54 years strong, SVSEF is one of the oldest nonprofits in the Wood River Valley.
Early 1960s | Junior alpine racing program founded by the Sun Valley Ski Club
April 17, 1966 | Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is incorporated
1972 | SVSEF cross country program is founded
1982 | Warren Shillington donates Lake Creek property to SVSEF
1985 | SVSEF acquires alpine hut in Warm Springs
1991 | Freestyle program is founded
1992 | Snowboard program is founded
1998 | Inaugural Janss Pro-Am Classic
1999 | SVSEF named USSA “Club of the Year”
2005 | Olympic Development Team (now the Gold Team) is founded
2012 | The United States Olympic Committee designates Sun Valley as first cross country U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site
2013 | SVSEF is named USSA “Club of the Year” and USSA “Snowboard Club of the Year”
2015 | USOC Olympic & Paralympic Training Site designation expanded to include all five SVSEF disciplines; alpine, cross country, freestyle, freeskiing and snowboard
2017 | SVSEF is upgraded from silver to gold USSA club status
VISION & VALUES
To create the best junior snowsports development program in the nation.
Sportsmanship. Citizenship. Character. Teamwork. Creativity. Passion. Perseverance.
STRONG MINDS • STRONG BODIES • STRONG FUTURES
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.