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Child & Adult Competitive Racing Programs | Northstar California Child & Adult Competitive Racing Programs | Northstar California

Ski + Snowboard Team Programs

 

Northstar continues to be recognized as offering one of the top ski and snowboard team programs in the region. During the 2013-14 winter season, some of the Northstar team athletes participated in National competitions, and all demonstrated solid improvement in their skiing and riding.

Team athletes can achieve their full potential on the mountain as a result of skills developed through the Northstar Coaching System by coaches who offer individualized attention. Coupled with the leadership support of the Northstar Teams Foundation, participating athletes will achieve even greater success.

Programs and pricing for the 2014-15 winter season are now available below, and interested participants should reserve their spot now in order to take advantage of the best available pricing.

Team programs feature:

  • Programs designed to fit the aspirations of the athletes;
  • Northstar Coaching System, offering contemporary training methodologies consisting of a series of progressions and skills;
  • Qualified, experienced coaches who are considered to be some of the best in the region;
  • Ability to use different training venues, as compared to the traditional model of one "dedicated" slope for training;
  • Access to Northstar's top-rated terrain parks.

2014.2015 Team Program Calendars

Pioneer (.pdf)

All Mountain (.pdf)

Race Development (.pdf)

Competitive Race (.pdf)

Trailblazer (.pdf)

Freeski (.pdf)

Snowboard (.pdf)

 

2014.2015 Season Passes
Season passes continue to be sold separately so that families have the flexibility to determine which season pass product is right for them, whether they want the ability to ski/ride in both CA and CO. As a result, freeskiing training opportunities will continue to be available for participants at three resorts – Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood – on a single pass.

 

Season Passes

 

2014.2015 Team Program Registration
To register for any of these programs, register here or click the button to the right. Once the online registration form is submitted, you will be contacted for payment with 72 hours and a confirmation email will be sent to you confirming your child's enrollment.

 

Register Online

 

More Information
If you have specific questions about the Northstar Team Programs that are not answered here, please contact the Team Office at 530.562.3231.

 

Pioneer Ski Teams

Pioneer Ski TeamsMid-WeekWeekendSunday-Only
Tuition: 4y/o: $519 5-6y/o: $319 $1,169 $609
Program Description:The Pioneer program is an introduction to the ski team environment with a focus on fun and all-mountain exploration. Team members will develop a passion for skiing in a safe and inviting team setting. Skiers will develop fundamental skiing techniques as well as social group skills. Pioneer coaches will emphasize fun, learning and safety to build a strong foundation for alpine sport and, ultimately, for life.
Ages: 4 - 6* 5 - 10* 5 - 10*
Skill Level:Skiers must be able to ride a chair, stop safely, ski in a manner to control speed, stop on their own, and can turn left and right competently. This program is not intended for beginner skiers and the child needs to have the mental and physical stamina to ski an entire day.
Training Schedule + Start Dates: Please check program calendars. Please check program calendars. Please check program calendars.
Program Times:1:30 - 4:00 p.m.9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Days on the Mountain:20 “Half Days”2610
Attendance/Commitment:There is no minimum attendance requirements for these Programs, BUT the first week(end) is mandatory. If a child falls behind due to lack of attendance, we reserve the right to move the child to an appropriate group given that the original group may advance more quickly with consistent attendance.
Competition: No competitions. 2 Pioneer Fun Cup Races** No competitions.

Pass Purchase Required:

 

Tahoe Value Pass

 

Tahoe Local Pass

 

Tahoe Value Pass

 

*Athlete must be age appropriate as of 12/31/14. No Exceptions. Birth Cert. req’d for 4yr olds in mid-week & 5yr olds for weekend & Sunday-Only.

