FAQ

Q: WHAT TIME AND WHERE DO WE MEET?

A: Cypress Weekends – 8.30am drop off and 2.30pm pickup

A: Cypress Night Riders – 6pm drop off and 9pm pickup

A: Grouse Weekends – 7.30am upload and 1.30pm pickup

A: Grouse Night Riders – 6pm upload and 9pm pickup

 

Q: WHAT DO ATHLETES NEED IN THEIR DAY PACK?

A: Please pack extra mittens/gloves, face covering, healthy lunch, and water bottle.

 

Q: WHAT EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED FOR FREESTYLE?

A: Skiers MUST have their own seasons pass, twin-tip skis, poles, boots, helmet, goggles, gloves, and be dressed for the changing weather conditions.

 

Q: IS THERE ANY FUNDING AVAILABLE TO HELP WITH REGISTRATION COSTS?

A: Families are encouraged to apply for grants through KidSport BC, Canadian Tire Jump Start, and/or Kids Should Play.

KidSport British Columbia provides grants of up to $400 per eligible kid, per year (January 1st – December 31st) towards sports registration fees. If a child needs equipment, KidSport will make a referral to a partner agency. Grants are intended to be used for sports registration fees; travel and competitions are not eligible for funding.

Jumpstart funds a variety of different sports and activities all with the goal of giving all kids the chance to discover their passion. Jumpstart can help with the registration and equipment costs associated with a sport or physical activity.

Kids Should Play is an initiative helping kids become more active by connecting them with equipment needed to participate in sports and other outdoor activities.

 

Q: HOW GOOD OF A SKIER DO I NEED TO BE TO JOIN?

A: We’re a freestyle ski program rather than a learn-to-ski program. If you can parallel ski blue runs and are ok hitting some of the smaller features in the park, or like skiing the moguls (or trying to ski the moguls) then you’ll be fine.

 

Q: HOW OLD ARE THE SKIERS IN YOUR PROGRAMS?

A: Athletes in our programs range in age from 8 to ~18. We do our best to group athletes together who are of similar age and ability.

 

Q: WHAT’S YOUR RATIO OF INSTRUCTORS TO ATHLETES?

A: Our groups have a maximum of 8 skiers per coach.

 

Q: DO I HAVE TO COMPETE?

No, not if you don’t want to. Many of our athletes choose to compete while others participate in the club only for the fun of it.

 

Q: CAN I DO FLIPS?

Yes, when we say you’re ready. We follow a strict progression path for inverts. Athletes must first demonstrate inverts on the trampoline and airbag/water ramp before they move onto the snow.

 

Q: ARE YOUR COACHES CERTIFIED?

Absolutely. All our coaches hold active certifications with Freestyle Canada. Many have advanced qualifications which allows them to also instruct on trampoline and water ramps.

 

Q: WHAT IS THE TIMBER TOUR SERIES?

A: It is the provincial event series in Moguls, Dual Moguls, Slopestyle, Big Air, and Halfpipe. Disciplines vary from competition to competition based on the host mountain’s available terrain. These are typically 4-day events running from Thursday through Sunday.

 

Q: WHAT IS THE CANADA CUP SERIES?

A: It is a national event series in Moguls, Slopestyle, and Halfpipe put on by Freestyle Canada. This event is best suited for athletes 15 years old and up. These are typically 4-day events running from Thursday through Sunday. Please contact the Head Coach, Peter Stubbs for more information if this would be something you would like to target. Athletes and their families are responsible for the costs to attend these competitions.

 

Q: WHAT IS JUNIOR NATIONALS AND HOW DO YOU QUALIFY?

A: The Junior National Championship is held annually. In 2016, the event was split into 2 events. One being Moguls, Dual Moguls, and Aerials are held at the same venue, and Slopestyle, Halfpipe, and Big Air are held at another. Each year they switch geographically from West to East. The mogul/aerials event location TBA. Athletes and their families are responsible for the costs to attend these competitions.