Treble Cone Expands Freeski Programme for Youngsters

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 11, 2012 4:10 pm

If you want to get started early in Skiing, then Treble Cone may have the coaching programme for you. 

The success of Treble Cone’s School Holiday Freeski Camps helped change the age range for the program. Now, young skiers from the age of six years and up can now enjoy the coaching programme throughout the season. Previously, the Freeski Camps were only available during school holidays for 11 to 17 year olds. The age limit for participation was lowered because younger age groups are demonstrating talent and potential in the Mini Mountain competitions. 

The two five-day holiday camps (starting July 2 and 9) are led by eight-time New Zealand Freeski Open champion Geoff Small, working alongside a top team of coaches including Alex Lynden, Jamie Adcock and Campbell Smith, who will continue coaching throughout the season. Under the guidance of expert coaches, participants will have the opportunity to challenge themselves and grow in a learning environment. The extended programme focuses on coordination, conditioning and video sessions to improve technical and tactical skills, and will include coaching at selected Freeski competitions and at the Junior Nationals.  

“The combination of Treble Cone’s quality freeski terrain with the outstanding calibre of coaches provides the ideal learning environment for participants to become stronger big mountain skiers and demonstrate what it takes to win freeski and freestyle competitions,” Treble Cone Snow Sports School director  Klaus Mair said.

The Treble Cone Freeski Holiday Camps cost $475, which includes five hours of tuition per day. The TC Race E/K Seasonal Programme, a full season Programme will be held over nine weekends with a minimum of 4-5 hours on the snow per day and will also include the block course during the school holidays. That will end up costing $1750. This programme is designed to get juniors excited about ski racing and to develop the physical and mental skills required to compete as a ski racer. Both seasonal programmes include a season pass, if booked before June 30. Treble Cone will open on June 28 with a scheduled closing day of September 30.

Photo Credit for the featured image above  to Camilla Stoddart.