The Mad River Glen Freeski Competition Team is designed for freeskiers ages 10 to 18 (as of December 31st) who want to improve their all mountain skiing through training for, and competing in, Regional and National, International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association (IFSA) sanctioned events.
Prospective participants who are 10 or 11 years of age (U12s) or have otherwise not previously participated in any MRG Freeski program, must pass an on-mountain skills assessment in order to participate in the program. Athletes must be able to ski all of Mad River Glen’s terrain safely and confidently.
Competition Team athletes are expected to participate in at least 5 IFSA sanctioned competitions during the season. In order to compete, athletes must have an IFSA membership. Program fees do not include IFSA membership, competition registration fees, additional lift tickets, lodging, and transportation costs.
The Competition Team emphasizes skiing to competitive IFSA judging criteria, including line, control, technique, fluidity, and style.
2018-19 program dates: December 15, 2018 – April 14, 2019
Included in the base program fee: Training on Saturday and Sunday (9am-2:30pm); coaching at all events, and Holiday Camps
NOT Included in the base program fee: MRG season pass, IFSA membership (required), competition fees, lift tickets, lodging, and transportation costs related to competitions. The costs for coach travel and lodging for competitions outside of New England will be split among the athletes who are traveling to the competition.
2019 Competition Schedule
(Note – Competition Team athletes can choose the competitions they want to participate in but are expected to compete in at least 5 IFSA events. Athletes can register for a maximum of 3 IFSA National events, only the first 3 IFSA Regional events count toward ranking. North American Championship (NORAMS) invitations are based on a sum of the best 2 of 3 Nationals plus the best 2 of the first 3 Regionals. There is no requirement to compete in any particular event. Potential freeski athletes who do not wish to compete should register for the traditional freeski program)
April 9-15 – Location TBD – NORAMS
To find out more about the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association check out the Handbook & Guidelines.
Please see the FAQs at the bottom of this page for detailed information regarding Freeski equipment requirements, U12 skills assessment, and other common questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What equipment is required for a Competition Team athlete?
Competition Team athletes are required to wear a helmet, goggles and back protector, mouth guards are highly recommended but not required. Competition Team athletes need to have at least one pair of all mountain skis. Check with program director Ry Young (802-496-3551 ext 121 or email@example.com) for recommendations.