Truckee Ski Team offers affordable options for all abilities
Registration is now being accepted for the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District’s Truckee Ski Team. The Truckee Ski Team has a program for skiers of all ages and all ability levels, with two main programs offered: The Buddy Werner Development Program, for ages 5-14, and the Tahoe League Race Program, for ages 8-17.The Buddy Werner Development Program is designed for the beginning skier to the entry level competitor. Ski development and fun are stressed. Prior skiing experience is not required.The program consists of 13 days at Soda Springs plus ski away days at Sugar Bowl, Alpine Meadows and Homewood. The program meets on Sundays starting Dec. 9. The season consists of five races. Price is $235 ($185 if parent works the Ski Swap). Price includes season pass to Soda Springs, all ski away days, sweatshirt and awards.The Tahoe League Race Program is an advanced racing program where skiers compete against racers from other ski areas. The program meets on Saturdays and Sundays starting Dec. 1. Price is $280 ($230 if parent works the Ski Swap). Price includes season pass to Soda Springs, ski away days to Sugar Bowl, Homewood and Alpine Meadows and a sweatshirt. There is an additional fee for all Tahoe League Races. Last season the Truckee Ski Team had 50 percent of their skiers finish in the top 10 in their age group at a fraction of the cost of other competing ski programs. Skiers without racing experience should sign up for the Buddy Werner Development Program but can advance to the Tahoe League Program with the coaches approval.For more information or to register, call the TDRPD office at 582-7720.
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