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. 

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

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration for 2022-2023 Winter Programs is open! Once you've selected a program, click here to enter our Campminder system and register. If you have used Campminder before with us, please use the same login and do not create a duplicate! 

Scholarships are available for all team programs based on need. Click here to access the scholarship form. Athletes applying for a scholarship must submit their registration and scholarship application by the early registration deadline (August 1st, 2022). A $100 - $600 deposit (dependent on program) is required to apply for a scholarship. Scholarships are only available to residents of the Roaring Fork Valley or Western Garfield County. Post-graduate athletes are not eligible for scholarships.

Not sure what program is right for your athlete? Contact Program Director Eric Knight at eknight@teamavsc.org


COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS

Our competitive programs are designed for competitive athletes. Freestyle skiing is their passion. They want the highest level of opportunity – working with the most experienced coaches, having the most hands-on equipment recommendations, travelling to the highest level of competition for their age group. They want to give skiing their all; they are fully committed and excited to invest a significant amount of time and energy year round in pursuit of becoming the very best freestyle skier that they can be! Looking for a lower level of commitment? Check out our development programs on the next page!

U10 COMP TEAM (AGE 7-9; BIRTH YEAR 2013-2015)

•Athletes will train from November 26th – April 2nd , starting with some dryland but primarily focused on on-snow training.
•This group will ski for 60+ days, meeting on Wednesday afternoons and weekends. Holiday + Spring Break Camp included.
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in travel competitions (families coordinate transportation and housing). 
•Program Fee: $3,910 until August 1st; $4,345 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $330

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U12 COMP TEAM (AGE 9-11; BIRTH YEAR 2011-2012)

•Note: Athletes who are age nine can join the U12 Team with approval from Freestyle Director, Eric Knight.
•Athletes will experience and train in all freestyle disciplines with the ability to specialize (moguls, park + pipe, big mountain).
•Athletes will train most of the year, starting August 1st with dryland 2x/week in the summer.
•This group will ski for 90+ days, training throughout the week. Holiday, Spring Break, and Buttermilk Glacier Camps included.
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in travel competitions (families coordinate transportation and housing). 
•Program Fee: $4,890 until August 1st; $5,435 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $450

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COMP TEAM (AGE 12+) – MOGULS | PARK & PIPE | TELEMARK

•Athletes choose a discipline to train and compete in: Moguls, Park & Pipe, or Telemark.
•Athletes will participate in year-round training, starting August 1st including dryland 4x/week in the off season, and will be on snow whenever possible.
•This group will ski for 100+ days, training throughout the week. Buttermilk Glacier Camps included.
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in travel competitions with team support (AVSC coordinates transportation and housing; athletes travel as a team at this age). 
•Program Fee: $6,050 until August 1st; $6,725 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

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U14 COMP TEAM - BIG MOUNTAIN (AGE 12-14; BIRTH YEAR 2009-2010)

•Note: Athletes must be a Level 9+ skier and will undergo a first day assessment.
•Athletes will participate in year-round training, starting August 1st including dryland 4x/week in the offseason, and will be on snow whenever possible.
•This group will ski for 100+ days, training throughout the week. Buttermilk Glacier Camps included.
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in travel competitions (families coordinate transportation and housing). 
•Program Fee: $6,050 until August 1st; $6,725 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

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U19 COMP TEAM - BIG MOUNTAIN (AGE 14-18; BIRTH YEAR 2003-2008)

•Note: Athletes must be a Level 9+ skier and will undergo a first day assessment.

•Athletes will participate in year-round training, starting August 1st including dryland 4x/week in the offseason, and will be on snow whenever possible.
•This group will ski for 100+ days, training throughout the week. Buttermilk Glacier Camps included.
Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in travel competitions (families coordinate transportation and housing). Invitation National competitions (AVSC coordinates transportation and housing; athletes travel as a team at this age). 

•Program Fee: $6,050 until August 1st; $6,725 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

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DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Our development programs are designed for athletes who are focused on progressing in their sport, getting outside, and having fun. They are enthusiastic skiers who want to develop freestyle and all-mountain skills while enjoying the camaraderie of a team. While they’re passionate skiers, they want to enjoy summers and holiday breaks free of training (dryland and holiday camps are not included in program fees for Development programs). While they may be interested in competing at a local level, they’re not looking to travel far afield or pursue high-level competition. 

Note: Any development athletes that qualify and compete at USASA Nationals will be charged $500 for extended training leading up to and at Nationals (this includes coaches expense charge at Nationals).

PRE-DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 7-8; BIRTH YEAR 2014-2015)

This program is a bridge between our Aspen Supports Kids program and our Alpine and Freestyle programs. It teaches mountain safety, lots of all mountain skiing, basic freestyle fundamentals, and an introduction to racing. This is a great option for young skiers who want a taste of AVSC’s freestyle and alpine programs. Towards the end of the season, athletes will have the opportunity to participate in a “step up” day to experience a more specialized program in Alpine or Freestyle.

•This group will ski for 20 days, meeting on weekends from December 10th – March 12th. Athletes should be a level 7 or higher.
•Skiers are encouraged to enter 2-3 fun-focused local competitions at no additional cost.
•Program Fee: $2,415 until August 1st; $2,685 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $150

 

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U10 DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 7-9; BIRTH YEAR 2013-2015)

•Athletes will experience and train in all freestyle disciplines (Moguls, Park + Pipe, Big Mountain).
•Athletes will ski for 32 days, meeting on weekends from December 10th – March 26th, plus December 27th-28th.
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions. 
•Program Fee: $3,080 until August 1st; $3,425 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $330
 

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U12 DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 10-11; BIRTH YEAR 2011-2012)

•Athletes will experience and train in all freestyle disciplines (Moguls, Park + Pipe, Big Mountain).
•Athletes will ski for 32 days, meeting on weekends from December 10th – March 26th, plus December 27th-28th.
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions. 
•Program Fee: $3,490 until August 1st; $3,880 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $330
 

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TEAM WEEKEND (AGE 12+) MOGULS | PARK & PIPE | BIG MOUNTAIN

•Note: Athletes in Big Mountain Program must be a Level 9+ skier and will undergo a first day assessment.
•Athletes will choose a freestyle discipline (Moguls, Park + Pipe, Big Mountain).
•Athletes will ski for 32 days, meeting on weekends from December 10th – March 26th, plus December 27th-28th.
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions. 
•Program Fee: $3,650 until August 1st; $4,060 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $330

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TELEMARK BEGINNER TEAM (AGE 10+)

•Athletes must be first year telemark skiers and will ski for 15 weekend days.
•Program Fee: $1,525 until August 1st; $1,695 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $150
 

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TELEMARK DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 10+)

•Athletes will ski for 45 days, meeting on weekends and Wednesday afternoons from December 10th – March 26th.
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in travel competitions (families coordinate transportation and housing). 
•Program Fee: $3,835 until August 1st; $4,265 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $330

Register Now for Telemark Development Team