Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation (SSEF non-profit) & Snowbasin Resort have partnered together to offer a pathway for young athletes to take their skiing skills to the next level.  Young athletes in these programs receive ski & race instruction with professional coaches in the disciplines of Alpine Ski Racing and Freeride.

The Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation (SSEF) is a non-profit organization who offers Alpine Development Programs ages 5-15,  Competitive Ski Racing Programs for skiers ages 8 through 20 & Freeride Programs ages 10 through 18. The Alpine Ski Racing programs follows the US Ski & Snowboard pipeline for athlete development. Athletes compete in US Ski & Snowboard events through national, regional and divisional race developmental series.  The Freeride/Big Mountain program competes in IFSA (International’s Freeskiers Association) events.  SSEF is a podium member of U.S. Ski and Snowboard.

All of our training programs will adhere to the Alpine Training System advocated by US Ski & Snowboard.

Alpine Development Programs

Devo Mini, Ages 5 – 6

  • 11 half-day Saturday sessions

  • Limited enrollment

Devo, Ages 7 – 15

  • 11 full-day Saturday sessions

  • Focus on all aspects of skiing with an introduction to racing using U.S. Ski Team methods.

  • Limited enrollment.

Devo + Learn to Race, Ages 7 – 15

  • 11 Sunday-only Full Day Program

  • Elevated race-specific training in a more advanced venue than NASTAR

  • Limited enrollment. Invite Only

 

Alpine Competitive Racing Teams

Age Class Ages as of 12/31/22 Birth Year
U8 7 and younger 2015 and later
U10 8 and 9 2013 or 2014
U12 10 and 11 2011 or 2012
U14 12 and 13 2009 or 2010
U16 14 and 15 2007 or 2008
U19 16-18 2006, 2005 or 2004

U10 & U12 Competition Team, Ages 8 – 11

  • Up to 4 training days/week

  • Competes in US Ski & Snowboard Divisonal ski races at other local resorts

  • Holiday Camp in December

  • Weekend-only programs available

 

U14 Competition Team 12 – 13 Years Old

  • Up to 6 training days/week

    • Team members are not required to train all 6 days

  • Competes in US Ski & Snowboard Divisional races at local resorts & out of state in Idaho & Montana

  • Holiday Camp in December

  • Weekend-only programs available

 

U16+ Competition Teams Ages 14 – 18

  • Up to 6 training days/week

    • Team members are not required to train all 6 days

  • Competes in Local & Out-of-state US Ski & Snowboard Regional and Divisional races

  • Holiday Camp

Freeride Teams – National, Regional & Developmental

  • Athletes learn to ski competently and fluidly anywhere on the mountain.

  • Learn the fundamentals of competitive big mountain skiing with professional coaches.

  • Option to compete in regional IFSA competitions.

  • Focus on essential skiing skills, snow safety and mountain awareness.

  • Multi-program options including mid-week and weekend training.