The Red Mountain Freeski Academy provides an exceptional skiing and training program and an individual Athlete Advancement Plan in a competitive, emotionally and physically healthy atmosphere that will help each athlete mature and reach his or her maximum potential as a skier and young adult.
Red Mountain and Rossland are steeped in skiing history, tradition, and culture. The Red Mountain Freeski Academy takes this passion one step further and strives to lay down a strong academic and athletic foundation allowing the student/athlete the opportunity to explore their fullest potential; pursuing their passion while enhancing their education!
The Red Mountain Freeski Academy Advantage:
Ski and train up to 5 days a week at Red Mountain, home of the Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships. Red Mountain’s terrain and snow conditions combined with professional athletic programming, give young freeski athletes an outstanding opportunity to reach their full skiing potential.
- Ski and train up to 5 days a week on some of the most challenging mountain terrain.
- Learn in an award winning school – flexible and integrated with your sport.
- Live in Rossland – Canada’s Alpine City – 5 minutes away from Red Mountain Resort.
- Ski Red Mountain Resort’s 880 m (2900’) of vertical and 7.6 m (25’) annual snowfall.
The Red Mountain Freeski Academy is dedicated to providing a competition based ski training program. There are three main disciplines focused on within the Academy curiculum; moguls, terrain park and big mountain skiing, all with a strong emphasis on mountain safety.
moguls training is focused around the development of basic skiing skills blending these to ski efficiently through naturally formed mogul runs, progressing towards constructed competition style mogul lines. Mogul skiing has the longest history of active freestyle ski disciplines. Competition options are vast with several comps being offered through southern BC.
Nearly every ski resort today has a terrain park that consists of at least a few jumps. Red Mountain Resort’s terrain park grows and improves each year, athletes will have the opportunity to not only ski the park but also help with building and maintenance. Competition formats include rail jams, slope style and big air. **Note – slope style was recently named an Olympic sport.
Red Mountains off piste freeski terrain is world famous, playing host to some of the first and latest big mountain freeski comps. The huge variety of challenging terrain at Red provides an excellent training environment for junior freeski comps. Young athletes from Red Mountain are becoming a familiar sight on the podium. Current competition venues include Red Mountain, Lake Louise, Whistler, Fernie, Kimberley and several resorts in the North West States.
In addition to focused training within the three areas mentioned, athletes will also receive basic and advanced technique training with Mark Impey. Athletes will have the opportunity to take formal ski training courses offered by the CSIA and CFSA. Those of eligible age (15 or over) will have the chance to take a recreational avalanche course offered at Red Mountain Resort. Snow safety training will be an integrated part of the Academy program.
Program Duration: 10 month – September-June 5 month – November 15th-April 15th
Sample Winter Schedule:
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