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Freeride Teams

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Our Whitewater Freeride Teams are our progressive training programs for the emerging ski star aged 8 – 18 years, who want to go from average joe to nearly pro in all aspects of skiing. These are competitive and pre-competitive programs with opportunities 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.

In order to qualify for the teams, athletes must be capable of skiing parallel on all single black diamond terrain at Whitewater. As this program focuses on developing freeriding skills, the majority of the time athletes will be skiing on ungroomed terrain, primarily in steep and treed areas. This corresponds to the snow schools ability chart of level 5. If your child is not ready or willing to be in these areas, regardless of conditions, then these are not the right programs. In the case of athletes not being ready, the coaches will suggest moving the athlete to the snow school’s weekend camp program in order to solidify the athlete’s basic skills with the goal of moving back to the Development Team.

Interested in a Freeride Team Holiday Camp? More information HERE.

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For those looking for a more race focused training program please check out the Whitewater Ski Team.


WHITEWATER FREERIDE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

The Development Team is an entry level skiing program designed to support the progression of athletes into higher levels of ski training. The program consists of 12 weeks of training from mid-December through March. Training is held 1 day per week. This program's tuition also includes the registration fee for the Smith Whitewater Jr Freeski and event coaching for the competition, as well as regular season training. Season passes for Whitewater are not included.

Ski Level 5
Ages: 8-18
Categories: Development Team
Pre-requisite: Able to ski parallel on un-groomed black terrain
Duration:  Saturdays, 9:30am - 3:30pm, starting December 17th, 2016
Price: $650 + GST
Includes: 12 weeks of coaching + entry fee to Smith Whitewater Jr Freeski Open and additional days of event coaching during the competition
Click here for Booking Information   


WHITEWATER FREERIDE ADVANCED TEAM

The Whitewater Freeride Advanced Team is an advanced level pre-competitive skiing program for athletes aged 10-18 designed as preparation for the Freeride Competitive Team.  The program consists of 12 weeks of training from mid-December through March. Training is held 1 day per week. This program's tuition also includes the registration fee for the Smith Whitewater Jr Freeski Open and event coaching for the competition, as well as regular season training. Season passes for Whitewater are not included.

Ski Level 6 
Ages: 10-18
Categories: Advanced Team
Pre-requisite: Able to ski parallel confidently on un-groomed black terrain
Duration: Sundays, 9:30am - 3:30pm for 12 weeks, starting December 17th, 2016
Price: $650 + GST
Includes: 12 weeks of coaching + entry fee to Smith Whitewater Jr Freeski Open and additional days of event coaching during the competition
Click here for Booking Information


GIRLS FREERIDE TEAM

The Girls Freeride Team is an advanced level pre-competitive skiing program for athletes aged 14-18 designed as preparation for the Freeride Competitive Team.  The program consists of 12 weeks of training from mid-December through March. Training is held 1 day per week. This program's tuition also includes the registration fee for the Smith Whitewater Jr Freeski Open and event coaching for the competition, as well as regular season training. Season passes for Whitewater are not included.

Ski Level 6 
Ages: 14-18
Categories: Advanced Team
Pre-requisite: Able to ski parallel confidently on un-groomed black terrain
Duration: Sundays, 9:30am - 3:30pm for 12 weeks, starting December 17th, 2016
Price: $650 + GST
Includes: 12 weeks of coaching + entry fee to Smith Whitewater Jr Freeski Open and additional days of event coaching during the competition
Click here for Booking Information
* Minimum of 5 skiers to run


WHITEWATER FREERIDE COMPETITIVE TEAM

The Competitive Team is an elite level competitive skiing program designed for our rising ski star athletes, giving them the accelerated training they need to pursue the highest levels of performance. To qualify for this team, all athletes MUST be invited by the head coaches. Therefore all new athletes coming to the Freeride program must register for the Advanced program. Exceptions may be made in some circumstances after consultation with the head coaches.

The program consists of 13 weeks of training from mid-December through March. Training is held 1-2 days per week, depending on what you have chosen for your athlete. Included in the tuition fee are the registration fee for the Smith Whitewater Jr Freeski Open, event coaching for that competition and the 3 national and 2 regional competitions, and registration for the Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course, as well as regular season training. Details about the team and events will be released in December. Season passes for Whitewater, International Freeski Association membership, and associated travel expenses for away trips are not included.

Ski Level 6
Ages: 10-18
Categories: Competitive Team
Pre-requisite: Invitation Only
Duration:  Saturdays & Sundays, 9:30am - 3:30pm for 13 weeks, starting December 17th, 2016
Price: Sundays  $900 + GST
         Saturdays & Sundays $1300 + GST
Includes: 13 weeks of coaching + AST 1 course + entry fee to Smith Whitewater Jr Freeski Open  + up to 12 additional days of event coaching including 3 National & 2 Regional events 
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WHITEWATER SNOWBOARD TEAM

We are excited to announce that this year The Whitewater Snowboard team is now administered by Central Snowboard Academy, a new, non profit snowboard club. 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. 


NEW THIS YEAR!! - WHITEWATER FREERIDE HOLIDAY CAMPS 

Curious about what makes Whitewater's Freeride team the most decorated Freeski team in the world? Want to play in the backyard of Freeride team alumni's Trace Cooke, Sam Kuch and Nigel Zeigler? Looking for challenging adventures for the kids during Christmas and Spring Break? Check out our Freeride Holiday Camps!

Ski Levels 5-6
Ages: 8-18
Duration: 3 consecutive day camps during Christmas Break and Spring Break
Dates: Pre-Christmas - December 21st - 23rd, 2016
          Post-Christmas - December 28th - December 30th, 2016
          Spring Break - March 22nd - March 24th, 2017
Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Price: $175.00 + GST
Daily Drop In Rates: $80.00 + GST
*Minimum 5 skiers to run 

*Prices do not include Lift Tickets or Rentals.

                                                                    

Booking Information

  • To book, call 250-354-4944 ext 128 or email snowschool@skiwhitewater.com
  • All lesson guests must have a season pass or daily lift ticket. Lift tickets are not included in program prices, unless otherwise stated
  • Program availability and lesson formats are subject to change
  • Lessons must be paid in full at time of booking
  • Cancellations made more than 24 hours prior to the lesson start time are eligible to be refunded in full or to be rebooked
  • Cancellations made within 24 hours of the lesson start time will be subject to a refund, less a $25 administration fee
  • Refunds will not be issued for no-shows
  • Taxes are not included in the advertised price. All lessons are subject to 5% GST
  • All bookings made through the downtown office must be done 24 hours in advance to guarantee instructor availability


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"If you take the trip to Nelson and ski/board whitewater, you will do some of the best riding/skiing of your life and the spirit of the town is phenomenal! I didn't know what I was missing until I took the trip! "
Marcus Bettencourt, Winnipeg, MB
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