SSEF Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation Teams.

We are totally stoked for the new season and hopefully will avoid issue with COVID.  Training at Snowbasin will include new terrain and early morning sessions for Alpine.  Freeride is growing and has added programming for weekday participation.  We hope you will join us at this amazing venue.  Best kept secret in Utah!

For SSEF program pricing and details, you can use the following links:

For returning members:

  1. Log into your SSEF account
  2. Choose your program
  3. Sign all waivers
  4. Pay either the full amount or choose "Partial Payment" and pay the minimum deposit amount of $500
  5. Renew/purchase your US Ski & Snowboard membership license

The current program pricing is valid until August 31.  You can lock in this pricing for the season by paying the minimum non-refundable deposit of $500.   After August 31st and September 31st each program will increase in price by $100 after each date.

NEW THIS SEASON: Alpine Team fees were increased slightly to accommodate lane training fees for UOP and Nordic Valley. This increase does not include any season passes.

Freeride Team fees were adjusted as well to accommodate new programming. Offerings will include 4 and 6 day training options.  For Freeride direct questions you can contact Parker Gray at Parker@snowbasinskiteam.org

 

REGISTRATION LINK

 


Summer update

The SSEF team has been busy this summer  with "on snow" summer camps, divisional meetings and creating new programming for the upcoming season.   Announcements coming soon on information for next season.

The Beartooth camp was held in early June and the team is currently at Mt Hood for a 10 day session led by Kristian Guay.  SSEF is fortunate to have Kristian's brother, Canadian Olympian and Alpine World Cup star Erik Guay, joining the camp.  Erik has brought some Jr. athletes from the Mt. Tremblant ski club in Quebec which will provide a cross border experience for our athletes.

Coming out of the Intermountain Divisional Meetings we would like to Congratulate Reagan Harrison for taking home the Intermountain Cup Overall 3rd place award in Slalom.  This was presented to the team at the IMD meeting.

The race calendar has been set for the upcoming season and is posted on the Intermountain Division website.

Look for detailed information coming out the week of July 15th!

Happy summer!


Banff Film Festival, New Films! Sign up now!

Dear Friends of Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation,

This is so important to use the link here as it helps to support the Snowbasin Ski Teams education program!

This year bring the adventure home! Fluff up your couch cushions, grab a snack of choice, and make sure you have good internet connection, because the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is going Virtual!  For the first time ever, travel to breathtaking destinations, embark on daring expeditions, and celebrate some of the most remarkable outdoor achievements, all from the comforts of your living room.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created extraordinary circumstances around the world and many of our live World Tour screenings have been postponed or canceled. While we can’t replicate the experience of seeing the Banff films on the big screen at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, surrounded by friends and your community, these curated programs of amazing outdoor films will inspire you to live life to the fullest... however that looks these days! Make this a special evening or two or stretch it out over a few days depending on the option you select.

New Films Now Available!
Enjoy the 2020/21 Virtual World Tour from the comfort of your home.
Don't miss this chance to see some of the audience favourites from the 2020 Festival as well as special tour edits.

Choose from 2 unique film programs:
Onyx | Amber ($15 USD each)
You'll have 3 days to watch a single program (which begins as soon as you hit play)

Bundle – Watch Both Programs! ($28 USD)
You'll have 14 days to watch the bundle (which begins as soon as you hit play)

View Details and Rent Now


Thanks to those who made "Pick Your Peak" a Success !

See you in next year!  SSEF is planning to continue an uphill series in 2022 so please check back for the competition dates!

The Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation is presenting a 12 or 6 hour uphill challenge for your end of season suffering. Test your fitness, test your skills, test your will to live.

Choose your level of Suffer, 12 and 6 hour categories. Choose to go it alone or with your friends. Solo, Duo (2), or Quadro (4)

The 12 hour category will begin 7am on Saturday April 17th for the most laps from Earls to Needles and back.
The 6 hour category will begin at 1pm on Saturday April 17th.

Route: The route will be counter clockwise beginning at Needles plaza going up City Hill to Needles run to Porcupine traverse then up final Sweet revenge pitch with a turnaround location and checkpoint at Needles Lodge; the descent will go along porcupine traverse then down Sweet Revenge/Bear Hollow/School Hill and finishing at the plaza where another checkpoint will be.

- Aid Stations: There will be an aid station at the base and at top with Ski Patrol available for emergency assistance.

- Awards will be given for the top 3 in each of the following categories:
Solo - 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Duo - 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Quad - 1st 2nd and 3rd

Octo - 1st, 2nd and 3rd

- Rules: You must check in at both the top and bottom stations to have a lap counted. Teams can alternate registrants in any fashion they desire, but must complete the laps consecutively, not simultaneously.

