The TAS U16 – U19 program is for 14-18 year olds who want to refine advanced skiing skills and continue alpine ski racing. This program also offers advanced training and competitive racing opportunities. We emphasize racing fundamentals, technical racing skills, and gate racing tactics in all alpine racing events, preparing the skier for elite-level competition.
U16+ $3200 (Sat, Sun, Tue & Thu Night)
U16 Add on $500 (Wednesday Night)
Weekend training starts in early December and runs through the end of March. Weeknight training begins in January and runs through March. Tuition includes Christmas Camp but does not include Fall camps or Thanksgiving Camp.
Training is typically at West; Alpental may be used as an alternative. Weekly emails will be sent detailing plans. Training begins at 8:45 am, lunch 11:30-12:30; program ends at 3:00 pm. Times and places subject to change.
Included in tuition. Starts September, must be registered and signed the waiver before eligible to participate.
Most athletes in this program will have competitive racing experience. Athletes must be able to ski all runs at the Summit at Snoqualmie, including all runs at the four mountains: Alpental, West, Central, and East. Athletes also need the ability to ski advanced terrain with linked, parallel turns. They must be able to listen and follow directions from an adult. This is not a ski school and the focus is on racing fundamentals (technique and tactics).
GS and SL ski required. SG and DH skis recommended. Ski Racing HELMETS are required for all athletes. Athletes U14 and older must use helmets that meet the new FIS standards. Slalom does not require FIS sticker. Many athletes use their older helmets for Slalom or have a slalom specific helmet. Look for this sticker on the back:
Back protector and forearm guards are required. Additional equipment requirements: 4 buckle ski boots, winter ski clothing, goggles, ski gloves and a water bottle. We recommend extra goggles and gloves and a snack or extra lunch.
Freeskiing 25%, Directed Skiing & Gate Drills 25%, Gate Training 50%.
Registration Limited to 30 athletes; returning athletes have priority.
$500 is due at registration. (PayPal) You will receive a QuickBooks invoice for the remainder. The remainder of tuition is due before December 1st. Not eligible to join the team for on hill activities until tuition is paid in full.
Payment can also be me made via check: TAS Ski Team P.O. BOX 85193 Seattle, WA 98145
Receive $150 refund for tuition paid in full by November 1st, 2017.
In addition, there is also a $500 auction commitment. Each family must procure OR spend $500 on goods/service at the annual TAS auction.
Lift tickets or Summit At Snoqualmie season passes are not included.
Race fees and coaches fees are sperate from tuition and only apply to away races.
Athletes are required to travel and stay with the team for all NWC races.