Alpental Freeride Program


Skiers and snowboarders are eligible for the this new program which will focus on skill, expression, use of terrain and challenging riders to push individual limits. It’s all about becoming the rider you dream to become. Taking airs, learning tricks, powering through snow in all conditions and terrain types, learning to assess situations and make smart choices, and developing the confidence to have fun with all that the mountains have to offer!

The Freeride Program is for young riders:
• 7-18
• Who ski or snowboard with a high level of skill and focus.
• Who want to push their individual limits
• Who have strong ability in challenging and varying conditions
• Who are comfortable with all the chairs at The Summit & Alpental and are comfortable on the steep runs.

The Alpental Freeride Program is coached by the best local grown athletes. They are all highly involved with the freeride scene and are not only extremely talented riders, but also great coaches. Look to them not just for knowledge and experience, but also for inspiration. Wayne Grevey from Northwest Freeride will be heading up Alpental Freeride and will be accompanied by JD Thompson and Josh Wirta, to name just a few talented coaches.

We have several feeder programs available for those not ready for Alpental Freeride:
• Alpental Arc – Click here for info.
• Central6 Freeride – Click here for info.
• Buddy Werner at West – This program is an introduction to racing, but provides technique development that may be applicable to freeriding. Click here for info

Ability Levels Black - Expert levels 9 and beyond
Saturdays January 10, 17; 24, 31 February 7, 21, 28 March 7 2015
Sundays January 11, 18; 25 February 1, 8, 22 March 1, 8 2015
Start Times 9:15AM
Lesson Length 4HR (Ends at 2:45PM, 1.5HR lunch break w/family)
Price $540 (single day) OR $975 (Sat-Sun)





New! Alpental Freeride Flex-4

Designed to give more flexibility to young freeriders. This option works well for freeriders with a busy competition schedule, or for skiers and boarders that just can't commit to the full eight week program. Flex-4 requires that you attend at least one day on the first weekend of the program, then you choose to drop-in to any three other days of the scheduled program.



Alpental Freeride Camps

For Skiers and Snowboarders ages 11-17, Black - Expert Levels 9 and beyond

Alpental Freeride Camps are designed to be extensions of the full Freeride Program, offering an extra opportunity for riders to progress and opportunity to get coached for skiers and boarders that aren't enrolled in the full program. The camps are perfect for individuals that want to grow as skiers and boarders, but are not able to enroll in the Freeride Program.  Get a weekend of coaching, take your skills and tactics to the next level, and have a blast with some of the best skiers and riders in the Northwest.

March Camps include one day of coaching, each day from 9am - 3pm with a one and a half hour lunch break.

March Freeride Camps

  • Saturdays - March 22 or 29
  • Skiers or Snowboarders ages 11-17
  • $45 per person per day - Great Deal!!
  • Choose either day or pick both days


Freeride Competitions

Wilder Side Sunday - Recap

Junior IFSA - Results


Head Coach

Wayne Grevey

Wayne's passion for coaching developed from an impressive career as a professional skier. Featured in nearly every major ski magazine, Wayne has skied the path many young athletes aspire to reach, enabling him to offer young freeriders both the skills development and the industry training to help riders reach their goals. He leads a team of pro athletes in the pursuit to train and develop the next generation of freeriders from the Northwest.

Lead Coaches

JD Thompson

J.D. Thompson is one of Washington's premiere skiers. He's known for winning the Sick Bird award in Big Mountain competitions. J.D. hails from a family of native Washington skiers who all share a love for freeriding and he now spends much of his time on mountain passing it on to young Washington freeriders.

Josh Wirta

He has been flying under the radar for the last several years, but now that's he throwing down double corks there's no more flying low when you fly that high. Josh's experience comes from a lifetime of skiing, while he's an extremely talented park rider, he tends to focus on taking the skills he learns in the park to natural backcountry settings. He offers unmatched guidance in perfecting an athletes bag of tricks.

Corey Nugent

Coach summary coming soon...

Jeremy Walker

Coach summary coming soon...

Jodi Grimm

Coach summary coming soon...

Nash Grimm

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