Located on Donner Summit near Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl Ski Team lays the foundation for passionate skiers to embrace challenge with grit, grace and courage.

Learning Formidable Form.

Whether your child wants to go to the Olympics as a member of the US Ski Team, or just have fun skiing gates, we'll provide them with every opportunity possible.

We’ll help your child develop the skills necessary to race on some of the most demanding courses around in all alpine racing disciplines: Slalom (SL), Giant Slalom (GS), Super Giant Slalom (SG or “Super-G”) and Downhill (DH). It’s not just about going fast and shaving off seconds (although that’s a big part); it’s also about learning to perfect one’s form and technique, to ski safely and responsibly, and to develop life skills that lead them to celebrate challenge with grit, grace and courage.

Our program promotes the value of hard work and perseverance, emphasizes a positive atmosphere, stresses long-term athletic development through sport science, and challenges and supports athletes by pushing them beyond what they think they can achieve.

Alpine Racing U10-U14

Our U10-U14 alpine racing programs are designed for motivated skiers who wish to pursue ski racing at USSA levels in SL, GS and Super-G. This program emphasizes skiing in all conditions with advanced skill development.

Eligibility: All intermediate (and better)* skiers with approval from head coach.

Ages (as of December 31, 2017):

2017/2018 U10/u12 coaching staff:

  • Michael Thomas - Head Coach
  • T.J. Sewell
  • Austin Murtha
  • Additional Coaches TBD

2017/2018 u14 coaching staff:

  • Craig Combs - Head Coach
  • Janet Moran
  • Eric Harlow 
  • Additional Coaches TBD

2017/2018 Tuition (includes season pass):

Full-time (five to six days a week):

  • Early Bird (payment in full by May 31st) - $4,100
  • June 1st - September 5th - $4,305
  • After September 5th - $4,510

Part-time (Friday to Sunday & Holidays):

  • Early Bird (payment in full by May 31st) - $3,535
  • June 1st - September 5th - $3,712
  • After September 5th - $3,889

Additional payment information can be found here.

2017/2018 Alpine Racing Staff:

  • Janet Moran
  • Eric Harlow

*Skiers new to the team should be comfortable skiing from the top of Disney and Lincoln, able to match skis in a traverse, stop in both directions, and skate. Skiers who do not meet these requirements may be required to participate in private lessons until the skier is able to fit in with his/her group. For any skiers, age 7, who do not meet the basic skills requirement, we recommend signing up for the Mighty Mites program.

Alpine Racing U16

Racing at the U16 level in USSA competition requires significant commitment and travel throughout the west for races. Training will focus on refining SL, GS, SG and Downhill (DH) skills and preparing athletes to move up to FIS (International Ski Federation) competition.

Eligibility: Advanced skiers, with approval from

2017/2018 u16 coaching staff:

  • Gladys Weidt - Head Women's Coach
  • Scott Houser - Head Men's Coach
  • Corey Talbott - Assistant Women's Coach
  • Luke Hammond - Assistant Men's Coach
  • Additional Coaches TBD

Ages (as of December 31, 2017): 14-15.

2017/2018 Tuition (includes season pass):

Full-time (five to six days a week):

  • Early Bird (payment in full by May 31st) - $4,680
  • June 1st - September 5th - $4,914
  • After September 5th - $5,148

Part-time (Friday to Sunday & Holidays):

  • Early Bird (payment in full by May 31st) - $3,925
  • June 1st - September 5th - $4,121
  • After September 5th - $4,318

Additional payment information can be found here.

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Questions?

Please contact the Ski Team Office or Eric Harlow eharlow@sbacademy.org if you have questions about the proper placement of your child.

Our Alpine Training Facilities Include:

  • A private race arena at Sugar Bowl Resort accessed by a high-speed quad, outfitted with a cutting-edge watering system and dedicated snowmaking equipment.
  • Multiple full-length Giant Slalom and speed training venues at Sugar Bowl Resort as well as alternate training venues at neighboring resorts to ensure the appropriate variety in terrain.
  • Access to 1,500 vertical feet, 1,650 acres and 12 lifts.