**Competitions are included in the weekend Pioneer program, however BBQ’s and social events are additional fees.

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Development Ski Teams

All-Mountain Development Ski Team Weekends + Holidays
Tuition: $1,775   
Program Description:Focus on exploring the mountain and having fun. Athletes will further develop their skiing skills in a terrain based learning environment. Coaches will also focus on building teamwork skills amongst athletes as it is important athletes participate with their co-athletes and coaches to create a strong team bond. Ultimately our goal is to enhance each athlete’s passion for skiing and being a team player.
Program Focus:Focus on learning and developing new skills, having fun and exploring the mountain, with an introduction to parks and racing, when appropriate.
Ages:7 - 16*
Skill Level: Can comfortably navigate blue terrain.
Training Schedule + Start Dates: Please check program calendar.
Program Times:8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.  
Days on the Mountain: See calendar.   
Attendance/Commitment: First weekend is mandatory, after that we recommend that the athlete maintain a minimum attendance rate of 65%. We reserve the right to move an athlete should their lack of attendance inhibit their ability to keep up with their original team.
Competition:

Opportunity to race Tahoe League race, hosted at Northstar. There is no organized race training included with this team.

Pass Purchase Required:

Epic Pass**

  

*Athlete must be age appropriate as of 12/31/14.

**BBQ's and social events require additional fees.

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Ski Race Team Programs

Alpine Race Development Team (Ages 7 - 11) Weekends + Holidays Devo Race "PLUS"  
Tuition: $1,775 $2,075  
Program Description: The Race Development Program emphasizes fun while aiming to teach and develop fundamental skiing skills through a variety of drills, gate training, and directed skiing. This program aims to improve the athlete’s skiing ability as well as introduce the athlete to ski racing with a fun approach. It will be a mix of controlled and free skiing environments. This is the first step toward a life-long passion for skiing, as well as the competitive race program. The difference between Devo “Weekend/Holiday” and “Devo Race PLUS” is time on the snow.
Program Focus: Focus on skills development and introduction to ski racing in Tahoe League. 50% time will be spent in a closed/controlled environment (running gates, etc.); skills Quest Assessment and Evaluation. 50% time spent in the free environment with direction skiing and fun.  Introduction to conditioning and nutrition with video analysis on training days. Training will follow the Tahoe League schedule.
Ages: 7 - 11* 7 - 11*  
Skill Level: Levels 5 - 8 Levels 5 - 8  
Training Schedule + Start Dates: Check program calendar. Check program calendar.  
Program Times: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

TBD by coach.

 
Days on the Mountain: See calendar. See calendar.  
Attendance/Commitment: First weekend is mandatory, after that we recommend that the athlete maintain a minimum attendance rate of 75%. We reserve the right to move an athlete should their lack of attendance inhibit their ability to keep up with their original team.
Competition:

Competition will be primarily geared towards Tahoe League but the athletes will be given opportunities to race in the Far West Series if they so desire.

Pass Purchase Required:

Epic Pass**

Epic Pass**

 
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Alpine Race Development Team (Ages 12 - 18) Weekends + Holidays
Tuition: $1,775 (formerly Tahoe League)
Program Description: The Development Program emphasizes fun while aiming to teach and develop fundamental skiing skills through a variety of drills, gate training, and directed skiing. This program aims to improve the athlete’s skiing ability as well as introduce the athlete to ski racing with a fun approach. It will be a mix of controlled and free skiing environments. This is the first step toward a life-long passion for skiing, as well as the competitive race program.
Program Focus:

Focus on skills development and introduction to ski racing in Tahoe League.  50% time will be spent in a closed/controlled environment (running gates, etc.); skills Quest Assessment and Evaluation.  50% time spent in the free environment with direction skiing and fun.  Introduction to conditioning and nutrition with video analysis on training days. Training will follow the Tahoe League schedule.

Ages:12 - 18*
Skill Level:Determined by Coach(es)  
Training Schedule + Start Dates: Please check program calendars.
Program Times:8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  
Days on the Mountain:See calendar.   
Competition:

Competition will be primarily geared towards Tahoe League but the athletes will be given opportunities to race in the Far West Series if they so desire.

