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Freeride Teams

Freeride Teams

Competitive Shred Heads

The Whitewater Freeride Teams is a progressive training program for athletes aged 8 – 18 years. There are competitive and pre-competitive programs that give athletes the opportunity to learn new freeride skills in a fun and supportive environment. Freeride Coaches will teach athletes how to navigate the great freeriding terrain found at Whitewater.

In order to qualify for the teams, athletes must be capable of skiing parallel on all single black diamond terrain at Whitewater. As this program focuses on developing freeriding skills, the majority of the time athletes will be skiing on ungroomed terrain, primarily in steep and treed areas. This corresponds to the snow school's ability chart of level 5. If your child is not ready or willing to be in these areas, regardless of conditions, then these are not the right programs.

Ability Level: 5+ (See Level Descriptions)

Ages: 8+

Times: Saturday or Sunday at 9:30am - 2:30pm

Duration: Five hours every Saturday or Sunday for 12 weeks

Development Team (Ages 8-18)

The Development Team is an entry-level skiing program designed to support the progression of athletes into higher levels of ski training. The program consists of 12 weeks of training from mid-December through March. Training is held 1 day per week. Season passes for Whitewater are not included. This program runs from Saturday, December 19th - Saturday, March 6th.

Development Team 9:30am - 2:30pm $678
Female Development Team 9:30am - 2:30pm $678

Advanced Team ( Ages 8-18)

The Whitewater Freeride Advanced Team is an advanced level pre-competitive skiing program for athletes aged 10-18 designed as preparation for the Freeride Competitive Team. The program consists of 12 weeks of training from mid-December through March. Training is held 1 day per week. Season passes for Whitewater are not included. This program runs from Saturday, December 19th - Saturday, March 6th.

Advanced Team 9:30am - 2:30pm $678
Female Advanced Team 9:30am - 2:30pm $678

Competitive Team (Ages 10 - 18)

The Competitive Team is an elite-level competitive skiing program designed for our rising ski star athletes, giving them the accelerated training they need to pursue the highest levels of performance. To qualify for this team, all athletes MUST be invited by the head coaches. Therefore all new athletes coming to the Freeride program must register for the Advanced program. Exceptions may be made in some circumstances after consultation with the head coaches.

The program consists of 13 weeks of training from mid-December through March. Training is held 1 day per week. Included in the tuition fee is event coaching for 3 national and 2 regional competitions, and registration for the Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course, as well as regular-season training. Details about the team and events will be released in December. Season passes for Whitewater, International Freeski Association membership and associated travel expenses for away trips are not included. This is an invitation-only program.

Competitive Team (Invitation Only) 9:30am - 2:30pm $908

Snowboard Team (Ages 8-18) *New for 2020/2021*

The Whitewater Freeride Snowboard Team is an advanced level pre-competitive snowboarding program for athletes aged 8-18 designed to progress athletes riding in various conditions and terrain. The program consists of 12 weeks of training from mid-December through March. Training is held 1 day per week. Season passes for Whitewater are not included.

Snowboard Team (New for 2020/2021) 9:30am - 2:30pm $678

Booking Information

  • To book call 250-354-4944 ext 128 or email snowschool@skiwhitewater.com

  • All lesson guests must have a season pass or daily lift ticket. Lift tickets are not included in program prices unless otherwise stated

  • Program availability and lesson formats are subject to change
  • Lessons must be paid in full at the time of booking
  • Cancellations made before the start of the program will be subject to a refund less a $25 administration fee
  • Refunds will not be issued for no-shows
  • Taxes are not included in the advertised price. All lessons are subject to 5% GST
  • All bookings made through the downtown office must be done 48 hours in advance to guarantee instructor availability