The Senders Freestyle Skiing

(options are for ontario based participants only)

You're here because you're looking for the next step, for the ability to explore and grow your skiing with expert coaching and mentorship, from those who have been there before and are willing to make the moves to help you accomplish your goals.  

Born out of some conversations between former professional skier Max Hill and Senders founder Sam Marcotte, the Senders Freestyle Skiing program has been developed to fill the needs of young freestyle Skiers in the Blue Mountain area.  Max wanted to fill the gap in the pathway for developing skiers in the Blue Mountain area.  To be able to go in the direction athletes needed and have opportunities to consistently grow and develop them.   With the 10 plus years of professional skiing expertise of Max combining with the 15 years of program and athlete development provided by The Senders, we aim to progress and expose Skiers to much more than just the bubble inside of Ontario.  We are a program for those who refuse to be a big fish in a puddle and are designed for those who want to be able to swim in the ocean of opportunities that freestyle skiing can provide.

Program and Camp Options

8 week horseshoe night program (12 and under)

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Our New 8 Week night program at Horseshoe Resort is designed for Skiers aged 12 and Under who already have a strong skiing background but want to get the best coaching from a high level Skier.  Max Hill will be coaching our Horseshoe nights program every Wednesday evening.  Usually the youngest team members in programs are assigned to the least experienced coaches.  We want to flip that script on its head and give young, obsessed park skiers the opportunity to get a program experience and learn from an expert coach.  Our 8 week nightly program now brings that opportunity to Horseshoe resort after School hours without interfering with other sporting commitments.

Location:

Horseshoe Resort

Program Details:

  • Every Wednesday Night from 4:00pm-7:30pm

  • Begins January 19th 2022 

  • Program Price: $1400 + HST

  • Payment Plans: No money required until April 2022, take up to 6 months to pay.

Full Date List:

  • January 19/26

  • February 2/9/16/23

  • March 2/9

What's included in the Program Price:

  • Coaching and Supervision

What's not included in the Program Price:

  • FSO Membership

  • Lift passes (25% discount on passes for participants)

To Sign Up

Please contact us HERE to be put on our contact list to receive the 2022/23 program details when they are released.

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Winter Full Season Program (SOLD Out)

 

Our Winter program will focus on progression in preparation for the Ontario Timber Tour competitions, while encouraging personal growth and creativity.  This program will be under constant development and improvement as it grows, with a focus on making the right moves for participants development.  Season one will have extremely limited numbers to allow for a group to develop who can progress and grow together over the following seasons.

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Location:

Blue Mountain Resort, local Ontario events

  • 42 Day Program

  • Friday Afternoon/Evenings 2:00pm-8:00pm

  • Saturday/Sundays During the Winter Season 9:00am-2:00pm

  • Additional Christmas Break Days 9:00am-2:00pm

Full Date List:

  • December  17, 28/29/30

  • January 7/8/9, 14/15/16, 21/22/23, 28/29/30

  • February 4/5/6, 11/12/13, 18/19/20, 25/26/27,

  • March 4/5/6, 11/12/13, 18/19/20, 25/26/27

Price:

  • $4399 plus HST for full payment

  • Payment Plans: 6 Month Payment plan available for an extra $100 plus HST ($750 plus HST per month)

What's included in the Program Price:

  • Coaching and Supervision

What's not included in the Program Price:

To Sign Up

Please contact us HERE to be put on our contact list to receive the 2022/23 program details when they are released.

spring trip training camp

 

  • Late March or Early April 2 week Training trip

  • Location and final dates TBD

Our Staff, Who We Are
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Max Hill

 Position: Head Coach

Age: 33
Hometown: Craigleith, ON
Experience: 10 years of Sponsored professional skiing, 10+ years of coaching experience

 

Relevant Freestyle Ski Certifications:

Park and Pipe, Air 1/2 Trampoline, Air 3 Water/Airbag, Air 3/4

 

Relevant Multi-Sport Certifications: 

