December Freeride Newsletter

Freeride Program Update: December 2023

It’s here, lifts are spinning! I hope everybody enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday and got out and enjoyed the fresh snowfall. 


Pre-Season Rail Jam

Thanks to everybody who came out and slid on snow with us and Carving the Future for our pre-season rail jam at Snow King. The event was a great success for Freeride athletes hungry to get on snow.

Jammin' at Carving the Future's Pre-Season Rail Jam

It's a balancing act!

Moving snow!

Axis Gymnastics Training 

Our regularly scheduled fall Axis training is finished for the season. If you’d like to sign up for training sessions through the winter, contact Head Ski Coach, Matt Newton, for continuing trampoline training through the winter. 

Spotting a clean landing

Single or double?


USASA Event Registration

USASA event registration is live and starting to fill up! Follow the link here for more information.

In the search criteria, put our region “Big Mountain West”, “all months”, “all disciplines”. Reminder, we’ll be providing coaching and team travel for the following events:


JHMR: Jan 5-7

Dollar Mountain (Sun Valley): Feb 1-4

Grand Targhee: Feb 23-25


IFSA Registration

New this season, each region is enacting regional dues. This will allow the Region to have a dedicated regional delegate and improve the overall competition experience for athletes. We are a part of the Northern Region. Upon registration you’ll need to pay both regional and overall IFSA dues. If you’ve got any other questions, watch the video HERE for more information.      

At the time of writing (11/27), registration dates and times are still unavailable. I will be updating when registration opens as soon as more information becomes available.

Just a reminder, we’ll be providing coaching and team travel for the following events:



 Whitefish, MT: Jan. 11-14

JHMR: Jan. 18-21

Big Sky, MT: Feb. 8-11

Grand Targhee: March 1-3



Kicking Horse, BC: Jan 11-14

Grand Targhee: Feb. 1-4

Snowbird, UT: March 1-3

Big Sky, MT: March 6-9


Looking Forward:

12/2: First day of winter training for all teams!

I’m excited to see all of you for our season opener! Make sure to send kids with their park skis if they have them! 

12/9: Black Tie, Blue Jeans Ski Ball!

Parents of currently enrolled athletes are invited to attend at a discounted rate. We’d love to see a big turnout from our Freeride family. Link HERE for discounted ticketing.  

12/22: JHSC Winter Carnival

New this season, JHSC will be hosting a winter carnival at Snow King on Dec. 22nd. This new event will include all disciplines and will be a great kickoff to the season. Freeride athletes will be participating with a session on the Wednesday Night Lights Rail Jam course and will be fundraising via donation pledges for each lap they complete. More info coming soon.


Thanks all for tuning in! As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns - Collin 


Quote of the Month:  “People weren’t meant to fly, that's why we make kickers.” - Warren Miller