Squaw Alpine Ski & Snowboard Cross

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This is a program for strong independent skiers & snowboarders ages 10 – 21 who want to improve their racing abilities in a competitive skier cross atmosphere. Skier cross courses have rollers, jumps, and banked turns. We offer start-gate training, gate training with features and without, Woodward training, and we work on all-mountain skiing to develop strong, competitive athletes. In this program, athletes are given the opportunity to reach their own goals including striving for the NORAM events, Rev Tour events, USASA events and national championships and the US Ski Cross Team. Team fees DO NOT include a season pass. Purchase of the Ikon Pass is required.

Ski & Board CrossFull TimeWeekend & Holiday
DatesDec 5, 2020 - Apr 2, 2020Dec 5, 2020 - Apr 2, 2020
ScheduleSee Teams Communication8:45am-2:30pm
Offered Training5 days per weekWeekends + Holidays
Program Guidelines
Ski & Board Cross Expectations 
PassMust purchase Ikon pass. Ikon Base Pass may conflict with team dates.
AgeMust be 11 - 24 years old as of Dec 31 of the current season
Skill PrerequisiteConfident on all terrain; two week trial period for all new members to Ski Cross Team
  • Must be able to ride and load/ride 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
  • Skis/Boards: At least 1 pair of race skis and/or board in good, well-tuned condition
  • Boots: must be properly fit (size/flex) and in excellent working order
  • Protection: Helmet & Back Protector (Recommended) 
ScheduleTeam Calendar
Friday Training
Requires being registered for the Full-Time Team whether pre-competition or supplemental
ParticipationAthletes are expected to participate in 50% or more of the offered training
Annual Training Plan
70-90% coached/directed riding
10-25% coached drills
Pick Up / Drop OffCommunicated by Development Manager through Team Platform
Athletes 9 & older are NOT supervised for periods of time and may be required to take breaks, eat lunch, to ride and/or load chair unaccompanied. 
Licenses/DuesDependent on competition level; details to come from coaches but may include USSA or USASA
LunchLunch is not provided. Parents are expected to provide the athlete with a healthy snack & nutritious lunch. 
CompetitionsDependent on competition level; athletes will have the opportunity to compete locally, nationally, & internationally. 
TravelDependent on competition level. 
  • Required to attend parent orientation
  • Required to remain on-site during team
  • Must actively communicate needs of athlete including planned absences & 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. 
CommunicationDRIVN subscription required for Training and Communication, please contact your Team Manager or the Team Administrative office for access.
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. 
Program PlacementParticipants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of Team Manager. 
Program Pricing
PricingFull TimeWeekend & Holiday
PassPASS NOT INCLUDED. Must purchase an Ikon pass. Ikon Base Pass may conflict with team dates.
Team UniformPurchase of Team uniform is required.
Program PlacementParticipants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of Team Manager. 

 Questions? Call 530-452-7270 or email skiteam@squawalpine.com