Freestyle > B Freeride Team
B FREERIDE TEAM / B MOGUL TEAM (Ages 9-16)
*Goal* To expand an already solid skill set of skiing and jumping to include safety and competency on all terrain park features, such as jumps, boxes, rails, and halfpipe; focus on takeoff and landing technique; to learn a variety of switch and forward spins; to compete in at least three USSA B level Slopestyle or Big Air events around Southern VT; and to have fun while being part of the team.
*Goal* To give skiers proficiency at maintaining a line in the moguls, holding a good form, successfully completing two jumps in a mogul course and having fun while being part of the team.
*Competition* Skiers compete in USSA Eastern Qualifier Series B level slopestyle, big air, and mogul competitions throughout Vermont: Okemo, Killington, Sugarbush. Mt. Snow, etc. (Must hold USSA competitor’s license). Skiers are encouraged to compete in at least 3 comps for the season and to train at Okemo no fewer than 2 weekends per month.
*Travel* Day trips to other mountains for competitions – coordinated by the Program Director. Parents who are free are encouraged to volunteer for driving and to come along and spectate.
*Prerequisites (Freeride)* No prior competition experience necessary. Skiers should be comfortable straight-airing terrain park jumps up to 30 ft., be able to spin a 360, and be comfortable getting to the lip of the halfpipe. Sound too advanced? Try our Fresh Start Freestylers Program! At this level, skiers should have the motivation to get out on the mountain every day and a desire to have fun on all sorts of terrain.
*Prerequisites (Moguls)* No prior competition experience necessary. Regarding skiing ability, either a year in the Fresh Start Freestylers Program or a coach screening at the beginning of the season is required. At this level, skiers should be able to be self-motivated to get out on the mountain every day, want to have fun, want to learn how to ski moguls with good form and want to jump. Also, powder days are spent in the trees and we like to encourage all-mountain skiing for all skiers, with an overarching emphasis on mogul skiing.