Freeskiing Program

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Photo Credit:  Jennifer Aist

This double day weekend-based program is designed for competitive freeride athletes ages 10-18. Athletes in the program are invited and must place their intent to compete in at least 1 Regional Freeride competition. Registration is by invitation only and Head Coach, Connor Michael, will be contacting all eligible athletes. 

For questions, contact Connor at freeskiing.headcoach@gmail.com

Alyeska Freeride Team U14-U19

  • Tryouts Required
  • Saturday – Sunday | Alyeska Resort
  • Program Fee – $1,450
  • Dryland – Tuesday and Thursday | Elite Two Day (optional) – $640
  • Dryland – Tuesday | Elite One Day (optional) – $320
  • Description – This double day weekend-based program is designed for competitive freeride athletes ages 12-18. Athletes in the program are invited and must place their intent to compete in at least 1 Regional Freeride competition.
    Includes – Winter Break Camp
  • Additional Opportunities – Dryland (Every Tuesday and Thursday September 3 through December 19 at Elite – 4:45pm – 6pm)

Alyeska Freeride Team U12

  • Tryouts Required
  • Saturday – Sunday | Alyeska Resort
  • Program Fee – $900
  • Description – This double day weekend-based program is designed for competitive athletes ages 10-11. Athletes in the program are invited and must place their intent to compete in at least 1 Regional Freeride competition.
    Includes – Winter Break Camp

Our Coaches

Connor Michael

Connor Michael is a 24 year old from Anchorage Alaska who has been competitively skiing for the majority of his life. He ski raced for 10 years with the Alyeska Ski Club all the way through Juniors.  During his time racing in FIS, he attended Western Regionals every year. He was awarded with the most helpful award before leaving the ASC.

After graduating high school he moved to Gunnison Colorado to ski for Western State Colorado University’s Freeride and Skiercross teams. Connor finished his freeride career as the 10th ranked skier in North America’s Freeride World Qualifiers in 2015. He attended USCSA Nationals to compete in skiercross in 2013 and 2014, taking home 2nd and 8th place respectively. He was awarded with the team leadership award before graduating from Western.

Upon graduation, Connor spent a year traveling to destinations like Patagonia and Japan before taking a job at Naniq Global Logistics. He now lives in Anchorage and wants to contribute to the growth and success of the ASC Freeskiing Team.

Ingrid Kelly

Ingrid Kelly was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Ingrid grew up playing competitive hockey and skiing recreationally in her free time. After graduating from West Anchorage High School, Ingrid attended Hamilton College in upstate New York, playing for their D-III women’s hockey program.

Ingrid played college hockey on the East Coast for one season until she found out that her true passion was skiing. She transferred to Western State Colorado University and immediately signed up for the Mountain Sports Team, participating in both freeride skiing and cross-country skiing. Ingrid participated in the FWQ, USCSA, and USASA events for both skiercross and cross-country skiing.

Ingrid earned a degree in Economics from Western State Colorado University in 2015, graduating summa cum laude. She returned to Anchorage, where she currently holds an underwriting position at Alaska National Insurance Company. In spring of 2017, Ingrid graduated from UAF with a Master’s in Business Administration. She is thrilled to be a part of the ASC Freeskiing Team, and to pass on her love for the sport and knowledge of competition to the younger athletes.   

Drew Petrie

Drew grew up as an Alyeska Ski Club Mighty Might starting at age 6. At age 11 he progressed into the Junior racing program for 3 years before realizing his passion in freestyle/freeride skiing. He was one of the original members of the ASC Freeride Team competing for 4 years in Half Pipe and Slopestyle before moving on to Big Mountain skiing. You’ll find Drew on the Kenai River during the summer working as a Fishing Guide and at SkiAK during the winter months working as a Sales Associate.

Tanner Cabana

Tanner Cabana is from Girdwood Alaska and has been skiing his entire life. He ski raced with the Alyeska Ski Club through high school and was a top racer in the program at the FIS level. He also competed in a few Junior IFSA competitions during his time with the Alyeska Ski Club. In 2010 he took 3rd place at the Alyeska comp and in 2011 he took 3rd place at Crested Butte.

After high school he competed in some Freeskiing World Tour competitions, with notable podiums like first place at the Chugach open in 2013 and first place in Crested Butte. He has also raced in Skiercross races at the Nor-am level.

During the summer Tanner works as the captain of a commercial fishing boat. He is stoked to be returning to the Alyeska Ski Club as a full time coach for the Freeskiing Program.