Youngsters who yearn to complete a Rudy or Randy off a jump, or must get that Backscratcher move down in the moguls may just get it done at Park City Mountain's Signature 5 Freestyle program.
Instructors tune up the skills of 6-14 year olds in Park City's terrain park, down the halfpipe and on its slopes, including an emphasis on decorum and safety while in freestyle locales, according to the resort's Web site. All participants must wear a helmet, according to resort policy. Helmets can be rented for $8 at the check-in location.
The cost of a day's lesson begins at $215 per participant, who must be at least a "confident BLUE terrain" skier or rider to qualify. Private lessons can be scheduled for advanced participants, depending upon availability of instructors.
Lessons run primarily during the holiday periods, including Dec. 24-Jan. 1, 2011, Feb. 19-26, March 5-8, 12-15, 19-22 and 26-29, and April 2-5.
The freestyle instruction program is part of Park City's Signature 5 youth effort that limits class size to make instruction more personal and individual. Ski school begins at age 3 ½, with the Signature 3 and Signature 3 Superstars programs.
Park City Mountain Resort boasts three terrain parks (one lighted), one superpipe, and miles of groomed trails upon which would-be Olympians can hone their skills.