janss pro-am classic

APRIL 3-5, 2020

Held in memory of former Sun Valley Company owner Bill Janss, the Janss Pro-Am Classic has long held the reputation as the “best party on snow.”

Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities join forces with a pro to form a team of six; the squads go head-to-head in a dual giant slalom format on world-famous Bald Mountain. Racing is handicapped to give all participants the opportunity to win, whether they are World Cup racers or recreational skiers. 

Did we mention costumes? Each Janss Pro-Am Classic event has a theme, and teams are encouraged to dress up and wear their costumes accordingly – on and off the slope. Prizes are awarded for Best Costume, Fastest Pros, Fastest Amateurs, Fastest Team, Lee Gilman Most Inspirational, Best Crash, and Championship Team.

Off-slope highlights include a hospitality tent at the base of Warm Springs where we serve breakfast and lunch on both race days, a welcoming cocktail party, gala dinner, and après-ski party and barbecue with live music.

The Janss Pro-Am Classic is held in memory of Mr. Bill Janss. A true renaissance man, Janss embodied the best qualities of the American spirit. He was dynamic, intelligent, fearless and kind, and had the vision and strength of character to boldly take Sun Valley Resort to the next level after purchasing it in 1964. Named to the 1940 Olympic Alpine Team, Janss remained a lifetime enthusiast and supporter of skiing and ski racing until his death in 1996. Because of Bill – his attributes, ethos and commitment to our community – the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is proud to host the Janss Pro-Am Classic in his honor.


JUNE 2020


Created in 2014, Olympic Day is a way for the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation to unite our athletes from all six disciplines together for some good old-fashioned fun as well as celebrate Sun Valley and the SVSEF’s rich Olympic heritage and status as one of 17 official Olympic Training Sites in the United States.

baldy hill climb




Get ready for the winter season! Buy and sell gear at SVSEF’s annual Ski Swap, held at Sturtevants in Hailey. 25% of proceeds benefit SVSEF and Rotarun.


NOVEMBER 14, 2020

Our roots run deep in the Wild Game Dinner. Originally created as a way for ski team families to come together before the start of winter and share the bounty of the fall hunting season, the event has evolved into one of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s largest fundraisers, featuring live and silent auctions, a paddle up and dinner and dancing.

While the Game Dinner has grown in size and scope, it is still a way for our community to come together and celebrate the advent of the season.





Catch up with friends at the fifth annual SVSEF Alumni Party! 


DECEMBER 31, 2020

Rotarun Ski Area


Join us for skiing and riding on New Year’s Eve! Free and open to the public, the event is family-friendly and a great way to welcome in the New Year.