Summer Camps

Sky Tavern Announces Partnership With
Skiing Is Believing!



Summer 2021 activities at Sky Tavern starts now!
The Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program, the oldest and largest volunteer-staffed ski school in the country, since 1948 will continue its mountain summer legacy partnering with Skiing is Believing owned and operated by Meghan Ochs who will be running summer camps and programs at Sky Tavern. "This pairing of strength and vitality between us," said Yale Spina, Sky Tavern Board Chairman, "demonstrates our commitment to bring the very best summer programs to Sky Tavern."


Skiing is Believing, with a spark for variety and a passion for the sport will be running summer camps and programs at Sky Tavern, beloved local non-profit providing opportunities in snow sports in the Reno-Tahoe area since 1948. This is an invigorating collaboration as Sky Tavern's nearly 75 years of experience, know-how, and networks collide with the fresh, unconventional, and intersectional approach to sport provided by SIB. The partnership is an exciting opportunity for children, and adults, to experience the Sierras year-round and train to become more adept at tackling alpine terrain - whether on bike, board, skis or simply on foot.

This partnership is a tremendous opportunity to serve more children in the region. Summer programs are based on Sky Taverns' flagship sports of mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding. Other sport and physical activities will occasionally be added to keep with the Skiing is Believing multi-sport approach. Please see our research page as to why this approach is beneficial.

NOTE: All registrants must turn in and complete all paperwork before the start of their program. Please make note of the age and equipment requirements, if any, for each program. Spots are limited. For more info, email

Mountain Fit -A fitness program preparing individuals with exercises specifically geared to mountain sports, specifically the flagship sports of Sky Tavern: skiing/snowboarding and biking. Agility, balance, coordination, stability, muscular stamina, strength and cardio endurance will be the focus. This program is meant to prepare individuals with exercises specifically geared to improving fitness as it relates to the alpine environment whether it is the endurance and strength to get up the hill, or the balance, agility and coordination to get down the hill, no matter what is on your feet.
Times: 2 hour program. 9 -11 am or 1- 3 pm*
Dates: 6/18, 6/20, 6/25, 7/23, 7/25, 7/30, 8/6, 8/7, 8/14, 8/22, 8/28, 8/29
Costs: $25 - $260
Ages: 8-16


Gravity Girls -An all-girls mountain bike program meant to introduce and develop confidence on the bike and beyond. Girls will learn new skills, drills and progressions that can be taken anywhere on the mountain. Developmental program meant to help young girls fall in love with the sport of mountain biking and the alpine environment and terrain.
Times: ½ day. 8 -11 am or 1- 4 pm*
Dates: 6/19, 6/27, 7/10, 7/17, 7/18, 7/24, 8/1, 8/7, 8/8, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28*
Costs: $30 - $320
Ages: 10-16


AIRR – ACL Injury Risk Reduction -Mitigating injury through fun & fitness! A fitness program in disguise. A program meant to MITIGATE risk of ACL tears. An incredibly common injury among skiers and 5X more prevalent in females than men, even young girls in sports. Program goals include dynamic musculoskeletal mechanics, balanced quadriceps/hamstring strength, improved agility & general strength.
Times: 2 hour program. 9 -11 am OR 1- 3 pm *
Dates: 6/20, 6/25, 6/26, 7/17, 7/23, 7/24, 7/30, 8/6, 8/8, 8/15, 8/21, 8/29*
Costs: $25-$260
Ages: 8-16


The Summit Camp -An introductory to intermediate mountain biking program utilizing all of Sky Tavern's downhill mountain bike trails and pump track. A program meant to hone skills and technique on the bike. Program focuses on mountain bike skills and development through a series of drills, progressions and guided practice.
Times: ½ day. 8 -11 am or 1- 4 pm*
Dates: 6/19, 6/26, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/24, 7/25, 7/31, 8/1, 8/15, 8/21, 8/22*
Costs: $30- $320
Ages: 10-16


Sunrise & Sunset Yoga -Alpine Yoga classes for adults with either a hike after class or an après social, depending on time of day. One hour of yoga time plus additional time after for hike up, down, and or après after.
TENATIVE dates: Sunrise 7/9, 7/30 & 8/7 Sunset: 6/20, 7/23, & 8/21.*
Costs: $50/class
Ages: Adults




More about USSA competitions and what it can do for your child

U.S. Ski & Snowboard

The Winter

Sky Tavern The Winter

The ultimate goal of Sky Tavern is to get kids and families outside together, learning, sharing and enjoying a sport for life.

The Summer

Sky Tavern The Summer

In addition to the development of Sky Tavern cycling infrastructure, we are focused on our connector trail to the Tamarack Lake Connector (TLT) from the Sky Tavern base area.

The Lodge

Sky Tavern The Lodge

Located on the Mt. Rose Highway, 30 minutes from Reno is the oldest non-profit ski and snowboard training facility in America. Rich with history and charm, since 1948, the lodge is fully functional and able to provide the most memerable experiences.

The Mission

Sky Tavern is a nonprofit regional center providing exceptional summer & winter outdoor sports training, competitions, recreation & events accessible to all.

The Vision

Sky Tavern is a community asset that promotes a child's growth & success through exposure to outdoor sports and recreation, no matter the personal challenges.

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