Age requirements: Athletes must be 8 years old on or before January 1st, 2021. This excludes existing athletes. Special consideration will be given to younger siblings of athletes already in the TAS program.

TAS Intro 2020/21 – $900 Registration Opens September 15th, 2020.

US Ski & Snowboard Competitors Licence required for all athletes. You can get one here: https://my.ussa.org/membership/start

Info on USSS memberships here: https://my.ussa.org/sites/default/files/documents/membership/2014-15/documents/Member%20Materials_Alpine_Print_2.pdf

The TAS Intro Program is an entry-level ski racing program for skiers age 8 and older. It is designed for skiers new to racing looking to improve their skiing skills and get a taste of competition. Emphasis is on the development of basic skiing fundamentals through directed free skiing, drill courses, and gate training. This program is offered from January to March.

Races 2020/21

Dave Kincaid GS Saturday SL Sunday first weekend in March at West.

Days on Snow

Sundays: January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st.  February 7th, 21st, 28th, Saturday & Sunday, March 6th & 7th.

It does not include Fall Camps, Thanksgiving Camp, or Christmas Camp.

Daily Activities

Training is typically at Summit West. Alpental may be used as an alternative. Weekly emails will be sent detailing plans. Training begins at 8:45 am, lunch with parents is from 11:30-12:30; training ends at 3:00 pm. Times and places subject to change.

Ability Requirements

No racing experience necessary. Athletes must be able to ski all runs at Summit West and most runs at Alpental, Central, and East. Athletes also need the ability to ski intermediate terrain with linked, parallel turns. They must be able to load and ride the chairlift without an adult. They must be able to listen and follow directions from an adult. Athletes must be mature enough to be separated from their parents without anxiety. This is not a ski school, and the focus is on racing fundamentals (technique and tactics).

Equipment Requirements

Ski Racing HELMETS are required for all athletes. Skis (any skis will do, but we recommend an 8-13m radius ski that is the same height as the athlete standing in their boots), 3 or 4 buckle ski boots, winter ski clothing, goggles, ski gloves, and a water bottle. We recommend extra goggles and gloves, a snack or an extra lunch.

Methodology

Freeskiing 25%, Directed Skiing & Gate Drills 25%, Gate Training 50%.

Registration

Fee: $900

Registration Limited to 40 athletes; returning athletes have priority.

Please remember that racers will not be allowed to train with TAS until tuition is paid-in-full.

Reminder: In addition to tuition, there is also a $100 auction commitment. Each family must procure OR spend $100 on goods/services at the annual TAS auction.

Must sign the waiver (located at the bottom of this page) before eligible to join the program.

Payment is due at registration.

Payment can also be made via check: TAS Ski Team P.O. BOX 85193 Seattle, WA 98145
NO Refunds
NO Exchanges
Lift tickets or Summit At Snoqualmie season passes are not included.

 

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