“Athlete of the Week” is an opportunity to highlight our athletes for demonstrating the core values of the organization.

Sportsmanship • Citizenship • Character • Teamwork • Creativity • Passion • Perseverance




Claire Buchwalter, 10, Mini World Cup

Claire has an amazing attitude, loves the training, and can’t wait to ski more.  She gets along with everyone and we love having her up in the mountains with us.  Congrats Claire!  Well Deserved!

– Tor Jensen, Mini World Cup head coach

Riley with her big sister and SVSEF alum, Emily


Riley Siegel, 10 (today!), Devo North

Riley continues her big sister’s legacy of hard work, high spirits and being a great example for her teammates. To have this combination of qualities at such a young age is great for us as coaches, and, we imagine, for Riley herself, as she continues to apply these qualities to skiing and other interests. She is psyched to be outdoors, is helpful to her coaches and is a joy to be around each and every day.

– Dave Bingham, Devo head coach


Caroline Price, 9, Mogul Comp Home

Caroline, our athlete of the week, loves learning new skills every weekend. As soon as she has mastered one ski drill, she is the first to ask her coaches  for another new drill. Her work ethic and maturity at such a young age are sure to give her a launching pad into a bright and productive future. Caroline enjoys training with her teammates as much as they enjoy training with her.

– Mike Sheehan, Comp Home head coach


Dylan Mills, 14, IFSA Big Mountain

Dylan Mills, the youngest member of the big mountain team, has been ripping it up this year. He has been skiing very strongly, and has been a driving force and the team’s progression and attitude each day during practice. Dylan completed an avalanche level 1 course this past December, and plans to continue his backcountry education with SVSEF’s Big Mtn. Team and SMG. Dylan has continued to impress me each week with his motivation, positive attitude and focus towards training sessions! I have seen an improvement in Dylan’s skiing the last few weeks; he is carving the ski after big airs, and he is looking ahead and planning his run out well before he makes his first turn. These qualities are what this program is intended to help develop, and Dylan is taking the bull by the horn! Keep up the good work!  

– Gary Mackenzie, IFSA Big Mountain coach