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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.

 

NATIONAL BIG MOUNTAIN TEAM – FULL TIME (Train to Perform 1)

  • Ages 14 to 18 years old
  • Geared for athletes with alternative schooling
  • Built for the athlete looking to become an all around great skier, can ski any terrain and any conditions.  
  • Curriculum is built on 80% of the time spent working on drills and freeriding on the top portion of the mountain and 20% spent skiing park & pipe for air awareness.  
  • Safety-  learn to respect the mountain, pick lines, learn to self arrest, and awareness of snow conditions (avalanche)
  • Train & Prepare athletes for Regional & National IFSA & Local Competitions
  • Compete in a minimum of 3 Regional and/or National IFSA & Local Competitions
  • Includes Gym training

Dates: 12/16 – 4/1 (16 weeks)
Sessions: 3 days per week – Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Cost: 8/31-$3200, 9/30-$3300, 10/31-$3400, 11/30-$3500 (Price for each date if paid in full by that date)
Venue season passes not included

 

REGIONAL BIG MOUNTAIN TEAM (Train to Perform 2)

  • Ages 14  to 18 years old
  • Geared for athletes with alternative schooling
  • Built for the athlete looking to become an all around great skier, can ski any terrain and any conditions.  
  • Curriculum is built on 80% of the time spent working on drills and freeriding on the top portion of the mountain and 20% spent skiing park & pipe for air awareness.  
  • Safety-  learn to respect the mountain, pick lines, learn to self arrest, and awareness of snow conditions (avalanche)
  • Train & Prepare athletes for Regional IFSA & Local Competitions
  • Compete in Regional IFSA & Local Competitions
  • Includes Gym training

Dates: 12/16 – 4/1 (16 weeks)
Sessions: Tuesdays and Saturdays OR Sundays
Cost: 8/31-$2600, 9/30-$2730, 10/31-$2860, 11/30-$2990 (Price for each date if paid in full by that date)
Venue season passes not included

 

LOCAL BIG MOUNTAIN TEAM – 2 DAY (Train to Compete 1)

  • Ages 12  to 18 years old
  • Geared for public school
  • Built for the athlete looking to become an all around great skier, can ski any terrain and any conditions.  
  • Curriculum is built on 80% of the time spent working on drills and freeriding on the top portion of the mountain and 20% spent skiing park & pipe for air awareness.  
  • Safety-  learn to respect the mountain, pick lines, learn to self arrest, and awareness of snow conditions (avalanche)
  • Goal-  progress and improve as an all around skier, respect the mountains, prepare athletes to move forward to Regional Team & National Team

Dates: 12/16 – 4/1 (16 weeks)
Sessions: Saturdays and Sundays 8:45-3:00 PCM
Cost: 8/31-$2445, 9/30-$2565, 10/31-$2695, 11/30-$2815 (Price for each date if paid in full by that date)
Venue season passes not included

 

LOCAL BIG MOUNTAIN TEAM – 1 DAY (Train to Compete 2)

  • Ages 12  to 16 years old
  • Geared for public school
  • Built for the athlete looking to become an all around great skier, can ski any terrain and any conditions.  
  • Curriculum is built on 80% of the time spent working on drills and freeriding on the top portion of the mountain and 20% spent skiing park & pipe for air awareness.  
  • Safety-  learn to respect the mountain, pick lines, learn to self arrest, and awareness of snow conditions (avalanche)
  • Goal-  progress and improve as an all around skier, respect the mountains, prepare athletes to move forward to Regional Team & National Team

Dates: December 16 – April 1 (16 weeks)
Sessions: Saturday OR Sunday 8:45-3:00 PCM
Cost: 8/31-$1600, 9/30-$1680, 10/31-$1765, 11/30-$1840 (Price for each date if paid in full by that date)
Venue season passes not included

TEAM WEEKNIGHT ADDITIONS (AVAILABLE to add to Local Team)

Two options to choose from:
Weeknights  Add on 1 Night – $300 (Choose 1 option below)
Weeknights  Add on 2 Nights – $400 (Choose 2 options below)

Choices:
Tuesdays UOP – 5:00-7:00 Age 7 & up
Wednesdays UOP – 5:00-7:00 Age 7 & up
Thursdays UOP – 5:00-7:00 Age 7 & up
Fridays PCM – 2:00–4:00 Age 9 & up

TEAM WEEKDAY ADDITIONS (AVAILABLE to add to Local Team)

Two options to choose from:
Weekday Skiing Add on 1 Day – $700 (Choose 1 option below)
Weekday Skiing Add on 2 Days – $1000 (Choose 2 options below)

Choices:
Tuesday PCM – 1:00-3:00 Age 12 & up
Wednesdays PCM – 1:00-3:00 Age 12 & up
Thursdays PCM – 1:00-3:00 Age 12 & up
Fridays PCM – 1:00 – 3:00 Age 12 & up

 

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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