Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation (SSEF non-profit) offers 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 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 member of U.S. Ski and Snowboard.

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

Development “Devo” 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.

SkiMo Team – NEW for the 2022-23 Season

Ski Mountaineering, also known as “SkiMo” is a mix of the endurance of a cross-country skier, the skill & strength of an alpine skier & the mountain knowledge or backcountry touring.

This is a great winter sport for the mountain biker or trail runner who wants to stay fit over the winter! SkiMo skills would also be a great addition to current & former alpine, cross-country, all mountain & big mountain skiers.

Join one of the fastest-growing snow sports in the world! Ski touring & SkiMo racing has been trending in Europe for the last 20 years and is now taking off in North America. SkiMo will officially be added as an Olympic sport in the Milan 2026 winter games!

This program will be capped at 15 athletes for this first year.