Diamond Dogs Freeski Team
Freeski and freeride are all about self-expression, and the exceptional coaches of the Diamond Dogs have created a nationally competitive team focused on developing the skills needed to succeed in professionally judged competitions and beyond. Founded in 1993, the Diamond Dogs is Sugarbush's freeski program, competing in moguls, slopestyle, and big mountain events.
The goal of the Diamond Dogs is to improve freeski skills and prepare for a future in competition. The philosophy of the team is 'Great Skiers and Riders Make Great Freeskiers'. As such, a great deal of training is dedicated to utilizing all the terrain Sugarbush has to offer, rounding out its members' skills by spending time in the trees, steeps, groomers, and anywhere else with the conditions and terrain to match their goals.
All Diamond Dogs should be advanced to expert all-mountain skiers comfortable with being coached in bumps, rails, and airs. Diamond Dogs must have a Sugarbush Premium Pass. Diamond Dogs receive a 20% cafeteria food discount for use on program weekends. Team meets from 8:45am -3pm, and trains out of its clubhouse at Mt. Ellen (except the first 2 weekends of December).
Development Team - Ages 8-14
Includes weekend training from December 16, 2017 through March 18, 2018 and coaching at Sugarbush events.
Competition Team - Ages 10-18
Includes weekend training from December 9, 2017 through March 18, 2018, Friday training sessions by appointment, coaching at events, and holiday camps running 12/27/17 - 12/29/17, 1/1/18 - 1/2/18, 2/19/18 - 2/20/18,and 2/23/18. Additional fee required for kids competing at the USSA A level events.