The Jumps and Bumps program has a 1 day or 2 days a week option. Jumps and Bumps is a CFSA (Canadian Freestyle Ski Association) program and follows the CFSA J&B passport curriculum. The Jumps and Bumps program is for a young experienced skier who would like to develop his/her freestyle skills in all disciplines. http://www.freestyleski.com//pdfs10/JB_Passport_2011_EN.pdf
12 sessions starting December 8/9 to March 16/17 (excluding Dec 22/23, Dec 29/30, Feb 16/17)
Two-days a week (Sat. and Sun.).
One-day a week (Sat. or Sun.) – please indicate day preference.
Schedule: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
Please consult the Jasper Freeride Calendar at Jasperfreeride.com for the complete schedule.
Age minimum: 6 years old as of July 01, 2017
An advanced 5 yr old skier may be accepted subject to a ski evaluation
Skills: Able to execute wedge turns advancing to parallel ski on most terrain
Equipment: Twin Tip Skis/Flexible Boots/Poles/Helmet
CFSA membership: Can Free 1/2 (http://www.freestylecanada.ski/en/membership/)
Marmot Basin ski pass/ticket: can be purchased online www.skimarmot.com or at the ticket window
Goals of the FUNdamentals (Jumps and Bumps) program:
The goal of the Jumps and Bumps program is for the young athlete to learn all the basic freestyle skiing skills. The athlete will learn jumping skills and simple tricks like grabs, twisters, spreads, 180s, 360s, etc. They will work in the terrain park to learn terrain park etiquette, how to navigate and make route selection in the park according to personal abilities, and how to approach a box and a rail. In the moguls, the athletes will learn how to pick a good line, how to effectively absorb the bumps and how to control their speed. When an athlete graduates from this program, they will be ready to enroll in the Freestylerz program, the next stage in the freestyle progression for more advanced/older athletes (9-12). Building strength and stamina by being active in other sports is encouraged; activities such as gymnastics and trampoline compliment the athletics required in freestyle skiing.
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