11 years and older
The Freeride Tribe will be broken into groups based on skills and competition aspirations. In this program skiers will develop all the skills needed to ski all over the mountain and in all kinds of conditions. They will also train in Mammoth's Unbound Terrain Parks and learn the skills necessary to compete in the events; Skier-X, Big Air, Half Pipe, Slopestyle and Big Mountain Freeskiing. Athletes will work on developing new tricks and routines for Halfpipe and Slopestyle competition, ride rails and ski steeps in a low-pressure environment. They will compete in the Unbound USASA Series and possibly qualify for USASA Nationals at the end of the season.
The Team will ski from 9:00-3:00 weekends and holidays, commencing November 10. Midweek training begins November 12 from 2-4 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays (mid week training is only for athletes who sign up for the fulltime program). The program will end April 28, 2013.
Freeski Elite Team
The Elite Team is reserved for the highest caliber athletes who have the benefit of a flexible schooling schedule. This Team is based 100% around competition and focuses on progressing freeskiing skills, learning difficult and complex tricks and
developing routines for competition. Competitions range from the Unbound USASA events and Nationals to the Revolution Tour and World Cup. This group uses video equipment extensively and trains in Halfpipe and Slopestyle. Dry land training is also included with this group and will consist of strength and flexibility work outs at the gym as well as developing air awareness on trampolines.
This program begins November 10 and will finish April 28, training Monday to Friday 9am-1pm (Tuesday will be a day off.) Saturday and Sunday 9am- 3pm.
Selection for Elite Team
Selections for this group will be at the discretion of Program Director and Head Coach and will be based on ability, attitude, commitment and motivation towards competition.
Attendance The Elite program requires 70% attendance to all training days including dry land sessions.