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. 

Olive Gilbert, 13, Snowboard Travel

Congratulations to Olive on Athlete of the Week. She has been progressing quite a bit with her riding. Olive has had a couple of really great competition results and has been learning more tricks and riding skills; I am very excited to take her to Copper Mountain, Colorado, for USASA Nationals! Olive is really fun to travel with, and she is always down for an adventure. Her curiosity and eagerness to grow and learn in this sport have been great to see. Keep up the good work, Olive!  Rick Millett

Snowboard Travel Coach

Margaret Fisher, 9, Baldy Devo

Margaret is new on team this year. She overcame her fears from the first weekend, skiing all over Baldy. She is a good teammate and brings a great smile daily. We are grateful to have her on team and we are excited to watch her grow. Brian Caulkins

Baldy Devo and LASAR Head Coach

Brian Heekin, 16, Big Mountain

Our Athlete of the Week is Brian Heekin. He really surprised me at Targhee. He has kind of been our dark horse this year – he’s never really been the hard charger of the group, but he ended up having the highest place out of whole SVSEF crew this weekend, finishing seventh. Brian has been working really hard, and with all this soft snow he has really been pushing himself; it showed this past weekend in competition.

Conor Davis

Big Mountain Head Coach