Team News


America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride Volunteers Needed


The skiing and riding is done now but the work for the Teams continues. We need 14 more volunteers for a great summer event known as America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride. This is an annual bike ride around Lake Tahoe and it will take place on Sunday, June 4th. For years, the Sierra at Tahoe ski team families have volunteered to operate the aid station which is located at Emerald Bay. Specifically it is located in the parking area on the slope heading up the north western side of Emerald Bay. It is a 5 AM early start but it is beautiful other there and we are done by 10:00 AM. We provide fruit and beverage to the bike riders. The Teams will earn about $1,500 for our efforts which will be used to help our athletes throughout next season. Please sign up as a volunteer on the website or email me and let me know that you and your family can help. It will be a great opportunity to see your winter friends. Your time spent at this event will go towards your required volunteer hours for next season. If you are short on volunteer hours for this season it can also count for those hours also. I can be emailed at or you can call me on my cell phone at 510-773-7430 or office at 925-969-9245. Thanks for your help and we look forward to seeing you.



Volunteer opportunity this summer!


Hi All!

Please sign up for volunteer hours -- you can use these hours to finish your hours from this season or, if you have volunteered enough this season, they can be applied to next year\'s season.

At the Rock Tahoe event on June 17th, Sierra-at-Tahoe Education Foundation (SATEF) is hosting an aid station. Rock Tahoe is an annual half marathon along the east shore of Lake Tahoe - for detailed info, please see Our station will be at Glenbrook from 6:30 - 9:30am -- yes, that\'s early but it leaves the rest of the day open for your other hobbies! We need 10 volunteers to sign up at

We\'ll coordinate the details with everybody that has signed up closer to the event.

Thanks for your help,
(contact for this event is Silke: text 530-416-1416 or





All Comp Team Families and Athletes:

The season ending Comp Team BBQ is taking place on Saturday, 4/22/17 at 11:30 AM at the far end of the Plaza where Buckle Up had their BBQ . This is in front of the Solstice Bar and adjacent to the Ski School meeting area.

1) I know that most of you have already RSVP’d but I am putting this note out one more time in case the revised time and date will allow any additional families and athletes to attend.
2) The cost for the athletes and their family is free as long as the Education Foundation $100 fee season fee has been paid, otherwise the cost is $5 / person.
3) Each family is to bring a side dish that serves 8-10 people. Families who’s last names begin with A-M should bring a side dish or salad and families who’s last name begins with N-Z should bring a desert.

We are looking forward to seeing you there. The weather looks good so there should be no problem eating outside.

Roger Ashton
Education Foundation Board
Office: 925-969-9245
Cell: 510-773-7430



Report from Copper Mountain.


The Snowboard Cross and Skier Cross course is almost complete as they have been building it for the last week. It's going to be great! Pre-training on the course will run on the 27th and 28th. Cost is $95. Pre-register for training through the USASA website, under the Rocky Mountain Series.

The last three days temps have been in the low-to-mid 50's. Weather is forecasted to cool a bit, but will continue this way. The 10 day forecast calls for a few warm storms to drop some snow and possibly rain around the start of Nationals. The temps are forecasted in the high 30's to low 40's, so these will be some wet storms. Lets hope this changes!

See you all soon!



Team BBQ


The season ending Team BBQ will take place at Sierra at Tahoe starting at 11:00 AM on Sunday, April 16th 2017. This is Easter. We need 15 athlete family volunteers to help setup, cook burgers, distribute food and drink and cleanup. This volunteer effort is fun and supports a great event and goes towards the required volunteer hours for each athletes family for this season.

Jobs are listed on our team website



Summer Volunteer Opportunities


The Sierra at Tahoe volunteer event – America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride (AMBBR) will take place on Sunday, June 4th 2017. This is a very large bike ride event around the entire Lake. For a number of years, the Sierra at Tahoe Teams have been the lead volunteers for the Emerald Bay Aid Station. It is a one of our most important fundraising events for the Sierra Teams. The event is in a beautiful place with lots of activity and a chance to get back together with our Team members. The bike race starts early in the morning and therefore volunteers are needed at Emerald Bay by 5:30 AM on 6/4/17 to set up. We will be done by 10:00 AM. This volunteer effort goes towards the required volunteer hours for each athletes family for next season. 20 volunteers will be needed. Please consider signing up on our website for this great event.



Competition Team Dryland Training


Our foundation has organized a dryland training class at Inversion Gym in South Lake Tahoe. The Alpine team will focus on balance, conditioning & strength training. The Freeski and Snowboard teams will add in aerial awareness using trampolines. This program is for Comp team athletes only. This opportunity is made possible by committing for the entire program which is 7 months, September thru March (28 sessions) at $50 a month for a total of $350. Sierra Coaches will be there to help and provide context to the drills and activities that the athletes will be participating in and how they will translate to their efforts on the hill.

Breakdown on Foundation Program:
2 hour weekly dryland training class - Comp Team Members Only
Trampoline aerial awareness, strength training, balance & conditioning
Cost to families is $50.00 per month. This is a 48% discount off regular rate! (Regular price is $96.00 per mo.)
** Must have 2017/18 foundation fee paid to participate in this program**
*An annual $25 insurance fee per family (not athletes) is paid directly to the gym for this program. The foundation will provide you with a gym registration packet prior to the start of our program. A minimum of 24 athletes are required to provide this greatly discounted program. We encourage all local comp team athletes to participate in this amazing program. If your serious about competing, take advantage of this program.

