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Freeski Big Mountain

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 Park and Pipe (Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Big Air, Rail Jam), Big Mountain, and SkiCross.

What is Big Mountain?

The Big Mountain Program is geared for 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 training and dry land training.  Our high level coaches will train the athletes on control, fluidity, line selection, air awareness, steep vertical descents, cliff drops and jumping techniques, body position and strength, injury prevention, backcountry education and awareness, and proper powder skiing.  Athletes will also ski the mountain's terrain parks to develop air awareness and work on tricks that translate over to big mountain settings. Our team will attend competition opportunities from the Regional up to the National level.  We have two teams with different expectations: A competition team and a skills team.  

 

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

HATCH HASLOCK

FREESKI PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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