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Fernie Freestyle is a year-round program with the primary focus being winter on snow training. In addition we offer off-season dryland & trampoline training, along with Air Bag & Water Ramp Camps and on Snow Summer Camps.
Our primary Program is in the winter and our home hill is Fernie Alpine Resort. We’ve got a Mogul Course including jumps, and an Air Site where we train slope and big air. We also ski the natural terrain along with the RCR rail park.
For Calgary based athletes, we offer mid-week skiing at WinSport which provides an additional opportunity for our skiers to practice their slopestyle skills using the jumps, boxes and rail in the terrain park.
To help athletes become more “air aware”, we have trampoline programs throughout the year in Fernie at Max Turyk Community Centre and in Calgary. Trampoline training is a fundamental aspect of Freestyle skiing because it allows athletes to become more comfortable with spins and inverts in a safe, coached environment. Athletes must qualify tricks off snow before being permitted to try them on snow. Safety is a key aspect of our athlete training.
In addition, we train at the Oliver Water Ramp & Red Deer Water Ramp during the summer. We travel to Whistler in the summer to get on-snow training on the glacier. Fall training includes Air Bag Training at WinSport and pre-season training in Panorama.
The Club’s goal is to create skiers for life through freestyle skiing programs that focus on skills in a fun, safe and challenging environment where athletes learn from experienced CFSA (Canadian Freestyle Ski Association) certified coaches. 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.