Skiing

  • Head Coach: Jon Olsen  

    Office Hours: I can be contacted by email Jon-Olsen@sbcglobal.net 

    Communications: Look for messages through the Aktivate app.

  • Team Goals

    #1 rule in ski racing is to have FUN.

    All athletes learn and improve their skiing both inside and outside the gates.

    Win state championships for both Boys Team and Girls Team. 

    Preseason

    Dry Land Training - Nov.-Dec. 2023, Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Galena football field. Please show up on time. 

    On Hill Training - Begins Dec. 13, 2023, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Sky Tavern.

    Equipment

    Hard ear helmet (ear pads must be fully covered by helmet shell and are not removable).

    Deadlines

    Registration signups are due prior to Time Trials.

    Go to www.aktivate.com  to sign up.

    Processing time may take up to two weeks after registration is submitted. 

    Tryouts

    Time Trials 

    Sat., Jan. 6, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Athletes must attend at least five (5) practices to be eligible to attend Time Trials. 

    How Race Teams are Picked

    1. Team Time Trial

    2. FIS World Ranking

    3. USSA National Ranking

    4. Attendance during practice season

    5. Coaches decision

    Race Teams will include 12 Varsity Girls and 12 Varsity Boys

    Team Requirements

    1. Be academically eligible - Athletes will miss school one day/week for race day during the ski season. If you cannot miss a school day, let coach know as soon as possible. 

    2. Represent Galena High School, your team, and yourself with distinction at dryland practice and at Sky Tavern.

    3. Must be a strong intermediate/advanced skier. Able to ski in control and safely down any terrain at Mt. Rose Ski. 

    4. Have a Race Team pass to Sky Tavern - link provided in Dec. 

    5. All practices are MANDATORY. If you cannot be at practice, let Coach Jon know. 

    6. While skiing at Sky Tavern, stay with the team at all times!

    7. If you need to leave practice early, sign out with a coach.

    Transportation

    Practice days: Parents may only drive athletes to practice and pick them up at Sky Tavern.

    Note: No athletes may drive themselves to Mt. Rose Ski.

    Race days: Parents may only drive athletes to practice and pick them up at Sky Tavern.  

    Costs and Fundraisers

    The school requires a $40 athletic clearance fee for skiers if these fees were not paid during fall sports - this includes the $25 student activity fee and $15 impact (concussion) assessment fee. 

    Sky Tavern High School Race membership is $350 per year. 

    Athletic Banquet is TBD (past fee was $10)

    Swag - will need a volunteer to take this on. 

    Schedule

    This schedule is weather allowing. As an outdoor winter sport, please expect changes due to the weather. 

    2023

    November

             

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    Sunday

    27

    28

    29

    30

    01

    02

    03

     

    Dryland - GHS Football Field (5:30-7 PM)

     

    Dryland - GHS Football Field (5:30-7 PM)

     

     

     

    2023

    December

             

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    Sunday

    04

    05

    06

    07

    08

    09

    10

     

    Dryland - GHS Football Field (5:30-7 PM)

     

    Dryland - GHS Football Field (5:30-7 PM)

     

     

     

    11

    12

    13

    14

    15

    16

    17

     

     

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (2-4 PM)

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (3-4 PM)

     

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (9AM– 12PM)

     

    18

    19

    20

    21

    22

    23

    24

     

     

     

     

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (9AM– 12PM)

     

     

    25

    26

    27

    28

    29

    30

    31

     

     

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (9AM– 12PM)

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (9AM– 12PM)

     

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (9AM– 12PM)

     

    2024

    January

             

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    Sunday

    01

    02

    03

    04

    05

    06

    07

     

     

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (9AM– 12PM)

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (9AM– 12PM)

     

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (9AM-12PM)

    TIME TRIALS

     

    08

    09

    10

    11

    12

    13

    14

     

     

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (2-4 PM)

    Race #1 GS

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (3-4:30 PM)

     

     

    15

    16

    17

    18

    19

    20

    21

     MLK Day Race# 2 GS

     

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (2-4 PM)

    Race #3 - SL

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (3-4:30 PM)

     

     

    22

    23

    24

    25

    26

    27

    28

     

     

    Race #4 - SL

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (3-4:30 PM)

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (3-4:30 PM)

     

     

    29

    30

    31

    01

    02

    03

    04

     

     

    Race #5 - GS

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (3-4:30 PM)

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (3-4:30 PM)

     

     

    2024

    February

             

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    Sunday

    05

    06

    07

    08

    09

    10

    11

     

     

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (2-4 PM)

    On Hill Train - Sky Tavern

    (3-4:30 PM)

    Race # 6 - SL

     

     

    12

    13

    14

    15

    16

    17

    18

     

    State - SL

    State - GS

     

     

     

     

    Far West Regional Race - Mammoth Mountain - March 12-14, 2024

    High school athletes from Nevada, NorCal, SoCal, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and Minnesota will compete in this race. Twelve (12) girls and twelve (12) boys will be selected to represent Nevada.