Ability Level:
Age Range:
Weekends & Holidays, Friday Add-On; Full Time, Midweek Only
The Olympic Valley Sport Team is for kids that want to ski hard & hone their skills in order to ski at their highest level.
This program is available to skiers ages 9 to 18. The Sport Team is for kids that want to ski hard and hone their skills in order to ski at their highest level. This team is for all the kids who love to ski for the pure fun and challenge inherent to our favorite sport and the winter environment. Sport Team athletes have the opportunity to compete in our team’s Big Mountain Palisades Tahoe Cup events.

In addition to being a stand-alone, ski improvement and fun program, the Sport Team is designed to be a development program for athletes interested in moving onto the Palisades Tahoe Competition Team. The Palisades Tahoe Cup is great fun for all the participants but, further, it is a fantastic introduction to competitive big mountain. With a top-three finish in the Palisades Tahoe Cup, an athlete can earn consideration for the Comp Team.

As members of the Palisades Tahoe Big Mountain Ski Teams, all athletes can expect to gain knowledge in many areas including general alpine skiing skills, our legacy and history, equipment care and introduction to tuning, big mountain ski technique and tactics, technical fundamentals, aerial skills, activation and warmup, intro to nutrition, big mountain protocol and etiquette, and all-mountain safety.

Team fees DO NOT include a season pass. Purchase of the Ikon Pass is required.

Registration is FULL for the 21-22 Season for the Olympic Valley Big Mountain Sport Weekend & Holiday and Full Time programs.

Call 530-452-7270 or email skiteam@palisadestahoe.com.
21/22 Programming

OV Big Mountain Sport & Comp*
Full-TimeWeekend & Holiday
MidweekFriday Add-On
DatesDecember 2021 - April 2022December 2021 - April 2022
January 2022 - March 2022See Team Schedule
ScheduleSee Teams Communication8:45am-2:15pm
See Teams CommunicationsSee Teams Communications
Offered Training5 days per weekWeekends & Holidays
Weds, ThursFriday

*All Comp Team Members must purchase Comp Team Upgrade or join Full-time Team.
Program Guidelines

PassMust purchase Ikon Pass.
AgeMust be 9-18 as of Dec 31, 2021
Skill Prerequisite
  • Must have completed Mighty Mites as a Purple Star or above
  • Must be fully parallel
  • Must be able to ski all terrain with confidence
  • Must be able to ski & load/ride the chair unaccompanied
  • Must be independent; able to conduct oneself appropriately when unaccompanied
  • Must be able to participate in a full day of training without parent interaction
EquipmentSkis: 1 pair of all-mountain skis regularly tuned
Boots: must be properly fit (size/flex) and in excellent working order
Protection: Helmet (mandatory) and back protector (highly recommended)

ScheduleTeam Calendar linked below for general reference only and may change due to conditions. Final communication will come through DRVN application.
ParticipationSport Team: Athletes are expected to participate in 66% - 75% of the offered training
Annual Training Plan70-90% coached/directed freeskiing
10-30% coached drills

Pick Up / Drop OffCommunicated by Manager through team platform
SupervisionAthletes 9 & older are NOT supervised for periods of time and may be required to take breaks, eat lunch, to ride and/or load chairs unaccompanied.
Break/SnackWe take quick snack/water breaks
LunchLunch is not provided. Parents are expected to provide the athlete with a healthy snack & nutritious lunch.
CompetitionsFor Sport Team only Palisades Tahoe Cups.
  • Required to attend parent orientation.
  • Required to remain on-site during team.
  • Must actively communicate the needs of athlete including planned absences and injuries.
  • Must register for competitions in a timely manner per team communication.
  • Must complete Team Agreement (Code of Conduct)
  • Must remain actively engaged with Team communication method(s) and check schedule/updates regularly.
CommunicationParent must maintain active account with DRVN; after registration, review the confirmation email for access to DRVN.
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 Team communication platforms as information is readily available.

PricingFull TimeWeekend & HolidayMidweek OnlyFriday Add-On
PASS 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 Weds/Thurs or Weekend & Holiday program.
Team UniformPurchase of Team Uniform is optional. After registration, review the confirmation email for instructions on how to purchase.
Program PlacementParticipants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager.

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