FREESKI

Team Summit Freeski Programs

Team Summit has produced athletes at the highest levels to include: X Games, Olympics, and World Champions! 
Team Summit is focused on the skills required to create a well-rounded skier and also offers specialized programs for Big Mountain, Moguls, Park and Pipe, and Ski Cross.

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ITF | Freeski Categories | Academy

INTRO TO FREESKI

Intro to Freeski (ITF) is an introduction to becoming a competitive skiing/riding athlete! Team Summit Freeski has produced athletes at the highest levels to include: X Games, Olympics and Freeride World Tour.

ITF athletes 6-12 years old acquire all mountain freestyle skills and get to test themselves against other athletes in low stakes Freeski Competitions. Skiers have the opportunity to compete in Big Mountain, Mogul, Ski Cross, and Park and Pipe competitions. ITF is a 2 Day (15 weeks) program and is designed to encourage athletes to pick their path within Team Summit Freeski Programs.

This program will expose your athlete to the various facets of Freeski competition These are the skills required to create a well-rounded skier. Team Summit uses the US Ski and Snowboard model training system for developing long-term athletes…if you would like to learn more click here.

AGE REQUIREMENTS

ITF athletes 6-12 years old.

MINIMUM SKILLS REQUIRED

Skiers: PSIA Level 6:  Parallel skiing on blue and easy black terrain. High level of independence to ride chairlifts and lap the training venue solo.
If you have questions about your athlete’s skill levels please contact Program Director.

PROGRAM CALENDAR

December – March
2 day Holiday Camp
15 Saturday sessions; no training President’s Day weekend

ITF Calendar

TRAINING LOCATIONS

4 Mountain Program: ITF trains at Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Keystone, and Breckenridge 

PROGRAM COST

Program Cost: $2,295.
Volunteer Service Fee (VSF) is an additional deposit of $250

COMPETITIONS

ITF athletes are encouraged to participate in 4 competitions throughout the season: Big Mountain, Mogul, Park and Pipe, and Ski Cross

Freeski Competitions are governed by various organizing bodies. Each discipline requires a license entry fee, waivers in order to compete. 

Moguls events are governed by US Ski and Snowboard is the oldest governing body and that is the membership needed for any path to the Olympics in skiing. https://usskiandsnowboard.org/ regional event info is found on www.rockymountainfreestyle.com

Big Mountain is regulated by the International Freeski and Snowboard Association – IFSA https://www.freeskiers.org 

Park Pipe and Ski Cross are managed by USASA   http://www.rockymountainseries.com

FUNDRAISING AND VOLUNTEERING

Team Summit is a non-profit who uses fundraising and volunteers to keep program costs down.  The fundraising is also essential in providing financial scholarships (not to exceed 50% of the program costs) to athletes in need.  

Volunteers are essential to our programs.  Without our volunteers, we could not execute many of our fundraising and program events.  There is also no better way to become part of the Team Summit community!  Aside from the program cost, there is a Volunteer Service Fee (VSF) deposit.

This deposit is $250 for intro programs and $300 for all other programs.  We ask that each ITS family volunteer for a total of 25 hours per family (not per athlete in the program) in a year (our year starts July 1st and ends the following year on June 30th).  You can volunteer for any event available on the VSF calendar.

See the calendar

We are adding events daily so check back often.  If you successfully complete your 25 hours, you can get a credit for the next season or receive your deposit back if you are leaving to program.

 

 

FREESKI CATEGORIES

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BIG MOUNTAIN

AGE

Team Summit works with 2 categories of Big Mountain U13 weekend. U13 and U19 3 Days. We work with athletes from 10 to18 years old.

MINIMUM SKILLS REQUIRED

Comfortable on Black Diamond and “extreme” terrain.  High level of independence to ride chairlifts and lap the training venue solo if needed.

PROGRAM CALENDAR

November to April. 
Three day Holiday Camp in January. 

Big Mountain Calendar

TRAINING LOCATION

4 Mountain Program: Training occurs primarily at Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Keystone, and Breckenridge.

