Freeskiing Senior Competitive Team, grades 9-12
Designed for athletes who wish to improve in competitive Big Mountain and Park & Pipe skiing. This group focuses on the continued development of freeskiing fundamentals and competitive skills. The National Level Competitive winter program starts in September with pre-season training after school through a fun, fitness-based movement and conditioning program.
Athletes on the Freeskiing Competitive Team program will strive to make USASA or IFSA Championship events at the end of the season. The competition season usually starts in January and culminates with National Championships in April. Athletes will be expected to travel to 4-5 competitions throughout the season.
Those competing in IFSA Big Mountain Events will need to be pre-qualified for National Level events. There may be the opportunity for quota spots for athletes not pre-qualified for IFSA National level events.
All athletes are expected to attend the Summer Strength and Conditioning program along with the pre-season training and gym time throughout the season to meet the physical demand our sport requires at this level. Exceptions can be made for those doing other summer/fall sports or circumstances that prevent athletes from attending. Email Andy Michnay with questions.
Minimum ability requirement:
- Big Mountain: Ability to ski the entire mountain, comfortable on double black and extreme terrain.
- Park/Pipe: Ability to ski the entire mountain, comfortable in the terrain park, half pipe, and double black and extreme terrain.
Equipment requirements: Alpine skiing, snowboarding or telemark equipment, a back protector and a helmet
Season pass information: Purchase ski passes to Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelsen Hill. Ikon pass recommended for camp opportunities.
Competition information: Athletes will be expected to compete in National and Regional level IFSA events and Regional level USASA events if appropriate. Athletes should have prior competition experience.
- Big Mountain: IFSA and RMFS memberships are required for all Big Mountain events.
- Park/Pipe: A USASA membership is required for all regional competitions. U.S. Ski & Snowboard memberships are required for athletes who are 18 or older per Safesport rules (choose the volunteer membership level).
School Schedule/Skier Schedule: Athletes are required to have a full-time skier’s schedule.
Travel Requirements: Athletes are expected to travel and lodge with the team to competitions and camps. Arrangements can be made if there are circumstances that prevent this. Email Andy Michnay with questions.
2023-2024 DATES: September 5 - March 30 (or through IFSA Nor Ams/USASA Nationals if qualified)
DRYLAND: September 5 – November 22
Tuesday & Thursday, 4:00-5:30pm at Howelsen Hill
Wednesday, 4:00-6:00pm at Bald Eagle Lake for Trampoline/Feild Workout
Early Season: November 28 - December 22: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 6:00-8:00pm at Howelsen Hill Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm at Steamboat Resort.
Regular Season: December 26-March 30: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 1:00-3:30pm at Steamboat Resort, Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm at Steamboat Resort.
Winter Strength and Conditioning: November 28 - March 30, Wednesday, 1-2:30pm at Howelsen Hill
2023-2024 PROGRAM FEE:
RESIDENT*: $6,050 plus $450 refundable work deposit
NON-RESIDENT: $7,560, plus $450 refundable work deposit
*Full-time residents of Routt or Moffat County, or full-time participants of SSWSC for two years or more (see Member Handbook for full details on resident fees).
See the Scholarship page for information on program fee scholarships, including the one-step EZ Scholarship.
For more information on the SSWSC work deposit program, click here.
Email Andy Michnay, Freeskiing Program Director