Moonlight Basin Freeride Team
Freeriding is the fastest growing segment of snowsports. The incredible growth of “new school” skiing and snowboarding in terrain parks and big mountain coupled with the advancements in gear technology have given rise to a whole new way of defining the sport. Freeriding takes the foundation skills of several disciplines, such as terrain park tricks, big mountain charging, and racing to approach every feature of a mountain with a fresh, creative perspective. All in the spirit of progression and most importantly, fun.
The Moonlight Basin Freeride Team aims to create a safe, fun environment where riders can learn the skills needed to approach all the terrain of a mountain environment with confidence and creativity. With specific focus on terrain park, and big mountain skills development, the Moonlight Freeride Team truly defines where the next generation of snowsports is headed.
As well as the skills mentioned above the program seeks to provide athletes with opportunities for personal growth within a team environment. Coaches will seek to develop their athletes into well rounded individuals developing skills that will assist them not only within the program but also in to the future. Athletes and parents will be asked to define season goals in a number of areas, then work with coaches to develop a pathway to realize them.
There are two options for participation on the Moonlight Basin Freeride Team:
The two day a week competitive team focuses on advanced skills with an eye towards competing in l events across Montana and the greater northwest throughout the season. Either in terrain Park or Big Mountain, these athletes have a solid foundation of freeride and freestyle skills and are committed to advancing not only their skills, and those of their teammates, but of the sport as a whole.
The one day development program is geared to the aspiring freerider who seeks to experience the whole mountain with confidence and creativity. These riders have a solid ski/riding skills foundation and are already confident on advanced terrain. The development riders will train with coaches in a safe environment designed to take their skills to the “next level” whether in the terrain park or on the steeps. Emphasis is on diverse skill development and gaining competence and confidence riding the incredible terrain Moonlight Basin has to offer.
Moonlight Basin’s terrain truly defines the term “freeriding”. Now it’s time to take it to the next level and unleash the potential that lies within. Our coaches are well versed in the world of freeriding; they live and breathe the sport. Our goal is to share this passion.
Who: The program is open to athletes age 7 – 17yrs
Meeting Place: Madison Village Base Area
Lunch: Lunch is not included, please ensure arrangements are made.
One day Development Team program runs on Saturdays
Two day Competitive Team program runs on Saturdays and Sundays
Dates: 16 consecutive weeks from Dec 15, 2012 through March 31 2013.
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
16 week program + One Christmas Holiday Camp $795. Christmas Camp tentatively scheduled for December 26-28, 2012
2 day program (Saturday and Sunday): $1450
Also includes the above Holiday Camp.
Please note that costs associated with participation in events away from Moonlight are not included in these fees other than coaching.
Ratio: 1 coach to 6 athletes, maximum.
Please be aware that lower level groups will be coached in the fundamentals of Free Riding until they reach an ability level that will allow them to safely move into more advanced terrain.
Lift tickets are required for all athletes. Athletes age 7-10 will receive a complementary season pass with their paid-in-full enrollment on the Freeride team. Our legendary M-BAR-T program is an option for athletes over 10yrs. Visit the M-BAR-T webpage to learn more about this program. Please visit our season pass page for full details on season passes.
Also a reminder that Skyline Bus Service provides a shuttle link between Bozeman and Big Sky, with a stop at the Moonlight Lodge at Moonlight Basin. Moonlight Basin proudly sponsors The Link Express. Skyline Bus – 406-995-6287 or visit skylinebus.com
For more information, please contact the Moonlight Basin SnowSports School at (406) 993 6062 or email@example.com