General Information 2022-2023 Season

Freeride Development Ski Team Program

Returning Freeride Development Ski Team members (and new siblings) may register online beginning July 1.  New families may register beginning August 1, 9:00am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). If you are new to the program, please fill out and send in the Freeride New Member Ability Questionnaire.  New members will be required to participate in a “skills assessment” to ensure they are ready for our Freeride Development Ski Team, held one week prior to the program start in December.

The Freeride Development Ski Team is the foundation of the MBSEF Freeride Ski Team. Skiers age 8 – 14 develop their freeriding skills and are introduced to the fun of competition. The focus of this program is to have fun while taking your skiing to the next level. MBSEF provides a coaching staff certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA).

The Freeride Development Ski Team is designed to progress and develop skills and to produce well-rounded all-mountain skiers. Training focuses on terrain park, halfpipe, rails, and freeriding skills. Skiers are grouped with others of similar age and ability. This is a twelve week program held on Saturday and/or Sunday, and also has a Wednesday afternoon option. On-snow times are 10:00-3:00 for weekends, and 12:30 to 4:00 Wednesday.

There are two or three contests during the season for all Freeride Development Team members, slopestyle, boarder/skier cross, and half pipe. The competitions are focused on fun and camaraderie. Skiers are encouraged to participate. Contest dates are currently set for TBD.

2022-2023 Parent/Athlete Manual

ProgramAgesOn-Snow TrainingCompetitionDatesFees
Ski Development 12 Week Sat/Sun/Wed8-1410:00-3:00 Sat/Sun

12:30-4:00 Wed

Junior Race Center
Two or three fun contestsDec 10 - Mar 12$1080 1 Day

$1,695 2 Day Sat or Sun, Wed

$1,900 3 Day Sat, Sun, Wed
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Freeride Competition Ski Team Program

Freeride Competition Ski Team riders train with professional coaches to improve their freestyle riding while learning the fundamentals of freeski competition. MBSEF provides a USASA and USSS certified coaching staff.

On-snow training focuses on all aspects of freeskiing including slopestyle, halfpipe, skiercross and all-mountain freeskiing skills. Riders are taught contest run design, competition strategies, and sportsmanship. Riders are encouraged to compete in our local USASA Central Oregon Series competitions, coaching will be provided. Riders are grouped with others of similar ability and age.

One, two, three and four day options are available: Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. Weekend training times are 10:00 – 3:00. Midweek training times are 12:30 – 4:00. Midweek riders need to arrange early release with their school. Winter Camp and Spring Camps are included (dates on back). A competition and training schedule will be provided online at mbsef.org.

The Freeride Competition Ski Team is a goal-oriented program for motivated riders who want to train for local and regional events and qualify for USASA Nationals. In addition to competing in local events, the Freeride Competition Team also attends USASA regional events in the Mt. Hood Series (Coaching fees included in program fees). Athletes who qualify and wish to attend other events including Futures Tours, Revolution Tours and/or USASA Nationals at Copper Mountain, Colorado will be reguried to pay additional coach travel fees for these events. Membership fees, Competition fees and all travel fees are not included in MBSEF program fee.

The Freeride Competition Ski Team rider progression is enhanced by team athletes sharing similar goals, individual goal assessment, and a top-level coaching staff. Freeride Competition Ski Team riders are encouraged to train during Winter and Spring Break Camps.

One day winter dryland trampoline is included in the cost.

2022-2023 Competition Team Parent/Athlete Handbook

ProgramAgesOn-Snow TrainingCompetitionDatesFees
Freeride Ski Competition Program 1, 2, 3, 4 Day8-1910:00-3:00 (Sat/Sun)

12:30-4:00 (We/Th)

Junior Race Center
Local, Regional, National12/3 to 3/22

Dryland Training Begins 9/18
$2,245-2 Day

$2,670-3 Day

$3,220-4 Day
Fall Dryland Training8+N/A9/18 to 11/18See Flyer
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Freeride Big Mountain Ski Team Program

Description

The Big Mountain Team refines technique and uses the whole mountain as its playground. The focus of this program is to develop the skills needed to ski all that Mt. Bachelor has to offer while having fun and learning about the alpine environment. Athletes will be expected to compete in big mountain competition in the PNW IFSA Region during the season.

