Freeskiing

About Freeskiing

Freeskiing is an action-packed sport combining the high-flying tricks of freestyle skiing with the edge-of-your-seat excitement of snowboarding. The sport, which is contested as part of freestyle skiing at the Olympic Winter Games, is relatively new, making its Olympic debut in 2014. 

The sport consists of three primary disciplines: halfpipe, slopestyle and skicross.

Athletes get started in freeskiing by learning to ski at a local resort and taking ski school lessons to learn basic skills. Local USSA Clubs are the primary starting point for aspiring athletes, providing an introduction point with knowledgeable coaches and officials to guide them along the development pipeline. Young athletes have numerous opportunities to grow in their freeskiing abilities through programs like Project Gold development camps.

The USSA provides education and support to its local clubs including a certification process for coaches, judges and officials and the club itself to ensure the best experience possible for athletes and parents.

 
Get Started Through USSA Clubs

The USSA's club programs provide a pathway for aspiring athletes like Nick Goepper to achieve their dreams. Join the USSA today and find a USSA club near you. (Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

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