All Conditions/All Terrain – Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley, CA
Dates: Feb 7-9, 2016
Skier levels: 6-9
Includes: all day lessons in groups of 5 or fewer, 3 days lift tickets, tech talks, and a group dinner
Join NASTC for our famous All Conditions/All Terrain ski improvement 3-day clinic. This tried-and-true old standard has helped thousands of skiers reach their next skiing level. Whether you’re stuck on that intermediate plateau trying to reach advanced level skiing, or the advanced plateau trying to gain expert status, we will help you do it. Through a successful curriculum including breaking down your skiing to its fundamentals, reviewing the building blocks of high-level skiing, video, equipment discussions, fitness recommendations, practical technique/tactics, and lots and lots of mileage, our top-flight staff will help you overcome your stumbling blocks to reach your skiing potential. . You can count on great Tahoe snow (usually some powder but we don’t want to jinx it) this time of year. Our top trainers will guide you through our step-by-step progression towards total skiing mastery.
We are looking forward to skiing with you and sharing these incredible mountains with you, Squaw and Alpine have it all. With NASTC you will learn how to conquer the infamous steeps, ski among serene tree glades and arc down open faces. This course is designed to get you off that intermediate or advanced plateau and skiing the entire mountain well, whatever the conditions: steeps, powder, bumps, crud, trees, or chutes. You will get in good mileage, ski big vertical and a variety of terrain and snow conditions. NASTC is based in Tahoe. This has been our home for almost 20 years, and we know it well and therefore choose the best resorts, restaurants and shops to help make your experience here with us fun and memorable.
Below is an initial itinerary for the course. This schedule may change slightly based on the group, the weather, etc. We will send you an updated itinerary as we get closer. Also, below are the equipment and clothing lists. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the NASTC office 530.582.4772.
Short orientation at Alpine MainLodge, divide into groups, ski with your trainer, video session, afternoon tech talk & video review.
Meet at Squaw in Olympic House upstairs from Wildflower Bakery (great coffee and bagels). Ski with your trainer, video session, afternoon tech talk & video review. Group Dinner (included).
Ski with your trainer, more off-piste terrain exploration and personal feedback.
SAMPLE TRAINING DAY
8:30am – Group up, go over day’s schedule and goals.
9:00am-12:00pm – Skill development via drills and technique work
12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch with group on hill
1:00pm-3:30pm – On the snow: video, free-skiing varying conditions and terrain, personal feedback
5:00pm-6:00pm – Indoor clinic: video viewing / technical session (tech talk is optional)
6:30pm – Dinner with group (dinners are optional, but we do pick great restaurants!)
Our schedule will vary day to day depending upon snow conditions, weather and desires of your group, and your group’s general progression and improvement. Throughout the week there will be video/video analysis, an indoor technical session, group dinners, and personal skiing evaluations.
We will meet you at 8:30am Feb 7th in the Alpine Meadows Lodge. Please arrive ready to ski. We will begin promptly with a brief indoor orientation, pass out lift tickets, and then head outside to the lifts.
Group Dinner: Monday, Feb 8th, Bistro 22 Squaw Valley
The Squaw Valley Lodge located at the base of Squaw and is just a short shuttle ride or drive to the base of Alpine Meadows. It’s convenient location in the village at Squaw, offers a picturesque setting at the foot of Headwall and access to a number of dining options and apres ski activities. The Squaw Valley Lodge offers condominium style lodging in a ski in/out setting. In addition to the cozy and comfortable rooms, the SVL has a fitness center and spa that includes a sauna and steam room. Be sure to mention that you are with NASTC when you call to make your reservations.
Our Truckee lodging partner, The Cedar House Sport Hotel, is located a few min from downtown Truckee offers a luxurious, relaxing and intimate environment as your home away from home while skiing with NASTC. Contact the The Cedar House Sport Hotel directly to make reservations. Be sure to mention that you are with NASTC when making your reservation. 530-582-5655 or www.cedarhousesporthotel.com.
If you need to fly in, the closest airport is the Reno-Tahoe International airport. If you are renting a car, we suggest reserving a 4 wheel drive. If you do not wish to rent a vehicle, we suggest North Tahoe Executive Shuttle, 866.583.7685 or North Lake Tahoe Express at www.northlaketahoeexpress.com or 866-216-5222. Please contact the NASTC office for carpooling opportunities.
The following list may help you pack:
Alpine skis, boots, poles
Several pairs of ski socks (wool/polypropylene blend or polypro socks best)
Top and bottom long underwear (silk or polypro)
2-3 turtlenecks (polypro best)
Fleece layer, top and bottom
Jogging/workout clothes and shoes for stretching sessions
One or two pairs gortex or other water/wind proof material outer ski pants
Gortex or other water/wind proof material ski jacket
Spring and winter gloves (2 pair, waterproof)
Warm hat, baseball cap, headband, face mask, and neck warmer
Goggles and sunglasses w/leashes (2 pair goggles if you have them)
Evening clothes: pants, shirts, sweaters, sweats, comfortable shoes
Toiletries, including sunscreen & chapstick, soap & shampoo, aspirin, body lotion
Camera, pen & notebook, alarm clock
V1DIGITAL COACHING SYSTEMS:
NASTC’s MOST IMPORTANT TAKE HOME TEACHING TOOL: V1
Here is the way to get the most out of your NASTC course: you will literally take your ski course “home” with you. After all that your trainer tells you on the snow, you need to take something home to keep it all fresh on your mind. NASTC’s technology partner for this cutting edge teaching tool is V1 Digital Coaching Systems. This program will allow you to see your video on a secure website, a virtual “locker.” You will be able to look at your video at your leisure with skiing analysis and tips from your trainer. The trainer does voice over critiques and offers drills to improve your skills. You can log on anytime you want to remind yourself what you are working on. You can use this system for multiple courses to see your progress and continue to receive expert coaching and tips in-between your NASTC courses. You can even send us video your friend or spouse shoots, we will give you coaching and send it back to your locker room for you to view and learn from. Sign up for this take-home bonus feature prior to your course by contacting the NASTC office.
V1 Program Prices:
Personal coaching after NASTC course: $25
Personal coaching of video you send in not shot on a NASTC course: $35
NASTC COACHING AIDES: Chris Fellows’ new book TOTAL SKIING, published by Human Kinetics is available for purchase through the Pro Shop page. He is also the author of All-Mountain Skiing published by PSIA (currently available too). Both of these are great learning tools that you can bring home with you. Both of these books compliment what you learn in The North American Ski Training Center’s curriculum of courses.
**PLEASE NOTE OUR CANCELLATION POLICY**: If you have to cancel for any reason (including medical), we require written notice in our office 14 days in advance of the first day of the course. With 14 days or more notice we can refund your payment minus 10% for administrative costs. Once we are within 14 days of the first day of the trip, we unfortunately cannot refund any portion of your payment even in the event of sudden illness or injury to you or your family. We recommend that you buy trip cancellation insurance (available through your travel or insurance agency) in case you get sick or injured (please stay healthy!!) before or during the trip, and baggage insurance (check your Homeowner’s policy or consult your travel or insurance agency) for your ski gear and clothes.