FAQs

Ski passes

Ski passes must be purchased directly from Sugar Bowl at www.sugarbowl.com/seasonpass. According to Coach Bob, the prices will go up on Oct. 31, so buy them soon. Racers buy the Young Adult Unrestricted passes.

NOTE: Do not buy a Slightly Restricted pass.

Contributions

Expenses for the team — which are considered a contribution — will be $1,000 and cover: 

  • coaching — there will be between 10-12 coaches for the team;
  • bus transportation (charter bus for training and race days);
  • race fees;
  • passes for other resorts where races are held.

We will collect contributions in mid-November and mid-December. Watch for emails about this.

Cost should not keep anyone from joining the ski team. If financial assistance is needed, contact Coach Bob Brewer (rebrewer@ucdavis.edu). 

Note: The Blue & White Foundation offers Student Activity Grants which can help with the cost of school teams. For more information, visit http://dhsblueandwhite.org/student-activity-grant/

Ski training

Ski training will be on Saturdays at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. 

It starts with day ski camp on Tuesday, January 2, and Thursday, January 4, 2018. Racers will go up on a bus each day and return to Davis in the evening.

Saturday trainings will be every Saturday before race Mondays, beginning on Saturday, January 6. 

When there is enough snow, there also are optional Wednesday trainings where racers can be excused from school around 10:30 a.m. (Note: 10th-12th graders have short Wednesday schedules at school; 9th graders do not.) Coach Bob will send emails to organize Wednesday trainings. 

Equipment

Coach Bob will help racers determine what they need

Don't buy anything until the team's ski swap. Coach Bob will help assess what your skier needs. If you don’t find what you need at the ski swap, check with Coach Bob about used equipment he might have access to.

Helmets — The California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation requires a safe helmet, so it’s highly likely you will need to buy one other than your recreational ski helmet. Coach Bob places a group order of helmets, after he has fitted them during dry land.

Poles and pole guards are often group-ordered. Racers get sized at dry land for poles. Emails will circulate about this when Coach Bob is ready to place orders.

If enough people need, group orders are placed for ski and boot bags.

How does transportation work?

On weekend training or race days, the team will travel by bus from the Davis High Parking Lot to the training or race site.  On most days, racers should be at the bus by 5:45 a.m. (some days the racers need to be there at 4:45 a.m. Team emails will let racers know when to arrive). 

The bus returns to the DHS parking lot some time in the evening, generally around 6 p.m. Racers are encouraged to text the person picking them up as they cross the Causeway.

If a racer is not going to be on the bus, he or she must let Coach Bob know.

Dry land training

The first dry land training will be on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.

Dry land workouts (ski exercises, etc.) are mandatory and will be before school in the old gym on Mondays and Fridays from 7-8 a.m., and on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. This continues through ski race season; since races are on Mondays, trainings are only Wednesdays and Fridays starting in January. 

There is no dry land training during Thanksgiving or winter breaks.

Racers should wear comfortable athletic clothing as they will be doing various exercises to build core strength and flexibility.



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