Squaw Valley Mighty Mites

  • Mighty Mites Ski Team at Squaw Valley
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  • Mighty Mites Ski Team at Squaw Valley
  • mighty mite racers

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.

2020/21 Programming 
Mighty Mites ProgramWeekend & HolidayTuesday/Thursday*Friday Add-On
DatesDec 5, 2020 - Apr 4, 2020Jan 6, 2021 - Mar 25, 2021Jan 8, 2021 - Mar 26, 2021
Schedule8:45am-2:30pm1:15pm-4pm9am-3pm
Offered TrainingWeekends + HolidaysWednesday & Thursdays (non-holiday)

Friday (non-holiday)

New! Friday Add-on Program: Available exclusively to athletes registered for Wednesday-Thursday or Weekend & Holiday Mighty Mites.

Program Guidelines
Mighty Mites Expectations 
PassMust purchase Ikon Pass.  Ikon Base Pass conflicts with team dates.
AgeMust be 5-9 years old as of Dec 31 of the current season
Skill Prerequisite
  • NOT A BEGINNER PROGRAM
  • Must be able to stop unassisted
  • Able to put-on and take-off skis unassisted
  • Can walk on one and two skis; can ‘scoot’ on one ski
  • Can sidestep uphill
  • 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
Maturity
Must be able to participate in a full training session without parent interaction
Must be able to ski without parents
MUST BE POTTY TRAINED
Equipment
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
ScheduleTeam Calendar via DRIVN: request access through Teams office
Holiday Training
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
ParticipationAthletes 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
Preparedness
Dressed warmer than parents
Small healthy snack & $3 in pocket if you wish your child to have a cup of hot chocolate
Properly hydrated with a full belly from a healthy breakfast
Arrives with a quick smile ready to ski in all types of weather
Break/SnackWe take quick snack/water breaks
Lunch
  • Lunch is supervised, but not provided. Mighty Mites may advance-purchase a bag lunch from Dave's Deli or 39 North or bring their own food. 
  • Athletes may purchase lunch with Resort Charge (Resort Charge is required on all Mighty Mite athlete passes.
EventsMighty Mites will have fun races and a Big Air scheduled for Weekend & Holiday team. Subject to change due to weather & conditions. 
Parents
  • Required to attend parent orientation
  • Resort Charge requested on Athlete's pass
  • Required to remain on-site during team
  • This is not a beginner/first-timers program. Children must meet the skill prerequisite & enjoy outdoor sports. 
  • You must dress your child warmer than you dress yourself. 
  • Must complete Team Agreement (Code of Conduct) 
  • Must remain actively engaged with Team communication method(s) and check schedule/updates regularly. 
CommunicationParents must maintain an active account with DRIVN after enrollment is complete; request access through Teams office
Challenging WeatherOur goal is to ski every calendared Team day. Teams are delayed, abbreviated or canceled on occasion due to weather & operations. Team schedule adjustments will be communicated through Team communication platforms as information is readily available. 
Program Pricing
Mighty Mites PricingWeekend & HolidayWednesday/Thursday*Friday Add-On
Price$TBD$TBD$TBD
PassPASS 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 Tues/Thurs Program

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 the Team Manager. 
Resort ChargeResort Charge is required on every Athlete's pass.  How to sign up.

Questions? Call 530-452-7270 or email skiteam@squawalpine.com. DRIVN subscription required for Training and Communication, please contact your Team Manager or the Team Administrative office for access.