FIS Sun Valley International Spring Series p/b Lee Gilman Builders

The FIS Spring Series 2024, hosted by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation jointly with the Jackson Hole Ski Club is a SIX-RACE / 1-WEEK race series that brings together skiers from across the US, Canada, and Europe. The FIS Spring Series kicks off with the three races in Jackson Hole, Wyoming March 30, 31, and April 1. The action then shifts to Sun Valley where the SVSEF will host three competitions April 4, 5, and 6. The races are open to Seniors and Juniors ages U16 and older. There will be an array of competition formats throughout the series and skiers will compete for prize money as well as overall series standings. Join us for a great series!

April 4-6, 2024

Lake Creek Ski Center, Ketchum (Map) and Galena Lodge & Nordic Center (Map)
See schedule for which races at which venues

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Race Registration

Registration for all SIX FIS Spring Series races is found at the Zone 4 Spring Series registration page (see link at the Race Registration button above). Skiers may enter any combination of events. You are not required to enter or complete all races in order to have your results included in the overall series standings. 

Entry Fees 

  • $45/ race U18, U20, and Seniors
  • $35/race U16 (U16 Skiers may choose to race UP into Junior Class – note that there are NOT separate U16 awards for the Junior Class (Combined U18-U20).  

REGISTRATION CLOSES Tuesday, March 26 for Jackson Events and Full Series Registration. 

Registration remains open for the Sun Valley Events through Monday April 1. 

Event Trail Fees 

Training at Lake Creek is included in the competitor entry fee. Note that skiing elsewhere in the Wood River Valley requires purchase of a North Valley Trails Pass, available at Galena Lodge or for Non-Comp Days. 

Coaches Registration 

ALL TEAM LEADERS and COACHES  please complete online coaches registration to receive event information emails and updates:

All coaches must have a current U.S. Ski & Snowboard Coach License. Foreign coaches must possess coach license from their home nation governing body. 

Coaches must wear an official USSS Coach’s Bib in order to access field of play areas, including the stadium and all courses. Visiting European Foreign Coaches will be provided a temporary coaches access bib. Canada Coaches will wear their CCC Bibs. 

Lake Creek and Galena Lodge & Nordic Center Parking and Shuttle Details 

The Lake Creek and Galena Venue Parking Lots do not have the capacity to meet the needs of all athletes, volunteers, and spectators.

On Thursday and Saturday, April 4 and 6, only team vehicles in possession of an issued parking pass will be afforded parking access to the Galena Lodge & Nordic Center Lot. A race day shuttle will operate from the Baker Creek Lot, located on Highway 75, for all non-permit skiers, race volunteers, and spectators. The Shuttles will operate from 7.30 a.m. to one hour after conclusion of each race.

On Friday, April 5, only team vehicles in possession of an issued parking pass will be afforded parking access to the Lake Creek Parking Lot. A Race Day Shuttle will operate from the HULEN MEADOWS LOT located ½ mile south of Lake Creek for all non-permit skiers, race volunteers, and spectators. The Shuttles will operate from 7.30 a.m. to one hour after conclusion of each race.

If you have a wax trailer, please contact Rick Kapala to determine a parking arrangement 

Volunteer Opportunities 

All volunteers please register using the button below.

Volunteer questions? Please contact 

Sign up to Volunteer

Race Contacts

Chief of Competition
Rick Kapala

Event Director
Becky Flynn

Co-Event Director
Kelley Yeates

Competition Timing Services
Zone4 Race Timing

Race Secretary
Susie Quesnel

Volunteer Coordinator
Daisy Fair

Events Schedule


Tuesday, April 2
Unofficial training day. Trail pass required at Galena Lodge & Nordic Center. Lake Creek will be available for skiing but not groomed. 

Wednesday,  April 3
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Courses open for Inspection at Galena Lodge & Nordic Center.

10.00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Race Office open, Lake Creek Clubhouse  

5:00 p.m. — Virtual Team Leader’s Meeting, ZOOM LINK.

Thursday, April 4 – The SALOMON PURSUIT RACE at Galena Lodge & Nordic Center
7:30 a.m. — Bib Pick-Up open 

9:00 a.m. — One Day Pursuit (5km Cl + 5km Fr)
CLASSIC 5km Start 9 a.m. – Interval 1x15sec 

11:00 a.m.FREE 5km Start  – Pursuit (based on Classic Race) 

12:00 p.m.Awards  

2:00 p.m. — TEAMS Due for Friday Team Sprint (LINK TO FORM HERE) 

8:00 p.m. — COACH Social, Location TBA  

Friday April 5 – The ELEPHANT’S PERCH TEAM SPRINT at Lake Creek
8:00 a.m. — Bib Pick Up open  

9:30 a.m. — TEAM SPRINT FREE Qualifier 


3:00 p.m. — TEAM SPRINT HEATS : Finals Projected 5:30pm
Awards upon conclusion of Finals 

Saturday April 6 – THE SKIDA FREE DISTANCE RACE and SERIES FINALE at Galena Lodge & Nordic Center
7:30 a.m.Bib Pick-Up open 

9:00 a.m. — FREE Mass Start Distance Races 


Course Maps & Policies


Thursday, April 4 — One Day Pursuit

Friday, April 5 — Team Sprint Classic

  • Team Sprint (map link coming soon)

Saturday, April 6 — FREE Distance

STADIUM MAP (link to come)


In accordance with FIS — USSS National Waxing Policies, use of Flouro-carbonated waxes is NOT ALLOWED.

Spectator Guidelines

Spectators we encourage you to come out to support skiers in the 2024 Sun Valley FIS Spring Series. We love spectators and we are grateful for your support and encouragement of the athletes. This section sets out the guidelines for spectators and some pro tips for best strategies to watch the races. The event web site includes a detailed schedule of events course maps and start lists for each day to help you plan your spectating strategy.   


  • All parking is off-site and involves a shuttle. The parking and shuttle plans are explained on the event website.
    • Pro Tip: Allow extra time to account for parking and shuttle. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the Lake Creek and Galena parking lots/bus drop-offs to the start and finish area at each venue. 
  • Spectators are not allowed to spectate on skis but must walk to all viewing areas.
    • Pro Tip: Don’t bring skis to spectate—they only get in the way and again, skiing on course is not allowed by anyone other than racers and credentialed coaches. 
  • Spectators are permitted to walk on the side of the trails to spectate but must keep well out of the way of skiers and avoid impacting the groomed part of the trail.
    • Pro tip: Pay attention!
  • There will be course control volunteers on course. They are there to help ensure the safety of both spectators and skiers. Please thank them and follow all their instructions for spectating. 
  • There are a number of spectator control gates with course control monitors—please follow their instructions for crossing. 
  • There will be fencing at the bottom of hills or high traffic areas and spectators are required to stay behind the fence. 
  • In the stadium there are sections reserved for competitors, coaches and race officials only. Please respect these areas. 
  • No pets allowed please. Lake Creek Ski Trails are a No Dog Ski Area.

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