Park City Freestyle is unique because of its deep roots in the Park City Community. There is special place in the hearts of this team for Park City. Our coaching staff is most unique because they all grew up skiing together. As they coached and learned from each other they became more successful as skiers. Park City Freestyle has a long history of distinguished athletes on its coaching staff. In turn we have a hand in helping the future of new athletes and the sport of Freestyle Skiing. Two-time Olympian, Craig Rodman, and former U.S. Ski Team member, Beau Brinkerhoff started Park City Freestyle. They saw a need to help up and coming athletes perfect their skills. The best way to do this is through a club team. They turned to two of their friends, former U.S. team member, Todd Schirman, and former Olympian, Sean Smith. These four men that grew up skiing together, coaching and learning from each other, started Park City Freestyle. They filled a void in this sport. Freestyle athletes needed a club team to help perfect their skills in a safe and supportive environment. This environment gives athletes a greater chance of making the U.S. Ski team.
After the inaugural season Todd Schirman took over as head coach and director. Over the next several years, under Todd’s leadership, Park City Freestyle grew from a small regional mogul team to a nationally recognized Freestyle team. The team also its expanded its programs during these years by developing its big mountain and freeride teams.
As the team grew coaches such as Kevin Holliday and Mick Berry joined the coaching staff. With the addition of these coaches Park City Freestyle gained momentum. This momentum has continued to build, as several members of Park City Freestyle, now ski for the U.S. Ski Team, including Nate Roberts and Holt Haga.
Park City Freestyle has a bright future ahead. In 2005, Todd Schirman left Park City Freestyle to coach the U.S. Ski Team. With Todd’s departure, Mick Berry and Chris Marchetti bought the team and turned it into a non-profit organization. Our athletes and coaches have been successful in accomplishing our goals, thus far. Park City Freestyle has enjoyed much success, and was honored this year as The United States Ski Association’s freestyle ski team of the year. We will also be hosting U.S. Selections and Nor-Am events.