Freestyle Ski Training Program
Not associated with Team Falcons
Mt. Rose's all-mountain Freestyle Ski Training Program is for skiers ages 9-15. Our all mountain Freestyle Ski Training Program is an alternative to racing and is designed to build all mountain skiing skills. The Training Program is open to skiers who are interested in learning the fundamentals of freestyle skiing. Beginning with the basic skills, team members will receive instruction on learning correct technique in moguls, terrain park pipes and boxes, upright aerial jumping (spins, grabs, etc.- no inverts) and skiing/riding the entire mountain in all conditions. FUN is the main emphasis while at the same time gaining confidence and improving overall free-skiing technique.
Like our Team Falcons Learn to Fly Jr. Development Team and the Peregrines Development Team, the Freestyle Training Program is based upon camaraderie with teammates, on-mountain etiquette and overall a love of the sport.
Even though this is a training program and not a competition team, Freestyle skiers will be training for the types of events commonly held in freestyle competitions (rail jams, best line comps, big air). Any competition fees would be paid for by the individual.
Ages: 9-15 (age 9 as of 12/31/12)
Height: 48” minimum at time of registration
Program capacity: 24 athletes
Helmets:· Required (not provided)
Releases: Click to download the Safety Release Packet
ATHLETE SKILL REQUIREMENTS FOR FREESTYLE PROGRAM
Athletes wishing to join the Mt. Rose Freestyle Training Program must have mastered the following Learn To Fly Skills and/or pass a skill assessment prior to being accepted into the program.
- Side slipping
- Whirly birds on Pondo and KC Bowl
- Ski on one ski-both sides
- Make parallel turns on all Blue runs
- Ski bumps in control
- Do garlands and falling leafs
- Pivot slips in corridor
Athletes not able to perform at the required level are suggested to continue in our Learn To Fly program for another year so that they can acquire the skill set necessary to perform at the accepted level.
Program Includes: -Unlimited Mt. Rose Season Pass
-Weekend training (Sat. & Sun.) for program duration
Program starts Sat. Dec 15th
Program does not meet 12/29-12/30, 2/16-2/17
End Date: March 24
Meets at the Rose Lodge just off the sundeck
Weekend Schedule (Sat. & Sun.)
- 9:30am - 11:30am on hill
- 11:30am – 12:30 lunch (unsupervised)
- 12:30pm – 3:00pm on hill
Is the Freestyle Ski Training Program a part of Team Falcons?
No, the Freestyle Ski Training Program is conducted by the Mt. Rose Ski School.
Is there any way to get in if the 24 slots sell out?
At that point, a waiting list will start.
Do I have to participate in LTF before being considered for the Freestyle Training Program?
No. As long as there is an opening and your skiing skills mees the requirements, you are eligible for the Freestyle Training Program.