Date & Time:
Every Wednesday Night from 7pm - 9pm
Program will start on September 6th and end on March 28th (no class on November 22nd & January 3rd)

Summer Team Training Camps:
We have worked out three Sierra Team only training days during the upcoming summer. This will keep our teams together, our training ongoing and our focus on next season. These special team only camps will focus on strength, balance and fun. Put these on your calendar!

Date & Time:
June 28th - July 26th - August 23rd - from 9am - 11am
Cost is only $15 per session
Athletes must pre-register by sending an email to to participate.



Concussion Baseline Testing


Hello parents!

Below you will find information on how to log in to impact testing. If you have an athlete who is at least 12 years old, we are requiring a baseline concussion test this year. In the event that your athlete suffers a concussion or a suspected concussion, this test can be used, along with a doctor's exam to determine when the athlete is well enough to return to snow. The test is provided to you by the Foundation, as are any follow up tests needed. There is no cost to you.

The test can be performed at home on any computer that has a mouse. The test can also be performed in Dan Moore's office at the mountain.

Go to

Enter the customer code VRZWUXC5KU

Stay tuned for information on impact testing for our 5-11 year old athletes.

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Moore at 659-7453 ext 180. Or Sue at 530-545-9367

Thanks. Foundation Board



No Teams Jan 8th


It looks like the forecast is going to stay as rain so no teams Sun 8th the resort is going to be closed



Sierra Team News Update


Hello Sierra Teams athletes and parents!

Friday December 30th update:
Comp teams only training this weekend Dec 31st and Jan 1st 8:30 – 2:30 with warm ups starting 8:10.

There will be a comps parent meeting Sat in the team room @ 1 if you had not already heard about it.

We have 3 more holiday training days Tues 3rd – Thursday 5th if you can make it up. There should be some fresh snow Sun – Tues with some potential accumulation in the 2’-3’ range so it could open up the whole mountain for the upcoming full teams weekend.

It will be a busy Jan 7/8th weekend, there is a Subaru Promotion with our own Maddie Bowman signing autographs and some skiing as well, the first Tahoe League Race for U12 and up is here at Sierra (on Lower Main), U10 and below is at Northstar. So there will be a bit more traffic earlier in the morning.

Let me know if you plan to race if you have not already done so!!!!

You will need to register and join USSA and is @ in order to race (that is different than

We are in the Far West Group and Sierra Education Foundation is the club
Reminder of the Far West FAQ page to help parents obtain a USSA membership:

NOTE U10 and above need FIS approved helmets which means there is an FIS label or 2013 FIS specs on the outside.

Our retail shop has them if you don’t already have them btw.
For those of you parents that might want to improve your skiing or riding there is a Mountain master group that goes out each Sunday of Teams weekends that you can do all or on a day to day basis (9:45 – 2:30)

The World Cup is coming to Lake Tahoe @ Squaw Valley – Women’s GS & SL March 9th – 11th there will be a Parade Thursday, March 9th for local teams to participate in (just athletes) - Arrival/check in and staging will be at 2:45pm for a 4:15 parade. Athletes will be asked to wear their team jackets and divisional world cup swag will be provided as well as a banner for each team. *Extremely discounted athlete tickets will be available to ski that day and through the World Cup days at Squaw.

Lastly I changed the planned Jan 14/15th training to the following weekend 21/22nd between reservations and there now being a Boarder Skier cross here on Sunday 22nd.

Regards and wishing you a great New Years!

Your Sierra Coaches!



First Team Training Weekend


For our first official weekend we had a pretty good turnout! We received enough new snow to mix in with our existing base to get the Rail Jam off Friday night and then we had both a SL & GS for snowboarders on lower main on Saturday.
This week the comp teams have afternoon training from 1 – 4 on Monday Wednesday and Friday.

Also there is Breakfast with JR from 9 – 9:45 Thursday Friday and Saturday if you are in the area.
The Comp Training schedule over the holidays is as follows:
Dec 24th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 31st, Jan 1st 3rd, 4th, 5th, then back to Jan 7th & 8th weekend.

If you have not heard there is a Mountain Masters (adult program on Team Sundays 9:45 - 3 pm ) that you can sign up for in advance or on a drop in basis and is for both Skiers and Snowboarders.

Upcoming Events:

There is a Rail Jam Jan 7th at Homewood if you are interested (you can sign up at /western division/South Tahoe Series.
The 8th is the first Tahoe League race U12 and up is here at Sierra, U10 and under is at Northstar – you will need to join USSA and all racers will need helmets with at least some notice that states they are approved to use for FIS events.
If you would like to compete you will need your race fee in by Jan 3rd and will only need the Release of Liability if you are doing the Northstar race (as I have one on file here for you for our race).
The upcoming weather forecast has relatively cold nights and 30 -40’s during the day this week with maybe some snow Friday / Saturday so it should be nice conditions next week too.
For those of you looking to do some of your volunteer hours we will need some gate keepers - 8 (to verify racers properly passed the gates) and some runners during the competition. Let me know if you would like to log some hours.
We are going to roll Jan 14-15 training to the following weekend 21st-22nd as it is looking to be pretty full here and there is a Skier border cross here on the 22nd so you will be already be here if you want to compete.

Here is a link to last years team pictures if you have not seen them;
Regards and if we don’t see you here have a great Christmas, Holidays and a safe New year!



Season Ending BBQ


The year end BBQ for the Comp Teams is happening tomorrow, Sunday, 4/17/16 on the Aspen Roof Top Deck. Come for a burger and a soda and the last bit of coaching advice that you will get this season. see you there.