Contact: Dan Moore
Ability Level: Beginner,Intermediate
Age Range: 3-4 or 5-12

The Sierra Rippers Ski Team is at capacity and is no longer accepting applicants for the 2017/18 season. The Sierra Rippers Snowboard Team sign ups are still open.

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 including alpine racing, park skiing/riding and moguls. We believe competition is an excellent means for progression and motivator for ski development.

Team Skills/Abilities

Not sure what team to choose? Take a look below to help guide you in choosing which team best fits your skiing/riding goals. Each table below, lists each Sierra team's corresponding skills or abilities.

  • Rippers Ski Teams
  • Rippers Snowboard Teams
  • Ski Development Teams
    (Alpine, Freeride, All Mtn)
  • Attitude to Learn and Grow
  • Flex your Boot to Engage the Ski Tip
  • Functional Pole Plant
  • Symmetrical Turns on Intermediate terrain
  • Controlled Hockey stops (L+R)
  • Effective use of Blending Skills E/P/R
  • Learn More
  • Snowboard Development Teams
  • Attitude to Learn and Grow
  • Twist the Board
  • Pivot Slip
  • Symmetrical Turns on Intermediate Terrain
  • Flat Base Run
  • Blending Skidded & Carved Turns as Conditions dictate
  • Learn More
  • Ski Competition Teams
    (Alpine, Freeride)
  • Desire to learn and compete
  • Aggressive athletic posture on all terrain
  • Pivot slips on all terrian
  • Hips and knees over toes
  • Dynamic feet and hands
  • Swivel hips
  • Learn More
  • Snowboard Competition Teams
  • Desire to learn and compete
  • Aggressive athletic posture on all terrain
  • Symetrical turns in intermediate bumps
  • Comfortable riding switch
  • Straight air jumps
  • Perform a 360 anyway you choose
  • Learn More


2017/18 Rates

Scroll to the left on your mobile device to view more details in the pricing table below:

  Mini Rippers
(Sat + Sun)
(Sat + Sun)
12 Week
(Tues Only)
12 Week
(Thurs Only)
Age Range 3-4 5-12 5-12 5-12
Benefits Same coach, same team each week. Master fundamentals of skiing/riding. Team building + confidence. Includes an Unlimited Season Pass.
Rate $999 $999 $999 $999
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*All program costs include the $60 assessment day fee (when purchased on or before Oct. 4th) 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 Rippers Calendar

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.*

Mini Rippers: Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 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
  • 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

  • Rippers is a non-competitive program with an emphasis on skills development
  • The program is staffed by Sierra coaches who are specifically trained under our senior coaching staff to implement a specifically designed curriculum and Sierra Team philosophy.
  • 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.
  • Participants must be able to get on and off the chairlift without help and be able to make controlled turns down all green runs.
  • Participation in competitions is not mandatory.

How to Join

  1. Download and complete the 2017-18 Rippers/Mini Rippers 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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