The freestyle moguls coaching staff aims to create a world class training environment that offers programming for young skiers who simply want to challenge themselves to ski proficiently in moguls as well as all over the mountain, up to the High Performance Group of athletes with World Cup and Olympic aspirations. We believe that with innovative thinking, clear goals and organization, we can provide high quality programming through the SSWSC for all levels of athletes. Steamboat is a great environment for kids to learn and develop skills with the history of diligence and pride that the Club has had for many years. Great attention to detail is paid to the acrobatic development of skiers through the spring, summer and fall with gymnastic, trampoline and water ramp training provided locally. In the winter, skiing fundamentals are mastered all over the mountain while mogul skiing skills are honed in age-appropriate mogul courses built both at Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelsen Hill.
SSWSC is one of very few clubs in the world to have a water ramp facility to practice aerial and acrobatic skills throughout the summer. Six different jumps on a plastic surface landing into Bald Eagle Lake gives skiers the opportunity to progress their tricks in a safer environment. Check out the video, courtesy of Steamboat Ski Resort, to get a taste of what it’s like at our water ramp facility.
Interesting Facts About Mogul Skiing
- The term “mogul” is from the Bavarian language word “mugel,” which means mound or small hill.
- The first competition involving mogul skiing occurred in 1971.
- The FIS created the Freestyle World Cup Circuit in 1980.
- The first World Championships were held in 1986 in Tignes, France.
- It was a demonstration sport in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
- It has been a medal event in the Winter Olympics since 1992.