Freeski Big Mountain Part-Time Program

FREESKI BIG MOUNTAIN WEEKEND TEAM  (Ages 13-18)

A successful participant in this program comes with very strong recreational skier skills or is moving up from our Rookie Team. The athlete is able to ski the black trails or better! This skier has an aggressive athletic mindset and is looking forward to competing in Regional and National IFSA Big Mountain events.  Competition and team trips can be an awesome experience and a great way to explore new mountains.  Some athletes may not be into competing, which is fine, but we do encourage everyone to give it a try.

Freeski Big Mountain Full-Time Programs

FREESKI BIG MOUNTAIN FULL-TIME HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12 and PG)

This program is for young athletes in grades 9-12 or PGs who are ready to commit to achieving their highest potential in skiing. The expectations of athletes in this program are high for their age. This group will have more specialized training geared toward the skill base needed in big mountain. However, programming for this team will still have a broad focus encompassing everything from carving turns, moguls and all-mountain skiing to spending time in the terrain park. More specifically in the early season, we will work to enhance the athlete’s general freeskiing ability with focused freeskiing, practice drills, fundamentals, general all mountain terrain skiing and carving drills. Athletes will be enrolled in an intense dryland schedule in the fall. There is also off-snow training where we use our VSSA trampoline facility. We will focus on air awareness skills and basic acrobatics in relation to the competitive sport of freeskiing. Fun is a top priority, as well as team camaraderie and sportsmanship. The athlete will be held to a high standard of character, courage and commitment.

FREESKI FULL-TIME MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 5-8)

This full-time program is designed to take freeskiers in 5th through 8th grade who already have a solid foundation of competition experience and help them be the best they can be. Top-end coaches utilize the most progressive techniques to achieve results at the next level in park, pipe and big mountain. We believe in building a solid foundation of fundamental freeskiing and using that foundation to help athletes challenge themselves every day. We do this by establishing positive relationships, providing individual support and creating a safe and fun environment to push boundaries. On weekdays, athletes will do a combination of park, pipe and big mountain. On weekends, they can choose whether they would prefer to train and compete in park, pipe and/or big mountain . This unique form of cross-training will assist in their overall athletic progression before they specialize in either park, pipe or big mountain when they enter high school.

FREESKI FULL-TIME 4 DAY (Grades 2-6)

This freeski full-time 4 day program is designed for athletes in 2nd through 6th grade, who want to advance in their sport and have fun doing it with exposure to park & pipe along with big mountain. We pride ourselves on providing industry-leading coaching, sharing our love of the sport with our athletes and seeing them develop into not only the best skiers they can be, but more importantly, the best people they can be.

Freeski Big Mountain Weekend Team (Ages 13-18)

On-Snow Dates: December 5, 2020 – March 28, 2021

Sport Pipeline: Regional competitions take place at locations such as Breckenridge, Sunlight, Winter Park, Crested Butte, Aspen and here at Vail. These events are affiliated with IFSA ­ – the rocky regional event series that is here in Colorado.

Ski Days: Saturdays, Sundays, competitions.

  • On-snow dates are weather dependent.

Trampoline nights: December 4, 2020 – March 26, 2021 on Friday nights at VSSA in Minturn


Freeski Big Mountain Full-Time High School (9th-12th grade and PG)

On-Snow Dates: November 6, 2020 to April 18, 2021

Conditioning: 5 days a week beginning late August through early November (which includes trampoline and mountain bike  training) and continues 3 days a week in April and May

Sport Pipeline: Competitions will have a regional focus with a few national competition opportunities. Competitions take place at locations such as Breckenridge, Sunlight, Winter Park, Crested Butte, Aspen, Squaw Valley, Grand Targhee, Snowbird and Taos. The events will be affiliated with IFSA in its Rocky Regional Series.

Ski Days: 5 days a week

  • Wednesday through Friday – 4 hours in the morning
  • Saturday and Sunday
  • On-snow dates are weather dependent.

