Powder Ridge has a Freestyle Program for every athlete whether you are sliding your first box or launching the big air.
Freestyle Competition Team
Our Developmental Freestyle Team program is an 8-week program on Saturday and/or Sunday mornings, for kids aged 6-14 who want to go big and fast. Certified coaches guide participants through a progression of drills designed to develop all around skiing and riding skills. The developmental program will introduce the fundamentals of both racing and freestyle with a focus on developing a solid skill foundation. Older participants will be given the opportunity to focus on their preferred discipline. At the end of this program, participants receive Certificates of Completion and receive an assessment of readiness to transition to the Competition Teams from their coaches.
The development program will meet from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays and or Sundays in January and February. All participants must be able to load, ride and unload the chairlift independently and must be able to ski all trails comfortably. Program fees: 8 weeks Saturday OR Sunday $933 with 8 lift tickets or $659 for Season Pass Holders. Both Saturday AND Sunday is $990, Season pass required
Get your freestyle on at Powder Ridge. We have competitions each winter.
The rewards of membership are significant! Freestyle Team members receive quality coaching, resulting in significant improvements from season to season. Team members forge friendships with teammates and coaches that last lifetimes.
MEET THE COACHES
Chad has been skiing for over 27 years. As a member of the US Ski Team he trained in aerial skiing in Lake Placid starting at the age of 10. He began to transition to park skiing at 15. In college, Chad competed in diving and is a 13 time All American athlete. After college he coached diving for several years before returning to freestyle skiing full time. Since then, he has built and managed several terrain parks and freestyle programs over the last seven years.
Was born and raised in Bethany, CT. For the past 19 years, he has been a Competition Freestyle Skiing Coach developing athletes who compete in moguls, big air, rail jam, and slope-style sanctioned events. Ryan has trained and coached athletes who have dedicated their entire careers to eventually compete in the Olympics, Freestyle Championships, Junior Freestyle Olympics, Junior World Championships and the National Freestyle Championships.