Junior Freeride Programs

The SARS Freeride team is going into its fourth season.  Last year we reached our registration carrying capacity in early October.  For those that plan to sign their child up for SARS FR, please remember that space is limited and this program is for advanced 12 and older all mountain skiers that plan to compete.  Per our operating agreement with Schweitzer Mountain Resort, SARS FR is not a free ski team; it is a freeride competition team.

Younger athletes (11 and under) interested in the SARS freeride team that should seek further technical training with either the SARS YSL race team or one of the Schweitzer Mountain Resort youth programs (Mountain Explorers or Funatics).

Note: SARS FR has been considering making the move from the Pacific Northwest circuit to Western Canada but with the high probability of reduced or no foreign travel, we’re going to postpone this potential shift for a year.  SMR and IFSA are hoping to host the Lake Side Chute Out in March, so we should have a home hill comp on the schedule!  Exact dates are TBD.

Read about our Junior Freeride programs below. When you’re ready to register, click “Register Now.”

Junior Freeride Saturday program + 3-day holiday camp

Athletes must be strong, technically proficient skiers that can easily ski the entire mountain (previous race experience is highly encouraged). Competitions comprise of Junior Freeride Tour Events (aka Big Mountain Judged Competitions). The team will identify roughly four competitions within our region with the expectation that SARS Freeride team members must compete in at least two of these competitions.

The Freeride Team will travel as a team using the same model as our Junior Race Teams (see parent handbook).  Training begins with a three-day Holiday Camp and continues every Saturday thereafter until the first weekend in April.  Training sessions will include but are not limited to: technical skiing instruction, safety, line selection, and competition judging criteria.

Junior Freeride Tour Team 1-Day (includes team jacket)

Age Eligibility: U14 (year of birth 2009) and older

  • Early Registration (Before Oct 15) – $1,000.00
  • Regular Registration (After Oct 15) – $1,100.00
  • Dates: Saturdays starting December 12th, 3-day holiday Camp (December 29-31), then every Saturday through the first weekend in April.

Registration opens on September 1st