August is preparation month. The time is now to review summer camp videos, continue to improve on conditioning and begin to get your equipment ready for next season.
Registration for the 2016 season is now open!
- Returning Devo Team registration is here
- U12 Program registration is here
- U14 Program registration is here
- U16-U19 Program registration is here
Do you Sprongo?
Summer Camp videos have been uploaded. Be sure that you have access to the TAS Sprongo web site so that you can begin to study and review. Contact us by email or phone here and ask to be invited if you don't have access to this great resource.
Are you skis and boots ready?
If you have questions regarding your equipment or if you need to replace your existing equipment, please contact your head coach. For the U14 and older, it is important that we identify what equipment you will need for this season before September 1st. Product availability of race gear diminishes after Labor Day.
Important TAS upcoming dates:
August 29th (Sat) - Team mtb bike ride at Duthie Hill mtb park, see you there at 9am
September 1st (Tue) - TAS Scholarship applications available online.
September 9th(Wed) - TAS open registration to new athletes.
September 19th (Sat) - TAS Fall BBQ and Ski Swap.
September 20th - Oct 25th (Sundays) - Fall Dryland Training 3pm-5:30pm Robinswood Park.
October 3rd (Sat)- Racer Days - World Cup Skier Service.
October 4th (Sun) - Racer Days - Sturtevants Sports.
October 4th (Sun) - PNSA Officials Clinic – Bellevue.
October 15th (Th) - USSA Memberships Due.
November 7th (Sat) - TAS Auction.
November 9-13 (M-F) - Early Season Camp - PNSA or TAS U16 and older.
November 24-29 (Tue-Sun) - TAS Thanksgiving Camp – Sun Peaks.
December 5-6 (Sat-Sun) TAS Program opening weekend – Snow permitting.
December 27-30 (Sun-Wed) TAS Christmas Camp.
Slalom and GS Camp July 18-24
(This camp has completed)
The TAS juniors and staff have completed this camp and are extremely proud of thier efforts and progress. We are also really impressed and thankful for the guest coaches; Jeff, Armin and Taylor who assisted with this camp.
Although the snow cover was lower than in recent years, we were able to salt and provide a great surface. In fact, the last three days of the SL/GS camp proved to be some of the best surface conditions on the Palmer all summer. The athletes at both camps showed consistent improvement. We had great dryland recovery sessions including mountain biking, cliff jumping, and hiking. Even the Family Camp hike to nowhere was fun. One of our guest coaches, Jeff Pickering, was offered the USSA Western Region Head Coaching position while at our camp. Jeff has accepted the position and will now be in charge of WR camps and athlete on snow development. Having Jeff as a guest coach and creating personal relationships with TAS and our athletes will have positive impact on TAS athletes that qualify for WR camps and projects. Thanks again to all the staff (Lisa, Denny, Taylor, Armin, Mike, and Jeff) for your hard work and dedication to TAS and its athletes.
6 days on snow. Focus on fundamental slalom and giant slalom movement patterns, athleticism, and turn shape. Special attention to transitions and carving. Progression from basic turn shape to changing tempo and rhythms. Inspection and mental skills. Dryland activities include mt. biking, rock climbing and challenge testing. Camp includes coaching, transportation, room and board, lift tickets, and lane space.
Dan Henry (TAS Program Director, Head FIS coach)
Mike Graves (Head U14-U16 Coach)
Jeff Pickering (SARS FIS Head Coach, Former USST Europa Cup Coach)
Armin Triendl (Austrian Regional Team Coach, PNSA Divisional Coach)
Taylor Rich (Alpental Masters Coach)
Family Camp July 9-12
(This camp has completed)
3 days on snow. Focus on fundamental carving movement patterns, athleticism, and turn shape. On snow progression includes directed free skiing, drills, drill courses (stubbies), and full length courses. After skiing activities include video sessions and a fun dryland activity. Evening seminars include tuning clinics and a ski specific presentation.
This is an excellent camp for U14 and younger athletes looking to continue their racing progression and have fun in the spectacular Mt. Hood environment. Parents can sign up for the same on snow coaching or choose to take the morning for free skiing, golf, mt. biking, or a trip to Hood River.
Congratulations to Madeline Zeldes for TAS 3rd overall and 2nd U-18! Millie had a 7th Place finish in the Slalom.
Very proud of the TAS U14 crew this weekend. With little training this year and the worst race weekend weather on record, we came home with 2nd place overall team for the Girls, 3rd place overall for the Boys and 2nd Overall as a team. Emma Ireton 5th overall for Girls.Hard work pays off.
Sophia Leeming 1st Place U8
A weekend of sun for TAS athletes and spots on the podium. SPAC did a great job of making the most of the snow (or lack thereof) and our kids skied great in the conditions. Parents had a lot of fun too with the spring skiing and staying warm in the sun at the bottom of the course. Stevens was able to accommodate 2 runs on both days, which wasn’t an easy feat considering the snow they had to work with. Also positive was the short drive after the past few weekends! Great effort and showing by all of our TAS athletes. Thanks for another sunny, fun weekend!
Saturday, February 21 Giant Slalom
U8 girls: Sophia Leeming (1st place)
U10 girls: Zoe Paek (1st place), Gwen Evans (5th place), Ilee Lewis (9th place), Allison Del Sarto (10th place)
U12 girls: Sydney Kraabel (2nd place), Mary Brooks (5th place), Ella Skoglund (8th place), Alexandra Schoenstadt (9th place)
U14 girls: Emma Ireton (1st place), Carina Ashe (4th place), Taylor Richards (7th place), Aili Moore (8th place), Anna Graves (10th place)
U8 boys: Cadin Billstin (1st place), Tryggve Frey (3rd place)
U10 boys: Carver Richards (3rd place), Alexander Aylen (6th place), Jordan Cave (9th place)
U12 boys: Andrew Edson (2nd place), Xander Paek (4th place), Ian VanDerhoef (6th place)
U14 boys: George Cretu (1st place), Arthur Schoenstadt (2nd place), Matthew Bower (3rd place, Evan Graves (4th place), Lucas Wathen (7th place)
Sunday, February 22 Slalom
U8 girls: Caroline Menna (4th place)
U10 girls: Zoe Paek (1st place), Piper Davis (5th place), Ilee Lewis (8th place)
U12 girls: Mary Brooks (3rd place), Ella Skoglund (4th place), Sydney Kraabel (7th place), Alexandra Schoenstadt (8th place)
U14 girls: Emma Ireton (1st place), Anna Graves (5th place), Aili Moore (8th place), Lydia Ringer (9th place)
U8 boys: Cadin Billstin (1st place), Tryggve Frey (2nd place)
U10 boys: Carver Richards (3rd place), Alexander Aylen (8th place)
U12 boys: Andrew Edson (2nd place), Xander Paek (3rd place), Ian VanDerhoef (10th Place)
U14 boys: Arthur Schoenstadt (2nd place), Evan Graves (6th place), Matthew Bower (8th place), Lucas Wathen (9th place)
U18/U21 Western Region Championship Qualifications
U16 Western Region Championship Qualifications
U16 Can Ams