Pass Purchase Required:

Epic Pass**

  
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U10/12 Alpine Race Competitive TeamWeekends + Holidays Comp Team "PLUS"  
Tuition: $1,975 $2,600  
Program Description:Our Alpine race program is designed for the competitive-minded elite athlete to take their ski racing to the highest level.  We have the highest expectations for the coaches and athletes on this team. Our athletes should be engaged and focused during training sessions with a clear objective of maximizing their potential as a ski racer.  Athletes will train and compete in Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G and Downhill (age and ability appropriate).  Our alpine race coaches will provide skill development in the areas of appropriate goal setting, planning and training/racing opportunities, appropriate equipment choices, summer on-snow opportunities as well as dry land recommendations.  Days on the hill will include gate training, race-specific drills and free skiing drills.
Program Focus:

Gate training in a closed and controlled environment/Race-specific skills and drills/Directed free skiing/Video feedback/Goal setting. Train-to-race days 6:2/Thanksgiving camp (weather and snow conditions permitting)/Conditioning and nutrition. Training will follow the USSA Far West schedule.

Ages:8 - 11*8 - 11* 
Skill Level:Determined by Coach(es)Determined by Coach(es) 
Training Schedule + Start Dates: Please check program calendars.

Please check program calendars.

 
Program Times:8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Please check program calendars.

 
Days on the Mountain: See calendar. See calendar.  
Attendance/Commitment: Must maintain 85% attendance. Must maintain 85% attendance.  
Competition:

Athletes will have the option of racing in the Far West race series which is part of USSA or in the Tahoe League. Most races are in the Tahoe Basin area, but some travel is required (i.e. Mammoth and Mt. Shasta). Travel costs are parent’s responsibility.

Pass Purchase Required:

Epic Pass**

Epic Pass**

 
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U14/16 Alpine Race Competitive TeamWeekends + Holidays Comp Team "PLUS"  
Tuition: $1,975 $2,600  
Program Description: Our Alpine race program is designed for the competitive-minded elite athlete to take their ski racing to the highest level. We have the highest expectations for the coaches and athletes on this team. Our athletes should be engaged and focused during training sessions with a clear objective of maximizing their potential as a ski racer. Athletes will train and compete in Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G and Downhill (age and ability appropriate). Our alpine race coaches will provide skill development in the areas of appropriate goal setting, planning and training/racing opportunities, appropriate equipment choices, summer on-snow opportunities as well as dry land recommendations. Days on the hill will include gate training, race-specific drills and free skiing drills.
Program Focus:

Gate training in a closed and controlled environment/Race-specific skills and drills/Directed free skiing/Video feedback/Goal setting. Train-to-race days 6:2/Thanksgiving camp (weather and snow conditions permitting)/Conditioning and nutrition. Training will follow the USSA Far West schedule.

Ages:12 - 15*12 - 15* 
Skill Level:Determined by Coach(es)Determined by Coach(es) 
Training Schedule + Start Dates: Please check program calendars.

Please check program calendars.

 
Program Times:Determined by Coach(es)

 Determined by Coach(es)

 
Days on the Mountain: See calendar. See calendar.  
Attendance/Commitment: Must maintain 85% attendance. Must maintain 85% attendance.  
Competition:

Athletes have the option of racing in the Far West race series which is part of USSA or in the Tahoe League.  Extensive travel may be required.  Travel costs are parent’s responsibility.

Pass Purchase Required:

Epic Pass**

Epic Pass**

 
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U18/20 Alpine Race Competitive TeamFull-Time Only  
Tuition: $3,375   
Program Description:Our Alpine race program is designed for the competitive-minded elite athlete to take their ski racing to the highest level.  We have the highest expectations for the coaches and athletes on this team. Our athletes should be engaged and focused during training sessions with a clear objective of maximizing their potential as a ski racer.  Athletes will train and compete in Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G and Downhill (age and ability appropriate).  Our alpine race coaches will provide skill development in the areas of appropriate goal setting, planning and training/racing opportunities, appropriate equipment choices, summer on-snow opportunities as well as dry land recommendations.  Days on the hill will include gate training, race-specific drills and free skiing drills.
Program Focus:

Gate training in a closed and controlled environment/Race-specific skills and drills/Directed free skiing/Video feedback/Goal setting/Train-to-race days 6:2 /Thanksgiving camp (weather and snow conditions permitting)/Conditioning and nutrition. Training will follow the USSA Far West schedule.

