The Missoula Freestyle Team, 501(c)(3) has been shredding at Snowbowl since the late 80’s. MFT emphasizes all mountain riders with the technical skills to ride any mountain in any condition. We have a deep knowledgeable coaching staff with years of competition and coaching experience. We love teaching athletes to take their love for riding to the next level. Come and ride on our competition mogul course or terrain park. We will teach you to shred!

Missoula Freestyle offers financial assistance scholarships on a limited basis to athletes and/or families that qualify. Please call Michele Puiggari at 1-505-690-4052 to inquire about a Scholarship Request Form. 

The Natural Flow of Growing up with MFT

One of the questions that we get the most often is where does my child fit into MFT? This of course does not have a straightforward answer, so please read on. The natural progression would be that your child would start with us at age 7 in the Little Riders program. After a year or two in the Little Riders program they would move on to the Development (Devo) program. So around age 8 or 9 they enter the Devo program, which is an all mountain type program, and ski with the Devo program for another couple of years or possibly more. They would then try to decide which direction they would like to go from Devo- Moguls, Slopestyle, or Big Mountain skiing. This would be a personal preference towards those disciplines. Because they had already been in our Devo program they would be very familiar with the differences in the disciplines and would make an educated guess as to which team they want to move towards. They would then start at the lower level of those programs (Jr. Comp, Slopestyle (non-comp), or Big Mountain) and ski there for a year or two before deciding whether they wanted to compete in that discipline.

Of course this does not work for all kids in all situations. We have had athletes that are 9 years old that do huge backflips in the moguls and so are on our Competition Mogul program, and we have had 12 year olds that can barely ski and are in our Little Riders program. We aim to place people in the best group for their skiing development and with their friends whenever possible. If you cannot figure out what group your child should be in then they are likely Little Riders if they are less than 10 and likely Devo if they are 10 or older. The Devo group is our largest and can accomodate a very wide ranging skill set. There is considerable grey area between the Devo and Little Riders groups with the best Little Riders easily being able to ski at the lowest Devo group’s speed, but probably lacking some of the social skills of the older skiers. The same grey area exists at the lower discipline specific groups and the Devo groups. Our top end Devo skiers could ski with any of the Slope/Big Mountain/Jr. Comp teams.

Now that you are as clear as mud, here is a description of each of the teams.

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For general MFT program inquiries please contact: 

Donovan Power, Program Co-Director

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Entry level program for our youngest athletes. We will take exceptional 6 year olds that rip but are much more inclined to take 7 year olds as our youngest participants. None of our programs are for first time skiers and all athletes on the Little RIders team must be able to crash and put on their own equipment, ride the lift with an adult that is not their parents, and spend the day away from their parents.

On snow training is one day per week, every Saturday from after Christmas through the first of March. For young athletes who want to learn to ski the whole mountain and can put on their own equipment after a fall.

Includes:

  • 3-day Christmas Camp
  • 10 Saturdays

Little riders is geared toward teaching young athletes to ski the whole mountain. We want to teach basic all mountain skiing to a little younger audience. If you can put on your own equipment after a fall and have a desire to learn to shred then this is the program for you. Little riders meets once a week with skiers of like age and ability. We have coaches that are trained and excel at showing children how to shred.


For more information about the Missoula Freestyle Team visit our website, www.MissoulaFreestyle.com

Have you seen our latest fundraising project? It's pretty neat- our very own State of Montana license plate! To check them out click here and then select "Missoula Freestyle Team"

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Entry level program. On snow training is one day per week, every Saturday from after Christmas through the first of March. The Development Team trains in mogul skiing, all mountain skiing, jumping on and off the mogul course as well as the jump hill.


Includes:
 

  • 3-day Christmas Camp
  • 10 Saturdays

The Development Team is designed to teach athletes to ski the whole mountain and enjoy it. We emphasize mogul skiing but ski all around the mountain every day. Whether you use it as a stepping stone to the Comp Team or an avenue to all mountain shredding, we will make you a good skier.


This is our largest group at MFT with something like 8-10 different groups of 7 Devo shredders. This is the place to learn which direction you might like to go in the future. You will practice all of the different disciplines and ski all around the mountain every day with your crew.


For more information about the Missoula Freestyle Team visit our website, www.MissoulaFreestyle.com

Have you seen our latest fundraising project? It's pretty neat- our very own State of Montana license plate! To check them out click here and then select "Missoula Freestyle Team"

You will need to sign up for a Submittable account below to complete the registration process.

Program fed from our Devo program. On snow training is one day per week, every Saturday from after Christmas through the first of March. The Big Mountain Team trains in mogul skiing, all mountain skiing, and jumping on and off the mogul course. The Big Mountain Team emphasizes park skiing as well.

Includes:

  • 3-day Christmas Camp
  • 10 Saturdays

The Big Mountain Team is designed to teach you how to ski the whole mountain but with an emphasis on new school skiing. We have the only terrain park at Snowbowl and it is only open for our team. We will teach you big mountain skiing techniques as well as the ability to jump and hit rails. The Big Mountain Team meets once a week like the Devo Team and can be interchanged at any time with the Devo Team.

