What do I need to do to join?
There are no try-outs. All you need to do is pay dues and fill out some forms and you will enjoy full-member privileges. The only other requirement is that you participate in fundraising activities.
Do I need racing experience?
Racing experience is not necessary. Our members range from those who have raced their whole lives to those who have never raced before. Our coaches will take your experience level and build upon it. Past racers strongly encouraged!
What is the competition like?
We race against schools like UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Sierra College, and Sierra Nevada College. There is competition for every level, from the European recruit skiers on the Sierra Nevada team to those who are racing for the first time.
Is training/racing mandatory?
No, participation in all events is voluntary (but strongly encouraged). As long as you pay dues you enjoy full-membership benefits.
I snowboard – is there a place for me on the team?
Yes! Our league has events for snowboarders and we will have a snowboard coach for boarders looking to improve.
What is the time commitment like?
During the fall we hold optional dry-land training three days a week. In the winter, as might be expected, we spend a lot more time together. We start off with a winter training camp the last week of winter break. This is always a blast since you don’t have any work this week! After that we travel to Tahoe every weekend of the quarter. Your commitment can vary – some members choose to come up every weekend and others come up less frequently. Races are on weekends throughout January and February.
Where does the team ski?
We get no-blackout passes to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, the two best mountains in Tahoe.
Where is the cabin?
In Truckee, in the Tahoe Donner development. It’s really nice.
Does the team recruit high school athletes?
Because we are a club sport and not a varsity program, we cannot recruit high school athletes directly. However, if you are passionate about racing for Stanford, we would be happy to meet with you to answer any questions you may have about the team and support your application the best we can. Check out our recruiting page for more information and fill out the recruiting form, so that we can reach out to you and answer your questions.
I have more questions, who should I contact?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or message us through our recruiting page.