Freeride AltaBird National

Team Description

2020-2021 Freeride AltaBird National Program 

The National Freeride Program is our most elite program geared towards the top-level skiers who have a desire to be the top athletes in the Junior IFSA Big Mountain Competition environment. The athletes on this team will travel to and compete at 4-6 IFSA qualifying events to earn points towards making it to the North American Championships, as well as World Junior Events.  

The coaching focus will include:

  • Skiing steep, technical terrain fluidly and confidently
  • Decision making during highly competitive & very technical situations.
  • Proper line choice and competitive strategy
  • Air awareness
  • Focus on personal style and consistency
  • Create a long-term competitive game plan and marketable personal image

Athlete Age: 14-19

Athlete Experience: Athletes will be admitted into this program by coach discretion, based on national ranking, history with SBSEF, and skiing ability.  Athletes must have skied on a previous team before skiing on the National Team and can ski all types of terrain in all variability, aggressively and proficiently.  

To register for this team, you will need a code from the Head Coach. Contact Siri via email for more information.

Athletes new to the program must participate in a tryout day at the end of November to be placed in the correct group. Athletes that don’t possess the proper skill level may be moved to a different group and/or program within SBSEF.  If a different group is unavailable, we will do our best to help find you another program that will be a fit. SBSEF holds the right to deny program access based on skill level.

Competition and Events:  IFSA sanctioned events

Program includes:

  • Dryland 2x weekly Sept - Nov
  • Holiday Camp
  • On-snow training 1-5 days, late Nov - mid-April


Team News

Upcoming Team Events!

Calendar at a Glance 2021:​​

  • Fund-a-cause with matching grant!
  • Teams are wrapping up this month of April
  • Awards at the Park on May 4, 2021 *details will be sent to each team/group*
  • Registration for 2020-2021 will open July 1, 2021 (or sooner)
  • Alpine Mt Hood - August 2021
  • Alpine Aspen Camp - November 2021

Freeride National Team

Welcome to the Freeride National team home page!    If you plan to participate in any summer activities, you MUST be an active member of the team with a current USS&S license.  For more information please contact Becky Stone (



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Program Director
Siri Wieringa

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