SD 22 Snowsports Academy 

SS Freestyle and SD 22 have a partnership to enhance competitive freestyle ski and snowboard athlete training while balancing their high school curriculum.  General Snowsports Academy program resources are shared with Alpine, Nordic and Freestyle.  This program is a good fit for SD 22 students who are competitive level.

Click here to view more information about if this program is a fit. 

CLICK HERE to apply for the 2021/22 SD 22 Freestyle Snowsports Academy.

For most up to date communications read BLOG posts below. 

Current SS Freestyle Snowsports athletes! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Everett Brown, Drew Christensen, Makenna Christensen, William Erickson, Melody Fagerlund, Luke Gareau, Ella Garrod, Tate Garrod, Cedar Goyette, Kristen Hoivik, Lucas Heppner, Caleb Johnson, Mason Land, Logan Stewart, Mason Swanson

2021/22 Schedule: Will be released in Summer 2021 

Fall Academy Freestyle Activities

  • Athletic Foundations is a track and field training program that develops athletic movements required for athletes in all sports. Running, Jumping and Throwing are key movements to reaching potential as and athlete. This short 6 week cycle will get the freestyle athletes "moving" in the right direction for success in their sport. 
  • S&C by Crossfit Vernon introduces athletes to the life long skills of fitness.  The program delivered by Vernon Crossfit increases the performance and significant reduces risk of overuse injuries. Click here to learn more about he 10 general skills athletes will work on.
  • Yoga offered by SD 22 @ VLearn will give athletes an opportunity to calm their mind and body while improving flexibility.
  • Pre-season Rails - SS Freestyle is looking to practice rails in the pre-season this year by incorporating a dry slope set-up.  Location TBA.
  • On snow training - Thursday training will start early December and go through the winter.  The technical plan will be a combination of freeski, big mtn., big air and park for all those skiing on Thursdays. Two coaches will be available this season. Coaches and guest coaches TBA.

FEES - Fees are dependant on what schedule SD 22 adopts for the 2021/22 school year.   Budget for about a $1000 for in school activities and $2000 for the full winter program on snow.  Ski passes, equipment and competition travel expenses are in addition to these program fees.

Contact Wade Garrod if you have any questions or need some discussion.

  • 09 Sep 2019 5:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To Snowsports Families,

    Snowsports Academy Fees will remain at $850 for the September to June year.  If other activities other then what are listed above are added from this point forward they will be add-ons. SS Freestyle has added more for this season.  Please register and pay fees for SD 22 Snowsports Academy Freestyle team - Click here.

    First Payment $425 due October 1

    Second Payment $425 due February 1

    Or feel free to pay in one lump sum of $850 - October 1

  • 29 Aug 2019 9:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SS Freestyle would like to give a warm welcome to all the new athletes and those that are coming back to the Snowsports Academy for 2019/20.  Your fearless leader this season is going to be Hayden Person. Hayden is keen to meet everyone and start reviewing goals for the season and training. 

    The 2020 Freestyle Snowsports Academy Schedule is now update for the year.  Click Here

    Updates to the schedule:

    • Timber Tour Competitions have been released
    • Strength and Conditioning, Athletic Foundations
    • Last years fees were $850 for the 10 months + a few pay per user fees for Air House at the end of the school year.  Under $1000.  The aim is to have fees to similar range as last season.  Look for a final number near middle of Sept.  Installments will be in two parts.

    Not all activities are firmed up:

    • IFSA jr. events are coming soon
    • The yoga plans are getting firmed up next week
    • Spring plans are not completed and will be updated by the new Head Coach.
    • A VLearn orientation is required. It will likely be one of the first Mondays.
  • 11 Jun 2019 8:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 11-14 is the last week of Snowsports Academy for 2018/19. 

    Air House is booked from 12-2pm Thursday June 13 for those that can join the Parkour / Bounce session.  Click here to pay for the final Air House session. 

    CrossFit Vernon S&C sessions will end this week. 

    We hope everyone reached their goals for skiing this year and that the Snowsports Academy help better prepare athletes for their next steps in Freestyle. 

  • 09 May 2019 2:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Cross fit Friday May 17 will be at 8:30am. NOT as originally scheduled time due to the pro-d day.  Schedule has been updated. Click here. wg

  • 09 May 2019 10:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 14 - For those in Snowsports Academy here is the link to pay and register for the Air House sessions starting this week: Click Here

    Please register by Wednesday May 15. Cheers,



    To Snowsports Academy athletes,

    Here is some info on the proposed Airhouse sessions for the Thursdays double blocks.  I put a request into Air House to get the following type of sessions:

    Parkour training - Parkour is probably the best way to teach crash technique and prevent injuries that may come of the learning bigger tricks in the future. The best action sport athletes in the world are also the best at managing crashes. This is how they stay healthy and get to the top. I requested half the session be Parkour based training.

    Unstructured play - Another philosophy worth considering this time of year is some unstructured play time.  I requested for half unstructured (supervised only) play on tramp side of the house. Of course if athletes ask for some coaching a coach will be there. 

    DETAILS:  This is what Airhouse has come back with:

    •  $25 for 2 hours with their top parkour coach. 3 sessions $75. 
        • Thursday May 16 - 12:30pm-2:30pm
        • Thursday May 23 - 9:00am-11:00am
        • Thursday May 30 -  12:30pm-2:30pm
      • Athletes will pay Air House directly through their website.  The link will be sent to those who RSVP.
    Please confirm if you will attend and driving availability by filling out the on line form:

    Contact if you have any questions or comment below.  Please fill out the RSVP form by Friday May 10 (tomorrow) by end of day.

    I am going to invite next years comp team athletes if they would like to join these sessions.  We will manage the coach / tramp to athlete ratio accordingly. 

    We can work on June plans next week.  

    Click here for updated calendar link.

  • 06 May 2019 12:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    After a one month break the Snowsports Academy will start again for SS Freestyle Skiers. 

    CLICK HERE to view the updated schedule.  More activities to come. 

    Snowsports Academy fees are now due. Please click on register below for online payment. 

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