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.

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2018-2019 PROGRAMS:


PRE-DEVO (age 6-9; must be in 1st grade or higher)
This program is a bridge between our recreational program, Aspen Supports Kids, and our Alpine or Freestyle programs. Pre-Devo is not required before entering into Alpine or Freestyle U-10 two or three-day programs. Pre-Devo is a one-day program. It teaches mountain safety, lots of all-mountain and basic freestyle fundamentals, and introduces racing – a well-rounded experience for young skiers. Skiers are encouraged to enter 2-3 fun-focused local competitions at no additional cost. Athletes should be a level 6 or higher.

  • On-snow training dates: Sundays December 2nd – March 17th plus two Saturdays (December 1st skill evaluation - returning athletes are encouraged to attend but not required; March 16th Triple Crown) (18 days)
  • Program Fee: $1,385 until September 12th; $1,540 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $120

 

DEVO 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 goal setting and mountain safety; develop foundational skills for moguls, halfpipe, jumps, rails, progressions, and more! Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in 4 intra-club competitions (at no cost), and may have the opportunity (based on skill level) to compete in USSA, USASA, and IFSA competitions. 3-Day athletes will have the opportunity to participate in dryland training (trampolines, agility, balance, coordination & core strength) and ski on Wednesday afternoons with late lifts.

DEVO U10 2-DAY (WEEKEND):

  • On-snow training December 1st – March 17th; primarily weekends (35 days)
  • Program Fee: $2,430 until September 12th; $2,700 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300

DEVO U10 3-DAY:

  • Dryland training: Mon., Wed., Sat. starting October 15th
  • On-snow training December 1st – March 17th; weekends + Wednesdays after school (50 days)
  • Program Fee: $3,025 until September 12th; $3,365 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300


DEVO 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, goal setting, physical conditioning, and technical and tactical skill development in a team environment. 3-Day athletes will have the opportunity to participate in dryland training (trampolines, agility, balance, coordination & core strength) and ski on Wednesday afternoons with late lifts.

DEVO 10-12 2-DAY (WEEKEND):

  • On-snow training December 1st – March 17th; primarily weekends (35 days)
  • Program Fee: $2,525 until September 12th; $2,810 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300

DEVO 10-12 3-DAY:

  • Dryland training: Mon., Wed., Sat. starting October 15th
  • On-snow training December 1st – March 21st; weekends + Wednesdays after school (50 days)
  • Program Fee: $3,125 until September 12th; $3,475 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300


TEAM WEEKEND (age 12+)
This program is designed for skiers age 12 and older who are looking for a weekend-only commitment with no pre-season dryland training. 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 focus area, all athletes will participate in lots of all-mountain freeskiing, goal setting, and technical and tactical skill development in a team environment.

  • On-snow training December 8th – March 17th; weekends only (30 days)
  • Program Fee: $2,430 until September 12th; $2,700 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300
  • Note: Additional charges apply for team travel
  
TEAM 1 - LOCAL & REGIONAL TRAVEL COMPS (age 11+)

Team  program  athletes  choose  a  discipline  in which to  train  and  compete:  Moguls,  Halfpipe,  Slopestyle,  Big  Mountain  or  a  combination  of  disciplines.  Athletes  focus  on goal setting, physical conditioning, and technical and tactical skill development 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., Wed., Thurs., Sun.) starting September 18th
  • On-snow training from mountain opening until March 17th (4 days/week)
  • Program Fee: $4,150 until September 12th; $4,615 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $405


TEAM 2 – NATIONAL TRAVEL COMPS (age 12+)
This  program  is  an  invitational  team  for  AVSC’s  highest  level  mogul / big mountain / park  skiers.  Athletes  focus  on goal setting, physical conditioning, and technical and tactical skill development in  a  team  environment  while  working  towards  qualifying  for  USSA  Jr.  Nationals,  Nationals,  USASA  Nationals,  IFSA  Jr.  Nationals  and  beyond.  The  season starts earlier and continues  longer  than  that of Team  1. Team 2 is designed for  athletes  in  higher  level  competitions with smaller training groups.  When  signing  up,  please  pick  your  discipline  (Pipe  &  Park,  Moguls,  Big  Mountain,  or  Combo).

  • Dryland: 4 days/week (Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sun.) beginning September 4th
  • On-snow training from mountain opening until April 14th (5 days/week)
  • Program Fee: $5,225 until September 12th; $5,810 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $600


TELEMARK (age 10+)
Whether  you  want  to  learn  the  fundamentals, improve your telemark skills, or compete, telemark has it all!  Athletes will ski  steeps,  bumps,  big  mountain,  terrain  park,  and  more.  This  program  is  open  to  those  with  no  prior  telemark  experience. 3-Day athletes will have the opportunity to participate in dryland training and ski on Wednesday afternoons with late lifts. We have limited telemark equipment  available  to  borrow  for  the  season.

TELE 1-DAY:

  • On-snow training December 1st – March 16th; Saturdays only (15 days)
  • Program Fee: $1,025 until September 12th; $1,140 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $120

TELE 3-DAY:

  • Dryland: 3 days a week (Wed., Sat. Sun.) beginning October 15th
  • On-snow training December 1st – March 17th
  • Program Fee: $2,835 until September 12th; $3,150 on or after September 13th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300
 
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