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, learn some Squaw Valley history and experience the Squaw Valley 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 life-long love of skiing.
|Mighty Mites Program||Weekend & Holiday||Wednesday/Thursday||*Friday Add-On|
|Dates||Dec 5, 2020 - Apr 4, 2021||Jan 6, 2021 - Mar 25, 2021||Jan 8, 2021 - Mar 26, 2021|
|Offered Training||Weekends + Holidays||Wednesday & Thursdays (non-holiday)|
New! Friday Add-on Program: Available exclusively to athletes registered for Wednesday-Thursday or Weekend & Holiday Mighty Mites.
|Mighty Mites Expectations|
|Pass||Must purchase Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass conflicts with team dates.|
|Age||Must be 5-9 years old as of Dec 31 of the current season|
Must be able to participate in a full training session without parent interaction
Must be able to ski without parents
MUST BE POTTY TRAINED
Skis: 1 pair carving-style skis nose high; owned or seasonal lease (no rentals); in good condition
Boots: must be properly fit (size/flex) and in excellent working order
Poles: required at the appropriate level - communicated by the manager.
Protection: Helmet & goggles required
|Schedule||Team Calendar via DRIVN: request access through Teams office|
Must be registered for "Weekend & Holiday" team to participate in midweek holiday training
Wednesday/Thursday team is for non-holiday as specified in the team calendar
|Participation||Athletes are expected to participate in 65% or more of the offered training|
|Annual Training Plan|
We get mileage & explore a lot of terrain.
75-90% coached/directed freeskiing
10-20% coached drills
5-10% intro to training runs (gate training & terrain)
|Pick Up / Drop Off|
8:30am sharp: Tree at base of Exhibition lift
Children may not be dropped off before 8:30am or after 8:45am
Dressed warmer than parents
Small healthy snack & $3 in pocket if you wish your child to have a cup of hot chocolate
Properly hydrated with a full belly from a healthy breakfast
Arrives with a quick smile ready to ski in all types of weather
|Break/Snack||We take quick snack/water breaks|
|Events||Mighty Mites will have fun races and a Big Air scheduled for Weekend & Holiday team. Subject to change due to weather & conditions.|
|Communication||Parents must maintain an active account with DRIVN after enrollment is complete; request access through Teams office|
|Challenging Weather||Our goal is to ski every calendared Team day. Teams are delayed, abbreviated or canceled on occasion due to weather & operations. Team schedule adjustments will be communicated through Team communication platforms as information is readily available.|
|Mighty Mites Pricing||Weekend & Holiday||Wednesday/Thursday||*Friday Add-On|
|Pass||PASS NOT INCLUDED. Must purchase 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 Weekend or Wed/Thurs Program
|Team Uniform||Purchase of Team uniform is required.|
|Program Placement||Participants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of the Team Manager.|
|Resort Charge||Resort Charge is required on every Athlete's pass. How to sign up.|
|Tier One||5/1 - 6/24||10%||30%||30%||30%|
|Tier Two||6/25 - 9/23||33%||-||33%||34%|
|Tier Three||9/23 - End of Season||50%||-||-||50%|
|Obtain a FULL REFUND until November 20, 2020, no questions asked. After November 20, 2020, we will continue to offer partial refunds or rollovers in the event the ski/ride season is shortened as a result of Covid-19. Visit our Worry-Free Guarantee page for complete details.|
- This is a new sales platform for Ski Team products and a new online account will be required if you have not purchased other products with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for the 20/21 season.
- To participate in a payment plan, please select the appropriate program followed by the label (PAYMENT PLAN).
- Team operations may need to change at any time, and perhaps repeatedly through the season, due to Covid-19. At this time, we don’t know the scale or scope of these possible changes. We are hopeful any necessary modifications will have only moderate impacts, but it’s possible we will need to amend Team pricing, set maximum participants, or make other program adjustments to ensure safety and legal compliance. We will endeavor to provide as much notice as possible prior to November 3.
Questions? Call 530-452-7270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. DRIVN subscription required for Training and Communication, please contact your Team Manager or the Team Administrative office for access.