NO GO – PROGRAMS Will not run today

All Ski Team Programs have been cancelled for this today due to extreme weather concerns.

Possible Weather impacts

STORM APPROACHING! We are monitoring the weather and will update this page by 7 am tomorrow morning. Thank you for your patience.

all programs are a go!

All Ski Team Programs are a GO – Normal operations.

2021/22 SKI TEAM

Development Programs

ProgramAgeTraining Days
Rippers6-9Sat or Sun
Shredders (cancelled)7-14Sat or Sun
All Mountain9-16Sat or Sun

Competitive programs

ProgramAgeTraining Days
Freeride9-16Sat + Sun
Lake League9-16Sat + Sun
Far West (U12, U14, U16, and U21)9-16Sat + Sun
Masters (cancelled) 21+Thur + Fri


Ski Team programs do NOT include a season pass.

Season Passes are on sale and we encourage you to purchase your family’s season passes before September 30th to get the best value on your winter recreation at Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe.

All Ski Team products will be sold independently of season passes so it is recommended that you purchase the season pass that best fits the program you intend your child to be involved with this winter.

All programs have limited spaces and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All sales are be online only.

All Ski Team programs launch from the Slide Bowl (on snow near the Winters Creek Lodge)

Recommended Season PAsses


All MountainXXX
*Midweek+Sun passes are only suggested if you plan on the Sunday option only.


Lake LeagueX
Far WestX
*There may be select training opportunities during holiday periods

Why the changes in ski team programs?

  • Updated skills-based training progressions have been implemented for all programs. 
  • The ratio of athletes/coaches in each program has been reduced to provide more effective training.
  • Overall total team numbers have been reduced to improve the quality of the training. 
  • Coaching staff will be expected to complete more extensive pre-season orientation and refresher courses.
  • Should COVID protocols continue to exist—Limited physical contact between coaches and athletes; general public and lift attendants.

Program Details



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 cost of the program. 

AGE Requirements

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

Programs age parameters are not flexible— zero exceptions.

Ex. 6-year-olds are not allowed in Shredders 

Location & lifts

All ski team programs start and end on the Winter’s Creek Lodge side—Zephyr Express Lift use is mandatory. 

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

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

General policy

There will not be any switching of training days once the program has started. We cannot accommodate athletes showing up on their non-training day, Example—Coming on a Sunday when you are in a Saturday program. 

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

There is not a 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


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

There is currently NOT a text message application in use for notifications. 

Parents / Winters Creek Lodge

Dining and short-term use of the 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 key on “weather days” when more guests are looking for a quick break from the cold. 

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

Team Uniforms

Ski Team Uniform:

Team Jackets – Season Lease provided by Ski Team
Black Ski Pants – (Not included– athlete must supply)

Note: all other uniform pieces will be provided by the athlete including: Helmet (required), Eyewear, Gloves, Ski Equipment etc.

All MT. Rose Ski Team Athletes will be issued a Ski Team Jacket (Season Lease)

Pick Up Options:

Our Goal is to have your Athlete On–Hill Ready  to train on the 1st day of  training.

Jacket Pick Ups:
DEC 4 & 5 Saturday & Sunday
9:00am – 12:00pm
Main Lodge – Upper Level ( MVD II)

If you are unable to pick up your Ski Team Jacket before the start of the program.  Please wear your personal coat on the first day of your program.  Ski Team Jackets may then be picked up at:

Mt. Rose Main Lodge
9:00am – 3:30pm
Weekends (Sat & Sun)
Human Resources Office

You may pick up your child’s jacket without them present – Please have a good idea of their size. 

Should you need to exchange your coat for a different size (or repair) please visit the Human Resources office.


If you require a jacket repair or replacement, notify your team coach

Please clean your team jacket if it needs it. Follow the instructions inside the jacket as they may vary.

Machine wash, cold, delicate, with like colors.

Please return your Ski Team Jacket at the conclusion of the program:

Drop Off Options:
Final Event Weekend (Ski Team Palooza)
Main Lodge Bins in the Lobby
Mail Jacket

Jackets do not need to be washed prior to return (all jackets are professionally cleaned and water proofed in the off season)

Competition Team Athletes — please return your jacket after your final event of the season

PLEASE NOTE: Jackets not returned by the final day of the season are subject to a $400 replacement fee.