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. 

Inez Kraynick, 12, Freeski Progression

Inez Kraynick is our Athlete of the Week. In recent weeks she has really started pushing herself and gaining a lot of confidence in the process. This paid dividends at our home USASA slopestyle event a few weeks ago, as she found herself on the podium in just her second appearance in a freeski competition. She continues to impress coaches and other team members; her attitude and effort are exemplary. Keep it up! Gui Mattheis-Brown

Freeski Progression Head Coach

Ryan Carnes, 15, Cross Country Comp

It has been so fun watching Ryan really commit to Nordic. We have seen so much progress this season and it’s the result of all his hard work over the summer, fall, and this winter.  All the Comp coaches are proud of all his hard work, his quiet strength, and are excited to see what’s to come.  Ashely Knox

Cross Country Comp Head Coach

Erik Babcock, 15, Freestyle Travel

Erik’s hard work over the past month is really paying off. In the Air Barn and on the hill he has really stepped up his game. Erik got a new personal best score at the Sun Valley competition, and ended up third in his age group at Squaw. We are really seeing his hard work pay off. He also volunteered at the Game Dinner – he’s a hard worker on all fronts! John Grigsby

Freestyle Travel Head Coach

Photo by Hillary Maybery