In just 2 weeks, Ingrid Backstrom, will be returning to Crystal Mountain as its official “Queen of Stoke” and to coach the mountain’s Freeride Team Progam for 9-17 yr olds. Ingrid, who grew up skiing at Crystal, is one of the most successful and recognizable freeskiers, having placed top 3 in over a dozen competitions and appeared in numerous ski films. We’re thrilled to hear she’s coming back to her stomping grounds to give back and groom the next generation of hard chargers. According to Crystal, “each of the kids registered in the program will have a dedicated full-time coach and they will get the opportunity to train and talk with Ingrid.” “I am thrilled to be involved in Crystal Mountain’s Freeride Program—it’s one of my favorite places and I’m so stoked to ski with the team in between my other projects this winter. We’re going to have an awesome time and I’m excited to coach alongside the other rad coaches and ripping team members!” – Ingrid Backstrom.
Dates and prices for the Freeride Team Program below. Here’s a clip of Ingrid in Matchstick Production’s “Attack of La Nina” to get you stoked — the snow’s here so be sure to sign up soon:
Early season camps -
1-Day Freeride Camp with Ingrid Backstrom (Nov. 30, 2013): $92
2-Day Freeride Camp with Ingrid Backstrom (Dec. 21-22, 2013): $184
2-Day Freeride Camp with Ingrid Backstrom (Dec. 28-29, 2013): $184
These early season camps are weather/conditions permitting.
Freeride Team 8-Week Session - Jan. 4 – Feb. 23, 2014: $644
Price: Saturday or Sunday $644, Saturday & Sunday $1,288
Freeride Team Season Pass: $549 (only available when enrolled in the 8 week program).
One day drop-in session: $85 (during the 8-week program)
About becoming a Crystal Mountain Freeride Team Member
1. You must be between the age of 9- 17 with the ability and focused attitude to challenge yourself and push your limits.
2. All skiers and riders must be able to ride all chairs and feel comfortable on steep terrain.
3. You will go out with coaches and be evaluated prior to becoming an official team member. Those that don’t make the cut will have an opportunity to join a developmental program to help them reach team member status.
For more info, click here.