Team Overview

The SVSEF FIS Team is a performance-oriented team. Athletes must demonstrate high proficiency and competitive results to activate a nomination to the FIS program. The goal is to define training groups (when needed) and improve performance outcomes through appropriate levels of management and training/race/travel considerations. All FIS athletes need individual management, and this structure enables a higher level of coaching delivery to all members. The FIS team trains mostly in the afternoon, with some morning sessions, as determined by school considerations and individual management plans.

Summer/ Fall Conditioning: Five days per week.
Combination of Strength and Conditioning and Field Sessions

On Snow Training Schedule
Full time winter programming
November to April

On Snow Travel Race Schedule
November to April

In Season Training On Snow

  • Tuesday: 1-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1-4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 1-4 p.m.
  • Friday 1-4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9-4 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9-4 p.m.
    ***Early morning sessions added throughout winter

Strength & Conditioning

  • Four sessions per week
  • Includes strength training, conditioning sessions and recovery sessions

Additional Camp Offerings

  • June Project: Copper Mountain, CO: June 6-16, 2022
  • July Projects: Mt Hood, OR
    • Session 1: July 11-14, 2022
    • Session 2: July 16-19, 2022
    • Session 3: July 21-25, 2022

November Project: Copper Mountain, CO 2022

Additional Western Region/ National Training Group Projects

Pass & Membership:
  • Rotarun Pass Included with tuition.
  • Must Purchase SVSEF/Blaine County Student Season Pass through Sun Valley Company for 22/23 Season.
  • Must purchase appropriate US Ski & Snowboard Membership (Alpine Competitor U16 and Over/ FIS License).

Year of birth 2006 and older. Must be U18 or U21 per FIS and US Ski & Snowboard Competition Guide. Must be at least 16 years old by December 31, 2022.

Total Program Hours:
  • Off-season (May to November): 184 Hours/ 8 hours per week.
  • In-season (December to April): 589 Hours/ 31 hours per week.
Skill Prerequisites:
  • Must have completed U16 full-time program.
  • Must be independent; able to conduct oneself appropriately when unaccompanied.
  • Must be able to care for and maintain equipment.
  • Responsible and accountable for hydration, nutrition, and proper layering.
  • Complete knowledge of Mountain Safety Policies.
  • Skis: FIS legal equipment for four primary disciplines (SL, GS, SG, DH).
  • Tuning: Proper tuning equipment (stones, files, vices, iron, brushes, guides, wax).
  • Boots: Must be properly fit (size/flex).
  • Protection: Slalom protection and hard-eared helmet required; back protection; FIS regulation equipment.
  • Team Locker: Available to all FIS athletes.
  • Athletes are expected to attend 90% or more of in-season training sessions (unless otherwise specified by Head Coach).
  • Athletes 10 and older are NOT supervised for periods of time and may be required to take breaks, eat lunch, to ski and/or load chairs unaccompanied.
  • The supervising staff members while on the road will make all reasonable efforts to ensure the safety of the athletes.
  • While on the road, all staff will be responsible for supervising athletes within reason 24 hours per day.
  • Bed checks and lights out will be strictly enforced.
  • There will be oversight of athlete integration and continuity during the entire trip.
Travel & Competitions:
  • Athletes will compete in FIS regional and national competitions when qualified/ selected.
  • Team travel participants are accountable for the cost of athlete and coach travel.
  • Non-team travel participants are accountable for the shared cost of coach travel.
  • Required to attend parent orientation.
  • Must actively communicate needs of athlete including planned absences and injuries.
  • Must register for competitions in a timely manner per team communication.
  • Must complete Team Agreement (Code of Conduct).
  • Must remain actively engaged with Team communication method(s) and check schedule/updates regularly.
Communications Overview:
  • Weekly Emails: On-Snow and Conditioning plan
  • ONEsporter App: Athlete Tracking + Daily Training Plan
  • Project + Race Announcement Communication
  • FIS Website

Sport: Alpine Skiing
Age: Year of birth 2006 and older
Ability Level: Expert
Enrollment Limit: 35
Athlete-to-Coach Ratio: 5:1
Price: $11,900
  • Season pass for Rotarun included with tuition.
  • Purchase required for SVSEF/Blaine County Student Season Pass through Sun Valley, prior to 22/23 season.
  • IKON Pass purchase recommended.
Team Jackets & SVSEF Apparel:
  • SVSEF works with Sturtevant’s on ordering Team Jackets. Visit the SVSEF online store for further information in the fall.
  • Select SVSEF apparel and accessories are available through the online store.
Team Placement:

Participants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of Head Coaches and Program Director.

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