SKI TEAMS

Development TeamS

Rippers
Shredders
All-Mountain

Competitive Teams

Far West
Freeride
Lake League
Masters

Ski Team Details

Welcome to the Mt. Rose Ski Team landing page, which will serve as the primary point of communication about the programs we are offering as well as race and training alerts for participants.

There will be periodic e-mails, but in general athletes and parents will be expected to find information here. 

Please refer to the guide below for important updates regarding the status of a program or potential event cancellations that will appear here in the future.

Notifications

We will activate an alert before a training or race event to indicate whether the event is a go or no-go. If it is for a weekend event, the alert will be added on Friday and Saturday afternoons the day before. Please note the different alerts below:

Program is a GO!

Programs are a go as normal.

CAUTION – POSSIBLE IMPACTS

A caution alert will notify athletes of a potential postponement, location changes, weather, or other changes in everyday operations. Details and a final decision on when the call will be made will be posted.

NO GO – PROGRAMS WILL NOT RUN

All Ski Team programs have been canceled for this day due to weather concerns.

DEVELOPMENT – MAIN LODGE AREA

meeting area main lodge

All development ski team programs start on the snow near Northwest Express Load at the main lodge.

COMPETITIVE – WINTERS CREEK LODGE

All competition ski team programs start on the snow near Zephyr Express at Winters Creek Lodge.

Uniforms

The Mt. Rose Ski Team will be transitioning to orange AKOVA/SHRED DOG jackets as the official Ski Team uniform beginning this season (23/24).

If you purchased a green jacket from last season (22/23), it will be accepted as a team uniform for the 23/24 season.  Last season’s jackets are no longer available for purchase.

Reminder: an official Mt. Rose Ski Team jacket is required for all Ski Team athletes.
 
If you purchase a new jacket, the Hardshell is required; the Insulator is optional and can be in the color you choose. 

Pants: Recommended Black or Orange (Not Required)

The orange Shred Dog jackets will come with the following:

  • More size options, including youth and adult sizes (please refer to the size chart below).
  • These jackets will be shipped on the same schedule as before
  • Have you already purchased a jacket from Shred Dog? The color will automatically be adjusted 

SIZE GUIDES
Shred Dog has size guides + size calculators for each jacket type: 
Kids – Adult Female – Adult Male

Click here for the size guide.

For any 23/24 jacket-specific questions (order processing, delivery/shipping, sizing, etc.), please contact AKOVA/SHRED DOG: (720) 221-2488 // info@akovagear.com

Use Code: MtRose23

While we would like to accommodate program/day swaps, we are sold out of every program on both Saturday and Sunday, and changes like these would disrupt our coach-to-athlete ratios, which results in an unfair negative impact on other athletes across programs.  We work hard to hire and train as many quality coaches as possible, so we can open as many spots as possible in our programs without overloading our coaches and compromising on quality.  

Rather than making changes before Ski Team has started, we ask that all potential changes wait until the season has begun when we can evaluate your athlete for the best fit in one of our programs.  It isn’t unusual for coaches to move athletes between groups and/or programs to ensure we have the best group fit for the athlete, based on their skiing ability.

Additionally, we’re at our maximum capacity for all programs – so even moving one athlete creates challenges with our balance of coaches to athletes.  If a change of programs is deemed appropriate, we will notify you once that decision has been made.  Note, that moving between programs could result in an additional expense OR a refund for a portion of enrollment fees.

Can I exchange my SHRED DOG jacket if the one we ordered is too small or too large?
Will SHRED DOG exchange if my athlete needs a different size during the season?
Is there any place my athlete can try different sizes on?

Unfortunately, jackets purchased new from AKOVA/SHRED DOG cannot be returned or exchanged as they are manufactured specifically to order for Mt. Rose athletes, with custom embroidery and logos added. 

Similarly, jackets cannot be exchanged for a different size during the season, and we do not have a range of samples for athletes to ‘try on.’  

The only advice we can give when purchasing a new jacket for your athlete is to use the vendor’s size chart to determine an appropriate size.  A good rule of thumb for fast-growing children is to size up at least one size.

For any 23/24 jacket-specific questions (order processing, delivery/shipping, sizing, etc.), please contact AKOVA/SHRED DOG: (720) 221-2488 // info@akovagear.com

We apologize for any confusion with the SHRED DOG jackets.  The production and shipping timelines for the jackets aren’t ideal, but this is the best that our vendor can do.

Please feel free to have your athlete(s) wear the jacket of their choosing to ski team training until their new jacket arrives from the vendor.

For any 23/24 jacket-specific questions (order processing, delivery/shipping, sizing, etc.), please contact AKOVA/SHRED DOG: (720) 221-2488 // info@akovagear.com

We’re sorry for any inconvenience, with over 170 athletes and over 40 coaches each training day – staggering lunches is the only way we can avoid long lines, excessive wait times, and overcrowding in the lodge and cafe.

While we would like to accommodate program swaps, we are sold out of every program on both Saturday and Sunday, and changes like these before the season begins would disrupt our coach-to-athlete ratios, which results in an unfairly negative impact on other athletes across programs.

Once the season begins and after the first few training weeks, there is potential that spots could open up in the program of your preference – at which point we would need to evaluate your athlete for fit in the respective program to ensure they can ski at a level consistent with other athletes in the program/group.

ASSESSMENT

These are NOT BEGINNER PROGRAMS. 

There will be a skiing assessment of each new athlete to ensure appropriate program placement. 

Athletes not possessing minimal skiing skills for the program will be asked to move to the more appropriate developmental ski program. Example—Shredders who do not meet the minimum skill requirements will be moved to Rippers.

Those who cannot be accommodated with a program will be refunded for the program’s cost. 

AGE REQUIREMENTS

Your child must meet the minimum age requirement for each program to participate.

Program age parameters are not flexible— zero exceptions.

For example, 6-year-olds are not allowed in shredders. 

  

LOCATION & LIFTS

All development ski team programs start on the snow near Northwest Express Load at the main lodge.

All competition ski team programs start on the snow near Zephyr Express at Winters Creek Lodge.

All athletes must be able to access and ride all chairlifts at Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe with minimal assistance from lift attendants or other chairlift riders. 

Athletes will ride with the safety bar down on all chairlifts. 

GENERAL POLICY

Training days will not be switched once the program has started. We cannot accommodate athletes showing up on their non-training day. For example, Come on a Sunday when you are in a Saturday program. 

There are no makeup days—This is a season-long training program. 

There is no team facility for the athletes. Athletes are expected to arrive at the meeting area ready to train. Gear storage or stowing of personal items is not provided. 

There is NOT a waiting list for programs that sell out. Any availability will be updated at skirose.com

PARENTS LODGE USE

Dining and short-term use of both the Main Lodge and Winters Creek Lodge is welcomed by all our guests (including Ski Team Parents) as the facility is intended to operate on the idea of flipping seats to accommodate multiple guests over a given period. This turnover of seats is especially crucial on “weather days” when more guests are looking for a quick break from the cold. 

Ski Team Parents are asked not to occupy seats inside the Lodges for extended periods (AKA camping out with a laptop for several hours.)  

COMMUNICATION

This website is the primary communication piece for all athletes and their parents. Any changes or updates will be noted on this page. There will be periodic e-mails, but in general, athletes and parents will be expected to find information here. 

There is currently NO text message application in use for notifications.