Freestyle/Freeride Programs

AVSC Freestyle/Freeride has outstanding programs where older athletes can choose their focus in Moguls (Freestyle), Big Mountain (Freeride), Pipe & Park (Freeskiing), or a combination of disciplines. Younger athletes participate in well-rounded programs, helping them develop into strong all mountain skiers while building foundational skills for all freestyle disciplines. Whether your goal is an X Games podium and going to the Olympics, like AVSC alumni Alex Ferriera and Torin Yater-Wallace, or you want to learn new tricks in the safest ways possible, we have the program to fit your needs. Pre-Devo and Devo U10 Programs focus on all disciplines along with plenty of all mountain skiing. Devo 10-12 and Team programs are where athletes start to concentrate on specific disciplines and to qualify for higher level competitions.

For more information contact Freestyle/Freeride Program Director Eric Knight at 205-5130 or eknight@teamavsc.org.
PRE-DEVO

U9 (Age 7 - 9: birth years 2007-2010) MUST BE IN 1st GRADE. This program is a bridge between Base Camp and our Alpine or Freestyle programs. It teaches mountain safety, all mountain skiing, basic freestyle fundamentals, and an introduction to racing - a well-rounded experience for young skiers. Skiers are encouraged to enter 2-3 fun-focused local competitions at no additional cost.

  • On-snow training dates: Dec 3, 9, 16, 17; Jan. 6, 7, 13, 20, 21; Feb. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 24, 25; March 3, 4 (18 days)
  • Program Fee $1,250 until September 28th; $1,390 on or after September 29th
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $100
 

U10 (age 7-9)
Get started with an introduction to all elements of freestyle – big mountain, moguls, terrain parks and halfpipe. Athletes will participate in lots of all-mountain directed freeskiing, learn about mountain safety, and develop foundational skills for moguls, halfpipe, jump, rail, progressions, and more! Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in intra-club competitions (at no cost), and may have the opportunity (based on skill level) to compete in USSA, USASA, and IFSA competitions.
2-DAY (WEEKEND):
  • On-snow training December 2nd – March 18th; primarily weekends (35 days)
  • Program Fee $2,275 until September 28th; $2,530 on or after September 29th
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $295

3-DAY:
  • Dryland training: Mon., Weds., Sun. October 23rd – November 20th (in Aspen and Basalt)
  • On-snow training December 2nd – March 21st; weekends + Wednesday after school (50 days)
  • Program Fee: $2,800 until September 28th; $3,115 on or after September 29th
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $295
 

10-12 (age 10-12)
Athletes will participate in lots of all-mountain directed freeskiing with the option to train and compete in a discipline of choice (moguls, big mountain, halfpipe, and terrain park) or do a combination of all four. Skiers can compete in discipline specific local and regional competitions (USSA, USASA, and IFSA). Skiers will focus on all mountain safety and goal setting as well.
2-DAY (WEEKEND):
  • On-snow training December 2nd– March 18th; primarily weekends (35 days)
  • Program Fee $2,275 until September 28th; $2,530 on or after September 29th
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $295
3-DAY:
  • Dryland training: Mon., Weds., Sun. October 23rd – November 20th (in Aspen and Basalt)
  • On-snow training December 2nd – March 21st; weekends + Wednesday after school (50 days)
  • Program Fee $2,800 until September 28th; $3,115 on or after September 29th
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $295
 

TEAM WEEKEND (age 11+)
This program is designed for older skiers new to AVSC who wish to start with a weekend-only commitment. Skiers can select Moguls, Pipe and Park, Big Mountain or Combo (combo is a cross between all freestyle disciplines) as areas of focus. Regardless of area of focus, all athletes will participate in lots of all-mountain freeskiing.
2-DAY (WEEKEND):
  • On-snow training December 2nd – March 11th; weekends only (30 days)
  • Program Fee: $2,090 until September 28th; $2,325 on or after September 29th
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $295
 
 

TEAM 1  - Local & Regional Travel Comps (age 11+)
Team program athletes choose a discipline to train and compete in: Moguls, Halfpipe, Slopestyle, Big Mountain or a combination of disciplines. Athletes focus on building skills in a team environment while working towards qualifying for USSA Jr. Nationals, Nationals, USASA Nationals, IFSA Jr. Nationals and beyond. When signing up, please pick your discipline (Pipe & Park, Moguls, Big Mountain, or Combo).
  • Dryland 4 days/week (Tues., Weds., Thurs., Sun.) September 18th – November 19th (in Aspen and Basalt)
  • On-snow training from mountain opening until March 11th (4 days/week)
  • Program Fee: $3,675 until August 31st; $4,085 on or after September 1st.
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $395
 

TEAM 2 – National Travel Comps (age 12+)
This program is an invitational team for AVSC’s highest level freestyle/freeride/park skiers. The season starts earlier and continues longer than Team 1 for athletes to prepare for and compete in higher level competitions. When signing up, please pick your discipline (Pipe & Park, Moguls, or Big Mountain).
  • Dryland: Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sun. from September 6th – November 19th (in Aspen and Basalt)
  • On-snow training from mountain opening until April 15th (5 days/week)
  • Program Fee: $4,825 until August 31st; $5,365 on or after September 1st
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $595
 

Telemark (age 10+)
Whether you want to learn the fundamentals or you’re looking to compete, improve your telemark skills. We’ll ski steeps, bumps, big mountain, terrain park, and more. This program is open to those with no prior telemark experience. There are limited quantities of telemark equipment available to borrow for the season.
ONE DAY:
  • On-snow training December 2nd – March 10th; Saturdays only (15 days)
  • Program Fee $950 until September 28th; $1,060 on or after September 29th

TWO DAY:
  • On-snow training December 2nd – April 8th; weekends only (38 days)
  • Program Fee $2,650 until September 28th; $2,945 on or after September 29th.

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