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.

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration for the 2020-2021 season will open on July 1st. 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! 

Early season pricing will end August 31st; prices will increase on September 1st. 

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 31st, 2020). 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. If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 and plan to apply for a scholarship but cannot afford the deposit, please reach out to scholarships@teamavsc.org.

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


YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS

AVSC’s year-round programs are competitive programs that include on-snow training from November-April as well as age-appropriate conditioning and gymnastics during the summer and fall months. Groups will typically meet 5 days a week in the winter, including after school and during school vacations, and 3-5 days (depending on age) during the summer and fall. Our year-round programs allow athletes to train and stay connected with teammates, coaches and AVSC while giving them the opportunity to be the best athlete possible.

U12 (AGE 9-11)

Athletes will participate in 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, technical and tactical skill development in a team environment. Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in dryland training (trampolines, agility, balance, coordination & core strength) and ski 4-5 days per week.

  • Dryland training starting July 6th
  • On-snow training: November through mid-April, approximately 100 days
  • Program Fee: $3,975 until August 31st; $4,420 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $450


Click here to register for U12

TEAM 1 (AGE 12-14) - MOGULS | PARK & PIPE | COMBO

Athletes choose a discipline to train and compete in: Moguls, Park & Pipe, or a combination of disciplines. Athletes focus on goal setting, physical conditioning, technical and tactical skill development in a team environment while working towards qualifying for USSA Jr. Nationals, Nationals, USASA Nationals and beyond. When signing up, please pick your discipline (Moguls, Park & Pipe, or Combo).
  • Dryland training starting July 6th
  • On-snow training: November through mid-April, approximately 100 days
  • Program Fee: $4,500 until August 31st; $5,000 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $450


Click here to register for Team 1

TEAM 2 (AGE 15+) - MOGULS | PARK & PIPE | COMBO

This program is for athletes 15 and older competing at FIS level in Moguls or Park & Pipe. Athletes focus on goal setting, physical conditioning, technical and tactical skill development in a team environment while working towards qualifying for USSA Jr. Nationals, Nationals, USASA Nationals, Nor-Ams and beyond. When signing up, please pick your discipline (Moguls, Pipe & Park, or Combo).

  • Dryland training starting July 6th
  • On-snow training: November through mid-April, over 100 days
  • Program Fee: $5,600 until August 31st; $6,225 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $650

Click here to register for TEAM 2

BIG MOUNTAIN (AGE 12+)

AVSC Big Mountain athletes focus on goal setting, physical conditioning, and technical and tactical skill development in a team environment.  Coaches teach mountain sense, safe decision making, line choices, and IFSA judging methodology while working towards qualifying for IFSA Junior National Championships. Competition is optional.  Each athlete competing will build a personalized competition schedule with coaches pre-season.

  • Dryland training starting July 6th
  • On-snow training: November through mid-April, over 100 days
  • Program Fee: $5,050 until August 31st; $5,615 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $650

Click here to register for Big Mountain


WINTER PROGRAMS

These programs are for athletes who want to participate in freestyle skiing on a seasonal basis. Athletes will build a strong foundation in their sport, working through thoughtful progressions to build skills and have fun. Athletes may have opportunities to increase their training time through additional camps with year-round athletes.
 

3-DAY PROGRAMS:

U10 (AGE 7-9)

Get an introduction to all elements of freestyle – big mountain, moguls, terrain parks and halfpipe. Athletes will participate in all-mountain directed freeskiing, learn about goal setting, and mountain safety, and develop foundational skills for moguls, halfpipe, jump, rail, 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 ski on Wednesday afternoons with late lifts.
  • On-snow training: December to mid-March (primarily Wednesdays + weekends), 50 days total
  • Program Fee: $3,175 until August 31st; $3,530 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

Click here to register for U10

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, 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 mountain safety, goal setting, physical conditioning, technical and tactical skill development in a team environment. 3-Day athletes will have the opportunity to ski on Wednesday afternoons with late lifts.
  • On-snow training: December to mid-March (primarily Wednesdays + weekends), 50 days total
  • Program Fee: $3,290 until August 31st; $3,660 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

Click here to register for 10-12

TELEMARK (AGE 10+)

Whether you want to learn the fundamentals or you’re looking to compete or improve your telemark skills. Athletes will ski steeps, bumps, big mountain, terrain park, and more. This program is open to those with no prior telemark experience. Limited quantities of telemark equipment available to borrow for the season.
  • On-snow training: December to mid-March (primarily Wednesdays + weekends), 50 days total
  • Program Fee: $3,290 until August 31st; $3,660 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

Click here to register for Telemark

WEEKEND PROGRAMS:

PRE-DEVO (AGE 7-9)

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 - a well-rounded experience for young skiers. Skiers are entered 2-3 fun-focused local competitions at no additional cost. Athletes should be a level 7 or higher.
  • Schedule: Weekends mid-December through mid-March, 18 days total (Dec. 12, 13, 20; Jan. 3, 9, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 6, 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar. 6, 7, 13, 14)
  • Program Fee: $1,485 until August 31st; $1,650 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $150

Click here to register for PreDevo

U10 WEEKEND (AGE 7-9)

Get started with an introduction to all elements of freestyle – big mountain, moguls, terrain parks, and halfpipe. Athletes will participate in all-mountain directed freeskiing, learn about goal setting, mountain safety, and develop foundational skills for moguls, halfpipe, jump, rail, 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.
  • Schedule: Weekends December through mid-March, 35 days total
  • Program Fee: $2,550 until August 31st; $2,835 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

Click here to register for U10 Weekend

10-12 WEEKEND (AGE 10-12)

Athletes will participate in 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, technical and tactical skill development in a team environment.
  • Schedule: Weekends December through mid-March, 35 days total
  • Program Fee: $2,650 until August 31st; $2,945 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

Click here to register for 10-12 Weekend

TEAM WEEKEND (AGE 12+) - MOGULS | PARK & PIPE | BIG MOUNTAIN | COMBO

This program is designed for skiers age 12 and older looking for a weekend-only commitment with no pre-season dryland training. Skiers can select moguls, pipe and park, big mountain or combo (a cross between all freestyle disciplines) as areas of focus. Regardless of area of focus, all athletes will participate in lots of all-mountain freeskiing, goal setting, technical and tactical skill development in a team environment. Please note that weekend athletes are not eligible to travel with the team and will be billed $130 per day for any training or competition not included in the scheduled 35 days.
  • Schedule: Weekends December through mid-March, 35 days total
  • Program Fee: $2,975 until August 31st; $3,310 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

Click here to register for Team Weekend

TELEMARK 1–DAY (AGE 10+)

Whether you want to learn the fundamentals or you’re looking to compete, improve your telemark skills. Ski steeps, bumps, big mountain, terrain park, and more. This program is open to those with no prior telemark experience. Limited quantities of telemark equipment available to borrow for the season.
  • Schedule: Weekends December through mid-March, 15 days total
  • Program Fee: $1,085 until August 31st; $1,210 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $150

Click here to register for Telemark 1-Day