(Please see the Club Calendar or Teamsnap for COP Fall 2019 Airbag training times.)
Why we do it?
To progress athlete skill development in a safe enviornment. Airbag/Water Ramp training with Southern Alberta Freestyle Ski Club is an essential "off season" training tool, athlete commitment and regular attendance to sessions will be directly reflected in athletes' development on snow. Water Ramp and Airbag is a lot of fun for all ages and skill levels (see below minimum skill requirment for safety).
Athletes who would like to learn to do inverts on skis and in competition are required to first qualify their new tricks on either and airbag or water ramp facility. Only once they have succefully completed the skills on trampoline will the be ready to try out the airbag/water ramp. Athletes usually require around 15 days or 50+ well executed jumps to attempt to begin the qualification process. Below is a sample of a qualification scoreform, please contact your athlete's coach for more information.
Air Qualification/ Scoreform
The candidate must obtain a minimum score of 75 on every jump in order to qualify the manoeuver
Minimum Skill Level:
Must be able to parallel ski
Comfortable with a 20ft jump
What to bring:
Proof of CFSA membership
Light-weight long sleeves/long pants to minimize skin exposure
Mouth guard strongly recommended
Candle wax or equivalent for ski bases
Snack, water bottle
SAFSC & Winsport Airbag Ramp
Who Can Ramp?
The SAFSC & Winsport Airbag Ramp at Canada Olympic Park is open to all freestyle club athletes who hold a valid CFSA membership. There is no minumum age to use the ramp but all athletes will be assessed by coaches individually to see if they have the skills to safely use the ramp.
How to get to the Ramp?
All cars must park in designated parking areas, and you must walk over to the ramp. Under no circumstances are cars to be driven up to the ramp.
Rules of the Ramp
Only one jumper permitted on the inrun at a time
Jumper must wait until clearance is given from coach / knoll master before dropping in
Proper equipment must be used at all times. Coaches reserve the right to deny any athlete access due to broken equipment or innappropriate behavior
Ski Poles not permitted
Long sleeves, pants, and helmets are madatory
Mouthguards are not mandatory but recommended
Athletes are not permitted on the in run unless a coach or knoll master is present
Inverts are only allowed with coaches consent
OBEY ALL CLOSURE SIGNS