FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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COVID-19: Fortune Freestyle's programs will be run in accordance with the COVID-19 policies, rules and regulations prescribed by the government and in force at the facilities and ski areas where we train. For information on the policies, rules and regulations applicable at Camp Fortune please visit the following websites: Camp Fortune and the Province of Quebec .
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 2022-2023 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.
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.
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.
Our groups have a maximum of 8 skiers per coach.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to start this process.
While our programs are delivered in English, many of our coaches are bilingual and we've successfully accommodated French speakers in the past. In the future we hope to provide our registration and website in English and in French. We appreciate your patience as we move to provide accessibility.
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.
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. If you are interested in learning how to flip, you are encouraged to sign up for trampoline (see: https://www.fortunefreestyle.com/fall) and to participate in our summer water ramp
and airbag programs (see: https://www.fortunefreestyle.com/water-ramp-and-airbag).
Absolutely. All our coaches hold active certifications with Freestyle Canada. Many of our coaches also have advanced qualifications which allows them to coach competitive slopestyle and mogul athletes, and to teach air skills (including flips) on trampoline, water ramp/airbag and snow.
There is no formal supervision of participants at lunch. However, in the past many
parents, athletes and coaches have eaten lunch together in the same section of the
lodge. If your child is younger, we encourage you to arrange to meet your child for
The Great Hambolo of course. Just ask him.
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.
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.
Lift tickets or seasons passes must be purchased separately from Camp Fortune.
NOTE THAT SEASONS PASSES SOLD EARLY LAST YEAR – AS A
RESULT YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EARLY
SEASON DISCOUNTS AND PURCHASE A SEASONS PASS AS SOON AS
NOTE ALSO THAT LIFT TICKET SALES HAVE BEEN LIMITED DURING YEARS OF COVID AND LIFT TICKETS SOLD OUT MANY WEEKENDS. IF YOU DO NOT PURCHASE 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).