Winter Ski Programs
A:FUNdamentalz AM – 8.30am drop off and 3pm pickup
FUNdamentalz PM – 6pm drop off and 9pm pickup
Freestylerz – 7.30am upload and 1pm pickup
G Style– 6pm upload and 9pm pickup
Development & Jr. Development Ski -
Comp Team Ski –
A: Coaches meet their groups at specific times and locations. If you are late and the groups have left the village, you can check in at the brown bag lunch room where a Silver Star Freestyle representative will be on hand. Usually a coach is available at the drop off area 15 minutes after the program starts to help your child join their group. You can also txt 250-550-5322 if you have connection issues.
A: We try our best to run classes every week as scheduled. In the event the temperature is -20 (or colder) with windchill, we may cancel a session. In these cases, Silver Star Freestyle will strive to make up missed sessions later in the season. This may not be possible in all cases. In the case of an “extraordinary” circumstance, classes may be cancelled as well.
A: Please pack extra mittens/gloves, face covering, Hot Shots/hand warmers, pocket snacks, a healthy lunch, and a water bottle.
A: Skiers MUST have their own seasons pass, skis, poles, boots, helmet, goggles, gloves, and be dressed for the changing weather conditions.
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.
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.
A: Athletes in our programs range in age from 7 to 18. We do our best to group athletes together who are of similar age and ability.
A: Our groups have a maximum of 8 skiers per coach.
A: 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.
A: 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.
A: 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.
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.
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, Hayden Person, 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.
A: The Junior National Championship is held annually. In 2016, the event was split into 2 events: one is Moguls, Dual Moguls, and Aerials, the other is Slopestyle, Halfpipe, and Big Air. 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.