Cross Country Gold

The XCGold Team was created and primarily funded by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF), the XC Gold Team is entering its 14th year of existence in the Wood River Valley. Composed of a group of the nation’s best post-collegiate athletes, the Gold Team trains year round in the mountains of Idaho, training sites across the US and venues around the world. Each athlete has his or her own goals for success on the SuperTour, World Cup and U23 World circuit, and as a team, we push each other every day to universally attain those goals.

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Team Info

The Gold Team offers year-round programming for elite athletes with goals of domestic excellence and international success in the sport of cross country skiing.

Tuition: $5,900
Ages: 18+
Head coach: Chris Mallory (view profile)
Enrollment limit: 8
Athlete-to-coach ratio: 8:1

Requirements:
Athletes must have race results indicative of national excellence and demonstrate the desire to attain international success. