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Dryland is this weekend!

Dryland is this weekend!

  • Friday, 20th January, 2023
  • 10:17am
January 20th, 2023
*Scroll all the way down and read all information please*
We have started to dig...again.
Thank you to the volunteers who are coming up to help!
We need it!
All of this info is on the website and a whole lot more.
Check the front page of the website for GO/NO GO.
Everything depends on the weather. Always check the emails, Facebook, and the Announcements page. *You only need to be here one day! Saturday members, we'll see you Saturday. Sunday members, we'll see you Sunday. We are splitting the start because of the lack of parking spaces. We just can't fit all the cars with the snow.
January 21-22: Repeats each day
(Level 0 beginner, have never been on snow)
This is not a requirement, just extra help and helps kiddos get into the groove faster.
For "Never Evers" if it's your first time with the program
10:00am - 12:00pm
Please bring all of your gear! All riders will need a helmet.
You will need helmets, skis or board, boots and poles.
SkyKids (age 4-5 ski) and Grommets (age 4-7 snowboard)
10am - Dryland for kiddos, beginners and new members.
New Support Member Orientation
10:00am - 2:00pm
This helps people find their positions and roles to help run a ski area for the season. Parents and support members, this meeting is for you while the kiddos are in their lesson.This is class organizing, parking lot, kitchen, lodge help, front desk, etc. *Volunteer sign up list is below.
Member Instructor Training:
After we finish Dryland training.
This meeting is for ALL instructors, new and old. Please meet at the lodge after dryland. More instructors means smaller class sizes. No matter what level you are we can teach you how to teach the kids. Please consider becoming an instructor. It is the root of this program.
Race Team - Pay attention to your emails
  • First time kids and instructors bring your skis and boards. Time to get on snow.
  • Your car is your lodge. Please keep bags in your car.
  • Arrive by 9-9:30 if you want less stress parking.
  • The biggest limiting factor is the parking lot. Please come in the second entrance by the rental shop and follow your neighbor directing you. Get here early. Park tight. Do it quickly but safely. Alicia is a parking guru. Follow her lead. She needs help, lots of help if you can come early.
  • More instructors mean more fun for kids. Even if you didn't sign up as an instructor come give it a try. Sky Tavern needs more instructors!
  • Bring a snow shovel and help us find the carpet lifts.
  • Kitchen will be open with a simple menu!
January 28-29:
Week 1 - This is when all the fun starts!
I say it every year and truly mean it. You are about to create the coolest thing ever. This is just not done like this any longer anywhere in this sport. The age of pay and play is here to stay, but the acts and efforts of building, and creating have so much more value. By the end of the season, you will believe that your making Sky Tavern go is so much more than if you bought Sky Tavern. It is going to be amazing.
The bullet points of survival vs. flourishing.
  • There is a huge amount of moving parts. It will seem like chaos just exactly like Week 1 for the previous 75 years. Everyone finds their way and place. Don't Panic to quote Douglas Adams.
  • Do not worry if the badges have not shown up in your mailbox yet. We have a way around it for opening weekend. Passes can be picked up in the lodge throughout the day. We would rather see kids in class than wait for a pass in a line at 9 AM. We can deal with this. Go to class.
  • We start lining up classes at 8:30 after we raise the flag.
  • Lifts start at 9:00.
  • Classes last for two or more hours. Make a meeting spot for your kids.
  • Buses Load at 2:30. Being late back to the bus gets around at school on Monday.
  • Lift close at 4:00. We work really hard to stick to these times.
  • The biggest limiting factor is the parking lot. Please come in the second entrance by the rental shop and follow your neighbor directing you. Get here early. Park tight. Do it quickly but safely. Alicia is a parking guru. Follow her lead. She needs help, lots of help. 7 AM start time. Coffee is free that time of day because I made it.
  • More instructors mean more fun for kids. Support members. Even if you didn't sign up as an instructor come give it a try. Sky Tavern needs more instructors!
  • Dan is the mentor of instructors and he can be found in the back room usually. A little loud, camo pants, and big whiskers. Love him. Find him. What we do is have you follow someone for the first day. It is easy. There are more support members than needed to run and fewer instructors. This is a community effort. Stretch a bit. Get kids on snow. Why we are all here! Sky teaches to teach.
  • Please no hoarding of tables in the lodge. There are timers on the tables. They are for real.
  • Smile and laugh and remember to tell me that too. This is FUN. Keep it that way.
  • Helmets on everyone skiing or riding
  • No snowplow parents out on the snow. Please let instructors do their thing. Go ski, go help SkyKids or the kitchen. Adriaan setting up the BBQ has more stories than a Greek philosopher. Meet him.
  • If you have not signed up for a job there will be a list of things to do on the whiteboard by the lunchline. It is going to expand and contract as the day goes on. Just check it out, and listen to the announcements of where we need help. Again parking is the first place we need help. Do it and call it good for the day.
  • The weatherman promised good to great. So let's do this and Go.
This is where you fall if instructing is just not right for you even after you tried. The real power here is the Moms of Sky Tavern not unlike the rest of the world. They have put together a list of jobs and tasks. There are lots more and most of you returning parents have a pretty good idea where you fit in. There are Dads that have been in the kitchen for years and Moms that have run Class Organizers equally as long. Go there even if the list is full. We need experience this season. Yes, you can move around. Talk to the front desk Mom.
All of these positions are vital and nothing is written in granite except for this. Everyone helps. If you hide in your car or in the lodge on your computer, you will be called out to help. Stuff goes on all day. Helping Sarah clean the kitchen in the afternoon is just as important and needed as checking lift tickets at 9. There is no such thing as someone else's problem and please treat all the kids as your own.
Full descriptions are on the sign up sheet! If you have any questions after reviewing email us at
Have fun. Make it fun. If it's not fun, try again.
-No Busses this Weekend, 1/21 and 1/22-
If your pass says "BUS STUDENT OR BUS SUPERVISOR" you will get an email next Sunday with more info about tickets.
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Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 16th, 6:00PM
Location: Greg's Garage, 410 E. 6th St. Reno, 89512


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21130 Mount Rose Hwy
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 323-5125
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