FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What are Fortune Freestyle's Covid-19 Policies?

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 .

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 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.

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 fortunefreestyle@gmail.com to start this process.

How do I request a refund?

Review our Refund/Cancellation Policy here.

Please email fortunefreestyle@gmail.com 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. 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.

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. 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).

Are your coaches certified?

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.

What happens at lunch? Is there supervision for my son/daughter?

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
lunch.

Due to restrictions on lodge capacity, last season coaches were not able to bring athletes into the lodge, or for athletes and coaches to eat together with their groups. We are hopeful that this season will be more "normal", And we can all gather together again in the lodge. for updates closer to the start of programs.

 

If you have specific instructions for drop off, please speak to your son/daughter’s coach, or e-mail fortunefreestyle@gmail.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.

Camp Fortune seasons passes are on sale until September 30. NOTE THAT
SEASONS PASSES SOLD OUT BY EARLY OCTOBER LAST YEAR – AS A
RESULT YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EARLY
SEASON DISCOUNTS AND PURCHASE A SEASONS PASS AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE.

NOTE ALSO THAT LIFT TICKET SALES MAY BE CAPPED AGAIN THIS SEASON IN VIEW OF COVID. LAST YEAR 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).

What kind of equipment do I need?

For young skiers starting out, any equipment will do. although skiers generally find twin-tip skis to be the most versatile. As skills develop and if a skier starts to compete, dedicated mogul skis with sharp edges and center-mounted twin-tip park skis will facilitate more advanced skill development, 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 fortunefreestyle@gmail.com

Are you part of Camp Fortune / what is Fortune Freestyle?

Fortune Freestyle is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation established to develop and train athletes in Freestyle Skiing. We operate out of Camp Fortune but are not part of Camp Fortune per se.