It is with pride that I write this blog about Ali Kariotis, a Squaw Valley Freestyle Ski Team member. In Valmalenco, Italy, the FIS Junior World Freestyle competition came to an end with Ali Kariotis on top of the podium, champion on the dual slalom event. This was the 5th USA medal of the competition making it the most successful American representation at the event ever. Ali has been a long time member of the Squaw Valley Ski Teams, starting with the wonderful Mighty Mite program. In fact I was one of her coaches during her time in Mighty Mites. She was delight to ski with then as she loved to ski and be on the snow. She acceled at a young age and now is proving herself in a worldwide arena. Congrats Ali. Click here to read more.
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Congratulations to the Squaw Valley Ski Team. A foundation has recently been formed for their benefit. This is great news in that ski racing requires a lot of equipment and travel and any opportunity for athletes to have their costs offset is a huge help. To kick off the beginning of the Squaw Valley Ski Team Foundation they are having an inaugural fund raising event. This will be a dinner and auction on Saturday December 4th at the newly remodeled Olympic Village Lodge at 5:30pm. Tickets are $125 per person or $1000 for a table. For tickets contact the ski team office.
The Squaw Valley Ski Team just sent out their September Newsletter, looking great I might add. With school starting last week, the cool nights and now a ski team letter it seems that winter is just around the corner. For those of you not on the list here are the highlighted dates.
- October 16 – 2nd annual SVST Social in the City. This year we will be at the Matrix Fillmore at 3138 Fillmore St in San Francisco. An invite will be mailed out soon. SVST info and forms will be available. SVST staff will be on hand to answer questions.
- October 23 – North Tahoe Ski Swap
Held from 9 AM to 3 PM at the North Tahoe Middle and High School Gyms.
- Dec 4 – SVST Parent Meetings at OVL
Very important meeting for parents and a chance for the kids to meet the coaches and other team members, as well as play some team building games and activities. We will NOT be skiing as a team today but we encourage families to make sure the equipment fits and still works.
- Dec 4 – First Day of Team for Shooting Stars
- Dec 11 – First Day of Team for Mighty Mites, Big Mountain, Tahoe League and Snowboard