The Development Team is part of our Freestyle Whistler Performance Program. It is a high-performance training program that aims to develop the best skills possible to place athletes on the Freestyle BC and Freestyle Canada National teams. Park & Pipe athletes will compete in Slopestyle, Big Air and Halfpipe. Mogul athletes will compete in Single and Dual mogul events.
The program has been designed specifically for athletes in the early Train 2 Train phase of the Long-Term Athlete Development Pathway. Athletes must be 14** by December 31, 2023. ***An age exception must be submitted to our Executive Director for approval***
The Freestyle Whistler Performance Teams’ objective is to prepare and place athletes on the Freestyle BC Teams and, one day, the Freestyle Canada National teams.
For the 2023/2024 training year, Freestyle Whistler will offer a Development Freeski Team, Development Mogul Team and a Performance Freeski Team.
The Development Teams will target the BC Timber Tour and western Canada Cup events. The Performance Freeski Team will target Canada Cup and NorAm events in Canada and the USA. An athlete’s competition schedule will be created during the summer when the athlete is building their personalized annual training plan.
- Advanced goal-setting
- Strength and Fitness Testing and Guidance
- Year-round training calendar
- Additional Training Camps in Apex and Maximise
Below is a summary of the training that is available this year. Please note the facility fees are in addition to the program costs which cover coaching fees.
Winter Training Schedule
During the winter, athletes will meet at the Blackcomb Gondola each morning at 7:35 am for each scheduled training day.
Facilities and activities of this program include:
- Gemini Freestyle Center
- Airbag and Mogul Course
- Whistler and Blackcomb Parks
- Post Training and Mid-Week Video Review
- Quarterly Fitness Testing
Winter Program Length: 18 Weeks – December 9th to April 6th
Winter Full Weekend Price: $2850
Winter Single Day Price: $1850
Summer Only Price: $1100
Full Year-Round Price: $3600
Choose between Full Weekend or Saturday/Sunday only options.