The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation provides year-round ski and snowboard training and competitive opportunities for Wood River Valley youth. Our origins are rooted in the Sun Valley Ski Club as our foundation was established as an integral part of the ski club in 1966 as a way for the SVSC to provide racing opportunities for juniors. Since that time the SVSEF has helped numerous junior racers achieve dreams of Olympic medals, World Championship podiums, World Cup victories, and National Championship gold. More importantly, we have helped an innumerable number of athletes become skiing aficionados for life. Not only are the alumni of the ski foundation some of the best skiers on any mountain, anywhere, they are “setting the bar high” in all facets of life including family, work and community.
The driving philosophy behind SVSEF is to create a positive, fun, and productive environment that inspires each one of our athletes to meet his or her fullest potential. Our team philosophy is implemented by both identifying with our incredible heritage as a community (22 Winter Olympians) and by innovating to meet the changing demands of our society. We view the mountains as the world’s best classroom, where a child’s imagination is captivated and their potential for learning, growth, and inspiration is realized.