ODL Bon Voyage Celebration

Join SSEF & Roosters as we bid a fond Bon Voyage to our Old Day Lodge March 26th. The final Town Challenge race will decide which of our 14 teams stands tall on Podium 1, while the active bidding decides who takes home the last Middle Bowl Chair. Make sure to get your raffle tickets for day of prizes. Bring your chairs & sunscreen for the final days on the beach.

 

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The Snowbasin Town Challenge is a fun and social ski-racing league with a competitive spirit and a little trash talk. Teams consisting of 4 to 6 members will compete against other teams in a series of 3 races. Only the top 4 skiers on each team score but scoring has been designed to give even novice racers the ability to earn a high score and help their team win the series.

We will have music, a live announcer, raffles, and GRAND PRIZES. Racers have the opportunity to qualify for Nastar Nationals.

Scoring

For the team score, your race time will give you an overall place. Based on your overall place, you will score between 100 to 1 points. Each racer will be assigned points descending from 100-1, beginning with 100 for 1st place, the points will descend every 10 places and then restart. A racer finishing 11th, 21st, 31st, 41st would all score 100 points, the same as the first place racer. The series is designed to give all team members of all abilities the opportunity to score for their team. The top 4-point scoring racers on your team will be used for your team’s race day score. All three-race series points will be added together for the final results. Should any two teams tie, the 5th team member’s points will be used, or they can elect to arm wrestle. Results will be posted shortly after each race and show each individual their raw or real-time and overall place (fastest to slowest), a Nastar handicapped time, and their team score. Results can also be viewed immediately on www.livetiming.com

Nastar National Championship

The Nastar National Championships will be held April 4th thru the 9th, 2022 at Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado. All Snowbasin town challenge series races are qualifying runs for the Nastar Nationals. For more information on Nastar, visit www.Nastar.com. A season Nastar Pass which would allow you to race Nastar all season long can be purchased at a discount for $80 for all registered racers. A Nastar pass will not be required for those only wishing to race in the race series

Registration

Racers will also be asked to register with Nastar.
Racers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Teams are comprised of 4 to 6 racers and will need to have a team name.
Pick a good name, there may be a prize for the best name. Full payment and completion of all liability forms are required prior to participation.
Registration closes on December 31, 2021. Individuals may request help finding teammates and a team. You may also race as an individual under Nastar. No individual awards will be recognized this year, only bragging rights.
Races will be held on the following Saturdays: January 8, 2022, February 5, 2022 March 26, 2022 – Final Awards & Drawings
RACE RULES
All team members will take 2 runs – one on the blue course and one on the red course. A combined time will be given for the day. Failure to complete both runs will result in a zero score. Conditional re-runs will be determined by the start or finish referee. REGISTRATION RACE COURSE The race series will be on Showboat. If conditions allow, the start will be slightly higher than the Nastar start. The course will be open between 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM and will be on a first come, first serve basis. All racers will compete but only the top 4 point-scoring racers will be used for the team’s overall race score. DNF or DQ will result in a zero score. Racers are constant for the entire series and cannot be substituted.

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Dear Friends of Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation,

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world! Hot on the heels of the Festival that is held every fall in beautiful Banff, Alberta, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, the Banff World Tour celebrates amazing achievements in outdoor storytelling and filmmaking worldwide!

From the over 400 entries submitted into the Festival each year, award-winners and audience favorites are among the films that are carefully selected to play in theatres around the world. 

Traveling to remote vistas, analyzing topical environmental issues, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports the 2020/2021 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

Come join us for this two night event!

February 18 & 19, 2022

Tickets available at Peerys Egyptian Theater

Online or call 801-689-8700

 

Questions about event contact Janifer Larson

Janiferlarson@comcast.net, 801-540-8873

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Come see us at the Snowbasin Ski Swap! October 29th-30th


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!


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


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.