The first step for young freestyle skiers who want to rip it up in the bumps, and catch big air. This is for the junior athlete who wishes to work on the basic skills and techniques in a fun atmosphere. Development Team focuses on basic turning techniques and familiarizes the athlete with basic air awareness and to ski all of Squaw ValleyUSA. The Development Team skis the whole mountain and the smaller parks with emphasis on fun! They also ski the mogul venue during limited times and when conditions exist. The coaches spend the early part of the season teaching the basic skills of all-terrain skiing all over the mountain. Then the skiers will take their skills into the more demanding mogul terrain, learning proper technique and tactics for a lifetime of skiing. Finishing the package is aerial training, which takes place on our freestyle jump site and in the terrain parks.
Full Time: $3,400
Part Time (Weekend / Holiday Only): $2,900
11 to 13 years
For freestyle competitors seeking top level coaching with a focus on mogul fundamentals, all-mountain skiing, and basic air awareness for jumping. This is the second step in the development pyramid for freestyle athletes. Training takes place both days each weekend, Christmas break, and spring or ski week. The Junior Team is a competitive program emphasizing the development of the technical skills necessary to excel in the various disciplines of freestyle skiing. Building a strong technical base for mogul skiing will allow the skiers to perform at their best in the mogul arena and throughout the mountain. Upright and new school aerial training will be incorporated into their training regimen for a total freestyle package. World Class venues for skiing, conditioning, sport psychology, video analysis, goal setting and planning assist each athlete on the road to excellence. Skiers will be grouped according to ability and work with experienced coaches throughout the season. This is a competitive program and athletes must be willing to put forth a great deal of commitment and motivation to attain their personal best. Athletes will compete in the Far West Freestyle Division, the Tahoe Jr. Big Mountain Series, and various other local competitions.
Full Time: $3,100
Part Time (Weekend / Holiday Only): $2,600
14 years and up
We encourage athletes in this program to cross over into all realms of the sport: Freestyle, freeride and free ski.
This program is dedicated to our weekend ski warriors. The teams train with the full time team and focus their time on becoming contest ready. On contest weeks the athlete will receive full time benefits with day before contest training and video review. This is an opportunity for the part time athlete to reach full time goals. Athletes build skills in a supportive team-oriented environment and can advance as far as their commitment and ability take them, up to the highest levels of national and international competition.
14 years old and up
Freeskiing is skiing incredibly steep terrain. It often includes cliff jumping and other aerial moves.
The Big Mountain Team is a new program for athletes looking to take their skills to the cliffs and steep challenging terrain of the big mountain. This Program is for tailored for skiers looking to compete in the local and national Freeskiing Competitions and generally rip the entire mountain. The Freeskiing Team focuses on learning the proper techniques for jumping and landing cliffs, and safely descending the most technical terrain the mountain has to offer. High level athletes concentrate on learning safe snow and mountain conditions, This a 6 day a week competitive program designed for the all around skier specializing in Freeskiing Competitions, with added terrain park and freestyle skiing. The majority of training takes place throughout the mountain as well as in the terrain parks and occasional mogul skiing sessions. Our coaching philosophy with this team is to develop the best all-around skiers on the hill, the skiers must be strong all-mountain skiers. SquawFree’s Freeskiing Team balances fundamental freestyle / freeride training with directed free skiing all over Squaw Valley USA. Athletes will then progress to new school aerials off cliffs and in terrain parks, and extended backcountry knowledge. Helmets are required during all aerial training sessions and mouth guards strongly encouraged.
14 years old and up
Free Ride Skiing is skiing in the park doing rails and aerial tricks while also skiing all mountain terrain.
For the innovative skier seeking opportunities to take on the demands of “new school” and terrain parks. Team Freeride is an innovative program for the athletic skier looking to improve their skills in a variety of arenas. This a 6 day a week competitive program designed for the all around skier specializing in terrain park and freestyle skiing. The majority of training takes place in the terrain parks with free skiing and occasional mogul skiing sessions. Our coaching philosophy with this team is that to excel in terrain parks, the skiers must be strong all-mountain skiers. Team Freeride balances fundamental freestyle / freeride training with directed free skiing all over Squaw Valley USA. Athletes will then progress to new school aerials in half-pipe, terrain parks, aerial sites. Helmets are required during all aerial training sessions and mouth guards strongly encouraged.
14 years old and up
Freestyle skiing is a type of skiing where skiers do tricks and jumps. From skiing on halfpipes to getting air and soaring over jumps doing aerial tricks while racing down a mogul course.
This is the place where dedicated athletes work to achieve their highest goals in freestyle skiing, athletics, and life. Full-Time Squaw Free is an intensive, year-round training program for the freestyle competitor with a full commitment toward reaching their highest goals in competitive skiing. Skiers train six days a week during the ski season. During the off-season, athletes participate in summer camps and projects while following a physical training program designed to prepare them for success during the ski season. A highly experienced coaching staff teaches the most modern techniques of mogul skiing and aerials using the latest in video technology to help the athletes improve. We place an emphasis on skiing preparation and equipment care, as well as focusing on physical and mental competition techniques. Our programs also teach physical fitness through healthy activity and good eating habits while promoting the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship. Athletes build skills in a supportive team-oriented environment and world class venues.
Do you feel that you are never too old to ski bumps? Freestyle Masters is the place for you.
This is a group of adults who like to ski moguls, and rip the entire mountain. Emphasis on improving their overall technique, meeting other kindred spirits and have a lot of fun. You will learn modern skiing techniques to help you rip longer and have more efficient powder days on KT-22. This is a weekend team meeting on Saturdays and Sundays at 9AM-3PM, with an hour lunch. This will be a fun comfortable environment to improve your already good skiing skills.