The Freeski program provides instruction and team based environment to ride Mt. Hood’s unique terrain, parks and off-piste obstacles for riders age 11-16. Small groups of riders will work with experienced and trained staff through an individually tailored progression of skills to develop each athlete’s freeriding and carving abilities. Using CSAT’s knowledgeably and enthusiastic staff, CSAT’s Freeski programs are designed to produce well-rounded all mountain skiers in and out of the park.
Our Freeski Junior Teams are designed for skiers 11-16 yrs of age and offer three (3) program options based on age, ability, and time commitment.
On-snow training focuses on all aspects of freeskiing including slopestyle, halfpipe, rails, skiercross and all-mountain freeskiing skills. Riders are taught contest run design, competition strategies, and sportsmanship. Riders are encouraged to compete in our local USASA Mt. Hood competition series, coaching will be provided. Riders are grouped with others of similar ability and age.
Ages referenced are determined by skiers age on Dec. 31, 2023. The majority of Freeski training occurs at Meadows Ski Area.
For skiers 10yrs or younger CSAT recommends participation in CSAT’s Development Team. This is a Sunday, one day a week, program that runs Jan through mid March. CSAT Development Team teaches kids strong freeski fundementals that will prepare them for park and pipe.
Freeski Competition Team
The Freeski Competition Team offers a comprehensive 3-day-a-week program designed for motivated riders seeking to excel in local, regional, and national level competitions. This goal-oriented program provides a platform for athletes to enhance their progression through the synergy of shared objectives among team members, individual goal assessment, and guidance from a top-level coaching staff. Within this dynamic team atmosphere, our athletes pursue ambitious goals while benefiting from the collective momentum, enthusiasm, and support of their peers. By fostering a culture of camaraderie and teamwork, the Freeski Competition Ski Team empowers riders to push their limits and achieve remarkable results, creating an environment where the pursuit of excellence becomes a rewarding and transformative experience.