Ability Level:
High Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Sport:
Alpine Skiing
Age Range:
5-9
Offered:
Weekends & Holidays / Wednesdays & Thursdays / Friday Add-On
Children ages 5-9 can develop strong fundamental skills in a team environment.
The Mighty Mites 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, safe and challenging team environment. Our experienced coaches focus on 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. Mighty Mites can expect to learn mountain safety and experience our Olympic legacy. Each Mighty Mite will gain a solid foundation that will empower them to continue on to the U10 Jr Development, Development or Big Mountain program proud of their skill achievements and help attain a lifelong love of skiing.

Registration is FULL for the 21-22 Season for all Mighty Mites programs.

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

Mighty Mites Program
Weekend & Holiday
Wednesday & Thursday
Friday Add-On
Dates
11 Dec 2021 - 3 April 2022
5 Jan 2022 - 24 March 2022
7 Jan 2022 - 25 March 2022
Schedule*
8:45am-1:30pm
1:15-4pm
9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
Offered Training
Weekends + Holidays
Wednesday & Thursdays (non-holiday)Friday (non-holiday)

*Training Calendar linked below.

Program Guidelines

Mighty Mites Expectations
PassMust purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass may conflict with team dates.
AgeMust be 5-9 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.
Maturity
  • NOT A BEGINNER PROGRAM.
  • Children 5-7 years old must be advanced-beginners or higher, able to ski all Beginner terrain with confidence.
  • Children 8-9 years old must be intermediate and mostly parallel.
EquipmentSkis: 1 pair carving-style skis nose high; owned or seasonal lease (no rentals); in good condition.
Boots: Must be properly fitted (size/flex) and in excellent working order
Poles: Required at the appropriate level - communicated by the manager.
Protection: Helmet & goggles required.
ScheduleTeam calendar linked below for general reference only and may change due to conditions. Final communications will come through DRIVN application.
ParticipationAthletes are expected to participate in 65% or more of the offered training.
Annual Training PlanWe ski & get mileage!
75-90% coached/directed freeskiing.
10-20% coached drills.
5-10% intro to training runs (gate training).
Pick Up / Drop OffTree at base of Exhibition lift.
Children may not be dropped off before 8:30am or after 8:45am.
Preparedness
  • 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/SnackA hearty snack will be provided for Weekend & Holiday team, included in program pricing.
EventsWeekend & Holiday Mighty Mites will have fun races and a Big Air scheduled. Subject to change due to weather & conditions.
Parents
  • Required to attend parent orientation.
  • Required to remain on-site during team.
  • 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.

Mighty Mites PricingWeekend & HolidayWednesday/ThursdayFriday Add-On
Price$3,545$1090$375
PassPASS NOT INCLUDED. Must purchase an Ikon Pass. Ikon Base pass conflicts with team dates.

PASS NOT INCLUDED. Must purchase an Ikon Pass.


PASS NOT INCLUDED. Must purchase an Ikon Pass. Must also be registered for Wednesday/Thursday or Weekend & Holiday program.
Team UniformPurchase of Team Uniform is required. After registration review the confirmation email for directions to purchase.Purchase of Team Uniform is required. After registration review the confirmation email for directions to purchase.
Program PlacementParticipants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager.Participants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager.Participants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager.

Resort ChargeResort Charge is required on every Athlete's pass. Sign up.Resort Charge is required on every Athlete's pass. Sign up.Resort Charge is required on every Athlete's pass. Sign up.

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