PROGRAM COST

Program Cost: $3,095. U13 (Weekend)

                        $3,595. U13 and U19 (3 Days)

Volunteer Service Fee (VSF) is an additional deposit of $300

COMPETITIONS

Big Mountain Freeski Competitions are governed by the IFSA and Rocky Mountain Freeride series membership license is required from both entities in order to compete.
https://www.freeskiers.org 
www.rockymountainfreerideseries.com 
 

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SKI CROSS

AGE

Skier Cross is for athletes 8-19 years old

MINIMUM SKILLS REQUIRED

Skiers: Parallel skiing on all blue and easy black terrain.  High level of independence to ride chairlifts and lap the training venue solo.

If you have questions about your athlete’s skill levels please contact Program Director.

PROGRAM CALENDAR

November to April. 
Three day Holiday Camp in January. 

Freeski Calendar

TRAINING LOCATION

4 Mountain Program: trains at Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Keystone, and Breckenridge.

PROGRAM COST

Program Cost: $3,095 (Weekend)

                        $3,595 (3 Days)

Volunteer Service Fee (VSF) is an additional deposit of $300

COMPETITIONS

Athletes are encouraged to participate in competitions throughout the season: Most Ski Cross Freeski Competitions are governed USASA and Rocky Mountain Series. A license, entry fee, and waivers are all needed to compete.  
For athletes trying to go to USASA Nationals 
www.usasa.org
http://www.rockymountainseries.com

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PARK & PIPE

AGE

Park and Pipe is for athletes 8-19 years old

MINIMUM SKILLS REQUIRED

Skiers: Parallel skiing on all blue and easy black terrain.  High level of independence to ride chairlifts and lap the training venue solo.

If you have questions about your athlete’s skill levels please contact Program Director

PROGRAM CALENDAR

From November to April. 

2 day per week program

Park and Pipe Calendar

TRAINING LOCATION

4 Mountain Program: PP trains at Arapahoe Basin, Copper, Keystone, and Breckenridge

PROGRAM COST

Program Cost: $3,095 (Weekend)

                        $3,595 (3 Days)

Volunteer Service Fee (VSF) is an additional deposit of $300

COMPETITIONS

Park and Pipe athletes compete in the USASA Rocky Mountain Series.  The Rocky Mountain Series holds contests at Copper Mountain, Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, Eldora, Ski Cooper, Steamboat, and Winter Park.   To compete in these competitions the athlete will need to obtain a membership at usasa.org.  Sign up for these events online only at Rockymountainseries.com.  Registration usually closes the Wednesday before the contest at 11:59 pm. There is never registration on the day of the competition!  Rocky Mountain Series host boardercross, halfpipe, slopestyle, and rail jam events.
A license, entry fee, and waivers are all needed to compete.  

For athletes trying to go to USASA Nationals 
www.usasa.org
http://www.rockymountainseries.com
Athletes trying to go to US Jr Nationals need an additional US Ski and Snowboard membership
https://usskiandsnowboard.org/ 
www.rockymountainfreestyle.com
 

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MOGULS

AGE

Athletes 8-18 years old

MINIMUM SKILLS REQUIRED

PSIA Level 9:  Comfortable on Black Diamond terrain. High level of independence to ride chairlifts and lap the training venue solo. A desire to train basic to complex aerial jumping skills hiking at times.

PROGRAM CALENDAR

November to April. 
Three day Holiday Camp in January. 

Two-day per week program

Moguls Calendar

TRAINING LOCATION

4 Mountain Program: Moguls trains at Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Keystone, and Breckenridge

PROGRAM COST

Program Cost: $3,095 (Weekend)

                        $3,595 ( 3 Days)

Volunteer Service Fee (VSF) is an additional deposit of $300

COMPETITIONS

Moguls events are governed by US Ski and Snowboard is the governing body and that is the membership needed. https://usskiandsnowboard.org/ regional event info is found on www.rockymountainfreestyle.com

ACADEMY

The Team Summit Academy program is the next big step in pursuing Freeski as your sport of choice.  It is a full-time training program with dryland training 3 days/week (pre-season) and on snow training 5 days/week.

The athletes get out early from school during the week to train on snow at any of the 4 ski areas in Summit County.  Much emphasis is still put on the fundamentals of the sport but more intensive focuses are introduced such as equipment preparation, nutrition, physical preparation, and more. 

Visit our Academy page to learn about our partner schools.

