Sierra Teams - Kids Programs

Sierra Teams offer a tiered program for skiers and snowboarders looking to progress in their chosen field, including Alpine ski racing and freeride skiing/snowboarding. Sierra Teams provide expert coaching starting with the Rippers programs into the the Development Teams and Competition Teams. Past Sierra Teams' athletes include X Games medalists, US Ski Team members, and collegiate-level athletes.

Whether your child has a goal of skiing/snowboarding in college, getting on the podium in the X Games or further developing skills for a full life skiing and riding in the mountains, the Sierra-at-Tahoe family of coaches and athletes are here to support your goals.

The Rippers program is the first step into Sierra Teams, and is perfect for young skiers/snowboarders (ages 5-12 or 3-4 with Mini Rippers) who are mastering the fundamentals and are ready for consistent support. With the same coach, Rippers will enjoy hours of dedicated coaching in a fun, team environment. We provide parents with an outline of training goals each week, as well as a slew of fun Rippers-only competitions and activities, like Ski With Maddie Bowman Day, to encourage love for the sport and exposure to aspects of upper level skiing/snowboarding.

View sample Rippers curriculum - the actual curriculum will be distributed via email before the program begins.

2014-15 Rates

Program

Age Rate-
before Nov. 15.
Mini Rippers 3-4 $749
Rippers 5-6 & 7-12 $799

All program costs include a complimentary Sierra-at-Tahoe Unlimited season pass. My Sierra Rewards Plus membership is available for an additional fee.

Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  *Please note the new program start time. We strongly encourage Sierra Teams members are on the snow by 8:45 a.m.*

December 13-14, 2014
January 3-4, 2015
January 10-11, 2015
January 24-25, 2015
January 31-February 1, 2015
February 7-8, 2015
February 14-15, 2015
March 7-8, 2015
March 14-15, 2015
March 21-22, 2015

Good To Know

  • Rippers is a non-competitive program with an emphasis on skills development
  • The program is staffed by Sierra Resort coaches who are specifically trained to handle the program
  • A 10% discount will be give to each participant within the same family after the first participant is registered. Must be purchased through the Season Pass Office; please call 530.659.7453 x208.
  • Participants must be able to get on and off the chairlift without help and be able to make controlled turns down a green run
  • Helpful information about the Mini Rippers program or the Rippers program can be downloaded.

How To Join

  1.  Download and complete the 2014-15 Rippers Registration Packet
    1. Or the 2014-15 Mini Rippers Registration Packet
  2.  Download and complete the 2014-15 Team Referral Form
  3. Enclose a check or credit card information for the amount below with the registration form and return to:

    Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort
    Attn: Sierra Teams
    1111 Sierra-at-Tahoe Rd.  
    Twin Bridges, CA 95735

Contact Us

Questions can be directed to 530.659.7453 x280 or teams@sierraattahoe.com.

 

Sierra Teams offer a tiered program for skiers and snowboarders looking to progress in their chosen field, including Alpine ski racing and freeride skiing/snowboarding. Sierra Teams provide expert coaching starting with the Rippers programs into the the Development Teams and Competition Teams. Past Sierra Teams' athletes include X Games medalists, US Ski Team members, and collegiate-level athletes.

Whether your child has a goal of skiing/snowboarding in college, getting on the podium in the X Games or further developing skills for a full life skiing and riding in the mountains, the Sierra-at-Tahoe family of coaches and athletes are here to support your goals.

The Development Teams program is designed for upper-intermediate/advanced Alpine skiers and Freeride skiers/snowboarders ages 7-17 who are honing their skills and have an interest in competing, but aren't necessarily ready for the Competition Teams program. Our specialized and certified Development Team coaches have many years of experience coaching Alpine racing and Freeride skiing/snowboarding. At this level, our coaches’ goal is to mentor athlete’s first steps into the competition world as they have the opportunity to compete in Sierra-hosted alpine races and park competitions.

Members of the Development Team can train with the Competitive Teams 20 days during the season and have the option to upgrade mid-season.

Alpine Racing Development Team:
Athletes will be introduced to skiing gates and develop excellent technique at the hands of expert coaches with 20+ years Alpine racing experience. The program feeds into our Alpine Race Team, as well as our Freeride programs. Many of the world's best park riders, including Maddie Bowman, honed world champion technique in Alpine racing before moving to the park. We recommend our park-hungry skiers to spend at least one season in the gates!

Freeride Ski Development Team:
Our Freeride Ski Team is for advanced skiers who are looking to move beyond the basics and gain experience in skiercross, slopestyle and half pipe skiing. Our coaches are currently competing athletes, bringing up-and-coming tricks and fresh coaching to Sierra. A large focus is put on teaching safety in the park as young athletes begin to build their list of tricks.

Snowboard Development Team:
For snowboarders who are looking to move beyond the basics and gain experience in bordercross, slopestyle and half pipe riding. Our expert coaches model the curriculum after world-class Sierra-at-Tahoe athletes, like Jaime Anderson, by exposing athletes to riding gates and all aspects of park competitions.

 

2014-15 Rates

Development Program

Age Rate-
before Nov. 15.
Development Team - Ski or Snowboard 7 -17 $849

All program costs include a complimentary Sierra-at-Tahoe Unlimited season pass. My Sierra Rewards Plus membership is available for an additional fee.

Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m,; Alpine Ski: Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
December 13-14, 2014
January 3-4, 2015
January 10-11, 2015
January 24-25, 2015
January 31-February 1, 2015
February 7-8, 2015
February 14-15, 2015
March 7-8, 2015
March 14-15, 2015
March 21-22, 2015

Good To Know

  • Participation in competitions is not mandatory
  • All teams are coached by PSIA certified instructors (or international equivalent) who are trained to coach competitive skiers and riders
  • Each program is approximately 18 weeks long
  • A 10% discount will be give to each participant within the same family after the first participant is registered. Must be purchased through the Season Pass Office; please call 530.659.7453 x208.
  • Tuition does not include membership in Far West/USSA/USASA, race fees, travel costs or lift tickets at other resorts
  • Coaches travel to events when 5+ athletes are participating
  • Helpful information for parents can be downloaded here

Helpful web sites

How To Join

  1. Download and complete the 2014-15 Registration Packet
  2. Download and complete the 2014-15 Team Referral Form
  3. Enclose a check or credit card information for the amount below with the registration form and return to:

    Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort
    Attn: Sierra Teams
    1111 Sierra-at-Tahoe Rd.  
    Twin Bridges, CA 95735

Contact Us

Questions can be directed to 530.659.7453 x280 or teams@sierraattahoe.com.

 

Sierra-at-Tahoe offers a ladder of programs with expert coaching along each progressive team. It all starts with the Rippers Program then onto the Development and Competition Teams. From there, Sierra has produced and coached all the way to the X Games, US Ski Team and collegiate level athletes.

Whether your child has a goal of skiing in college, getting on the podium in the X Games or simply developing skills for a full life skiing and riding in the mountains, the Sierra-at-Tahoe family of coaches and athletes are here to support your goals.

Our Competition Teams program is tailored to advanced Alpine Skiers and Freeride skiers/snowboarders ages 7-17 looking to compete in their discipline. Our professional coaching prepares our Sierra Teams' athletes for their competitions through regimented sport-specific training programs.

Freeride Ski:
The Freeride Team is for advanced skiers who have mastered the basics of the park and are looking for expert coaching to compete at their highest level. From USASA to the X Games, our comprehensive training program is consistently getting athletes on the podium.

Alpine Race Team: 
The Alpine Race Team is for advanced skiers who are ready to enter into the competitive ski world in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Athletes will compete in The Tahoe League Race Series, travel to competitions, and develop expert skiing technique training in the gates and alongside coaches certified at the highest level. Our staff has decades of racing experience and coaching at the US Ski Team level.

Far West Ski Team:
Far West Skiing is for dedicated Alpine racers who are ready to enter into high level ski competitions. These athletes train alongside our Alpine Race Team, but Far West Ski Team athletes will endure a more rigorous training regime and travel schedule. The Far West program is $175 additional.

Snowboard Team:
Sierra-at-Tahoe combines great parks with expert snowboard instruction to offer world-class training to our Snowboard Team. Sierra-at-Tahoe champions, like Jaime Anderson, learned much of their skill from long-time Sierra Teams' coach, Brady Gunsch. Also coaching is Tommy Burke, who brings years of experience training our Snowboard Team athletes at the highest level.
 

2014-15 Rates

Competitive Programs

Age Rate-
before Nov. 15.
Weekend Competitive Team 7-17 $1,599

The Weekend Competitive Team trains on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays for a total of 300 hours. The Competitive Teams are designed for upper intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders ages 7-17 who are interested in training and competing against their peers.

 

All program costs include a complimentary Sierra-at-Tahoe unlimited season pass. My Sierra Rewards Plus membership is available for an additional fee.

Full Competitive Team 7-17 $1,899

The Full Competition Team trains five days a week for a total of 400 hours. Includes holiday periods plus 2-3 midweek days. The Competitive Teams are designed for upper intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders ages 7-17 who are interested in training and competing against their peers.

 

All program costs include a complimentary Sierra-at-Tahoe unlimited season pass. My Sierra Rewards Plus membership is available for an additional fee.

Good To Know

  • Participation in competitions is not mandatory
  • All teams are coached by PSIA certified instructors (or international equivalent) who are trained to coach competitive skiers and riders
  • Each program is approximately 18 weeks long
  • A 10% discount will be give to each participant within the same family after the first participant is registered. Must be purchased through the Season Pass Office; please call 530.659.7453 x208.
  • Tuition does not include membership in Far West/USSA/USASA, race fees, travel costs or lift tickets at other resorts
  • Coaches travel to events when 5+ athletes are participating
  • Helpful information for parents can be downloaded here

Helpful web sites

How To Join

  1. Download and complete the 2014-15 Registration Packet
  2.  Download and complete the 2014-15 Team Referral Form
  3. Enclose a check or credit card information for the amount below with the registration form and return to:

    Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort
    Attn: Sierra Teams
    1111 Sierra-at-Tahoe Rd.  
    Twin Bridges, CA 95735

Contact Us

Questions can be directed to 530.659.7453 x280 or teams@sierraattahoe.com.