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Soar into BSF. This is the place for intermediate-level skiers to build their fundamentals. This 8-week program builds skills that apply to both ski racing and freestyle/freeskiing in a fun, no-pressure environment. Skiers can choose either Alpine or Freestyle/Freeskiing, or explore both disciplines. To start, skiers need to be competent lift riders, able to ski with poles, ski parallel, and able to ski mid-mountain at Bridger Bowl. The program starts in early January, and goes for 8 weeks. We recommend one day a week for U8 and up to 2 days a week for U10 and U12/U13.
The Development Team does it all! Skiers will spend time in the terrain park and all over the mountain, catching air off of every little jump they discover. They'll learn how to properly use a transceiver and hike the ridge. Have fun shredding while building the ski skills that will transfer to BSF Freestyle or Freeskiing Competitive and Full-Time Teams in the future.
For the avid freeskier who wants to compete and train one to three days a week. In the off-season, athletes train with agility and mobility programs. Separate trampoline camps available in September and October. This is based more on ability than age.
For the avid freestyle or freeskier who is ready to train five days a week, either Freestyle or Freeskiing. During the academic year, these athletes get early release from school to train in the afternoons. In the off-season, athletes take part in agility and conditioning programs, along with trampoline sessions.
Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) is the managed developmental progression for an athlete that will maximize both their long-term potential and enjoyment in the sport.
What does that mean? We’re not focused on short-term success—and the hazards (and burnout) that often come with it. Instead, we follow LTAD plans that are individualized and based on science to make sure your child can maximize their long-term potential as a skier (should they wish to do so) and their enjoyment in the sport. We take into account a child’s development physiologically, cognitively and socially, as well as their experience skiing.
This makes it easy for your child to progress through our programs—from Intro, to the Development Teams, to the competitive teams, and even on to skiing as an adult Masters athlete.
The BSF Alpine LTAD follows the guidelines of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard LTAD.