Academy Page

Big Mountain Academy
PROGRAM BASICS

Team Summit Big Mountain has produced athletes skiing at the highest levels including the Freeride World Tour, and perennial successes on the Freeride World Qualifiers. With passion for breaking the rhythm of other forms of skiing, we allow ourselves to use the mountain as we see it! The Big Mountain Academy not only teaches athletes to be great skiers, but also manage their time effectively between school and athletics in order to prepare them for the years beyond.

Big Mountain athlete's 12-19 years old acquire the all mountain skills needed to test themselves against athletes around the Region, Nation and World. Skiers have the opportunity to compete in International Freeski and Snowboard (IFSA) competitions as appropriate for each athlete.  Training includes 5 days a week (3 midweek days, and both weekend days), in order to gain the most time on snow.

This program focuses on the various facets of Big Mountain competition including: carving, line selection, control, risk management and aerial skills.  In addition, Team Summit works closely with local schools to excel in the classroom and on the hill. Team Summit uses the US Ski and Snowboard model training system for developing long-term athletes.

Learn More about our Methodology

Day in the life of a Big Mountain Academy Athlete

Gear Checklist

MINIMUM SKILLS REQUIRED

Comfortable on Black Diamond and “extreme” terrain.  High level of independence to ride chair lifts and lap the training venue solo if needed.

If you have questions about your athlete’s skill levels please contact your respective Program Director.
 

PROGRAM CALENDAR

September to April

3 day Holiday Camp in January

TRAINING LOCATIONS

4 Mountain Program: Training occurs primarily at Arapahoe Basin, but we will occasionally train at Copper, Keystone, and Breckenridge as well.

PROGRAM COST

Program Cost: $5,995.
Volunteer Service Fee (VSF) is an additional deposit of $300

COMPETITIONS

Big Mountain Freeski Competitions are governed by the IFSA and Rocky Mountain Freeride series membership license is required from both entities in order to compete.
https://www.freeskiers.org 
www.rockymountainfreerideseries.com 

Ski Cross Academy
PROGRAM BASICS

Athletes 11 -19 years old work to acquire the Alpine, Park and Pipe, and all mountain freestyle skills needed to test themselves against other ski cross athletes. By collaborating with coaches and following safe skill progressions, skiers will train for USASA Ski Cross competitions in the Region. Ski Cross Academy is 5 Day per week program designed to encourage athletes to compete USASA and US Ski and Snowboard Events.

Athletes train on all of Summit County World-class mountains as well as at the Frisco Adventure Park and Ski Cooper as appropriate courses and features are built.

Team Summit uses the US Ski and Snowboard model training system for developing long-term athletes
 

Learn More about our Methodology

Day in the life of a Ski Cross Academy Athlete

Gear Checklist

MINIMUM SKILLS REQUIRED

Skiers: Parallel skiing on all blue and easy black terrain. High level of independence to ride chair lifts and lap the training venue solo.

If you have questions about your athlete’s skill levels please contact your respective Program Director.

PROGRAM CALENDAR

November - April

3 day Holiday Camp in January

TRAINING LOCATIONS

Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Keystone.

PROGRAM COST

Program Cost: $5,995
Volunteer Service Fee (VSF) is an additional deposit of $300

COMPETITIONS

Athletes are encouraged to participate in competitions throughout the season: Most Ski Cross Competitions are governed by USASA and Rocky Mountain Series. A license, entry fee, and waivers are all needed in order to compete.  
For athletes trying to go to USASA Nationals 
www.usasa.org
http://www.rockymountainseries.com

Park and Pipe Academy
PROGRAM BASICS

Team Summit Freestyle Skiing Park and Pipe program (PP) has produced athletes with the skills needed to compete at the highest levels to including: US Jr Freestyle Nationals, USASA Nationals, Rev Tour, Dew Tour, X Games, and the Olympics.
Park and Pipe Academy are for athletes 11 - 19 years old and is a 5 day per week program designed to encourage athletes to compete USASA and US Ski and Snowboard Park and Pipe competitions. PP athletes will have a chance to compete in Halfpipe, Slopestyle, Rail Jam, and Ski Cross mainly in the USASA Rocky Mountain Series.  At the end of the year the athletes may earn the chance to compete at the USASA Nationals held at Copper Mountain, in which, we will offer a chance to extend the athlete’s season. 

To learn more about USASA or Rocky Mountain Series competitions go to Rockymountainseries.com or USASA.org. 

