Since 1948, the volunteer-based program has taught over 100,000 kids to ski and snowboard. Former World Cup ski racer Tamara McKinney and Reno’s first Olympic Gold Medalist, half-pipe skier David Wise, both learned to ski at Sky Tavern.
Located on the Mt. Rose Highway less than 30 minutes from downtown Reno, the non-profit 501(c)(3) offers adaptive programs, junior instructor training, racing, and a family atmosphere. More recently, Sky Tavern has also become a year-round destination for mountain biking, summer camps, and the popular summer music series.
Sky Tavern is best known for its volunteer-staffed Junior Ski Program that operates on winter weekends with the assistance of parents who help for two to three hours.
Sky Tavern boasts a rich and colorful history. It has included appearances by many movie stars, prominent sports celebrities, and noted contributors to U.S. ski history.
AASI certification meetings will take place on Tuesday nights from 6:00-8:00pm at RG Nets, Inc. (www.rgnets.com). The free classes are taught by AASI experts and are for Sky Tavern members wishing to become certified snowboard instructors.
The free classes for Sky Tavern members wishing to become certified instructors are on Tuesday nights and start at 6:00pm for level 1 candidates, and 7:30pm for level 2 and above. The classes are conducted by PSIA experts. Classes begin on January 31.