The part-time program is designed for athletes who are new to the sport of freeskiing or are less competitively driven. This group focuses on the development of freeskiing fundamentals. Competition is limited and restricted to the regional level (USASA age class, or IFSA RMFS regional events). Athletes will work on freeskiing skill development across the entire mountain including the terrain parks, halfpipe, and big mountain, generally splitting time 50/50 between competition venues and out of the venue. This program is a non-competitive skill development program focused on creating a team environment to promote technical growth.
*There will be two competitive travel opportunities along with travel camp opportunities to build team cohesion without the competition day focus. If you decide you want to do more than two competitions there is an option to move you up to the Senior Competitive Team. Email Andy Michnay for more information.
For skiers who aren’t able to get a partial skier schedule for this program, check out the newly designed AMP (All-Mountain) program.
- Minimum skiing requirement: Ability to ski the entire mountain with a desire to improve skills
- Equipment requirements: Alpine skiing or telemark equipment and a helmet
- Season pass information: Purchase ski passes to Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelsen Hill. Recommend Ikon pass for skiing at Steamboat Ski Resort and Copper Mountain.
- Competition information: Participation in a competitive event or one camp is recommended
- Licensing requirements: A USASA license is required for USASA slopestyle and halfpipe competitions, an IFSA membership is needed for all Big Mountain events.
2022/23 DATES: October 11-March 11
DRYLAND: October 11-November 11
Wednesday 4:00-6:00 at Bald Eagle Lake for Trampoline/Field Workout
Thursday 4:00-5:30 at Howelsen Hill for field workout (days may change depending on trampoline availability)
If your athlete is not participating in other fall sports, check out our additional Senior Freeskiing Fall Dryland for additional preseason training and time in the gym.
Early Season: November 28-December 23: Tuesday, Thursday 4:00-6:00 at Howelsen Hill; Saturday 9:00-1:00 at Steamboat Resort
Regular Season: December 26-March 11: Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-3:30 at Steamboat Resort; Saturday 9:00-1:00 at Steamboat Resort
Winter Strength and Conditioning: November 28-April 1; Tuesday 4:00-5:00 at Howelsen
2022/23 PROGRAM FEE:
RESIDENT*: $4,400, plus $450 refundable work deposit
NON-RESIDENT: $5,500, 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 information on the SSWSC work deposit program, click here.
Email Andy Michnay, Freeskiing Program Director