Summer freestyle Mogul, Slopestyle and Airial training is available both on-snow and water ramping in the off-season through the Castle Mountain Freestyle Ski Club. Venues include the Blackcomb momentum splashdown facility and Blackcomb glacier. The Red Deer water ramp facility is also available for weekend training. Costs and details to be determined during the spring of 2016.
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Specific for all Castle Mountain Freestyle and Big Mountain skiers. Held on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 6pm - 9pm. Our "flippin and flyin" Head Coach Mike Trevor teaches skills and tricks in the park and half-pipe at Canada Olympic Park. This program begins late December when the park and pipe opens.
Estimated cost around $400
This is for the skier who wants to hone their skills at moguls, jumps, the park and the "Big Mountain" arena. These kids aspire to ski their best. They work the mastery of their skiing in all Freestyle disciplines. Appropriate competitions for all levels of skiers will be encouraged: Club level, Provincial or National level. Note: INVERTS will not be allowed unless proper water, airbag and snow certifications are met according to AFSA regulations.
Saturday AND Sunday 9am - 3pm Program runs as per coaches discretion from opening Day through to the closing Saturday.
Includes Christmas Ski Camp held in December (TBD hill opening)
Cost: $1,500. Does not include lift tickets, competition fees and CFSA membership.
Coaching costs (travel, accommodations, coaches' rate and per diem) will be shared by participants for competitions for competitions.
Designed for teenagers who are confident skiing the BLACK DIAMOND runs and want to push themselves to experience Castle's finest with like-minded friends. Head Coach. Cam Motta brings energy to this program! A 'serious' skier with a lifetime of Castle local knowledge, Cam has a track-record in developing young shredders! Our Big Mountain Program will challenge skiers in the trees, the steeps and in the powder. Adjusting techniques for variable conditions as well as learning to jump, carve and bump. Building on present skills and allowing for safe progression brings great skiing confidence. This program will utilize all of the Castle terrain as well as the freestyle air sites to allow for a safe progression in jumping and shredding. Over time the group will learn to recognize and avoid skiing hazards in order to ski safely over all mountain venues. We promise a fun and high energy program with qualified coaches. Skiers MUST be able to ski BLACK DIAMOND runs. At least one Big Mountain competition during the season is encouraged, but not mandatory. Coaching costs (travel, accommodations and per diem) will be shared by participants for competitions. Note: INVERTS will not be allowed unless proper water, airbag and snow certifications are met. Airbag training is part of this program.
Saturday & Sunday 9am - 3pm January-March 2018 (10 weeks).
Castle Freestyle may break this program into two skill levels. These two groups will be determined by coaches assessments and quantity of participants. It may also be prudent to keep this idea fluid so that athletes can grow to the upper group if needed. This fluidness can also help coaches balance the one day and two day groups.
Cost $595 (one day), $1,100 (both days) not including lift tickets, CFSA membership and competition fees)
ATB Financial Sponsors 'Snowkids Next Door' which is a free skiing pass for SELECT Southern Alberta K-6 students!.
Note: Athlete and Coaching participation needs to be confirmed and exact group breakdowns are dependent upon registration. We will try to accommodate all requests.
FUNdamentals (Jumps & Bumps) *** Saturday Only - for Ages 6 and up. 10 week program, no training family day long weekend.
This is our entry level program designed to introduce the FUNdamentals of freestyle skiing: bumps, jumps, terrain park skills and all mountain skiing. Our experienced coaches will instill in young skiers an appreciation of safe, fun freestyle skiing and they will measure their skill development throughout the season. To take part in this program, children must be able to load and ride the
chairlift unassisted, have previously skied at a mountain resort and must be able to
balance and link turns on a green run. There are club competitions available
throughout the season.
Intermediate (Freestylerz)*** One Day- Saturday (subject to minimum enrolments)
Ages 10 and up. 10 week program, no training family day long weekend
Competitive (Freestyle) One day or Two day program,
Ages 12 and up Subject to minimum enrollments
Two Day Christmas Camp TBD ($60 fee)
Lunch Break is unsupervised from 12 - 1pm
Cost $495 does not include lift tickets, AFSA membership or competition costs.
ATB Financial Sponsors 'Snowkids next door' which is a free skiing pass for SELECT
Southern AB K-6 students.
Available for any and all skiers, all ages, on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 6pm - 9pm. Plan for 20 evenings to develop local skiers at the fantastic Park at Pass Powder Keg. This program begins January 6th 2015 when the park and pipe opens. Price around $400? TBD depending on numbers. This could be soooo fantastic if we can get some interest. Let's really get the word out on this program and see what happens! It would surely be this group of youngsters that are a perfect fit for the big facilities at Castle on the weekends!