Why Join Freestyle Whistler?

We offer a safe and fun environment to help you progress your skills and build confidence in the park, pipe, big mountain, or moguls. Whether you’re in it for fun and to hang with your buds, OR  you want to take it to the next level and train to compete – we offer a pathway for you!

Answers to Your Questions:

  • Who are We? Freestyle Whistler is a non-profit club coaching competitive and recreational freestyle skiers, using Freestyle Canada qualified coaches, since 1988.
  • What makes you different from other programs? We are the only program in Whistler with coaches who are qualified and certified to teach kids to flip on snow—aka inverts. We are the only program with full access to our Gemini Freestyle Centre to train in—including our airbag and moguls, as well as our rail and box garden! 
  • My child doesn’t want to ride to the park every day but wants to learn tricks while continuing to ski big mountains and powder. Is this the right program? Absolutely! That’s the reason we created our Big Mountain Freestyle Program. If your favourite lifts on the mountain are Glacier, Crystal and Peak, this is the program for you! We’ve enlisted some of the best coaches to show you the goods every weekend. If the snow isn’t flying, athletes will hone their skills in the park or our Airbag so you can send new tricks off cliffs after the next big dump!
  • Where do you start in freestyle? What if they haven’t been in ski school for a while?
    If athletes are skiing at level 5 or 6 in ski school (parallel on advanced terrain), they are ready for our program. If you are in doubt, please reach out to [email protected]. If you are aged 10 or 11, athletes join the Freestylerz or Junior Girlstylerz (more information below) to begin their freestyle journey. If they are ages 12 or 13, we suggest joining the All Mountain Freestyle program to get a good foundation of skills. Athletes DO NOT need freestyle experience; that is our coach’s job to teach them!
  • I’m unsure which program to register for – All Mountain or Big Mountain – What’s the difference? 
    Our All Mountain Program is the most well-rounded freestyle program, encompassing all aspects of freestyle skiing. Disciplines include moguls, big air, slopestyle/park, powder, and free-skiing. Groups will be formed based on age and ability, so all skiers can progress at their own pace. Coaches’ weekend training plans encompass about 30% park/slopestyle/halfpipe training, 30% mogul and bump training and 40% free-skiing… unless it’s dumping, then we shred POW!
    Our Big Mountain Program is all about shredding powder and exploring big mountain skiing. Athletes will learn and train their tricks in the park and on our airbag, then take them out on the hill once mastered. Coaches’ training plans revolve around the snow conditions. If the snow is good, they ski the best chairlifts on the mountain (Glacier, Peak and Crystal), and if the snow is bad, they head to the park or airbag to work on things for when the snow is good!
    This year, athletes can join the Big Mountain program at age 12. We recommend Big Mountain for older athletes who just want to shred some pow and slay some awesome tricks off cliffs.
  • Is there a girl-specific program? YES! Our Girlstylerz  Program is for you! It’s an extension of our All Mountain Freestyle program and caters to young athletes who identify as female. It has been designed to offer young girls who already LOVE to ski the opportunity to participate and progress through the sport of freestyle in a fun, safe and encouraging team environment. This program offers 40% freeskiing, 30% mogul and technical skiing and 30% Park & Pipe. Athletes will work with fantastic female coaches! If your girl prefers to ski with a mix of boys and girls, register them in the All Mountain or Big Mountain programs.
  • Why can’t I register on the WB website? We are not run by WB but a not-for-profit club. We work with them to ensure the smooth running of our programs, our new Gemini Freestyle Centre and events. We are a not-for-profit ski club.
  • What are the Requirements? All participants must be able to ski Black Diamond runs in a parallel stance confidently. We do not do tryouts for our programs. Freestyle Whistler believes that no matter an athlete’s level, each participant should be able to train with their friends in a fun, inclusive, supportive environment. 
  • Is this a Competitive Program? Club skiers can compete at regional and provincial level events if they choose. It’s up to you!
  • Do you offer high-level training? Aspiring to compete in the Olympics, World Championships or X-Games? Freestyle Whistler members consistently move on to the provincial and national freestyle ski teams and compete at all levels of events.
  • More Questions? Email [email protected] and we will answer them all!

We are so excited to have your child join our Club and help them achieve their goals in 2024/2025! Please pass this e-mail along to anyone you think would like to join.