Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation

The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation provides year-round ski and snowboard training and competition opportunities for over 500 athletes each year. Hailed as one of the strongest ski programs in the country, their origins are rooted in the Sun Valley Ski Club,  with the foundation being established as an integral part of the ski club in 1966.

Since that time, SVSEF has helped numerous junior racers achieve dreams of Olympic medals, World Championship podiums, World Cup victories, and National Championship gold. More importantly, they have helped an innumerable number of athletes become skiing aficionados for life. Not only are the alumni of the ski foundation some of the best skiers on any mountain, anywhere, they are “setting the bar high” in all facets of life including family, work and community.

  • The SVSEF and Sun Valley area has recently been designated by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee as an official designated Olympic, alpine, cross country, freestyle, freeskiing, and snowboard training site. This designation was awarded to Sun Valley on the basis of the area’s exceptional facilities and programming. Sun Valley is the only location in the country with five designated training sites.
  • The SVSEF is one of the most successful winter sports clubs in the United States, having been recognized twice as USSA’s Club of the Year, most recently in 2013. The SVSEF offers programming in alpine, cross country, freestyle, and snowboarding and brings 50 years of commitment to winter sports.
  • The Sun Valley area, also known as Nordic Town U.S.A., is recognized as one of the premier Nordic communities in the world. Over 200 km of ski trails are groomed by PistenBully and offer a complete array of trail profiles for all training needs.
  • The driving philosophy behind SVSEF is to create a positive, fun, and productive environment that inspires each athlete to meet his or her fullest potential.  The team’s philosophy is implemented by both identifying with their incredible heritage as a community (22 Winter Olympians) and by innovating to meet the changing demands of our society.  They view the mountains as the world’s best classroom, where a child’s imagination is captivated and their potential for learning, growth, and inspiration is maximized.