Freeski Full-Time Middle School (Grades 5-8)

On-Snow Dates: November 6, 2020 to April 18, 2021

Conditioning: 5 days a week beginning late August through early November (which includes trampoline and mountain bike  training) and continues 3 days a week in April and May

Sport Pipeline: The Freeski Full-Time Middle School program includes a combination of  park,  pipe and big mountain training mid-week and the flexibility to choose whether to train and compete park, pipe and/or big mountain each weekend.  This allows athletes to choose from regional USASA freeski competitions and IFSA big mountain competitions with primarily a regional focus with a few national competition opportunities.  Competitions take place at locations such as Breckenridge, Sunlight, Winter Park, Crested Butte, Aspen, Squaw Valley, Grand Targhee, Snowbird and Taos. The IFSA events will be affiliated with IFSA’s Rocky Regional Series.

Ski Days: 5 days a week

  • Wednesday through Friday – 4 hours in the morning
  • Saturday and Sunday
  • On-snow dates are weather dependent.

Freeski Full-Time 4 Day (Grades 2-6)

On-Snow Dates: November 11, 2020 to April 18, 2021

Sport Pipeline: The Freeski Full-Time 4 Day program includes a combination of  park, pipe and big mountain training mid-week and the flexibility to choose whether to train and compete park and pipe and/or big mountain each weekend.  This allows athletes to choose from regional USASA freeski competitions and IFSA big mountain competitions with a regional focus.  Competitions take place at locations such as Breckenridge, Sunlight, Winter Park, Crested Butte, Aspen, Squaw Valley, Grand Targhee, Snowbird and Taos. The  IFSA events will be affiliated with IFSA’s Rocky Regional Series.

Ski Days: 4 days a week

  • Wednesday and Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday
  • On-snow dates are weather dependent.

Trampoline: Friday evenings early November through late March

Freeski Big Mountain Weekend Team  (Ages 13-18)

Program Fees:

Non-Resident Fee: $5,680

Colorado Resident Fee: $4,940

Plus $100 Membership Fee

Please see Terms & Conditions for more information on  the SSCV financial policy, pricing and volunteer requirements.

To inquire about available financial aid, click here.

Volunteer Point Requirement: You are required to complete the following volunteer points: 100 points

**If your family has more than one athlete, your points will be that of the athlete with the higher balance**

**Contributions of $5,000 or more on an unrestricted basis to SSCV’s Annual Campaign make the volunteer commitment optional.  If a family does not complete all of its volunteer obligations during the period from May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021 they will be required to pay an amount to SSCV by May 30, 2021 equal to 20% of the program fees for each child enrolled at SSCV for the 2020-2021 season.

Uniform program for part-time athletes: Part-time athletes are strongly encouraged to take part in our uniform program. Click here for instructions on how to purchase a freeski uniform.

**SSCV Program Fees include only regular season on-snow training at Vail and Beaver Creek (and for snowboard, freeski park and pipe and big mountain athletes at SSCV Summit County training areas and for Nordic athletes within the Vail Valley) and regular season strength and conditioning in the Vail Valley. SSCV Program Fees exclude all other fees and charges, such as but not limited to the following: early season and late season training and transportation fees and charges, all camps, all ski passes and lift tickets at all mountains, all competition entry fees, all travel, room and board charges, all governing body and association fees, all coach expenses during travel, all van fees (other than in state van fees back and forth to training or competition) and all team jackets and apparel.

Freeski Big Mountain Full-Time High School (9th-12th grade and PG)

Program Fees:

Non-Resident Fee: $12,470

Colorado Resident Fee: $10,890

Plus $100 Membership Fee

Please see Terms & Conditions for more information on  the SSCV financial policy, pricing and volunteer requirements.

To inquire about available financial aid, click here.

Volunteer Point Requirement: You are required to complete the following volunteer points: 120  points

**If your family has more than one athlete, your points will be that of the athlete with the higher balance**

**Contributions of $5,000 or more on an unrestricted basis to SSCV’s Annual Campaign make the volunteer commitment optional.  If a family does not complete all of its volunteer obligations during the period from May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021 they will be required to pay an amount to SSCV by May 30, 2021 equal to 20% of the program fees for each child enrolled at SSCV for the 2020-2021 season.

