Our Whitewater Freeride Team is our competitive program for the emerging ski star aged 10 – 18 years, who want to go from average joe to nearly pro in all aspects of skiing and riding. This is a competitive program with an opportunity to learn new skills in a safe, supportive and fun environment. With safety in mind, our freestyle instructors will teach skiers how to perfect airs, jump with confidence and hone their overall free ride skills. And new this season, we are offering pre-season training to make sure your ready to hit the slopes as soon as the snow flies! Take a look at our Freeride Team, Kootenay Riders Snowboard Team and the Freeride Development Team.
For those looking for a more race focused training program please check out the Whitewater Ski Team.
WHITEWATER FREERIDE TEAM
A venue for the emerging ski star to get some professional coaching and ski with other teens their age that have the same dreams. The Whitewater Freeride Team operates just like your traditional race team with the fundamental difference being the competition venue. Freeriders will have the benefit of being coached by fully accreted ski coaches that also have competitive experience. We will use a blend of skiing techniques and philosophies to approach the world of chutes, trees, pillows, cliffs, steeps, powder, and competitive big mountain skiing. The bottom line is that your teen have a supportive, fun, and more importantly safe, environment for to learn new skills and progress their passion for the mountain!
Ski Levels 5-6
Categories: Competitive Team
Pre-requisite: Able to ski parallel confidently on un-groomed black terrain
Duration: Sundays, 9:30am - 3:30pm for 14 weeks beginning December 28, 2014
Includes: 14 weeks of coaching, AST 1, and up to 10 additional days of event coaching (Total possible 26 days).
Additional Costs: Entry fees to Freeski competitions, membership to the International Freeski Association (IFSA) and associated travel expenses for away events. Stay tuned for updates to away events the team will attend for 2014.
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WHITEWATER FREERIDE DEVELOPMENT TEAM
A Freeride Team experience without the pressure to send it every day! The development team is still focused on the same ideas as the competitive team but works within your own comfort levels. Freeriders will have the benefit of being coached by fully accredited ski coaches that also have competitive experience. We will use a blend of CSIA skiing techniques/philosophies, CSCF race technique, and CFSA freestyle technique to approach the world of chutes, trees, pillows, cliffs, steeps, powder, and competitive big mountain skiing. The bottom line is you will have a supportive, fun, and more importantly safe, environment to learn new skills and progress your passion for the mountains!
Ski Levels 4-6
Categories: Development Team
Pre-requisite: Able to ski parallel on un-groomed black terrain
Duration: Saturdays, 9:30am - 3:30pm for 12 weeks, beginning January 3rd, 2015
Includes: 12 weeks of coaching + up to 2 additional days of event coaching. (Total possible 14 days)
Additional Costs: Entry fees to Smith Optics Whitewater Jr Freeski Open
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FREERIDE TEAM PRE-SEASON TRAINING
Get yourself ready for the rigors of freeriding. Lead by Laureta Boychuk, personal trainer and owner of Mountain Life Fitness, Laureta understands what training the right muscles can do to help start the season off right. Gain strength, improve balance, and help avoid injuries. Our 10 training sessions in the gym will help ensure you're ready to send it the whole season.
Includes: 10 sessions of dry-land training in November/December, Mondays and Thursdays beginning November 3rd, 2014.
Begins November 3rd running from 3:30pm - 4:30pm Mondays and Thursdays for four weeks. Everyone is to meet at South Nelson school gymnasium - suitable athletic footwear required. Be prepared for all weather conditions - toques and layers recommended.
We are excited to announce that this year The Whitewater Snowboard team is now administered by Kootenay Riders, an extension of the North Shore Snowboard Team. They have been operating in the province for many years and have been leading the way in athlete development. We are very proud and excited to be able to provide a venue for this wonderful organization to facilitate the growth of competitive snowboarding in the region. Whitewater has recognized that our athletes demand a greater level of skills and experience in coaching competitive snowboarding; Kootenay Riders and the North Shore Snowboard Team are able to deliver.
All team administration will be taken care of through The North Shore Snowboard Team website. You can find all of the program details as well as links to registering your child online. The team will be following the same format as in years past, running every Saturday for twelve consecutive weeks, beginning January 4th. Athletes will train from 10am – 4pm.
To book into any of the Freeride Team please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at the downtown office at 250-354-4944 and we can assist you with your booking. Lift tickets, unless otherwise stated, are not included with the cost of the program.
NOTE: Bookings made through the downtown office must be made at least 24 hours in advance and paid in full to guarantee instructor availability.
........................................................................."Much of Whitewater’s tree skiing is fairly steep but the more consistent intermediate pitch of the trees skier’s left of the Glory Ridge chair are a great training area for those with less experience in the trees. Whitewater’s usually best-in-interior-BC lift-served snow conditions and low skier density are also major virtues." Tony Crocker