Safe Sport Training, Making Head Way in Freestyle Ski, NCCP Sport Nutrition, Making Ethical Decisions, Comp Intro in Training

Background

Max Hill was raised on the slopes of Craigleith and Blue Mountain.  Following a brief period of ski racing at a young age, Max took an interest in Freestyle Skiing and quickly caught the attention of brands and other Skiers at events, progressing quickly as an all-terrain destroyer.  After a short stint competing, Max chose to take his talents, style and unique perspective both on and off snow to filming.  Major brand deals and major attention in the freestyle Ski industry quickly followed and Max signed contracts and began a Pro career that spanned more than 10 years.  Max carved out a career in front of the lens and appeared with parts in award winning films, web series and all forms of media during that time.  Max was also one of the rare select group of skiers to have his own model Pro model Skiis and Outerwear and has traveled to incredibly diverse locations, from Whistler to Chernobyl in search of the perfect shot.Max is now focused on bringing technical excellence and many of the lessons learned both on and off-snow to the next generation of skiers.  Teaming up with The Senders will allow him room to grow and develop these opportunities, with an organization with both the pedigree and flexibility to achieve these goals.  Max lives in Craigleith, Ontario where he manages his Glove brand Victor Academy and his newly developed vintage clothing store Your Little Brothers Inc.

Corey Vanular

 Position: Coach

Age: 34
Hometown: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Experience: 10 years of Sponsored professional skiing, Multiple years of competitive experience at the highest level including a US Open Slopestyle win, 1st place at the Gravity Games Halfpipe contest, 3rd place at FIS World Championships in Ruka Finland.

 

Relevant Freestyle Ski Certifications:

Park and Pipe, Air 1 Trampoline

 

Relevant Multi-Sport Certifications: 

Making Head Way in Freestyle Ski

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Background

After spending his early career at a Ski academy in the USA, Corey had an extensive career inside the competitive ropes and in front of the lens filming.  As one of the first sponsored Monster athletes in Canada, Corey stood on some of the biggest podiums in Skiing and filmed multiple video parts all while traveling the World at a young age.  After multiple years of coaching at Summer camps, Corey now calls the Blue Mountain area home and brings his extensive knowledge and first hand experience to help develop talent in our up and coming program members.

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Sam Marcotte

 Position: Administration and Logistics

Age: 40
Hometown: Napier, New Zealand / Wasaga Beach, ON
Experience: 15+ years of program management, coaching, coach development, trip and athlete development.

 

Relevant Freestyle Ski Certifications: Air 1/2, Comp Dev Doubles Trampoline, Air 3 Water/Airbag,  

 

Relevant Multi-Sport Certifications:

Teaching and Learning, Basic Mental Skills, Design a Sport Program, Planning a Practice, Nutrition, Managing Conflict, Prevention and Recovery, Leading Drug-free Sport, Psychology of Performance, Developing Athletic Abilities, Safe Sport Training, The Podium Pathway, Making Head Way in Freestyle, NCCP Sport Nutrition, Making Ethical Decisions,  NCCP Theory 1/2/3, Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

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Background

Originally hailing from New Zealand, Sam started Snowboarding in 1998 until a serious injury cut his own Freestyle career short.  Sam turned to coaching and has spent the last 20 years working as a Snowboard coach, with the last 15 based in Ontario running his own coaching business known as The Senders.  During this time Sam has produced and mentored multiple Professional Snowboarders, Olympic Finalists, Youth Olympic Medalists, Junior World and World Champions, X-Games and US Open medalists, National Team members and National team Coaches from multiple countries.  He has also worked as a coach and consultant for both the Canadian and Australian national team programs.  The award winning coaches he has trained and mentored, have gone on to coach the most successful national teams and athletes in the history of their national programs.  Sam lives in Wasaga Beach with his wife Jaclyn and their two young children Jolene and Myles.  Sam will be running logistics, administration and providing mentorship in support of Max during the season and for all trips.

Season 2 Preview
  • Open Expanded Team 

  • More coaches

  • International Trips

  • Bigger Events in conjunction with team development.