All Conditions/All Terrain – Squaw Valley, CA
Skier levels: 6-9
This course is a step by step progression designed to help you move past your intermediate or advanced plateau and skiing the entire mountain well whatever the conditions. Getting 3 consecutive days of instruction and feedback from the National and Regional Demonstration Team members will elevate your skiing to a new level. Focus on addressing some of the fundamental flaws in your technique, learn new tactics and feel your performance increase as you rip around Squaw for 3 full days of skiing and coaching with the NASTC team.
Squaw Valley is one of the largest ski areas in the Lake Tahoe area. It has an abundance of terrain, with 6 peaks and over 100 runs all accessible by their network of 33 lifts including a funitel and tram. Squaw is a really fun mountain to explore, there are lots of fun “hidden” runs that only a local can show you how to get to. Squaw Valley almost has the same number of bars and eateries in their beautiful deluxe village at the base of the mountain. It’s always a good time at Squaw Valley, USA!
Sunday, February 22:
Meet at The Pocket by the fireplace in the Olympic House (next to Dave’s Deli). After a short introduction we will head up the slopes. After a couple of warm up runs you will be divided into groups so that you have an effective learning enviroment. You will ski with your group and trainer for the remainder of the day. Afternoon video review & apres ski.
Monday, February 23:
Meet at The Pocket. Boot-up and head out to the ski lifts. Ski with your trainer and group, the afternoon will be focused on consolidating what you learned and personal feedback and coaching. We will review video footage of your skiing at lunch. Depart Squaw Valley for home.
SAMPLE TRAINING DAY
8:45am – Meet up with your trainer and warm up
9:00am-12:00pm – Skill development via drills and technique work
12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch with group on hill
1:00pm-3:00pm – On the snow: video, free-skiing varying conditions and terrain, personal feedback
4:00pm-5:30pm – Indoor clinic: video viewing/technical session
6:30pm – Dinner with group
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 at The Pocket in the Olympic House Lodge next to Dave’s Deli. Please arrive ready to ski. We will begin promptly with a brief indoor orientation, pass out lift tickets, and head out to the Funitel to ski by 9:00am.
Take Interstate 80 to Hwy 89 South, Squaw is 10 miles south on Hwy 89 from Truckee. Take a right at the light, entrance to Squaw Valley and follow Squaw Valley Road to the resort.
The following list may help you pack:
Alpine skis, boots, poles
Several pairs ski socks
Top and bottom long underwear
Fleece layer, top
Spring and winter gloves
Warm hat, baseball cap, headband, face mask, and neck warmer
Goggles and sunglasses
Evening clothes: pants, shirts, sweaters, sweats, (afternoon tech talks & dinners out)
Toiletries, including sunscreen & chapstick, aspirin, body lotion
Workout clothes (optional)
The Squaw Valley Lodge for lodging in the village at Squaw. www.squawvalleylodge.com 1-800-549-6742. The Squaw Valley lodge offers condominium style lodging in a ski in/out setting. In addition to cozy and comfortable rooms, The SVL has a Fitness Center & Spa that includes a sauna and steam room. Be sure to mention that you are with NASTC when you call to make your reservations.
Transportation: 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. Contact NASTC for carpooling opportunities.
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 review it, coach you on it and send it back to your locker for you to view and learn from. Sign up for this take-home bonus feature prior to your course by contacting the NASTC office.
Chris Fellow’s new book, Total Skiing is now available. This book is the ultimate ski training resource. It will help reinforce your on snow experience together with learning materials that you can view at your leisure. Visit our website or call the NASTC office to order 530.582.4772.
**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.