Ages:16 - 19*  
Skill Level:Determined by Coach(es)  
Training Schedule + Start Dates:

Please check program calendars.

Program Times:Determined by Coach(es)

 

 
Days on the Mountain: See calendar.   
Attendance/Commitment: Must maintain 85% attendance. Must maintain 85% attendance.  
Competition:

Athletes have the option of racing in the Far West race series which is part of USSA or in the Tahoe League. Extensive travel may be required. Travel costs are parent’s responsibility.

Pass Purchase Required:

Epic Pass**

  
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Masters Ski Team Midweek Training Pass 5 Pack 1 Day  
Tuition: $1,085 $250 $50 
Ages: 18 - 80+* 18 - 80+*  18 - 80+*
Skill Level: Minimum level 6 Minimum level 6  Minimum level 6
Training Schedule/Dates:

See calendar.

See calendar. See calendar.
Program Description:

The Masters Program is designed for adults seeking the opportunity to take both their skiing & ski racing skills to the highest level.
 
The program develops and builds skiing fundamentals to enhance the athlete’s overall skiing ability. Athlete’s train and compete in Slalom and Giant Slalom with speed elements (Super G & Downhill) introduced.  Our coaches provide skill development in the areas of appropriate goal setting, planning and training/racing opportunities, appropriate equipment choices, summer on-snow opportunities as well as dry land training recommendations.  Training on the hill will include gate training, race-specific drills, free skiing drills, directed free skiing and video analysis.

The Masters program gives the skier another way to love the sport, bring out their competitive nature and have loads of fun.
Program Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Days on the Mountain: 75 5  1
Competition: Most (not required) athletes will be racing in Club Races and/or the Far West Masters race series which is part of USSA.  Most races are held in the Tahoe Basin area, but some travel may be required.  Travel costs are athlete’s responsibility.

Pass Purchase Required:

Tahoe Value Pass

Lift Ticket

 Lift Ticket

*Athlete must be age appropriate as of 12/31/14.

**Fast Pass recommended but not necessary.

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Freeski Team Programs

Freeski Development Team (Park + Pipe)   Weekends + Holidays
Tuition: $1775    
Program Description: This program aims to teach good skiing skills and tactics that can be used all around the mountain and in all conditions. Freeski is entry level to a variety of Freeski competitions and events. Athletes will learn to progress and develop a life-long passion for the sport.
Program Focus: 60% ski skill development/ 40% park feature development.
Ages: 7 - 18*
Skill Level: Must be able to consistently link turns without stopping on Blue terrain.
Training Schedule + Start Dates: Please check program calendar.
Program Times: 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.    
Days on the Mountain: See calendar.    
Attendance/Commitment: First weekend is mandatory, after that we recommend that the athlete maintain a minimum attendance rate of 65%. We reserve the right to move an athlete should their lack of attendance inhibit their ability to keep up with their original team.
Competition:

All athletes are invited to compete in one North Tahoe USASA contest per discipline, to get a feel of competition. Some athletes may be invited by the  Head Coach to spend one season competing locally in the North Tahoe USASA series before they are invited to the competition team. This team does not offer coaching outside of North Tahoe.

Pass Purchase Required:

Epic Pass**

   

 

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Freeski "Comp" Team (Park + Pipe)   Weekends + Holidays Freeski “PLUS”  
Tuition: $2,275 $3,375  
Program Description: Our competition programs are designed to support all levels of competitors. This is an elite team and riders must be focused on personal development and working toward skill and competitive goals. A large portion of this team's time will be spent in the park and pipe.
Program Focus: The coaching in this program is very intense and balanced to help develop athletes. We are committed to athletic development, success, fun and overall growth as a person.
Ages: 8 - 18* 8 - 18*  
Skill Level: Coach's Recommendation Required Coach's Recommendation Required  
Training Schedule + Start Dates: Please check program calendars.

Please check program calendars.

 
Program Times: 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Determined by Coach(es)

 
Days on the Mountain: See calendar. See calendar.  
Attendance/Commitment: Must maintain 80% attendance. Must maintain 80% attendance.  
Competition:

North and South Tahoe USASA contests.
Other Tahoe contests based on skill level.
USASA Nationals for those who qualify.
The West Coast Rev Tour stop will be available to qualified athletes.