Uniform program for full-time athletes: Full-time athletes are strongly encouraged to take part in our uniform program. Click here for instructions on how to purchase a freeski uniform.

**SSCV Program Fees include only regular season on-snow training at Vail and Beaver Creek (and for snowboard, freeski park and pipe and big mountain athletes at SSCV Summit County training areas and for Nordic athletes within the Vail Valley) and regular season strength and conditioning in the Vail Valley. SSCV Program Fees exclude all other fees and charges, such as but not limited to the following: early season and late season training and transportation fees and charges, all camps, all ski passes and lift tickets at all mountains, all competition entry fees, all travel, room and board charges, all governing body and association fees, all coach expenses during travel, all van fees (other than in state van fees back and forth to training or competition) and all team jackets and apparel.

Freeski Full-Time Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Program Fees:

Non-Resident Fee: $11,900

Colorado Resident Fee: $10,390

Plus $100 Membership Fee

Please see Terms & Conditions for more information on  the SSCV financial policy, pricing and volunteer requirements.

To inquire about available financial aid, click here.

Volunteer Point Requirement: You are required to complete the following volunteer points: 120  points

**If your family has more than one athlete, your points will be that of the athlete with the higher balance**

**Contributions of $5,000 or more on an unrestricted basis to SSCV’s Annual Campaign make the volunteer commitment optional.  If a family does not complete all of its volunteer obligations during the period from May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021 they will be required to pay an amount to SSCV by May 30, 2021 equal to 20% of the program fees for each child enrolled at SSCV for the 2020-2021 season.

Uniform program for full-time athletes: Full-time athletes are strongly encouraged to take part in our uniform program. Click here for instructions on how to purchase a freeski uniform.

**SSCV Program Fees include only regular season on-snow training at Vail and Beaver Creek (and for snowboard, freeski park and pipe and big mountain athletes at SSCV Summit County training areas and for Nordic athletes within the Vail Valley) and regular season strength and conditioning in the Vail Valley. SSCV Program Fees exclude all other fees and charges, such as but not limited to the following: early season and late season training and transportation fees and charges, all camps, all ski passes and lift tickets at all mountains, all competition entry fees, all travel, room and board charges, all governing body and association fees, all coach expenses during travel, all van fees (other than in state van fees back and forth to training or competition) and all team jackets and apparel.

Freeski Full-Time 4 Day (Grades 2-6)

Program Fees:

Non-Resident Fee: $7,790

Colorado Resident Fee: $6,810

Plus $100 Membership Fee

Please see Terms & Conditions for more information on the SSCV financial policy, pricing and volunteer requirements.

To inquire about available financial aid, click here.

Volunteer Point Requirement: You are required to complete the following volunteer points: 110  points

**If your family has more than one athlete, your points will be that of the athlete with the higher balance**

**Contributions of $5,000 or more on an unrestricted basis to SSCV’s Annual Campaign make the volunteer commitment optional.  If a family does not complete all of its volunteer obligations during the period from May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021 they will be required to pay an amount to SSCV by May 30, 2021 equal to 20% of the program fees for each child enrolled at SSCV for the 2020-2021 season.

Uniform program for full-time athletes: Full-time athletes are strongly encouraged to take part in our uniform program. Click here for instructions on how to purchase a freeski uniform.

**SSCV Program Fees include only regular season on-snow training at Vail and Beaver Creek (and for snowboard, freeski park and pipe and big mountain athletes at SSCV Summit County training areas and for Nordic athletes within the Vail Valley) and regular season strength and conditioning in the Vail Valley. SSCV Program Fees exclude all other fees and charges, such as but not limited to the following: early season and late season training and transportation fees and charges, all camps, all ski passes and lift tickets at all mountains, all competition entry fees, all travel, room and board charges, all governing body and association fees, all coach expenses during travel, all van fees (other than in state van fees back and forth to training or competition) and all team jackets and apparel.