Futures Progression Camps
2023/24 registrations are now open!
Sign up for a spot today!
What are progression camps?
The Futures Progression Camps cater to athletes aged 7 to 14 who have already reached an intermediate level or higher. During our two-week camps, with a maximum of five athletes per instructor, our experienced coaches will focus on building strong group dynamics to establish individual and collective goals and show their effects by the end of the second week.
This program is ideal for individuals who are passionate about skiing or snowboarding in Japanese powder snow. With a freeride focus our coach will develop fundamental techniques and skills, and create long-term plans for achieving high-performance results.
The Ultimate Solution. We are a team of dedicated professionals from across the globe who share a common goal of developing young athletes who love the mountains as much as we do.
Our unwavering belief in the transformative power of education has led us to create Futures Progression Camps, the ultimate solution to equip children with the necessary resources and tools to thrive and achieve greatness. Join us on this journey to unlock the full potential of the next generation.
We invite you to join us on this journey and start a long path full of experiences, friendships and learnings! Book now!
Pricing for 2023-24 Progession Camps 20% off when booking two camps or more!
Optional add-on activities available during the program for additional charge.
Training is from 08:30 to 15:00
Progression Camp 1: Dec 18th to Dec 29th (23rd & 24th off)
Progression Camp 2: Jan 1st to Jan 12th (06th & 7th off)
Progression Camp 3: Jan 15th to Jan 26th (20th & 21st off)
Along this journey, your athlete will be provided with:
- 6½ hours program
- Same Instructor across the 6 camps for consistent progression and communication.
- A safe, fun and dynamic program that will ensure real progression.
- 10 days of on-snow coaching. (Monday to Friday)
- Small group sizes, maximum 5 kids per instructor.
- Lunch included.
- Enjoy the world-renowned ski resort, Niseko United, and one of deepest powder snow in the world.
- One day at Moiwa Ski Resort (Lift ticket included)
- Backcountry awareness day.
- Performance report at the end of the program.
- Motivated coaches who pursued their careers for many years!
Who We are
I have been in the industry for over 31 seasons now & during this time held various positions from instructor, trainer/examiner, development & competitive level coach & women’s specific freestyle & freeride programs. And most recently as Snowsports Director of Asia’s largest international school. I have been fortunate to live & ride in some amazing mountains & communities around the world including USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Chile & Argentina & Japan. Since coming to Japan 9 years ago my passion has been on developing my skills & knowledge in the backcountry.
Matias F. Castro
Futures Program Manager
Hailing from Ushuaia, the “End of the World,” I’ve been in the ski industry since 15. Worked in various ski schools, gaining experience in different services. My true passion lies in kids’ development programs. In Japan, I envisioned offering this to Niseko’s young visitors. With Tareesa and our skilled coaches, we now provide comprehensive coaching. Excited to welcome you!
Enola, a French ski and snowboard instructor, hails from the picturesque French Alps. Since childhood, she's explored various ski resorts. With boundless curiosity and a dynamic spirit, she's constantly seeking out new spots to perfect her skills.
Tomás, a dedicated freeskier hailing from Patagonia, has pursued winters worldwide since childhood. With a unique style and a fervent mountain and snow enthusiast, he continually seeks the perfect terrain for jumps and carving powdery lines.
Damo, a Sydney-based Snowsports Instructor and Snowboard Trainer Examiner with 10+ years of experience, loves freeriding, mentoring, and sharing the joy of riding Japan's amazing powder.
AKA Benny Chips
Benny Chips, also known as Josh Burrough, works as a snowboard coach in Niseko, Australia, and Canada. He's eager to hit the slopes, lead Rhythm Rides adventures, and help others enhance their Freeride and Freestyle skills this winter!
AKA Smelly Nigel
Ellie, a UK instructor with 8 years of global skiing experience, loves all aspects of skiing, from backcountry to piste performance. Her childlike enthusiasm shines on the mountain, and she coaches local kids in our seasonal program.
Rebecca, a dedicated snowboarder and coach with over 10 seasons of experience, hails from New Zealand. She continually hones her impressive skills to lead kids in progression camps in Japan and New Zealand, while also coaching local children in our seasonal program.