SSEF Financial Need Based Scholarship – Application deadline July 15, 2023.  Awards disbursed by August 15, 2023

The Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation (SSEF) mission states that we strive to create an environment and pathways for the youth of Utah to be able to reach their individual potential as athletes, students, and contributing members of the greater community through winter sports participation.  SSEF & our generous annual private donors understand the financial burdens associated with these programs and strives to provide need-based financial assistance as available.  Families who feel they need financial assistance are encouraged to apply for SSEF financial assistance as well for other support or scholarships potentially available from outside sources.

Complete applications for financial aid (including requisite supporting materials) should be submitted to by July 15, 2023. Timely applications are required in order to ensure participation in
the entire seasonal year July 1 – May 31st.  Because awards are evaluated annually, a renewal application must be filed each year.   
Financial aid may be provided as a partial waiver of tuition.  Each athlete must be able to provide some financial support towards the end goal of participation.  Participation in volunteer activities to meet team work deposit credit is expected.

(Start Financial Need Application Here)

NEW Butch Hoffman 2023 Dryland Scholarship for ALL SSEF ATHLETES

Thanks to the Butch Hoffman Scholarship Fund ALL SSEF Athletes in ALL Programs get to participate in ice skating/dryland training free of charge! Thank you to Coach Scotty and all of the individual donors that make our scholarship opportunities happen!

Dryland training is twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. Ice-skating is once weekly on Sundays. Early season training starts in September will continue until Thanksgiving.  Our focus is on building strength, endurance, and mobility through plyometrics, ladder drills, hill climbs, body weight exercises, and other fun drills.  Skiing is all about legs and core, so we are paying special attention to building and stabilizing these muscles. Dryland training is important to build strength, stamina, and power, but is also so essential for injury prevention once we begin training on snow.


Merit Based Scholarship 

This scholarship is awarded those that excel within their discipline to help pay for expenses for national events.

2022-2023 Merit Based Recipient – Anzley Dibble WR14

Past Recipients: 2021-2022 Merit Based Recipient- Ella Dressen

Butch Hoffman Character and Spirit Scholarship – Application deadline – April 1, 2023

The Snowbasin Sports Education Foundation is awarding up to ten $250 Value & Character Scholarships! These scholarships will support athletes who love skiing, who are fantastic teammates, and who demonstrate the values important to the Snowbasin Ski Team.  This scholarship is lovingly named after Butch Hoffman – a long time ski racer & supporter of all things Alpine Racing.  His generational support extends through this scholarship award & his son, our very own  “Coach Scotty” Hoffman.


We are looking for athletes who work hard both on and off the hill:

  • Athletes who balance being a student and an athlete.  (Min GPA requirement is 3.0)
  • Athletes who demonstrate exceptional team spirit
  • Athletes who consistently help their coaches and their teammates

Scholarship Recipients will receive:

  • $250; Athletes can use this as a credit to cover next season’s tuition.

How to Apply:

  • Create one 60 second video highlighting your love for skiing and your commitment to being a successful student athlete and teammate – Be creative and have fun!
  • Provide proof of min GPA requirement of 3.0 or equivalent academic progress
  • Provide coach letter of recommendation
  • Send academic information, letter of recommendation & the link to your video to (Suggested platform is to post to you tube and share that link.)
  • ALL SSEF Snowbasin Ski Team athletes should apply – Devo, Alpine and Freeride!


2022-2023 Butch Hoffman Scholarship Recipients (click on each name to see their video)

Alpine: Emma L, Hugo T, McKinlee M and Tanner H

Freeride: Daisy M, Jack B, Ian H and Brecken R

Devo: Rocco M and Luke B

2022-23 WOW Scholarship Recipients

Alpine: Raymond H, Jayden J, Arianna M and Anysia P

Freeride: Hudson M, Yosh M and Eric H

Devo: Luca B and Vinny B

Paul T Walton Jr Charitable Foundation WOW Scholarship Recipients: Porter R and Aspen M


Donations to our Scholarship Programs are accepted year round and always appreciated.

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