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Devo Freestyle

What is Devo Freestyle?

Devo Freestyle is a developmental program which teaches the fundamentals required for all PCSS Freestyle (Aerials and Moguls) and Freeski (Park & Pipe and Big Mountain) programs.  Athletes in the Devo Freestyle program will develop carving skills, body stance, vision, pole plants, edging, box/rail sliding, take offs, landings, and mountain etiquette/safety. Athletes will learn how to apply these fundamentals to the terrain park, moguls, aerials. 

Participants will be taught skills in all disciplines in a fun, safe and diverse atmosphere at the Utah Olympic Park (UOP).  The UOP’s Adventure Park is built to suit young skiers and enhance the learning curve.  Athletes will also have the opportunity to participate in fun events designed to expose them to the competition environment.

Our Purpose

Our goal is to enable young athletes to have fun skiing and seek a lifelong passion for the sport.  We strive to help them develop friendships and positive relationships with teammates and coaches.  We will develop core skiing skills that are foundational across a broad range of competitive ski sports.  We will enable athletes to find their personal passion by exposing them young to a variety of competitive ski and snowboard disciplines, including moguls, aerials, big mountain, and park and pipe.

Devo Freestyle Programs


devo freestyle Coaching Staff

Ryan Devine

FREESTYLE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR / HEAD COACH

I grew up in Boise, ID and started skiing when I was 5 years old. At 8 I joined the local Freestyle team and started competing in moguls regionally when I was 12. I competed in moguls regionally and nationally until I was 18 when I decided to retire from competition and moved to SLC to attend the University of Utah. In 2012 I graduated from the U with a degree in commercial recreation.

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I have been coaching for 10 years now and started coaching in 2009 with Axis Freeride here in PC. The following year I coached for both Axis and FLY Freestyle and continued to coach for both programs for 4 years. In 2015 I took over the Head coaching job for FLY Freestyle and held that position for 2 years until the PCSS merge where I became the Co-Head Development coach. This will be my 3rd season with PCSS.

Ian Schwenker-Punnett

FREESKI LOCAL TEAM HEAD COACH

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, I came up night skiing the icy parks of the east coast. As soon as possible, I moved to Utah to attend the University of Utah and enjoy the beautiful weather. Starting in 2015 I began coaching for Fly Freestyle, and have continued on with the freeski program in Park City Ski & Snowboard.