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Mountain Sports Teams (Formerly Multi-Week Lessons)

Directed through the Mountain Sports Teams Program in conjunction with our Freeride Coaches, the Freeride Development Team provides a bridge program for kids between contemporary Mountain Sports Team Lessons and Freeride.  The Freeride Development Team is designed to introduce kids to freeride and the concepts of tactics, technical skiing, mountain awareness and an introduction to traveling safely in off-piste terrain.

These all day sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and include lunch with their coach.  Equipment and lift tickets are not included.  Must have a lift ticket or season pass to participate.

What to Expect

The emphasis is on developing solid technique for off-piste skiing, steeper terrain and challenging snow conditions. The end goal is to coach kids to be able to link turns without stopping down Powder Bowl or a run of similar steepness with solid foundational skills and technique. There will be additional emphasis on safely learning the protocol for catching air and landing jumps.

Note: This is not a “learn to ski program.”  Children must be able to confidently ski the runs serviced by the Green Valley Chair, including linking turns in both directions, stopping safely and riding the lift without slowing the chair for help from an adult.

Freeride Development Team

Ages 7-15 / Intermediate-Advanced & Expert Level Skiers & Snowboarders

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Early Session – 3 Weeks (Saturdays)

The Early Sessions will be focused on the core foundational skills for beginner to intermediate skiers. With a concentration on Balance, Stance & Alignment this is a great time to build a strong foundation to take into the heart of the season.

Dates: December 3rd, 10th & 17th
Full Day: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a 45-minute lunch break

AGES 7-10
Cost: $285 (includes 3 coaching sessions and lunch)
3 Week Rental Package: $65 (optional)
3 Week Crystal Moms: $300 (optional at time of registration – see below for details)

AGES 11-15
Cost: $345 (includes 3 coaching sessions and lunch)
3 Week Rental Package: $90 (optional)
3 Week Crystal Moms: $300 (optional at time of registration – see below for details)

Winter Session – 6 Weeks (Saturday or Sunday)

ALL WINTER SKI SESSIONS ARE SOLD OUT

The Winter Sessions will be the building blocks for solid technical and tactical skill development . All of our Coaches complete an intensive Freeride training program to stay current with FSIA Freeride coaching goals and the latest Freeride techniques.

Dates: Saturday’s January 21st, 28th, Feb 4th, 11th, 25th & March 4th
Sunday’s January 22nd, 29th, Feb 5th, 12th, 26th & March 5th
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a 45-minute lunch break

AGES 7-10
Cost: $670 Saturday – Includes 6 coaching sessions and lunch!
Cost: $570 Sunday – Includes 6 coaching sessions and lunch!
6 Week Rental Package: $125 (optional)
6 Week Crystal Moms: $600 (optional at time of registration – see below for details)

AGES 11-15
Cost: $790 Saturday – Includes 6 coaching sessions and lunch!
Cost: $690 Sunday – Includes 6 coaching sessions and lunch!
6 Week Rental Package: $175 (optional)
6 Week Crystal Moms: $600 (optional at time of registration – see below for details)

Spring Session – 3 Weeks (Saturdays)

The Spring Sessions will focus on building confidence using the technical and tactical skills that have been developed throughout the season in the Early and Winter Sessions.

Dates: March 11th, 18th & 25th
Full Day: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a 45-minute lunch break

AGES 7-10
Cost: $285 (includes 3 coaching sessions and lunch)
3 Week Rental Package: $65 (optional)
3 Week Crystal Moms: $300 (optional at time of registration – see below for details)

AGES 11-15
Cost: $345 (includes 3 coaching sessions and lunch)
3 Week Rental Package: $90 (optional)
3 Week Crystal Moms: $300 (optional at time of registration – see below for details)

NEW! Crystal Moms

Specifically tailored for the Moms of our Mountain Sports Teams/Freeride programs. New this season we are offering women of any skiing or snowboarding level a chance to get the most out of their time on the mountain while the kids are in their own lesson. Held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, this lesson is the perfect length to let you drop your kids, grab a coffee and catch your lesson right on time.  You’ll be asked if you’d like to register online once you have registered your child for one of the Mountain Sports Teams/Freeride program.  Learn More

Contact Us

Have a question regarding Mountain Sports Teams?  Please check Frequently Asked Questions but if that doesn’t help we can be reached at 360-663-3030 ext. 4 or email Mark Music at mmusic@skicrystal.com