The Vermont Academy Freeski team has an equal focus on filming and competition (slopestyle and halfpipe disciplines). We offer coaching in all aspects of freestyle skiing. The team finds the perfect balance between challenge, fun, competition, team camaraderie, fitness, and exposure within the ski industry.
Our team is on snow six days a week throughout the winter, either at nearby Okemo or Magic Mountains or on our own ‘77 Snow Park under the lights. Our on campus park features snowmaking, a rope tow, rails, jumps, and boxes. We also offer optional weekly team trips to Woodman Gymnastics in Brattleboro, where we have access to two-flybed trampolines and a foam pit.
We compete in the Lakes Region League within the NEPSAC, skiers also have the option to compete in the USASA Southern Vermont Series, USSA A Level Freeride Series, as well as many local rail jams.
Freeski, as with all sports, involves an element of risk. As coaches, we take the responsibility of preparing our athletes -- through a goal-focused progression, preseason conditioning, mental preparation, and thorough course and park inspections. Helmets are mandatory.