Ability Level:
Alpine Skiing
Alpine Racing
Age Range:
Weekends & Holidays
Mountain Rangers focus on progressive skill acquisition, safe skiing, respect for the mountain & having fun.

The Mountain Rangers program's primary goals are to help young skiers develop strong fundamental skills, learn to be part of a team, gain a joy and passion for skiing in a fun and challenging team environment. Our experienced coaches focus on progressive skill acquisition, knowledge of the skier’s responsibility code and safe skiing, respect for the mountain and having fun. Each coach is specially trained to provide a safe, fun learning environment for all levels. Each Mountain Ranger will gain a solid foundation that will enable him or her to continue on to the Alpine Rangers program and will be proud of their skill achievements and help attain a lifelong love of skiing.

Registration is FULL for the 21-22 Season for Mountain Rangers.

Questions? Call 530-452-7270 or email skiteam@palisadestahoe.com. DRIVN subscription required for Training and Communication, after registration please review the confirmation email for directions to access DRIVN.

21/22 Programming

Mountain Rangers Program
Weekend & Holiday
11 Dec 2021 - 3 April 2022
Offered Training
Weekends + Holidays

Program Guidelines

Mountain Rangers Expectations
PassMust purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass may conflict with team dates.
AgeMust be 4 or 5 as of Dec 31, 2021.
Skill Prerequisite
  • Must have previous skiing experience.
  • Must be able to stop unassisted.
  • Must be able to ski beginner terrain unassisted.
  • Must be able to turn on beginner terrain.
  • Must be able to glide (semi-parallel across fall-line & on flats).
  • Must be able to put on & take off skis unassisted.
  • Edgie-wedgie, leash & other training aids not permitted.
  • Must be able to participate in a full training session without parent interaction.
EquipmentSkis: 1 pair carving-style skis chin high; owned or seasonal lease (no rentals); in good condition.
Boots: Must be properly fit (size/flex) and in excellent working order.
Protection: Helmet & goggles required
ScheduleTeam Calendar linked below for general reference and may change due to conditions. Final communication will come through DRIVN application.
ParticipationAthletes are expected to participate in 65% or more of the offered training.
Annual Training PlanWe ski & get mileage!
85-95% coached/directed freeskiing.
5-10% coached drills.
5% intro to training runs (gate training).
Pick Up / Drop OffTree at base of mountain, just through breezeway.
  • Dressed warmer than parents.
  • Small healthy snack in pocket.
  • Properly hydrated with a full belly from a healthy breakfast.
  • Arrives with a quick smile & ready to ski in all types of weather.
Break/SnackWe take a quick snack break.
EventsMountain Rangers will have at least one race scheduled. Subject to change due to weather & conditions.
  • Required to attend parent orientation.
  • Required to remain on-site during team.
  • This is not a true-beginner/first-timers program. Children must have prior experience & enjoy outdoor sports.
  • You must dress your child warmer than you dress yourself.
  • Must complete Team Agreement (Code of Conduct).
  • Must remain actively engaged with Team communication method(s) and check schedule/updates regularly.
CommunicationParents must maintain an active account with DRIVN; after registration review the confirmation email for directions to access DRIVN.
Challenging WeatherOur goal is to ski every calendared Team day. Teams are delayed or canceled on occasion due to weather & operations. Team schedule adjustments will be communicated through DRIVN as information is readily available.

Mountain Rangers PricingWeekend & Holiday
PassPASS NOT INCLUDED. Must purchase an Ikon Pass. Ikon Base pass conflicts with team dates.
Team UniformPurchase of Team Uniform is required. After registration review the confirmation email for directions to purchase.

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