The MSEF Freeride program is designed for all-mountain skiers, ages 13 to 19, seeking to improve skiing fundamentals through all-mountain skiing, alpine racing techniques, gate training, and sanctioned freeride competitions.  Prospective participants are expected to be able to ski EVERYTHING at Snowbowl safely, competently, and must have prior approval from the Head Coach in order to participate in the program.

Freeride athletes are required to participate in at least one Freeride comp, and are highly recommended to compete in at least two throughout the season. Competitions listed below. 

Freeride athletes can expect to develop fundamental race and freeski techniques through all-mountain skiing, off-piste training, drills, jump training, backcountry skiing, and avalanche awareness/safety.  The program emphasizes skiing to competitive freeride criteria, including proper technique, line choice, control, fluidity, and style. All Freeride athletes are required to be equipped with a helmet; avalanche beacon, probe, shovel, and backpack are highly recommended.  

MSEF Freeride Team

Season Training Dates:  Saturdays and Sundays, January 5th – March 10th @ Snowbowl

Christmas Camp: Thursday, December 27th – Saturday, December 29th @ Snowbowl

Trampoline Sessions: Wednesdays,  January 2rd - March 6th  @ Root Acro Sports **Extra fee associated

Level 1 Avalanche Certification Course: Dates TBD **Extra fee associated *Note: Training will not be held at Snowbowl During the course

Freeride Competition Schedule:

  • Fernie Junior Regional: February 2nd - 4th **Extra fee associated
  • Grand Targhee Junior National (*Tentative): February 22nd - February 25th **Extra fee associated
  • Headwaters Junior Regional: March 9th - 11th **Extra fee associated
  • Lost Trail Coldsmoke Freeride (*Not IFSA sanctioned): TBD **Extra fee associated

Link to IFSA Junior Athlete membership registration: *Note: This is required for any athlete competing in an IFSA sanctioned event 

Snowbowl Season Pass Included: No

Cost: $920

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