Squaw Valley Mighty Mites

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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.

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Programming 
Mighty Mites ProgramWeekend & HolidayTuesday/Thursday
DatesDec 7 2019 - Apr 5 2020Jan 9 2020 - Mar 26 2020
Schedule8:45am-2:30pm1:15pm-4pm
Offered TrainingWeekends + HolidaysTuesdays & Thursdays (non-holiday)
Program Guidelines
Mighty Mites Expectations 
PassMust purchase Ikon pass
AgeMust be 5-9 years old as of Dec 31 of current season
Skill Prerequisite
NOT a beginner program
Must be able to stop unassisted
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 & mostly parallel
Able to put on & take off skis unassisted
Can walk on one and two skis; can 'scoot' on one ski
Can side step up hill
Maturity
Must be able to participate in 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 manager. 
Protection: Helmet & goggles required
ScheduleTeam Calendar
Holiday Training
Must be registered for "Weekend & Holiday" team to participate in midweek holiday training
Tuesday/Thursday team is for non-holiday as specified in team calendar
ParticipationAthletes are expected to participate in 65% or more of 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
LunchLunch is supervised, but not provided. Mighty Mites may advance-purchase a bag lunch from Dave's Deli or bring their own food. 
EventsMighty Mites will have 3 fun races and a Big Air scheduled for Weekend & Holiday team. Subject to change due to weather & conditions. 
Parents
Required to attend parent orientation
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 will be registered or directed to register on Team communication platform after enrollment is complete. 
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. 

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Program Pricing
Mighty Mites PricingWeekend & HolidayTuesday/Thursday
Price$2,460$720
PassPASS NOT INCLUDED. Must purchase an Ikon pass.PASS NOT INCLUDED. Must purchase an Ikon pass.

Prices will increase 20% after June 26, 2019. 

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