Development Team

Contact: Dan Moore
Ability Level: Intermediate,Advanced
Age Range: 5-17

Sierra Team sign ups have started for the 2017/18 season.

The Development Teams program is designed for upper-intermediate/advanced skiers and snowboarders ages 5-17 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.

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.

All Mountain Team :
For advanced skiers and riders who want to explore off-piste terrain and begin training for Big Air or Big Mountain events like the TJFS or IFSA sanctioned events.

2017/18 Rates

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Development Program
Age Range 5-17
Benefits Progressive + technical coaching. Focused on specific disciplines. Optional competition participation. Includes an Unlimited Season Pass.
Rate $1,149*
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*All program costs include the $60 assessment day fee (when purchased on or before Sept. 30th) and a complimentary Sierra-at-Tahoe Unlimited season pass. My Sierra Rewards Plus membership is available for an additional fee.

Refer a friend to Sierra Teams and receive a $50 Gift Card.

2017/18 D-Team Calendar

Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. *Please note the new program start time. We strongly encourage Sierra Teams members are on the snow by 8:15 a.m.*

  • December
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 2 - Tryout/Information Day
  • -
  • 9
  • 10
  • 16*
  • 17*
  • *Make up days if needed.
  • January
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 6
  • 7
  • 20
  • 21
  • 27
  • 28
  • February
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 3
  • 4
  • 10
  • 11
  • 24
  • 25
  • March
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 3
  • 4
  • 10
  • 11
  • 17
  • 18


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 16 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 530.543.3208.
  • 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

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How to Join

  1. Download and complete the 2017-18 D-Team Registration Packet
  2. Download and complete the 2017-18 Team Referral Form
  3. Enclose a check or credit card information for the amount with the registration form and return it to:
    Attn: Sierra Teams
    1111 Sierra-at-Tahoe Rd.
    Twin Bridges, CA 95735

Contact Us

Questions can be directed to 530.543.3180 or .

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