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Buddy Werner South Lake Tahoe

Buddy Werner South Lake Tahoe

  • Our Buddy Werner Team

    Our Buddy Werner Team

  • Our 2019 All-Stars

    Our 2019 All-Stars

  • Getting Ready to Race

    Getting Ready to Race

  • Our skiers ski fast!

    Our skiers ski fast!

  • And they have the hardware to prove it!

    And they have the hardware to prove it!

  • Race time!

    Race time!

What is the Buddy Werner Youth Snow Sports League?

 Established in 1979 , the Buddy Werner Youth Snow Sports League is an all-volunteer club providing ski race training and ski race participation to the youth of South Lake Tahoe and Western El Dorado County (Buddy Werner Biography).

The focus is on slalom racing, but those skills make participants able to ski better under all conditions. There are “developmental” and “Race” teams so kids are paired with others of similar ability and interest. We also stress fun over hard core competition and allow kids to pair up with friends and request specific coaches. Virtually every successful high school racer started in a Buddy Werner program.

The program meets weekends during the season.  The season is current anticipated to be from December 15 2019 through  8, 2019, but could change based on ski conditions.

Eligibility Requirements:
Skiers must be between age six (6) and fourteen (14), but not beyond 8th grade, as of December 10, 2019.

Skiers must have some basic skiing ability, that is, be able to stop, turn left, turn right, and be able to independently load and unload from the ski lift. Skiers under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent while on the mountain.

We will take it from there!

Skiers must be responsible for their own equipment and clothing, and to provide for their transportation to and from ski practices and races, which are held at the Sierra-At-Tahoe ([email protected]) Resort on US 50, west of Echo Summit. Participants must be signed in and out daily by a parent or guardian.

Registration Fees (updated for 2018-2019 season):
Registration for 1 Skier:                  $ 175
Registration for 2 Skiers:                $ 340              (same family)
Registration for 3 Skiers:                $ 495              (same family)
Registration for 4+ Skiers:              $155                 each additional skier
Background check fee:                   $  25                 per volunteer/parent skier

In addition, skiers are responsible for lift tickets or season passes and equipment.  

We are also always in need of parent volunteers on the runs, on the course, and in the lodge. All volunteers must register and are subject to a background check. Click here for a list of our Volunteer Board Members. The club also makes single-day passes available for parents, volunteers, and family/friends the want to spend the day on the slopes while their children are with the club.

Sponsors: Businesses and individual sponsorships are welcomed and provided recognition. Please click here if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities.

Contact Us

Buddy Werner South Lake Tahoe

P.O. Box 456 
Shingle Springs, California 95682

Email Us: [email protected]
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