2021/22

COMPETITIVE
PROGRAMS

Freeride

2 Day (Saturday & Sunday) + Select weekdays
All-Day Program
Ages 9—16 (as of December 31, 2021) 

The Freeride training program invites skiers to experience the exciting world of freeride skiing, including park-specific training and “big mountain” adventures. Athletes may compete in local events such as the Tahoe Junior Freeride Series (TJFS) and local rail jams. Like all Ski Team programs, the Freeride Ski Program is based upon camaraderie, respect, mountain etiquette, and overall love for the sport. 

Ski Team programs do NOT include a season pass.

SCHEDULE

Two Day Programs
Duration: 19-24 Weeks*
Start Date: Dec 4
End Date: After last event of the year

ALTERED SCHEDULE DURING HOLIDAY PERIODS

Dec 25 – Jan 1  Christmas Holidays
Jan 15-16  MKL Holiday Weekend
Feb 19-20 Presidents Holiday Weekend

Program Meets: On Snow at Winters Creek Lodge

TRAINING WILL FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING

Athletes will receive instruction on using the correct technique over all terrain types and terrain park features. Athletes will learn basic grabs and rotations (no inverts) over park jumps and sliding hard features including rails and boxes. Progressions start at entry-level on each feature. 

NOTES

Events will be posted on our calendar as they are announced. 
Separate fees apply for those choosing to compete. 

*Additional midweek training may be available (as race schedules allow), dates will be posted on the Ski Team Calendar. 

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES

• Skis in an open parallel stance and a hockey stop
• Can ski proficiently on black groomed and ungroomed runs
• Side slipping
• Whirlybirds (flat spins) on Ponderosa Run and Kit Carson Bowl
• Ski on one ski, both sides
• Ski bumps in control
• Pivot slips in a corridor
• Athletes will ride with the bar down on all chairlifts


Lake League

2 Day (Saturday & Sunday) | All-Day Program
Ages 9 to 16 years old as of December 31

The Lake League program builds upon the basics and fundamentals of skiing as well as the introductory racing skills learned in the Shredders program. The 2 day program (Sat & Sun) allows time to personalize coaching to the needs of each individual athlete. Participants in the Lake League program will be introduced to various disciplines of competitive ski racing through the Tahoe League Race Series. Additionally, this program allows for the athlete to foster more independence on the mountain as more responsibility, knowledge, and maturity is expected of Lake League athletes. 

The ideal candidates for this program are athletes who are interested in pursuing competitive alpine ski racing. 

Ski Team programs do NOT include a season pass.

SCHEDULE

Two Day Programs
Duration: 19-24 Weeks*
Start Date: Dec 4
End Date: After last event of the year

ALTERED SCHEDULE DURING HOLIDAY PERIODS

Dec 25 – Jan 1  Christmas Holidays
Jan 15-16  MKL Holiday Weekend
Feb 19-20 Presidents Holiday Weekend

Program Meets: On Snow at Winters Creek Lodge

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES

• Skis in an open parallel stance and can perform a hockey stop
• Can ski proficiently on black groomed and ungroomed runs
• Side slipping
• Whirlybirds (flat spins) on Ponderosa Run and Kit Carson Bowl
• Ski on one ski, both sides
• Ski bumps in control
• Pivot slips in a corridor

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Membership Required. Visit: US Ski & Snowboard Membership  All Tahoe Race Series races will be U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Far West Sanctioned events. All athletes must hold a valid U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Far West Membership in order to compete in the Tahoe League Race Series with their home program. 

*Additional midweek training may be available (as race schedules allow), dates will be posted on the Ski Team Calendar. 


FAR WEST

2 Day (Saturday & Sunday) + Select Weekdays
All-Day Program
U12, U14, U16, and U21

The Competition Program is designed for athletes looking to maximize skiing and racing performance. Athletes will be part of a team environment with a core training progression based in Slalom and Giant Slalom racing. Athletes progressing and demonstrating sufficient skills will have the opportunity to move to Super-G and Downhill. Athletes in this program will be racing in the Far West USSA competition programs. Training at this level also provides excellent preparation for High School racing. 

Ski Team programs do NOT include a season pass.

SCHEDULE

Two Day Programs
Duration: 19-24 Weeks*
Start Date: After the mountain opens for season
End Date: After last event of the year

ALTERED SCHEDULE DURING HOLIDAY PERIODS

Dec 25 – Jan 1  Christmas Holidays
Jan 15-16  MKL Holiday Weekend
Feb 19-20 Presidents Holiday Weekend

Program Meets: On Snow at Winters Creek Lodge

PROGRAM DETAILS

The ideal candidates for this program are athletes who are interested in pursuing competitive alpine ski racing. 

• Weekend training (Sat & Sun)
• Early load speed & gate training by invitation race

PROGRAM DETAILS

Membership Required. Visit: US Ski & Snowboard Membership  All Tahoe Race Series races will be U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Far West Sanctioned events. All athletes must hold a valid U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Far West Membership in order to compete in the Tahoe League Race Series with their home program. 


MASTERS

Wednesday & Friday
Ages 21+

ALWAYS LEARNING, ALWAYS IMPROVING, NO MATTER THE AGE. The Mt. Rose Master’s Racing Program is for adult ski racers who are looking to improve their skiing and racing skills. Athletes may participate in the Far West Masters USSA competitions. 

Ski Team programs do NOT include a season pass.


SCHEDULE

Two Day Programs
Duration: 19-24 Weeks
Start Date: Dec 8
End Date: After last event of the year

ALTERED SCHEDULE DURING HOLIDAY PERIODS

Dec 25 – Jan 1  Christmas Holidays
Jan 15-16  MKL Holiday Weekend
Feb 19-20 Presidents Holiday Weekend

Program Meets: On Snow at Winters Creek Lodge

PROGRAM DETAILS

• Season-long training (Wednesday & Friday mornings)
• Additional weekend training days available with Competition Team
• Early load speed & gate training by invitation

NOTES

For those choosing to compete, the athlete is responsible for individual fees. 

Meeting Area: Meet the Coach at the Zephyr 6 loading area at 8:30 am