FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What are Fortune Freestyle's Covid-19 Return to Activity Protocols?
Fortune Freestyle is committed to providing a safe environment for all participants in our programs. Fortune Freestyle has taken the decision that anyone 13 years of age or older participating in Fortune Freestyle winter programming for the 2021-22 season must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of programming. This will include all athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials. This requirement will not apply to those exempt for medical reasons. Fortune Freestyle will revisit these measures and reserves the right to make changes based on public health information and updated guidelines as they continue to evolve.
What are the start and stop times on a training day?
Training starts on-snow at 9:00 am and goes until 3:00 pm with a lunch break around 11:30-12:30. For the 2021-2022 season, some modification to start, end and break times may be required in response to COVID restrictions – including lodge and lift capacity limits. We will update all participants in advance of commencement of our programs.
How good of a skier do I need to be to join?
We're a freestyle ski program rather than a learn-to-ski program. If you can comfortably ski all the blue runs at Camp Fortune and are ok hitting some of the smaller features in the park, or like skiing the moguls (or trying to ski the moguls) then you'll be fine.
How old are the skiers in your programs?
Athletes in our programs range in age from 7 to ~18. We do our best to group athletes together who are of similar age and ability.
What's your ratio of instructors to athletes?
Our groups have a maximum of 8 skiers per coach.
Can I change training days?
It depends. To maintain our skier to coach ratio we cannot accommodate one-day scheduling changes. For those who require more flexibility we strongly encourage registering for our two-day program, which is significantly discounted. Transferring permanently from one training day to the other is subject to coach availability. Please email email@example.com to start this process.
How do I request a refund?
Review our Refund/Cancellation Policy here.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to start this process.
Do you offer programming in French?
While our programs are delivered in English, many of our coaches are bilingual and we've successfully accommodated French speakers in the past. We are now providing the registration in both languages with our website to follow in 2022/2023. We appreciate your patience as we move to provide accessibility.
Do I have to compete?
Nope, not if you don't want to. Many of our athletes choose to compete while others participate in the club only for the fun of it.
Can I do flips?
Yes, when we say you're ready.
We follow a strict progression path for inverts. Athletes must first demonstrate inverts on trampoline and airbag/water ramp before they move onto the snow.
Are your coaches certified?
Absolutely. All our coaches hold active certifications with Freestyle Canada. Many have advanced qualifications which allows them to also instruct on trampoline and water ramps.
What happens at lunch? Is there supervision for my son/daughter?
Due to restrictions on lodge capacity, it is unlikely that we will be able to bring athletes into the lodge, or for athletes and coaches to eat together with their groups this season. Athletes will be brought back to the bottom of Pineault at lunch, and meet there again to start the afternoon session. If you have specific instructions for drop off, please speak to your son/daughter’s coach, or e-mail email@example.com.
Who's the best skier?
The Great Hambolo of course. Just ask him.
Where does the club meet in the morning?
Our day starts promptly at 9:00 outside at the bottom of the Pineault chair for on-snow warm up. We will have Fortune Freestyle flags/banners set up to help you find us.
It's going to be very cold/warm/wet/windy. Are we still going to train?
Freestyle skiers are a hard-core bunch. If Camp Fortune is open then we're skiing. Dress appropriately!
Our coaches are trained to watch for signs of frostbite, overheating, waterlogging and general discomfort. We'll take breaks as needed to keep everyone safe.
Are lift tickets included in the price?
Lift tickets or seasons passes must be purchased separately from Camp Fortune. NOTE THAT LIFT TICKET SALES MAY BE CAPPED AGAIN THIS SEASON IN VIEW OF COVID. LAST YEAR LIFT TICKETS SOLD OUT MOST WEEKENDS. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SEASON’S PASS, YOU SHOULD ENSURE THAT YOU PURCHASE A LIFT TICKET FAR IN ADVANCE OF EACH WEEKEND (MONDAY OR TUESDAY AT THE LATEST).
What kind of equipment do I need?
For young skiers starting out, any equipment will do. People generally find twin-tip skis to be the most versatile. As skills develop, dedicated mogul skis with sharp edges and center-mounted twin-tip park skis may become useful but these are definitely not required for our recreational (Fundamentalz/Freestylerz) programs.
The program has already started, can I still register?
Yes! Late registrations are usually accepted after the start of our program, subject to space availability.
Email us for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you part of Camp Fortune / what is Fortune Freestyle?
Fortune Freestyle is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization established to develop and train athletes in Freestyle Skiing. We operate out of Camp Fortune but are not part of Camp Fortune per se.