- SWAG (Stuff We All Get): We have Atomic bringing SWAG and are soliciting additional vendors daily.

- Opportunity Drawing: An Opportunity Drawing will be available with prizes to be announced over the coming days.

- Lodging: Mountain Luxury has graciously offered a 20% discount on nearby lodging, just go to: https://www.mountainluxurylodging.com/all-vacation-rentals/ and use the following code: SBSKITEAM

- Participant responsibilities: Participants shall provide their own hydration, snacks/food, all equipment such as skis, skins etc.

- Family/Friends/Support: Participants are welcome to have support through family, friends etc at the base to assist in refilling hydration, snacks/food, equipment maintenance etc. But, you must be registered for the event and signed appropriate waivers in order to proceed onto the hill/course.

- Bathrooms: Bathrooms will be available at the base of Needles

- Lodges: Lodges will not be open for use during this event


THANKS FOR ATTENDING OUR UPHILL EVENTS!

THANKS FOR ATTENDING OUR UPHILL EVENTS.  STAY TUNED TO MORE TO COME!

Snowbasin Resort has graciously allowed the Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation the opportunity to host another fun community event for this months Full Moon Up Hill. The event will include self timed up & down Hill via QR code scan on your phone. The Foundation will host a Swag Raffle for this Months event that each participant is automatically entered upon registration.

The Course will follow the authorized Snowbasin Uphill Path. with a QR scan to start at Earls lodge, a QR mid course scan at Middle Bowl, a QR scan at the top (Needles Lodge) and a QR scan to Finish at the Base near Earls Lodge.

Participants will have to download the webscorer app in their phone to scan QR codes.

All participants must follow Snowbasin's Uphill Rules (LINK)

SSEF Opening Races Report

 

HELLO ATHLETES, PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF SSEF,

Our season is off to a great start with all our Alpine teams now having one race series under their belt.

The racing portion of season kicked off with the Alpine A team taking a trip to the U16 Qualifiers in Jackson where Regan Harrison (16th), Whitney Diamond (26th), Emma Pagano along with Callum Dibble made they way down the wicked CRAGS MORAN course in Super G at Teton Village.

For a complete set of result for the U16 Qualifiers you can click here.

The next series out of the gate was our Alpine B Team U14 athletes with a trip to Sun Valley to compete in the U14 Slalom and Giant Slalom qualifiers at Rotarun and Sun Valley/Grayhawk. SSEF came away with podium finishes in both Slalom and Giant Slalom in the Ladies Races. In a near SSEF Sweep in Slalom race one, with athletes Dyllan Guay - 2nd, Kira Thomas - 3rd and Avery Costello - 4th the awards were owned by SSEF as the top 5 are recognized by the Division. In the Ladies second Slalom Dyllan and Kira held on to 2nd and 3rd while Avery Costello barley missed the podium placing 6th with Ella Dressen charging into a top 20 finish. McCall Callantine, Cambell Jones, Aspen Vierra, Avery Johnson Mia Pagano all had strong finishes.

When the Ladies took to Greyhawk for the Giant Slalom, podiums were again spoken for by Dyllan and Kira but this time the pair were 1st and 2nd respectively.

Then it was time for the boys to take to the courses. In the Slalom races, Everett Paulman barely missed a top 10 finish placing 12th while Elijah Hartman (26), Fletcher Paulman (42) and Calvin Cui (41) were consistently staying in the top half of the field.

The GS proved to be a bit more challenging but the boys remained in the upper half of the Field.

For a full set of U14 Results for all Races Click Here

The C-Team, U12-U10's rocked the Canyon of Little Cottonwood by taking charge at the top. The SSEF girls had near podium sweeps in the overall results for the U12-U10's South Series contenders with hopes of earning a spot to IMD Champs. Quinn Costello, Anzley Dibble and Zoe Rockenfield interchanged 1st, 2nd & 3rd for the two races in the South Series age group. Here are the results by Class after two races for each gender:


Ogden Valley's Bridger Harrison places 3rd at the US Alpine National Championships in Downhill

The US Alpine National Ski Championships that were canceled last March due to Covid-19 took place last week in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Bridger Harrison, who is currently attending and racing for Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, left school several weeks early to prepare for the upcoming races. With limited time on snow compared to most of his competitors, Bridger scored a podium run in the U-21 downhill race to place 3rd just behind Tommy Ford. The downhill course started at the top of Copper mountain at 13,000 feet and was a 90 second event with speeds reaching 85 miles/hour. First and second place went to US Ski Team members Jack Smith and Isaiah Nelson. Bridger also had solid finishes in the slalom, giant slalom, and super G. Bridger who was on the Ogden Valley Ski Team grew up training at Snowbasin and Nordic Valley where both venues provided Olympic level training.