A Freestyle Ski Program for Athletes Aged 6 -12

Formerly Jumps + Bumps  

Fundamentalz introduces freestyle terrain and skills in fun and safe progressions for entry level skiers. Sunday afternoons are spent discovering new abilities on the slopes of Canyon Ski Resort in a program that is all about fun. Fundamentalz is a Freestyle Canada grassroots developmental program, which focuses on allowing athletes to develop their basic freestyle ski skills. It also provides kids with the opportunities to learn and develop their all around ski skills, which are necessary for navigating runs on their own.

Our coaches are trained and passionate about developing well-rounded, confident skiers. Our goal is to show kids their potential and ignite a passion for the sport of freestyle skiing. Along with developing freestyle ski skills, athletes also learn to respect the terrain on which they train and the etiquette required when skiing. 

**2022/2023 season Fundamentalz athletes: prior to enrollment, discuss the potential for switching to the Freestylerz Team with Coach Curtis Sinton**

Program Objectives

  • Provide young skiers with a FUN and challenging introduction to freestyle skills and disciplines
  • Instill in young skiers an appreciation of the techniques of safe, enjoyable freestyle skiing
  • Measure skill development and reward the achievement of participants

Minimum requirements for entry into Fundamentalz

  • 6 years old by the end of 2023
  • Make small linked turns on a green run
  • Stand and balance on skis
  • Load and ride the chairlift unassisted
  • Equipment: skis, boots, helmet, poles (optional)

Program Fees

  • Program fee: $775 per athlete
  • Seeding money: $200 per athlete
    • Covers coaching costs for out of town club comps.
    • Seeding money not used by the end of the season may be returned evenly to all Fundamentalz athlete families.
    • Does not cover event registration fees for athletes.
  • Canyon Ski Resort Lift Ticket per session 
  • Freestyle Alberta membership (mandatory)

Volunteer Commitment

  • Volunteer requirement of 15 hours/family 
  • $300 commitment cheque must be submitted at the start of season 
    • Cheque is shredded once commitment filled
  • Assistance on course builds and Club competition
  • Parents wanting to volunteer on the hill during training sessions will need to purchase a volunteer membership https://snowreg.com/#!/memberships/freestyle-ab-2023-2024-memberships


  • First session: Dec 3, 2023
  • 14 Scheduled Sessions
  • Sundays at Canyon Canyon Ski Resort 
  • 1 pm - 4 pm
  • * Some dates will be cancelled due to holidays, hill closures and competitions 

Club Comps

Some athletes may want to participate in club comps taking place throughout the season at different ski hills. There are additional costs for these competitions, including registration fees, lift tickets and travel costs.

Competition schedule is expected to be released in late November at https://freestylealberta.ski/events/category/club-competition/.

March Madness End of Season Camp

Club wrap up camp at Sunshine Village. More details provided in the spring. Costs for this camp will be determined based on the number of registered athletes.

Spring Ski passes can be purchased closer to spring at Sunshine Village.

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