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What is Freeskiing?

Freeskiing started as a movement away from traditional ‘Freestyle’ and ‘Alpine’ skiing such as Moguls, Aerials, and all types of Alpine Racing. Today the realm of ‘Freeski’ disciplines include Big Mountain (upper mountain terrain, steeps, trees, natural features) and Park and Pipe (Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Big Air, Rail Jam).

What is Big Mountain Freeride?

The Big Mountain Program is geared toward skiers who love the mountains, enjoy exploring new terrain, and want to progress as an “all-around” skier. We’ll coach your child to achieve the advanced skills needed to ski all aspects of the mountain through on-hill and dryland training. Our high-level coaches will train the athletes on strength control, fluidity, line selection, air awareness, steep vertical descents, cliff drops, and jumping techniques. They will also learn proper body position, injury prevention, backcountry education, awareness, and powder skiing. Our team will attend competition opportunities from the Regional up to the National level. We have four different teams with options for all levels of skier. 

Our Purpose

  • To prepare our athletes to be the best skiers they can be in varying terrain.
  • To teach the athletes skills they can use to be successful in Big Mountain competition, and to progress and achieve their goals.
  • To instill the fundamentals, work ethic and passion for personal excellence and lifelong skiing.

Big Mountain Programs

Big Mountain Staff



Hometown: Highland, Michigan ... but I have lived in Park City for as long as I lived in Michigan, so both count as my hometowns now. Years Coaching: 35 years. I earned my Level 100 Freestyle Coaching license in 1984 while coaching in Telluride. First Tracks: In the back yard down to a lake when I was eight. It isn't surprising that a jump was involved. My first 'real' lesson was at 10-years-old at Alpine Valley, Michigan and right after the lesson there definitely was a jump involved. Athletic/Coaching Highlights: 1988 Olympian in Aerials, 1989 7th at World Ski Championships and the FIS World Cup Tour (5 top 10 finishes that year), Star of Greg Stump Ski Films in the 80's; Coached men's and women's aerials gold medalists in 1995 World Ski Championships Athletes , Men's and Women's Combined as well as Bronze in Men's Combined. Athletes achieved numerous Junior National and National titles in Freeskiing Slopestyle and Halfpipe. Certifications: Level 500 Aerials, Level 300 Park and Pipe, Level 300 Moguls

Benett Saylor

Comp Team Lead Coach

Phone: 8609842202

Nate Stott

Skills Team Lead Coach

Phone: 2084739762

Corey Levine

Skills Team Lead Coach

Phone: 2035724999

Sawyer Stroud

Big Mountain Freeride Head Coach

Phone: 608-770-3194