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Todd Francis, Head Coach
(435)640-0265
bigmountain@teamparkcityunited.com 

TPCU’s Big Mountain programs are geared for the avid skiers/athletes who have the love for the mountains, Big Mountain terrain, environment and those who are interested in competition at a high level.  Athletes in this program are introduced to mountaineering concepts such as snow safety, avalanche awareness and line selection, in addition to goal setting, video analysis and sports psychology.  These athletes travel and compete in regional, national and potentially international Big Mountain ski competitions.

For those interested in competition, the IFSA (International Free Skiing Association) has created the Junior Freeskiing Tour for ages 12-14 and 15-17. The Big Mountain Team will prepare the athlete to compete on a regional and national level, while educating them on how to become a strong and smart Big Mountain skier.

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Giray Dadali, Big Mountain Skier/Coach
giraydadali@gmail.com

Skiing has been the center of Team Park City United coach Giray Dadali’s life since he was 7 years old.  Growing up in a small town in upstate New York that didn’t have a park, pipe or any impressive natural terrain forced Giray and his skiing buds to become creative, skiing urban rails, jumping around lift poles, and skiing in the woods when the conditions permitted. “Skiing wasn’t a sport to me, it was who I was and how I thought about everything.” says Dadali

His passion for skiing brought Giray to US open finals when he was only 14 years old. It also took him all around the East Coast, filming and competing throughout his high school career. Now at 25, little has changed. As an adult, Dadali competes in several major freestyle competitions each year throughout the world. He’s been the subject of a plethora of photos in various ski magazines, he’s produced multiple film segments and an abundance of edits. His most recent project entails working on short video edits to go along with his “alter ego” and pro model ski, the Ahmets Brother.

 

Ethos, Strategy and Tactics

The Big Mountain Program teaches athletes to look at this discipline as an art as much as it is a technical pursuit or a sport. The mountain is a canvas on which skiers create a creative and compelling path within the limits of safety and athletic ability.

Coaches work with athletes to help them build a quiver of skills, tricks and creative options from which they can draw in competition and in freeskiing. We help build an arc for athletes to follow along a season to help them progress in the big picture, and also to put the pieces together at specific features, runs and competitions. At the end of a season, athletes and parents can look back to see that the pieces all fit together to form a successful season.

 

Full Time

Designed for IFSA regional and national competitive athletes. This program trains and competes 4-5 days per week, based on competition schedule. Includes backcountry/avalanche safety course from White Pine Touring. Includes coaching at IFSA events. This team spends a lot of time on the road competing (Jan-Apr).

Dates: December 3 – April 2 (No training Sun 12/25 and Sun 1/1)
Sessions: Tue, Wed, Thu 12:00-4:00 Park City; Tue & Wed 5:00-7:00 UOP; Sat & Sun 9:00-3:00 Park City
Cost: $4395  – Venue season passes not included
Ages: 14 and up

Nights & Weekends

Designed for regional (and one national) IFSA competitive athletes. Training on weekends and midweek days as well as evenings at the UOP.

Dates: December 3 – April 2 (No training Sun 12/25 and Sun 1/1)
Sessions: Thu 12:00-4:00 Park City, Tue & Wed 5:00-7:00 UOP; Sat & Sun 9:00-3:00 Park City
Cost: $2895  –  Venue season passes not included
Ages: 11 and up

 

Big Mountain will train:

At Park City:  Sat & Sun 9:00 – 3:00

At UOP:  Tue & Wed 5:00 – 7:00 pm

 

Weekend 1 Day

Dates: December 10 – March 19 (No training 12/24, 12/25, 1/1)
Sessions: Sat OR Sun 9:00-3:00 Park City
Cost: $1495  –  Venue season passes not included
Ages: 9 and up

Weekend 2 Day

Dates: December 10 – March 19 (No training 12/24, 12/25, 1/1)
Sessions: Sat and Sun 9:00-3:00 Park City
Cost: $2095  –  Venue season passes not included
Ages: 9 and up


Team Night Skiing Additions (added to Weekend/Full Time programs)

Night Skiing Add on 1 Night – $300 (Choose 1 option below)
Night Skiing Add on 2 Nights  $400 (Choose 2 options below)
Night Skiing Add on 3 Nights – $500 (Choose 3 options below)
Night Skiing Add on 4 Nights – $600 (Choose 4 options below)

 

Choices:

Tuesday UOP – 5:00-7:00 Age 7 & up
Wednesday UOP – 5:00-7:00 Age 7 & up
Wednesday Park City – 5:00-7:00 Age 12 & up
Thursday UOP – 5:00-7:00 Age 7 & up
Friday Park City – 2:30 – 4:30 Age 9 & up
Friday Park City – 5:00 – 7:00 Age 12 & up

Team Weekday Additions (added to Weekend/Full Time programs)

Weekday Skiing Add on 1 Day – $600 (Choose 1 option below)
Weekday Skiing Add on 2 Days – $900 (Choose 2 options below)
Weekday Skiing Add on 3 Days – $1100 (Choose 3 options below)

Choices:

Tuesday Park City – 12:00-4:00
Wednesday Park City – 12:00-4:00
Thursday Park City – 12:00-4:00

 

National Team Athletes:

Alex Lundstrom      Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 2.18.22 PM      Screen Shot 2015-12-23 at 4.58.12 PM

Max Meza   Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 2.22.56 PM      IMG_1188      

Addy Fleischer      Screen Shot 2015-12-23 at 5.29.13 PM     Screen Shot 2015-12-12 at 12.33.49 AM       

Wyatt Lange            Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 12.44.44 PM       IMG_1157

Mitchell Provines   MITCH      Screen Shot 2015-12-23 at 4.46.37 PM

Toby Burke              TOBY 2015-12-13 at 1.04.23 PM      Screen Shot 2015-12-23 at 4.50.25 PM

 

Athlete Spotlight:  KENDALL GOODMAN

Kendall Goodman, age 15, is originally from Girwood, Alaska. He spent the first several years of his life skiing in his hometown, until moving to Park City in 2010 to compete in Big Mountain Skiing.  Kendall has skied many slopes across North America but says his favorite place is Whistler, BC. His goal this year is to “have a bunch of fun and not break” himself. Kendall says his favorite tricks are butters however his best trick is rodeo 5 screamin’ semen. He would also like to declare that pandas, flamingos and man buns are most righteous.

mammoth ft boys    argentina hand drag    me and garrett

 

 

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