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.
The Whitewater Freeride Team is an elite level competitive skiing program for athletes aged 12-18. The program will consist of 14 total weeks of training and competing. Training is held 1 day per week from mid-December through the end of March.
The team will also travel to competitions throughout the season. The team will attend 5 events throughout the season as well as attending the championship event in April. Athletes are not obligated to attend every event that coaches are present at. Further, those athletes that do wish to attend the maximum number of events allowed under the IFSA rules are encouraged to only attend events in which coaches will be present.
To qualify for the team, all athletes MUST be invited by the head coaches. Therefore, all new athletes coming to the freeride program will be required to register for the Development program. Exceptions may be made in some circumstances after consultation with the head coaches.
Yearly team fees are for coaching only. This includes training as well as event coaching. Season passes for Whitewater, IFSA athlete registration fees, as well as all travel and competitive expenses are not included. For more information about travel and competition fees, please contact the program director, Brent Malysh, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 20th, 2015
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 2016.
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The Development Team is an advanced level skiing program designed to prepare athletes for the competitive Freeride Team. The program consists of 12 weeks of training from mid-December through mid-March. Training is held 1 day per week.
In order to qualify for the team, 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 this is not the right program. 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. Athletes that wish to try competing are encouraged to sign up for the Whitewater Jr Freeski Open. Registration fees are not included as part of the program tuition. Details about the event will be released in December.
Yearly team fees are for coaching only. Season passes for Whitewater are not included.
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 December 19th, 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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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, call 250-354-4944 ext 128 or email email@example.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
........................................................................."I don't know what to say other then if I could only ski one mountain for the rest of my life I would chose WH20. My friends and I were blown away by the terrain. The food at the restaurant was incredible. Even the old double chairs were simply charming" Greg Stearns