Athletes train on all of Summit County World-Class terrain Parks and frequently utilize Woodward Copper for off-hill training. Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Keystone have all been voted top 10 terrain parks in the world! 

Team Summit uses the US Ski and Snowboard model training system for developing long-term athletes
 

Learn More about our Methodology

Day in the life of a Park And Pipe Academy Athlete

Gear Checklist

MINIMUM SKILLS REQUIRED

Skiers: Parallel skiing on all blue and easy black terrain. High level of independence to ride chair lifts and lap the training venue solo.

If you have questions about your athlete’s skill levels please contact your respective Program Director.
 

PROGRAM CALENDAR

November - April

3 day Holiday Camp in January

TRAINING LOCATIONS

4 Mountain Program: PP trains at Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Keystone.

PROGRAM COST

Program Cost: $5,995
Volunteer Service Fee (VSF) is an additional deposit of $300

COMPETITIONS

Park and Pipe athletes compete in the USASA Rocky Mountain Series.  The Rocky Mountain Series holds contests at Copper Mountain, Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, Eldora, Ski Cooper, Steamboat, and Winter Park.   To compete in these competitions the athlete will need to obtain a membership at usasa.org.  Sign up for these events online only at Rockymountainseries.com.  Registration usually closes the Wednesday before the contest at 11:59pm. There is never day of registration!  Rocky Mountain Series host boardercross, halfpipe, slopestyle, and rail jam events.
A license, entry fee, and waivers are all needed in order to compete.  
For athletes trying to go to USASA Nationals 
www.usasa.org
http://www.rockymountainseries.com
Athletes trying to go to US Jr Nationals need an additional US Ski and Snowboard membership
https://usskiandsnowboard.org/ 
www.rockymountainfreestyle.com

Moguls Academy
PROGRAM BASICS

Team Summit Mogul program skiing/riding athlete has produced athletes at the highest levels in the Region, Nation, and International stages.
Athletes 11 - 19 years old acquire and refine the skills needed to compete in appropriate levels of competition, from Devo, RQS Comp Series, National, and FIS level. Skiers compete in Rocky Mountain Freestyle competitions and are supported as they qualify to higher level events.
 
Our Mogul team trains on a variety of courses and training environments throughout the season for maximum skill acquisition required to create a well-rounded competitor.  

Team Summit follows the US Ski and Snowboard model training system for developing long-term athletes.
 

Learn More about our Methodology

Day in the life of a Moguls Academy Athlete

Gear Checklist

MINIMUM SKILLS REQUIRED

PSIA Level 9:  Comfortable on Black Diamond terrain.  High level of independence to ride chair lifts and lap the training venue solo. Desire to train basic to complex aerial jumping skills hiking at times.

If you have questions about your athlete’s skill levels please contact Program Director.

PROGRAM CALENDAR

November - April

3 day Holiday Camp in January

TRAINING LOCATIONS

Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and  Keystone.

PROGRAM COST

Program Cost: $5,995
Volunteer Service Fee (VSF) is an additional deposit of $300

COMPETITIONS

Moguls events are governed by US Ski and Snowboard and that is the membership needed. https://usskiandsnowboard.org/ regional event info is found on www.rockymountainfreestyle.com

YOUR FREESKI TEAM

If you have questions contact your athlete's coach:

Freeski Director: Chris Carson - 
Head Coach Park and Pipe Academy: Dean Spirito 
Head Coach Park and Pipe: Teddy Goggin
Head Coach FIS Moguls: Paul Walker
Head Coach Comp Moguls: Zak Watkins
Head Coach Intro to Freeski: Landon Ulrich
Head Coach Big Mountain: Daniel McFadden
Events and Volunteering: Jennifer Robbins - 

SIGN UP FOR COMPETITIONS
USASA

Park and Pipe and Ski Cross, the athlete will need to obtain a membership at usasa.org. Sign up for all events online at Rockymountainseries.com. Registration usually closes the Wednesday before the contest at 11:59 pm.

IFSA

Big Mountain, the athlete will need to obtain a membership at freeskiers.org also a rocky mountain freeride membership at rockymountainfreerideseries.com.

US SKI AND SNOWBOARD

Moguls, the athlete will need to obtain a membership at usskiandsnowboard.org. Sign up for all events online at rockymountainfreestyle.com.

For Rev Tour and Nor-Am events, Sign up online at usskiandsnowboard.org.

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