SVSEF provides ski and snowboard programming to nearly 700 athletes in the Wood River Valley. Athlete of the Week is an opportunity to highlight individuals who embody the values championed by this organization; sportsmanship, citizenship, character, teamwork, creativity, passion and perseverance. 

Zach Price, 14, Freeski Progression

Zach shows up every day with a smile on his face and a drive to learn. His hard-working attitude and positivity are infectious to all other members on the team. Zach sets the standard for the younger team members and leads by example. He never has a bad day and is a joy to have on the team. Gui Mattheis-Brown

Freeski Progression Head Coach

Robbie Cullen, 14, Alpine USSA

Since the first day of dryland, Robby has had an excellent attitude. He is coachable, positive, engaged and committed. Robby has attended almost every single training session since September. He shows up ready to go, is eager to try new things and his energy and enthusiasm are contagious.  In the past month, Robby’s work ethic and dedication have really helped his skiing. We love having Robby on team and are excited to see how he progresses this season Lindsay Mann

Alpine USSA Coach, Mountain Awareness Program Coordinator

Robbie, far right

Joe Hall, 18, Cross Country Comp

Joe steps up every day, whether it’s training hard, encouraging teammates or leading relaxation sessions for the team. He is always really present in his engagement with the team. His enthusiasm for skiing and our program is more vibrant than ever, and it’s clear he really loves all that is encompassed in cross country skiing. Rick Kapala

Cross Country Program Director, Comp Team Coach

Nick Rubenstein, 12, Freeski Travel

It’s Nicks first year on the travel team, and he already brings so much energy to the group. He has naturally fallen into a leadership role amongst his teammates, demonstrating a strong work ethic and sincere respect for his coaches and teammates. A very focused athlete, Nick is always willing to try out new tricks at the Air Barn. Beyond his athletic pursuits with SVSEF, Nick has shown dedication to the organization in the form of volunteerism; he helped out at this year’s Game Dinner. We’re glad to have Nick on board! John Grigsby

Freestyle Director