Summiteers

  • ski school instructor and student at the summit
  • ski school instructor and student at the summit
  • High five at the summit
  • ski school instructor and student at the summit
  • ski school instructor and student at the summit
  • High five at the summit

The Summiteers Program at Alpine Meadows is a non-competitive, season long ski program focusing on skill development, mountain safety, mileage and fun!

Identical to Summiteers, we offer Mountain Camp at Squaw Valley on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. 

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2019-20 Summiteers Program
 AgesTimeDatesDaysPrice
Start-Up Summiteers (Saturdays)4-139am-2:30pm
November 30, December 7, 14 and 21, 2019
4$459
Saturday Camp* FULL4-69am-2:30pmJanuary 11 - March 21, 2020
No camp 1/18, 2/15, 2/22
8$1,360
Saturday Camp* FULL7-139am-2:30pmJanuary 11 - March 21, 2020
No camp 1/18, 2/15, 2/22
8$1,360
Sunday Camp4-69am-2:30pmJanuary 12 - March 22, 2020
No camp1/19, 2/16, 2/23
8$1,280
Sunday Camp7-139am-2:30pmJanuary 12 - March 22, 2020
No camp 1/19, 2/16, 2/23
8$1,280
Wednesday Morning Camp3-49:30am-12:15pm
January 15 - March 18, 2020
No camp 2/19
9$499
Wednesday Afternoon Camp4-101:15-4pmJanuary 15 - March 18, 2020
No camp 2/19
9$499
Thursday Morning Camp3-49:30am-12:15pmJanuary 16 - March 19, 2020
No camp 2/20
9$499
Thursday Afternoon Camp* FULL4-101:15-4pmJanuary 16 - March 19, 2020
No camp 2/20
9$499 Full for Winter 2019/20 

*Please email summitteers@squawalpine.com to be placed on a waitlist. 

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Requirements & Information
  1. Must be 3 years old as of December 1, 2019, for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday AM program. Must be 4 years old as of December 1, 2019 for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday PM program. And must be 4 by December 1, 2019 for Sunday program. No exceptions. A copy of the child’s birth certificate may be required.
  2. Ski Levels for Summiteers: 
    1. For ages 3-6, all ski levels are welcome. 
    2. For ages 7-13, must be intermediate/advanced ski level. 
    3. Start-Up Summiteers is for beginner/intermediate ski level.  
  3. Parents must be comfortable that their children may ride chairlifts alone, with other children, or adults. Please read our chairlift riding policy and review the chairlift safety video
  4. Ikon pass is required and not included in Summiteers price. Deadline for full refund of Summiteers is October 31st, 2019.  It is non-refundable after November 1st, 2019.
  5. Summiteers rarely cancels and we ski in all types of weather. If the mountain closes prior to the start time of the program, no classes go out, and we cancel the program, we will offer a refund for that day.  

PARENT INFORMATION

Ski Levels for Summiteers
  1. For ages 3-6, all ski levels are welcome.
  2. For ages 7-13, must be intermediate or advanced ski level.
  3. Start-Up Summiteers is for beginner or intermediate ski level.
Group Placement

The first day and a half is spent getting children into the appropriate groups, which is based on age and ability level. For the remainder of the season, we do our best to keep the same instructors but it is not always possible. If the instructors and supervisors see a need to adjust a child’s placement, we will move them as necessary. It is very important for attendance to be consistent or your child may have to move groups accordingly or be dropped from the program. Instructors are focused on building technique using appropriate terrain to develop abilities in anticipation of more challenging terrain. Our focus is on skill, using all mountain terrain. Ages 7-13 must be skiing at an intermediate to advanced level. 

Chairlift Riding Policy

Be advised that your child may be riding lifts alone or with other children or adults, while enrolled in these programs. Please review the most recent Children’s Chairlift Code of Conduct, and help us to train your child to understand the importance of sitting back, holding on, and no fooling around, while on a lift. Please review our chairlift riding policies. We do our best to always have children ages 7 years and under accompanied by an adult. 

Weather & Cancellation Policy

We will run regardless of weather conditions 99% of the time. It is very rare for us to cancel the program due to weather, however, if we need to cancel, we will determine a plan of action that morning. An email will be sent out as late as 8:30am, regarding any changes. Please do not call the supervisor’s office as they have on-hill duties. It is your responsibility to participate in the days designated for the program. We do not offer makeup days or drop-ins, and you may only participate on the day and time you registered for. Summiteers rarely cancels and we ski in all types of weather. If the mountain closes prior to the start time of the program, no classes go out, and we cancel the program, we will offer a refund for that day. 

Lunch

For the weekend programs, students will need to bring their lunch with their name clearly labeled and will not be able to go to the cafeteria to purchase food. Please take into consideration our lunch room is small, which limits parent visitation. Alpine Kids is not responsible for lunch boxes and they will be available for pickup in the Alpine Kids lobby. Lunch boxes not picked up by end of day will be donated. 

Equipment

All students must have the following: eye protection, helmet, pass, sunscreen, gloves or mittens, skis and boots, and appropriate snow clothing. Snacks are not provided, so please send a snack in a pocket.

Tips to make your day go smoothly...
  • Arrive within the 15 minute drop off time dressed and ready to ski!
  • Sundays are busier than most think, please leave early in anticipation for traffic and parking delays.
  • Plan ahead for picking up your pass and rental gear (if you need it).
  • Feed your child a healthy breakfast and/or lunch.
  • Include a snack in your child’s pocket. Snacks are not provided.
  • Remind your child to stay with their group at all times.
Still have questions? ​

Email us to mountaincamp@squawalpine.com.  

Drop Off & Pick Up Times
ProgramAgesDrop Off TimePick Up Time
Saturday All Day4-138:45am leave promptly at 9am2:30pm
Sunday All Day4-138:45am leave promptly at 9am2:30pm
NEW! Wednesday Morning3-49:15am leave promptly at 9:30am12:15pm
NEW! Wednesday Afternoon4-101pm leave promptly at 1:15pm4pm
Thursday Morning3-49:15am leave promptly at 9:30am12:15pm
Thursday Afternoon4-101pm leave promptly at 1:15pm4pm

Summiteer groups meet outside on the snow underneath the Alpine Meadows Ski & Snowboard School Sign, located to the left of Alpine Kids Camp and above the Kids Camp magic carpet. Groups leave promptly at designated times. 

Phone: 
530-452-7225