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FREERIDE ACADEMY

Welcome to the Freeride Academy coaching programs for advanced to expert skiers and boarders.

FREERIDE ACADEMY

Our programs focus on the disciplines of Slopestyle and Big Air. Elements specific to this include time spend on the Terrain Park features, racing, moguls and all mountain riding/skiing during the season.

Enjoy professional coaching in Falls Creeks' world class Terrain Park. The philosophy is to provide base technique for a lifetime of enjoyment in the snow.

Our programs focus on the disciplines of Slopestyle and Big Air. Elements specific to this include time spend on the Terrain Park features, racing, moguls and all mountain riding/skiing during the season.
Enjoy professional coaching in Falls Creeks' world class Terrain Park. The philosophy is to provide base technique for a lifetime of enjoyment in the snow.

2014 FREERIDE SKI AND SNOWBOARD COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS

Skiers – from 12yrs: Level 6 skier – can make strong parallel turns and ski black terrain in all conditions, with experience in the terrain park an advantage.

This program is designed for skiers interested in pursuing improvement in their technical and competitive skills. Our TPI program caters to both first years and experienced competitors. Athletes may already be competing in Interschool’s competitions, SSA, FIS or Freeride competitions. Training sessions are full days and weekends aligned with the Victorian school holidays. Athletes will strive towards perfecting their skills in Freeride/ all mountain, moguls, rails, Slopestyle, and big air, while achieving goals in a fun environment. Depending on ability and numbers, it is proposed that skiers and snowboarders participate in competitions. Helmet use is mandatory for all participants.

  • Cost: Early Bird: $2955 (price does not incl lift pass)
  • Duration: 30 days 
  • Competition Dates*: Check Training Calendar for listed events

 

*Coaches will decide on appropriate events.

2014 FREERIDE SKI PROGRAM

Skiers – from 12 yrs: Level 5 skier – can make parallel turns on blue runs and groomed black runs.

This program is for skiers interested in pursuing improvement in their technique that caters for both the first year athlete or for the experienced competitor. Athletes may already be competing in Interschool’s competitions, SSA, FIS or Freeride competitions. Training is all day and weekend orientated with the Victorian school holidays included in the program. Athletes will strive towards developing their skills in Freeride/ all mountain, moguls, rails, Slopestyle, big air and skier cross while achieving goals in a fun environment. Helmet use is mandatory for all participants..

  • Cost: Early Bird: $2955 (price does not incl lift pass) 
  • Duration: 30 days
  • Competition Dates*: Check Training Calendar for listed events

 

*Coaches will decide on appropriate events.

2014 FREERIDE SNOWBOARD PROGRAM

Snowboarder – 12 yrs and above: Level 6 snowboarder – We can ride blue terrain with refined techniques. We will learn to ride steeper terrain and learn switch, flat-land tricks, basic carving and basic Terrain Park including etiquette.

This program is designed for snowboarders wishing to develop snowboarding fundamentals as well as prepare for local, state or national competitions e.g. Interschool’s. TPI Freeride will provide a good stepping stone to work towards the competitive arena nationally. Training will focus on jumps, rails, Big Air, Slopestyle as well as Freeride/ all-mountain riding to develop a solid skill base. Helmet use is mandatory for all participants.

  • Cost: Early Bird: $2955 (price does not incl lift pass)
  • Duration: 30 days 
  • Competition Dates*: Check Training Calendar for listed events

 

*Coaches will decide on appropriate events.

FREERIDE SHORT PROGRAMS 2014 (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS)

Ski Short Holiday 2 Week 

Skiers – from 12yrs: Level 5 skier – can make strong parallel turns on blue runs and groomed black runs

This program is designed for skiers wishing to improve and refine their technical skiing skills. Our TPI short program caters to both first year and more experienced participants. Athletes may already be competing in Interschool’s competitions, SSA, FIS or Freeride competitions. Training is all day during the Victorian school holidays. Athletes will strive towards developing their skills in Freeride/ all mountain, moguls, rails, Slopestyle, and big air while achieving goals in a fun environment. Helmet use is mandatory for all participants.

  • Cost: $1485 (price does not incl lift pass) 
  • Duration: 14 days 
  • Check Training Calendar for listed events

 

*Coaches will decide on appropriate events.

GENERAL TRAINING & PROGRAM INFORMATION 2014

Payment Option

Full payments can be made by Money Order, Visa, MasterCard.

General Conditions

Falls Creek Ski Lifts reserves the right to alter or amend any programs. Prices, services and conditions are correct at the time of printing but may be subject to change without notice at Falls Creek’s absolute discretion. All training programs are non-transferable, non-refundable and are offered subject to minimum participation levels. Credit for missed sessions or days will not apply. All programs are subject to a minimum number of participants to proceed.

Injury Refund Policy

In the case that a Freeride Academy program athlete is injured during the season and the nature of the injury prevents further participation in the registered program, members may apply for a partial refund of the program fees. Refunds will be by cheque, with the amount calculated from the day after the injury less $35 administration costs upon FCSL sighting a medical certificate. Details of the refund policy are available from the ticket office.

Age Guidelines

Each program caters for a recommended age group and these age categories are guidelines only. If you feel that your child should be in a different age group we will be happy to assess the circumstances on an individual basis.

FIRST PROGRAM DAY INFORMATION

On the first program day all training programs meet at 9am at the at Student Group sign, located at the top of the Falls Express chairlift (turn to the left looking at the towers chairlift).

Completed paperwork and payment must be received prior to the first training day.

Helmet use is mandatory for all participants during training and competition, and strongly recommended at other times.

All programs are subject to a minimum number of participants to proceed.

Daily start and finish times may vary according to weather and training schedules. Please check with your coach for information & update to any changes.

All programs include on-snow coaching, dryland training, equipment advice, equipment tuning, coaching support at selected competitions, unless otherwise stated.

COMPETITION INFORMATION

What competition can you enter?

SSA (Ski and Snowboard Australia) Events. All athletes who compete in SSA sanctioned events must hold a valid SSA registration. This can be purchased through the SSA office or website. SSA members may also apply for competition insurance.

The SSA membership year begins 1 May through to 30 April in the following year. More information can be obtained from your coach.

Other Races/Competitions

A variety of non-sanctioned competitions may be on offer for all age groups. To find out more information ask your coach.

Entry to Competitions

Entry to all competition will be the responsibility athletes and/ or their parents. Please note, event waivers and release forms must be signed by parents or guardians. 

The Freeride Academy coaches will assist in coordinating and entering athletes into events. All other arrangements, e.g. transport, lift tickets and accommodation, are the responsibility of athletes/parents. Please contact your coach for advice and assistance before deciding to enter events.