Freeride Spring Lake Tahoe Camp

Join the Sugar Bowl Freeride team for this late season camp focused on developing skills and tactics as a foundation for the 2016-17 season. Athletes will train in a variety environments that will take their skills to the next level. A combination of drills, free skiing, mock competition and park skiing will be utilized to accomplish our goals. We will spend one day at Squaw Valley and weather permitting the remaining days at Sugar Bowl. The camp is open to Freeride athletes ages 12+ from all programs. Please contact Trevor Tanhoff, head SBSTA Freeride coach at with any questions.

Where: Lake Tahoe CA
When: April 21st - 24th
Head Coaches: Trevor Tanhoff and Paul Cotter
Cost: $225 plus lift tickets. Athletes will be responsible for food and lodging.


Air: SBSTA coaches will be picking up athletes from the Reno Tahoe International airport on Wednesday, April 20th at 3:00pm. Athletes traveling via air must land by 2:00pm to ensure baggage pick up prior to 2:45pm.

SBA: If you are transporting your athlete to Sugar Bowl Academy, please arrive at SBA by 8:00am each day to ensure athletes spend the maximum amount of time on snow. 



The camp includes all ground transportation from Reno Tahoe International airport to Sugar Bowl Academy, coaching, video, afternoon activities. Airfare and optional activity rental fees is not included. Sugar Bowl passes will still be recognized but non pass holders will have to purchase those in addition to Squaw/Alpine tickets. Athletes will be responsible for their own food and lodging.



4/20 - Athletes arriving via air must arrive by 2:00pm at Reno Tahoe International airport

4/21 - Half day skiing at Sugar Bowl Resort followed by tour of Sugar Bowl Academy campus

4/22 - Full day skiing at Squaw Valley Resort

4/23 & 4/24- Two full days skiing at Sugar Bowl Resort



All of your normal winter ski clothing and equipment. Skis (park and big mountain), boots, poles, helmet, rain gear, hat, gloves, goggles, UV rated sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm SPF 30, one quart water bottle, small day pack, summer clothing, swim suit, towel, toiletry items, running shoes, athletic shorts, and t-shirts, foul weather gear,  lockable duffle and ski bags. If you have two pairs of gloves, bring both…if it is drippy, you might need to use a dry pair the next day. Remember that as in any high altitude environment, the weather can change quickly. We also encourage you to bring some extra money for souvenirs, snacks and food on the days you travel.



All campers are expected to adhere to the code of conduct set forth by the Sugar Bowl Academy Student/Parent Handbook. All athletes are expected to be respectful and courteous to teammates, coaches, other campers and coaches, ski area personnel, lodging and food service employees, and airport officials.

Drugs, alcohol, lack of respect, dishonesty, and other substandard values are not tolerated. Boys are not permitted in girls’ rooms and vice versa. Any violation of the drug and alcohol policy or mixed genders in the same room will result in immediate dismissal from the camp at the athlete’s expense. Quiet time and lights out will be strictly enforced.



Parents may call their athletes if they have a cell phone, but we will be asking athletes to turn their phones to silent during on-snow training, conditioning, meals, and meetings. We should have good Internet service so you can email and Skype them during down times. 


Medical issues/concerns

There is a medical clinic in Truckee  that can treat illnesses or injuries. If athletes need to see a doctor, one of the coaches will take them to the clinic for medical attention. We will contact parents to inform them what is going on.