Same events available as Weekend Comp.
Additional costs per event for Rockies and East Coast Rev Tour stops, along with all American AFP events for those athletes that qualify.
 

Pass Purchase Required:

Epic Pass**

Epic Pass**

 

*Athlete must be age appropriate as of 12/31/14.

**BBQ's and social events require additional fees.

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Snowboard Teams

Trailblazers (Starter) Snowboard Team Weekends Sunday-Only  
Tuition: $1,169 $609  
Program Description: Ideal for families that want their kids to develop strong fundamental snowboard skills in a fun group environment with consistent coaching. This program will explore the basics of all aspects of snowboarding, progressing them to various parts of the mountain.
Ages: 6 - 10* 6 - 10*  
Skill Level: Minimum: Snowboarder must be able to make cautious heel side and toe side turns on Green Terrain as well as load and unload the Big Easy Chairlift without help from the coach.
Maximum: Child is consistently linking turns on steeper Blue Terrain.
Riders that exceed a Level 5 should join our Development Snowboard Team.
Child must be independent enough to manage themselves with a group of other shredders.
Parents are asked to be on-mountain and available to handle potential concerns with our kids ages 7 and under.
Training Schedule + Start Dates:

Starts Saturday, December 6, 2014.
Excludes holiday weekends.

Starts Sunday, January 4, 2015.
Excludes holiday weekends.

 
Program Times: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 
Days on the Mountain: See calendar. See calendar.  
Attendance/Commitment: Attendance required on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Attendance required on Sunday, January 4, 2015.  
Competition:

N/A

N/A  

Pass Purchase Required:

Tahoe Local Pass**

Tahoe Value Pass**

 
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Development Snowboard Team Weekends + Holidays    
Tuition: $1,775    
Program Description: A progression from our Trailblazer (or comparable programs), where riders can take it to the next level in either All-Mountain riding or Park and Pipe settings. Athletes will develop their skill set by exploring their on-mountain options and discover their style of riding.
Ages: 8 - 17* 
Skill Level: Must be able to consistently link turns without stopping on Blue terrain. 
Training Schedule + Start Dates: Please see calendar.

 

 
Program Times: 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

 
Days on the Mountain: See calendar.    
Competition:

All athletes are invited to compete in one North Tahoe USASA contest per discipline, to get a feel of competition. Some athletes may be invited by the Head Coach to spend one season competing locally in the North Tahoe USASA series before they are invited to the competition team. This team does not offer coaching outside of North Tahoe.

Pass Purchase Required:

Epic Pass**

 

 
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Competitive (Comp) Snowboard Team  Weekends + Holidays Plus  
Tuition: $2,275 $3,375  
Program Description:

Our competition programs are designed to support all levels of competitors. This is an elite team and riders must be focused on personal development and working toward skill and competitive goals. A large portion of this team's time will be spent in the park and pipe.

Program Focus:

The coaching in this program is very intense and balanced to help develop athletes. We are committed to your athletic development, success, fun and overall growth as a person.

Ages: 8 - 18* 8 - 18*  
Rider Level: Coach's Recommendation Required Coach's Recommendation Required  
Training Schedule + Start Dates: Please see calendar. Determined by Coach(es).  
Program Times: Determined by Coach(es). Determined by Coach(es).  
Days on the Mountain: See calendar. See calendar.  
Attendance/Commitment: Must maintain 80% attendance. Must maintain 80% attendance.  
Competition:

North and South Tahoe USASA contests.
Other Tahoe contests based on skill level.
USASA Nationals for those who qualify.
The West Coast Rev Tour stop will be available to qualified athletes.

Same events available as Weekend Comp.
Additional costs per event for Rockies and East Coast Rev Tour stops, along with all American WST events for those athletes that qualify.

 

Pass Purchase Required:

Epic Pass**

Epic Pass**

 

*Athlete must be age appropriate as of 12/31/14.

**Fast Pass recommended but not necessary.

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