freeskiing

ABOUT FREESKIING 

Freeskiing has grown tremendously over the last decade. With this relatively
new discipline, we are excited to provide a program that can cater to
athletes across all abilities. Whether you are just starting to spend time in the
terrain park, or you are ready to compete nationally, we are able to give each
athlete the opportunity to reach their goals. COME SKI WITH US.

Important Updates

Freeskiing Team Gets Its Own Program Director and a Full-Time Option 
July 29, 2022
With a growing program, Freeskiing Head Coach Cody Ling has signed on to work for BSF full-time, in a newly created role of Freeskiing Program Director.
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BSF Freeskier Takes 4th at Junior Nationals
April 16, 2022
Casper Lemley put together an outstanding slopestyle run to score 76.33 points and claim 4th place among the Freeski Junior Men (ages 17-18) in the FIS Slopestyle National Championship.
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BSF Snowboarder Takes First at IFSFA NorAm Championship
April 12, 2022
BSF Snowboarder Harrison Hoffman wrapped up a remarkable season by winning his 12-14 male age group at the IFSFA North American Championship event.
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Freestyle Skiers Represent at Junior Nationals
March 22, 2022
Oliver Lacey and Makayla Papke compete on national stage.
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Professional coaching, fun dynamics, and a sport you can love for a lifetime.

Recommended for Ages 6-11

Introductory

Explore alpine and freeski/freestyle skiing

1-2 days a week

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.

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recommended for ages 10-14

development

1 or 2 days a week

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.


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recommended ages 11-20

COMPETITIVE TEAM

1-3 days a week

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.

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COMPETITIVE team

recommended ages 13-20

FULL-TIME TEAM

5 days a week

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.

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FULL-TIME team

FREESKIING AGE CLASSES

As determined by age on December 31st, for the winter season

U7 - 5 & 6 years of age
U9 - 7 & 8 years of age
U11 - 9 & 10 years of age
U13 - 11 & 12 years of age
U15 - 13 & 14 years of age
U17 - 15 & 16 years of age
U19 - 17 & 18 years of age
U21 - 19+ years of age

LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development)

The why & how behind a skier's progress as they age

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.   

View the entire LTAD for all skiing disciplines HERE.
Questions?
FREESKIING Program Director 

Cody Ling
Cody.ling@bridgerskifoundation.org