10 to 18 yrs old


The Freeride Development Team is designed for Athletes, ages 10-18, interested in the latest Freeride techniques and tactics. Athletes must be comfortable on groomed black terrain and ski in a parallel stance.  Athletes will explore the whole mountain developing fundamental skills necessary for great skiing.  They will also begin developing skills and tactics for more demanding skiing, such as, racing, park, halfpipe, moguls, steeps, ice and powder.  We will also be running our own "in-house" Freeride competitions to prepare athletes for IFSA events .  Athletes will ski with similar age / experience groups with qualified Freeride coaches.  

Tuition Includes:
  • 12 Saturdays at Purgatory
  • Night Training sessions at Chapman Hill and Hesperus
  • Ski Tuning support and clinics (parents welcome)
  • In-House Competition
  • Dryland - TBA
Tuition does NOT include:
  • Purgatory Resort / Hesperus Ski Area  / Chapman Hill Season Pass
  • Seasonal Ski Rental / other equipment
  • Travel Fees (only if traveling to competitions)
  • Lunch /Sunscreen
Equipment Guidelines:
  • Front entry 4 buckle boot
  • Mid-fat ski (75-95cm waist, size dependent)
  • Please avoid the "center-mounting" of ski bindings 
  • Appropriate Length Poles
  • Properly fitted helmet
  • Well-fitting goggles and gloves. Appropriate jackets and pants for various weather conditions.


  • Begins First Saturday in Dec. and goes till March 20th.
  • Training: 12 Saturdays at Purgatory
  • Night Training at Hesperus Ski Area - 5:30pm to 7:30 pm (Mid Jan till early March)
  • Early Tuition Discount Price: $984.00 (if registered before 9/30/2019)
  • Normal Tuition Price: $1,076.00
  • Payment Plan available at Registration Check Out
  • Tuition Insurance included in price 

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