Safe at the slopes
Levi Snow Sport Academy’s FreeRide study programme is aimed for second-degree students who are interested in freestyle and freeride and developing their skills in these. Up to 8 students can participate in the study programme at once.
You can participate in the FreeRide programme despite whether you use skis, a snowboard or telemark equipment. The coaching includes familiarising in other sports too.
The aim of the FreeRide study programme is for students to be able to versatilely practice skills required in freestyle and freeride alongside their 3-4 years of second-degree studies.
The students participating in the FreeRide study programme will participate in Suomen Hiihdonopettajat ry’s Ski Instructor Course (ski or snowboard) as well as complete workplace training (at least 25h) at Levi Ski School (paid) alongside their studies (3 years). Employment in ski instructor duties is possible alongside studies or thereafter is possible.
Training is carried out with safety at the forefront in all FreeRide entities, such as
Climbing and rope operations
Training sessions are implemented on average on one weekday evening (1.5 h/session) and they are mainly organised at Levi’s South Park, as well as 2-4-day camps (1-2 times per month) at Levi and nearby locations where different themes are practiced. Training operations are organised throughout the entire school term.
Depending on the students’ enthusiasm, we also participate in freestyle and freeride competitions, such as Freestyle Finnish Championships, Pyhä Freekend, Iso-Syöte FreeRide Open, Riksgränsen Freeride Championships. Some of the training sessions are organised together with other Snow Sport Academy groups.
The FreeRide operations also involve secondary operations that are organised in cooperation with Lapland Sports Academy’s Upper School Academy.