Freeski is all about self-expression, and the exceptional coaches of the Sugarbush Freeski Team have created a nationally competitive team focused on developing the skills needed to succeed in professionally judged competitions and beyond. Founded in 1993, the Sugarbush Freeski Team competes in moguls, slopestyle, and big mountain events.

What to do when your kiddo ages out of Blazers? Maybe they don’t feel challenged enough, or maybe they’re almost a teenager and ready for a different setting. Or maybe your little skier has a keen interest in bumps and jumps, jibs and rails, rock drops, steeps, trees, deep snow, and are finding themselves waking up in mid-August having powder dreams. In comes the Sugarbush Freeski team. The team has two routes, comp (competitive) and non-comp (developmental). Sugarbush is a hotbed for freeski talent, stretching back to the famous Stein Erikson, considered to be the godfather of freekiing. The team operates similarly to many other seasonal ski programs you have experienced before, with a little twist. The team trains for three disciplines, moguls (USSA competitions), Park & Pipe (USASA competitions) and Big Mountain (IFSA competitions).

The goal of the Sugarbush Freeski Team is to improve freeski skills and prepare for a future in competition. The philosophy of the team is 'Great Skiers 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.

Regularly the team will break up into a few groups and focus on one of these areas. There is a huge amount of cross over from discipline to discipline, so even if you’re on the development team track, training for one area or another will help your overall skiing and help you have more fun while doing it. The team skis in the bumps, steeps and trees, park, and anywhere else they find a fun way to express your ideas on skis. Members of the development team are still encouraged to sign up for local competitions if interested. The Sugarbush Freeski Team meets at Mt Ellen but does ski both sides of our resort. Skiers on the competitive team will have additional training sessions outside of standard 22 sessions, and have coaching support at pre-arranged events. For more information and details on the competitive team please reach out to

All Sugarbush Freeski Team members should be advanced to expert all-mountain skiers comfortable with being coached in bumps, rails, and airs. Members must have an Ikon or Sugarbush Premium Pass. The Team meets from 9AM-2PM, and is based at Mt Ellen.

For more information please call 802-583-6542 or email

Date/Time: 9 AM-2PM, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm, January 6 to March 24, 2024.Competitive team may meet for additional dates and competition dates.

Development Team - Ages 8-14

Includes weekend training from January 7 through March 26, 2023, and coaching at Sugarbush events.
Rate: $2850

Competition Team - Ages 10-18
Includes weekend training from December through March- exact dates TBA- Friday training sessions by appointment, coaching at events, and midweek holiday camps running over Christmas and Presidents' Week. Additional fee required for kids competing at the USSA A level events.
Rate: $3449

Important Information

  • Ski & Ride Seasonal Program youth participants are required to wear a properly fitted and fastened winter sports helmet
  • Ski & Ride School participants (ages 6+) may ride lifts by themselves or with members of the general public
  • Ski & Ride School participants may use terrain features and jumps

23/24 Seasonal Programs Cancellation Policy

  • Programs must be paid in full at time of booking
  • Cancellations made by 12/1/23 will receive a refund minus a $200 cancellation fee per participant
  • Cancellations made after 12/1 are non-refundable