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MOUNT ST LOUIS MOONSTONE'S FREESTYLE ATHLETIC PROGRAM

 

JUMPS AND BUMPS:
(Ages 6-8)

 

  • 6 - 8 year olds who at the entry level of freestyle skiing
  • feeder to competitive programs such as MSLM’S Righteous Riderz, MSLM’S Outback Riderz, & Ontario Park and Pipe teams.

Skiers track their progress with stickers in the RBC Jumps & Bumps Skill passport.

Kids learn and improve skils:

  • carving
  • body position
  • entry into and exit out of jumps
  • all terrain skiing
  • terrain park etiquette
  • team building

Estimated time that kids should stay in the program is 2 years.

Prerequisites:  Participants are expected to be able to put on their own equipment and be able to load and unload chairlifts on their own.  Skiers must also be able to ski comfortably all green and blue slopes. Program requies a CFSA (Canadian Freestyle Ski Association) membership. 

 

 

ALL TERRAIN-SKIER:
(Ages 8 -12)

 

  • Young intermediate to advanced skier aged 8 – 12
  • wants to experience all skiing outside of the terrain park
  • Improves the “Total” skier in your child
  • Exposure to all types of terrain including moguls, groomed, powder

***The use of terrain park features will also be utilized at times as a tactic to improve freestyle ski skills. **


Prerequisites: 

  • physical capability to parallel ski 90 percent of the time on blue and some black slopes
  • able to parallel ski to a hockey stop
  • comfortable in entry-level bumps
  • practices Skier Responsibility Code.

 

RIGHTEOUS RIDERZ:
(Ages 8- 14)

THE program for kids who can't stay out of the terrain park!

  • wants to learn how to properly hit tabletops, jumps and press boxes.
  • works on different aspects of Terrain Park and half pipe skills
  • switch skiing (backwards)
  • rail slides
  • jumps
  • grabs
  • spins
  • prep program for kids who would like compete “MSLM Outback Riderz or Ontario Park and Pipe Team

Program is for versatile rider who would simply like to improve his or her skills!

Righteous Riderz are evaluated on snow and split based on skill level 

Prerequisites: 

  • MUST ski on all terrain comfortably,
  • able to hit and land small jumps consistently.
  • Basic rail and box slides

Program requires a CFSA (Canadian Freestyle Ski Association) membership. **Only 4 female athletes are needed to make an all-girls squad**

OUTBACK RIDERZ:
(Ages 12 -17)

   The “MSLM Outback Riderz” is for highly competitive athletes:

  • ages 12-17
  • ready to train and dedicate their weekends to improving their Park and Pipe skills.
  • Travel may be required
  • Attending competitions mandatory in local and provincial level events
  • Competitive schedule is based on Freestyle Ontario event calendar
  • main goals to attain ranking points to progress to Ontario Park and Pipe Team
  • HAVE FUN !!!!!


Prerequisites:

  • variety of spin tricks such as 360's, 540's, 720's
  • multiple grabs
  • rail slide combinations and switch up’s,
  • switch skiing/ jumping

Program requires a CFAS (Canadian Freestyle Ski Association) membership.

 

 

The Four Main Points of Smart Style

  1. Icon Smart StyleMAKE A PLAN
    Every time you use Freestyle Terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and takeoff will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
  2. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP
    Before getting into freestyle terrain observe all signage and warnings. Scope around the jumps first not over them. Use your first run as a warm up run and to familiarize yourself with the terrain. Be aware that the features change constantly due to weather, usage, grooming and time of day. Do not jump blindly and use a spotter when necessary.
  3. EASY STYLE IT
    Know your limits and ski/ride within your ability level. Look for small progression parks or features to begin with and work your way up. Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground and in the air. Do not attempt any features unless you have sufficient ability and experience to do so safely. Inverted aerials increase your risk of injury and are not recommended.
  4. RESPECT GETS RESPECT
    Respect the terrain and others. One person on a feature at a time. Wait your turn and call your start. Always clear the landing area quickly. Respect all signs and stay off closed terrain and features