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. 

Issy Rosellini, Alpine

Issy is a first year alpine skier on the SVSEF Alpine Mini-World Cup Team. She is a fifth grader at Hemingway School. Issy is not only passionate about skiing, her invention in a school competition just won 3rd place at the Invention Convention in Boise last month. She is a voracious reader and loves to sing. She has participated in the Sun Valley Symphony Camp for the past 4 years in the choir. 

Issy has worked hard to make gains both in her comfort level with speed and with on-snow technique. She has been putting in the time, stretching her herself, and the benefits of doing so are showing through.  She really found her feet when she finally switched out her twin tips for race skis!! 
The SVSEF Mini World Cup staff are very proud of her.
Jude Arvidson

Alpine Mini World Cup Head Coach

Molly Kucher, Big Mountain National

Molly has been training really hard this year, and after some stiff competition at Snowbird, she was able to beat out all the other girls and get first place last weekend in Park City. She always comes to training really excited to work hard, and she has been one of our team leaders this year as a senior girl in the group. Molly is very focused and driven; she has been working hard this year to raise money for her personal skiing goals, and she is dedicated to this sport and this group. We’re glad to have her on the team!

Alden Carter

Big Mountain National Team Head Coach

Drake Lovlien, Freestyle Travel

This year, Drake has lead the charge for our Freestyle Progression M13 boys. This past weekend, he continued his podium streak with a second place at Snowbird, UT. Drake’s positive mental attitude and infectious smile are hard to miss. His love for and dedication to the sport seem to grow with every practice. It has been a pleasure helping coach him over the past weeks.

John Grigsby

Freestyle Travel Head Coach

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