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The competitive freeski program is geared for freeski and snowboard athletes that have experienced the thrill of competition or are ready to enter their first event. This team will be focused on each athlete’s abilities and goals to perform in competition. All Freeski athletes will train under a similar curriculum, but will also include a progression plan based on the goals and ability of individual athletes. There are two categories of athletes that will make up the Competitive Freeski Team; those athletes that are ready to compete and travel and those that are developing skills to compete.If you have specific questions, please contact our Freeski Team Coordinator at aaronj@bearvalley.com.

Western Region Freeski Comp Team: ages 8-17 The competitive traveling team is for intermediate to advanced skiing and snowboarding athletes that have a passion to improve their skills and compete in freeski-type events at Bear Valley and other winter resorts. This new team will give talented and upcoming athletes the opportunity to compete in 4 Freeski type events as part of the Bear Valley Freeski Team with the support of an experienced coach. Two events will be Bear Valley USASA sanctioned events and two events will be at neighboring resorts in the Central Sierra or Tahoe (specific events TBA. Must have at least 4 committed athletes for coach to attend events with athletes). Bear Valley has a talented coaching staff made up of athletes that have competed at top levels as Freeski or Snowboard athletes. The freeski coaching staff will work with athletes to prepare for competitions by perfecting their skills on terrain features such as rails, jumps, boxes, and other innovative features to perform tricks. This team requires a minimum skill level of “intermediate” skiing or snowboarding experience and participants must have prior experience in at least one competition or receive a coach recommendation for team. Athletes outside of recommended age range may qualify based on coach’s recommendation.

Training begins Dec. 22, 2012 and will take place every other weekend through March 24, 2013. Training sessions run from 9:30-11:30 AM and 12:30-2:30 PM each training day. Christmas Training Camp dates will start on Wednesday, December 26 and will continue daily until Monday December 31 which will be a half day. All training dates and times are subject to change due to weather and snow conditions.

Training Dates:
December 22-23; 26-31*
January12-13; 26-27
February 9-10; 23-24
March 9-10; 23-24
* Dec. 31 – morning session only (half-day)

Updates will be posted on the website at www.bvsef.org.

Freeski “Devo” Team: ages 6-13 The Freeski Development Team is for freeskier or snowboarder athletes who are ready to improve their technique in a team environment. Ski and snowboard athletes will focus on improving Freeski competition skills needed to transition to Bear Valley’s Western Region Freeski Comp Team. Freeski skills will include terrain features, jumps and skier/boarder cross techniques. In addition the program emphasizes skill development in all snow conditions and terrain, safety, building confidence and fun. This team requires a minimum skill level of “intermediate” skiing or snowboarding.

Training begins Dec. 22, 2012 and will take place every other weekend through March 24, 2013. Training sessions run from 9:30-11:30 AM and 12:30-2:30 PM each training day. Christmas Training Camp dates will start on Wednesday, December 26 and will continue daily until Monday December 31 which will be a half day. All training dates and times are subject to change due to weather and snow conditions.

Training Dates:
December 22-23; 26-31*
January12-13; 26-27
February 9-10; 23-24
March 9-10; 23-24
* Dec. 31 – morning session only (half-day)

Updates will be posted on the website at www.bvsef.org.

USASA Registration: As a freeski participant in sanctioned freeski events it is mandatory that athletes join USASA. Online registration can be found at
http://www.usasa.org/members/membership/member-login.html. (Freeski team members are not required for USASA registration unless they compete in a USASA event)

Equipment and requirements needed for Freeski Training: Season pass and team pass. These must be purchased separately. Mandatory Equipment: Helmets for all. Twin tip skis for freeskiers and a Park specific board for snowboard athletes. Recommended: Padded shorts and gear.

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