SKI THE WHOLE MOUNTAIN
THE FREERIDE JUNIORS CLUB
British Freeride created the The Freeride Juniors Club to give young skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to learn to ride the whole mountain from piste to powder. At British Freeride we like to draw on all aspects of skiing and snowboarding, from race techniques to freestyle tricks, to enable us to perform efficiently and effectively – but most of all, to have fun in the entirety of the mountain playground.
For 2017/18 the squad programme consists of preseason training in December, weekend training in Scotland through out the winter and competition support for the Scottish Freedom Series. If this sounds like something you’d like to get involved in please read on!
Training is open to anyone aged 14+
Ability – Linked turns, controlling speed and direction in all snow conditions on black slopes
Commitment – We are looking for people who can commit to the majority of the weekends in the freeride calendar. PLUS regularly attending local dryslopes working on personal riding and park skills. PLUS regularly taking part in other sports.
Mandatory Equipment – Regular alpine ski/snowboard gear in proper working order. Beacon, shovel, probe and backpack to contain. Helmet and backprotector. Clothing suitable for full days in Scottish mountains.
Costs – £20 per day, this may be slightly more if we bring in certain guest coaches/mountain guides
Training Dates – see calendar for more details
We will aim to train at least one day each weekend, the location and day will be announced on the Thursday before hand. We have decided to be as flexible as possible to try and get the best conditions and most training days.
Preseason Training – mountain safety PLUS strength and conditioning
Weekend on Snow Training – location snow and conditions dependant
Jan 06/07, 13/14, 20/24, 27/28
Feb 03/04, 17/18
Feb 10/11 Ben Lawers Seniors, 24/25 Glenshee Juniors
Mar 03/04 Nevis Range Seniors, 17/18 The Junior Coe Cup, 24/25 The Coe Cup Seniors