The main difference between the Big Mountain team and the Slopestyle team is the kind of competitions that they are geared towards. Slopestyle competitions take place in a park on man made features. Big Mountain events take place on a steep slope with all natural features. The Big Mountain skier needs to be able to jump so we will train in the park for some of those skills, but they will spend much more time free skiing around Snowbowl than the Slopestyle team will.


For more information about the Missoula Freestyle Team visit our website, www.MissoulaFreestyle.com

Have you seen our latest fundraising project? It's pretty neat- our very own State of Montana license plate! To check them out click here and then select "Missoula Freestyle Team"

You will need to sign up for a Submittable account below to complete the registration process.

Program fed from our Devo program. On snow training is one day per week, every Saturday from after Christmas through the first of March. MFT strongly encourages athletes to complete at least one season with the Development Team before signing up for the Slopestyle Team.

Includes:

  • 3-day Christmas Camp
  • 10 Saturdays and Sundays

The Slopestyle Team will have a focus on slopestyle jumping. We always ski around the mountain every day to some degree. However, the Slopestyle team will spend significantly more time in the park working on jumping and hitting rails than the Devo program. If you don’t like the terrain park then this is not the team for you.


For more information about the Missoula Freestyle Team visit our website, www.MissoulaFreestyle.com

Have you seen our latest fundraising project? It's pretty neat- our very own State of Montana license plate! To check them out click here and then select "Missoula Freestyle Team"

You will need to sign up for a Submittable account below to complete the registration process.

The MFT snowboard coaches are experienced in all forms/styles of riding, from park rails and jumps to technical steep lines. It is the goal of the snowboard program to help each member progress and improve their riding skills over the whole mountain, while allowing time for individual goals to be reached.

Includes:

  • 3-day Christmas Camp
  • 10 Saturdays


For more information about the Missoula Freestyle Team visit our website, www.MissoulaFreestyle.com

Have you seen our latest fundraising project? It's pretty neat- our very own State of Montana license plate! To check them out click here and then select "Missoula Freestyle Team"

You will need to sign up for a Submittable account below to complete the registration process.

Program fed from Slopestyle Team Jr. Comp team or Big Mountain team. High level program. On snow training is twice per week, every Saturday and Sunday after Christmas through the first of March. The Slopestyle Competition Team emphasizes park skiing and preparation for freeride competitions.

Includes:

  • 3-day Christmas Camp
  • 10 Saturdays and Sundays

The Slopestyle Competition Team is designed to help you progress your freeride skills in preparation for bigger stages. We have the only terrain park at Snowbowl and it is only open for our team. We will ride rails, tabletops, hips and the whole mountain. The Slopestyle Competition Team meets twice a week.


For more information about the Missoula Freestyle Team visit our website, www.MissoulaFreestyle.com

Have you seen our latest fundraising project? It's pretty neat- our very own State of Montana license plate! To check them out click here and then select "Missoula Freestyle Team"

You will need to sign up for a Submittable account below to complete the registration process.

Program fed from our Devo program. Every Saturday and Sunday starting mid-December and running through the first of March.

Includes:

  • Video analysis
  • 3-day Christmas Camp
  • Friday training on competition weekends
  • Afternoon/evening training once a week, usually Thursday 8-10 sessions

The Junior Competition Team is meant for those athletes that want to step up from the Devo Team but aren't quite ready for the Comp Team. We will ski the mogul course almost every day but we will also ski all around the mountain. Curt and Donovan will switch back and forth coaching the Junior Comp Team. Junior Comp skis every Saturday and Sunday that the Comp Team is in town. The Junior Comp Team does not travel but has the opportunity to compete at the Snowbowl contests. It is the stepping stone to the Comp Team.


For more information about the Missoula Freestyle Team visit our website, www.MissoulaFreestyle.com

Have you seen our latest fundraising project? It's pretty neat- our very own State of Montana license plate! To check them out click here and then select "Missoula Freestyle Team"

You will need to sign up for a Submittable account below to complete the registration process.

Program fed from Jr. Comp Team. Every Saturday and Sunday starting mid-December and running through the first of March.

Includes:

  • Video analysis
  • 3-day Christmas Camp
  • Friday training on competition weekends
  • Afternoon/evening training once a week, usually Thursday 8-10 sessions

The Competition Team is geared toward athletes that would like to take their mogul skiing to the next level. We train Saturdays and Sundays and travel to competitions around the state and beyond. The Comp Team is designed for athletes that want to learn how to ski and compete in a competitive environment. We have trained past and current US Ski Team members and provide a training facility that is literally second to none. Come up and see us any time on Sunrise Bowl.


For more information about the Missoula Freestyle Team visit our website, www.MissoulaFreestyle.com

Have you seen our latest fundraising project? It's pretty neat- our very own State of Montana license plate! To check them out click here and then select "Missoula Freestyle Team"

You will need to sign up for a Submittable account below to complete the registration process.

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