Ability

Athletes must be able to ski comfortably on the entire mountain, in varied conditions and be comfortable skiing in the Woodward Terrain Parks. Skiing assessments are mandatory with the head coach to confirm placement within the program. Athletes who do not make the skills check may be placed in other programs on a case by case basis. This program is limited to the first 14 athletes who make the skills check.

Schedule

Big Mountain Competition Team athletes will begin training in November (conditions permitting). They will train on snow Wed afternoons, all day Sat/Sun and Winter and Spring camps until the end of March on Mt. Bachelor. Evening trampoline training (optional) will be announced when the program starts.

Groups

13-15 yr old Team – Seven athletes maximum. Two training days (minimum) or three training days (Ideally) a week required. Training days are Wed/Sat and Sunday optional.

Two national competitions and two regional competition travel commitment required.

Coach: Rex Shepard


10-12 yr old Team – Seven athletes maximum. 1 Day Sat or 2 Day Wed/Sat training program.

One – two regional competitions commitment expected. Most likely Alpental and Crystal/Stevens/Schweitzer.


Traveling events for Comp group:

  • two national events (Crystal, Alyeska)
  • three PNW regionals (Crystal, Schweitzer, Stevens, Alyeska, Alpental).
  • one out of region’ regional (Brundage, Sugar Bowl)
ProgramAgesOn-Snow TrainingCompetitionDatesFees
Big Mountain Comp Team13-1510:00-3:00 (Sat/Sun)

12:30-4:00 (Wed)

Junior Race Center
Regional, National12/3 to 3/23$2,645-2 Day (Sat/Wed)

$3,070-3 Day (Sat/Sun/Wed)
Big Mountain Comp Team10-1210:00 - 3:00 (Sat)
12:30-4:00 (Wed)
Regional12/3 to 3/23$1,375-1 Day (Sat)

$1,920-2 Day (Sat/Wed)
Freeride Fall Dryland10+N/A9/18-11/18See Flyer
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Freeride Full Time Ski Program

This is our elite team for very motivated riders with the desire to train for and compete in high level competitions.Full Time Team riders train with top-level USASA and USSA certified coaches to improve their riding while learning
advanced principles of freeski compettion. This program is primarily designed for athlete participation in FIS level events. Riders focus on qualifying for events such as Futures Tours, USASA Nationals, Revolution Tours, NorAm and
World Cup events.

On-snow training will focus on all aspects of freeskiing including slopestyle, halfpipe, and all-mountain freeriding skills. Riders are coached in contest preparation and execution, competition strategies, ski tuning/waxing, nutrition,
weight and strength training, air awareness via trampoline training, sports psychology and sportsmanship. Coaches will work with athletes to develop a year round training plan including dryland, spring, summer and fall camps and
competition scheudle to achieve their desired goals. All dryland training, on-hill training and coach travel fees at contest are included in this program. Athletes who choose to not travel with the team to events will pay a coach travel fee. Competition fees, travel costs, camp costs are not included.

On-snow training days are Wednesday through Sunday. Weekend training times are 10:00-3:00. Weekday training times are 12:30-4:00. Full Time Program athletes begin dryland conditioning in mid-September and on-snow training begins when Mt. Bachelor opens for the season. Winter/Spring Dryland will include 1 day trampoline training and 1 day of strength/weight training. There will be a 1-2 week break after USASA Nationals. Spring sessions and air bag camps are included. Days times will be announced in January. Summer strength training 2 day/week will be offered to interested athletes. This will all be coordinated by the Head Coach. Lockers and wax room facilities provided.

ProgramAgesOn-Snow TrainingCompetitionDatesFees
13+10:00-3:00 (Sat/Sun)

12:30-4:00 (We/Th/Fr)

Junior Race Center
Local, Regional, National11/19 to 5/21

Dryland Training Begins 9/18
$5,170 - 3 Day/week
$5,920 - 4 Day/week
$6,670 - 5 Day/week
Fall Dryland Training13+N/A9/18 to 11/18Included
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