Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows
Dates: March 5-7, 2018
Skier levels: 6-9
Price: $1525 incl 2 nights lodging at Squaw Valley Lodge, instruction in a small group setting, 3 days lift tickets, tech talks, and group dinner
Price: $1125 incl instruction in a small group setting (5 or fewer), 3 days lift tickets, tech talks, and group dinner (no lodging incl)
This year is an exciting time to do the NASTC Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows course as Squaw Valley will be hosting a Women’s World Cup GS and Slalom race. With the NASTC clinic taking place three days prior to the start of World Cup races, we will get front row seats to watch these amazing skiers warm-up and train before they compete. The best women in the world will be skiing the slopes right next to you!
The All Terrain/All Conditions course is NASTC’s trademark full immersion course designed to get you off that intermediate or advanced plateau. Our highly experience and nationally ranked coaches will help you make the changes you need to meet your skiing goals. Your goals are our goals. Through a successful methodology 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 trainers will guide you through our step-by-step progression towards total skiing mastery. Squaw and Alpine have it all when it comes to terrain and snow, we are looking forward to skiing with you and sharing these incredible mountains with you. NASTC is based in Tahoe. This has been our home for more than 20 years, and we use our insider knowledge to 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 530.386-2102.
Monday: 8:00AM Short orientation at Squaw Valley Lodge, divide into groups, ski with your trainer, video session, afternoon tech talk & video review.
Tuesday: Meet at Alpine Meadows in Main Lodge next to fireplace. Ski with your trainer, video session, afternoon tech talk & video review. Group Dinner (included).
Wednesday: Ski with your trainer, mt TBA based on conditions, 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 at the Squaw Valley Lodge Ponderosa Room on March 5 at 8:00am. Please arrive ready to ski. We will begin promptly with a brief indoor orientation, a short stretching session, pass out lift tickets, and then head outside to the lifts.
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.
Ski Shop: We recommend Granite Chief, the Start Haus, and Truckee Mountain Sports all on Donner Pass Rd in Truckee.
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.