Intermountain Youth Championships

IYC 2024, hosted by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is open to all youth competitors U8 to U16.

DATE
March 2-3, 2024

LOCATION
Lake Creek Ski Center, Ketchum (Map)

Entry Fees

U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and Novice classes
$80 for all race participants
Includes trail passes, all three (3) events, and event swag

Late Entry Fee (after Monday, February 26 9:00 p.m. Mountain Time) – $10 per person

REGISTRATION CLOSES on Thursday, February 29 at 12:00 p.m. noon Mountain Time.

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 BCRD.org.

Coaches Registration

At least one (1) team leader from each team needs to complete online coach registration to receive event information emails and updates.

CLICK HERE FOR TEAM LEADER/COACHES REGISTRATION

All coaches must have a current US Ski & Snowboard Coach License.

Coaches must wear an official USSS Coach’s Bib in order to access field of play areas, including the stadium and all courses.

If you have not received your official USSS Coach’s Bib, but have an active Coach’s License, a temporary official coach’s bib will be available through race organizers on Friday, March 1.

All coaches must complete online registration by Wednesday, February 28 at 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

Courses

Distance Courses (skate and classic)
U8 -1km; U10 -1km; U12 -2km; U14 -3km; U16 – 5km; Novice -3km

Skate SkierX
U8/U10 – shortened course,  U12/U14/U16/Novice – full course

Link to course maps forthcoming.

Lake Creek Parking & Shuttle Details

The Lake Creek Venue Parking Lot does not have the capacity to meet the needs of all athletes, volunteers, and spectators. Only team vehicles in possession of an issued parking pass will be afforded parking access to the Lake Creek Parking Lot on race days.

All other athletes, parents and spectators will be required to utilize the shuttle system from Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum located at 111 8th St W, Ketchum, ID 83340. The bus will run continuously on race days from 7 a.m. until event completion.

The bus ride will take approximately 15 minutes from Parking to the Lake Creek venue, and will pick up every 30 minutes.

If you have a wax trailer, please contact Kelley Yeates to determine a parking arrangement, kelley@svsef.org.

Food

Saturday, March 2
We are anticipating having a food truck in the Lake Creek parking lot selling food.
Snack Shack onsite in stadium area will be selling snacks, baked goods, and cocoa. Yummy Shack can accept cash or credit card.

Sunday, March 3
Snack Shack onsite in stadium area will be selling snacks and cocoa. Yummy Shack can accept cash or credit card.

Volunteer Opportunities

All volunteers please register using the button below.
Volunteer questions? Please contact xcvolunteers@svsef.org

Thank you to Atkinsons’ Market for providing the volunteer lunches!

Sign up to Volunteer

Race Contacts

Chief of Competition
Kelley Yeates
kelley@svsef.org
208.720.8998

Race Director
Becky Flynn
bflynn@svsef.org

Competition Timing Services
Alex Phipps – Zone4

Race Secretary
Susie Quesnel
xcrace@svsef.org

Volunteer Coordinator
Daisy Fair
xcvolunteers@svsef.org

Start List & Results

START LISTS
Links to come.

RESULTS
Links to come.

Events Schedule

SCHEDULE TENTATIVE – TO BE UPDATED BASED ON RACER COUNT.

Monday, 2/26 at 8:59 p.m. MST
Early Entry deadline 

$10 late fee apply after this deadline.

Thursday, 2/29 at 12 p.m. Noon MST
Late entry registration closes.
No entries after this deadline.

Friday, 3/1  
9:00 a.m. – Race Courses open for inspection. Lake Creek Cross Country Center
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Race office open. SVSEF Team Center at Lake Creek
Noon deadline for scratches
5:00 p.m. – Virtual Team Leaders meeting – link coming

Saturday 3/2  Skate Events
7:00 a.m. – Race courses open
9:30 a.m. – Skate Races start, 1 skier every 15 seconds
Awards in stadium upon competition of each race

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. – SkierX race start, 1 skier every 15 seconds
1:00 p.m. – Downhill speed challenge begins – not a scored or awarded event
Awards following Sunday’s races

Sunday 3/3 Classic Mass Start
7:’00 a.m. – Race course open
9:30 a.m. – Class Mass start distance starts
Awards in stadium upon all race completion

Course Maps & Policies

SKATE / SKIERX (links to come)

U8/U10 – shortened course
U12/U14/U16/novice – full course

STADIUM MAP (link to come)

OFFICIAL WAXING POLICY

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

In accordance with the Intermountain Waxing Policies, the U16, U14, and U12 classes will adhere to the uniform glide wax policy with the wax call for each race to be announced the morning of the day prior.

Spectator Guidelines

Spectators, we encourage you to come out to support skiers in the 2024 Sun Valley IYC races.  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.

Guidelines:

  • 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 parking lot/bus drop-off to the start and finish area.
  • Spectators are not allowed to spectate on skis and must walk to all viewing areas.
    • Pro Tip: Don’t bring skis to spectate–they only get in the way.
  • 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 fences.
  • In the stadium there are sections reserved for competitors, coaches, and race officials only. Please respect these areas.
  • No pets please.

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