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

mid week nordic (ages 7 - 11)

The Sugar Bowl Ski Team offers a midweek program for Nordic skiers Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from January 9 - April 12, 2018. The program focuses on skill and technique development through exploring the trails and games. The program will be structured to give all participants a solid base for their future enjoyment of Nordic skiing. Skiers meet at the Village Hall at 1:00 pm(a second, later meeting time will be available as necessary) and ski until 4:00 pm.

Eligibility: All interested  Nordic skiers who have an interest in learning and improving in the sport, are eligible. For questions about the program, contact Martin Benes, Director of Nordic Programs mbenes@sbacademy.org

Age(s): 7 to 11 (as of December 31, 2017) .

2017/2018 Tuition (includes Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge season passes): 

  • Early Bird (by May 31st) - $500
  • June 1st - September 5th - $500
  • After September 5th - $770

2017 - 2018 mid week nordic staff:



Please contact the Ski Team Office or Nick Santamaria nsantamaria@sbst.org if you have questions about the proper placement of your child.


Additional Fees

Volunteer Deposit – In addition to tuition, each family is required to pay a $450 work deposit, which will be billed to your account in the fall. If required hours are fulfilled, a credit will be issued at the end of the season. Hour requirements are 22 hours per family, 11 hours per single household where two parents or guardians are not present and 11 hours per mid-week family.  All weekend program families are required to volunteer for at least one race day, one day of lunch setup and two days of lunch clean up.

Parent Association Dues – The Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy Parents Association (PA) is the unified parent organization for the Ski Team & Academy. In addition to tuition, all families will be charged $30 for annual PA dues.



You may choose to mail the entire payment in full or pay in two installments. To receive the May early bird pricing you must sign up and pay in full by May 31st. If full payment is not received by May 31st, ski team fees will shift to the next tier of pricing. SBSTA retains the right to refuse service to any family who has not made current payments.

Whenever possible we prefer check payments made payable to Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy and mailed to P.O. Box 68, Norden, CA 95724. Should you have any questions, please contact the Business Office Monday through Friday at 530.269.7401.


In recognition of the financial commitment families have made to skiing, SBST has developed a team fees refund policy for injury/illness related removal from the team. In the event an athlete sustains an injury or incurs an illness that does not allow them to rejoin the team for the remainder of the season, there is a schedule allowing for partial or full refunds depending on the date (posted in the team handbook given at orientation). NO REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REASONS OTHER THAN INJURY OR ILLNESS.