Freestyle/Freeride Programs

AVSC offers a broad range of outstanding Freestyle/Freeride Programs where older athletes can choose their focus in Moguls (Freestyle), Freeride (Big Mountain), 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 Ferreira and Hanna Faulhaber, or you want to learn new tricks in the safest ways possible, we have the program to fit your needs. 

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

HOW TO REGISTER


Registration for 2023-24 Winter Programs is CLOSED! 

For additional information on registration, dates and deadlines, forms and more click here. 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, 2023). 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. 


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 below!

U10 COMP TEAM (AGE 7-9; BIRTH YEAR 2014-2016)

  • Athletes will train from November 22nd – April 7th, 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: $4,570. Additional Parent Work Deposit $450

REGISTRATION CLOSED

U12 COMP TEAM (AGE 9-11; BIRTH YEAR 2012-2013)

  • 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, Freeride [Big Mtn]).
  • 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: $5,710. Additional Parent Work Deposit $450

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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

  • Athletes choose a discipline to train and compete in: Moguls or Park & Pipe.
  • 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: $7,065. Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

REGISTRATION CLOSED

U14 FREERIDE (BIG MTN) (AGE 12-13; BIRTH YEAR 2010-2011)

  • 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 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 (families coordinate transportation and housing). 
  • Program Fee: $7,065. Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

REGISTRATION CLOSED

U19 FREERIDE (BIG MTN) (AGE 14-18; BIRTH YEAR 2004-2009)

  • 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: $7,065. Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

REGISTRATION CLOSED


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. Looking for a program with a higher level of commitment? Check out our Competitive Programs above.

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 2015-2016)

This Program is a bridge between our Aspen Supports Kids Program and our Alpine and Freestyle Programs. It teaches mountain safety, 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. 

  • This group will ski for 21 days, meeting on weekends from December 9th – March 10th. 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: $2,825. Additional Parent Work Deposit $150
 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

U10 DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 7-9; BIRTH YEAR 2014-2016)

  • Athletes will experience and train in all Freestyle disciplines (Moguls, Park & Pipe, Freeride [Big Mtn]).
  • Athletes will ski for 32 days, meeting on weekends from December 9th – March 24th, plus December 29th and 31st.
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions. 
  • Program Fee: $3,595. Additional Parent Work Deposit $330.
 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

U12 DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 10-11; BIRTH YEAR 2012-2013)

  • Athletes will experience and train in all Freestyle disciplines (Moguls, Park + Pipe, Freeride [Big Mtn]).
  • Athletes will ski for 32 days, meeting on weekends from December 9th – March 24th, plus December 29th and 31st.
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions. 
  • Program Fee: $4,075. Additional Parent Work Deposit $330
 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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

  • 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, Freeride [Big Mtn]).
  • Athletes will ski for 32 days, meeting on weekends from December 9th – March 24th, plus December 29th and 31st.
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions. 
  • Program Fee: $4,265. Additional Parent Work Deposit $330

REGISTRATION CLOSED

TELEMARK BEGINNER TEAM (AGE 10+)

  • Athletes must be first year telemark skiers and will ski for 15 weekend days.
  • Program Fee: $1,785. Additional Parent Work Deposit $330
 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

TELEMARK DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 10+)

  • Athletes will ski for 45 days, meeting on weekends and Wednesday afternoons from December 9th – March 24th.
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in travel competitions (families coordinate transportation and housing). 
  • Program Fee: $4,480. Additional Parent Work Deposit $330

REGISTRATION CLOSED


‚ÄčTEAM Refund Policy: 100% Refunds are permitted before the program start date. Once the program start date has passed, refunds are only available for documented medical reasons that result in a season-ending injury. Refunds are determined by the following: Before January 1 - 50%; between January 1 and February 1 - 25%; after February 1 - No Refund. This season-ending injury refund assumes complete withdrawal from all AVSC programming, including Strength & Conditioning or athletic training services.   All refunds are subject to a $100 processing fee.