SSEF Opening Races Report



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:

Banff Film Festival

Dear Friends of Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation,

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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)

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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.