COACHES

Fernie Freestyle Club’s goal is to create skiers & snowboarders for life through freestyle programs that focus on skills in a fun, safe and challenging environment. Our coaches are CFSA (Canadian Freestyle Ski Association) & CSPC (Canadian Snowboard Coaching Program) trained and certified, along with other accreditation such as CSIA and NCCP. They work hard to deliver a fun focused program that allows athletes to develop their skills and achieve their goals at a comfortable pace. Safety is key to every day. We strive to maintain a 8:1 ratio of skiers to coaches within the Club.

Our program is based on the Long Term Athlete Development Plan, outlined by the CFSA and we offer programs that allow skiers to progress their freestyle skills with the Club. For more information about Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), click here

PROGRAM DIRECTOR / HEAD COACH

Our Program Director/Head Coach is Coach Chris Ebbern. Coach Chris brings over 20 years of coaching experience, developing athletes from the grassroots right up to the World Cup. Coach Chris is a certified Freestyle Coach, a Level 3 CSIA and Level 2 CFSA Instructor. Most recently, Coach Chris was the Head Coach of the AB Provincial Park & Pipe Team for over 5 years developing High Performance Athletes.

As an athlete, Chris competed globally in Big Mountain, Big Air, Halfpipe & Slopestyle. Chris competed in X-Games Australia and competed at the top level in numerous disciplines for over 7 years.

Chris is returning as the Head Coach of Fernie Freestyle and is looking forward to building a strong all-around program that develops athletes and coaches to reach their goals within Freestyle Skiing and beyond.

Our awesome Fernie Freestyle Coaching staff.