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Development Team

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All participants MUST FOLLOW ALL Health Authority, and Silver Star Mountain Covid-19 health and safety guidelines in place while attending the 2021/22 Silver Star Freestyle programs.   

Program Information

The Development Team introduces young Freestyle and Big Mountain skiers ages 12+ to a more competitive environment.  

The DTeam is an 'Invite-Only' program for athletes who have chosen freestyle and/or big mountain skiing as one of their top sports. Athletes in this competitive program commit 1.5 to 2 days p/weekend to their training and are motivated to compete in Super Youth and/or Regional freestyle/freeski events, in preparation for Timber Tour and/or IFSA Jr. Freeski events when they are ready. 

Key Points 

  • Training in Slopestyle, Big Air, Moguls and Big Mountain
  • Training schedule incorporates camps during the school breaks
  • Dryland, Water Ramp and Air Bag training is required to acquire certain air skills starting at this stage (inverts)
  • During the 21/22 season coaching will be provided at select IFSA events only

Preliminary Athlete Invitation

Alex Rempel-Price (BM) Tegan Evans (BM)

Lars Van Dun (BM)

Melody Fagerlund (BM) London Anderson Cedar Goyette (BM)
Sawyer Lehr (BM) Lachlan Bibby-Fox Pearl Fogel (BM)
Elliot Friesen Khrystian Catlin Ryder Kaltiainen
Finn De Groot Chloe Bicknell Indio Truscott
Kael Hunter Nixon Swanson (BM) Taylor Lehr 
 Maeda PedersenNathan Glowa Kael Keens 


SS Freestyle is very excited to introduce our 21/22 Development Team Coaches.....

Svin. (Head Coach). Air 4, Park+Pipe, IFSA L100, CSIA 2, AST 1, NCCP Sport Psychology, Performance Coach. 

Svin has been heavily involved in the action sports industry for close to 2 decades. From coaching, events management, building and managing training facilities and living the dream of a full time skier. Svin has skied with SSFC on and off for over 15 years and continues to develop his own coaching skills in freestyle, big mountain, performance habits and mindset training.

Jackson Stewart. (Big Mtn). Air 4, IFSA L100, CSIA 2, AST 1

Jackson grew up skiing at Silverstar, starting as a racer with the VSC and then switching to Big Mountain Freeskiing. He competed on the IFSA junior circuit and FWQ events for nine years. He attended the Red Mountain Freeski Academy which took him to the North American Freeride Championships. Jackson is super stoked to be back this season and share his love of skiing with the next generation of skiers!

Keaton Dick. (Freestyle). Air 4

Keaton has grown up in Vernon and skied as an athlete with our club for several years, including 3 years on our competitive team where he competed on the Timber Tour circuit. Last winter Keaton cut his teeth as the lead coach of the Jr. Dev team. It's our pleasure to welcome him to the Development Team coaching roster for the 21/22 season.

More coaches coming soon!!


Q. What is the DTeam athlete criteria?

A. The main criteria for aspiring Dteam athletes is to have a strong drive to perform and progress, a great work ethic and show a positive attitude and a strong level of maturity and commitment to their training and the team. Our athletes are driven by an intrinsic motivation to perform at their best, to improve and to compete. There are certain specific physical skills each skier should possess before being able to join the DTeam and athletes shall be selected on a case by case basis.

Athletes in this program generally meet many of the Development-level Key Performance Indicators (KPI) found HERE.

In the Dteam, athletes must be prepared to train 1.5 to 2 days each weekend throughout the winter season as well as participate in some summer and fall 'dry-land' programs. Athlete age is 12+ with some exceptions.

Q. My child is more interested in Big Mountain, What do we do? 

A. Following the LTAD framework, we recognise the benefits of skill development in all areas of skiing. At the DTeam level we train it all however, if an athlete begins to develop more of a passion towards Big Mountain our coaching team can help them establish a more individualised training plan that provides the training they need to reach their competitive goals.

For the Big Mountain Program Description: Click Here

The standard Freestyle and Big Mountain training plans look very similar so many of our more 'Big Mountain-focused' athletes will still train alongside Freestyle athletes for much of a season.  If your child wants to work towards more of a Big Mountain path in their skiing, please discuss this with Head Coach Svin.

Q. How do I get on the Development Team? 

A. There are two options!

Invitation: This program is primarily an invite-only program.  A list of invited athletes will be posted to this page by October 1.  

Application:  If athletes are not on the invite list or unsure if they will be invited but would like to join the program there is an application process.  SSFC and the coaching team will help assess if this program is a good fit for the applicant.  The window for application is from September 1 to October 15, 2020. 

Applicants can submit requests to join to:

Head Coach: and / or Program Director:

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  • 16 Nov 2021 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Athlete goals form can be found right here.......

    Deadline: NOV 26th

  • 12 Nov 2021 9:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you're planning on attending any Jr. Freeski events this winter here's the important info you'll need to ensure you're starting the season on the right track!

    • Jr.Freeski Updates - Click Here - Don't forget to sign up for their info mailing list!!
    • Handbooks, Guidelines and EVERYTHING you need to know about Jr. Freeski, the IFSA and FWQ - Click Here
    • IFSA Membership Info - Click Here 
    • Full Jr.IFSA Event Schedule - Click Here - This is always where you can register for the events when they go live!

    For questions related to our current Freeride team, Jr.IFSA events and the growth of our Freeride programs please connect with Svin !

  • 12 Nov 2021 9:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Comp Selection Form - CLICK HERE

    This season is brimming with opportunities to get out to some competitions including freestyle, big mountain and of course the BC winter games!

    The more accurate our athlete lists are, the better we can plan training sessions, coaching numbers and get you the training time you need to better reach your goals for the season!

    If you haven't yet completed this form please do so by NOV 17th

    And if you have questions about anything event related please don't hesitate to reach out!

  • 29 Oct 2021 9:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To keep things as simple as possible we've gathered all important news and information regarding the BC Winter Games Freestyle events on our very own "BC Winter Games Athlete Information webpage".....   RIGHT HERE!

    For questions about the Games please connect with Svin!

  • 20 Nov 2020 12:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Below are the main links that should provide you with the information you need to keep yourselves and your kids safe and skiing all winter long!

    Please read, review and discuss the information with your family members so we're all on the same page and know what to expect.

    It is possible that things may change as the Provincial rules change etc but we're committed to adapting and keeping everyone safe and will deal with changes if they come up.

    Our Covid Safety Plan

    Meeting Locations and Times - **NEW MEETING SPOT FOR DTEAM**

    Competition and Event Calendar

    Please note that the above comp and event calendar is strictly that, it doesn't include the DTeam specific standard training days... that calendar is on this DTeam page!!! 

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