental agreement. Contact the TVSEF office if you would like to to rent one.
TVSEF Team Meeting: November 13, 2021
Freeride Team Meeting: TBD
Max. Participants/Ratio 7:1
License: IFSA - Purchase IFSA License here
Competition/Travel Expenses: Not included in program fees. See Parent Handbook for more information on competition fees.
Work Deposit and Family Participation: $100 - One deposit required per family. Positive parental support is essential. Families are encouraged to get involved with club activities. Deposit is credited at end of year if volunteer hours are fulfilled.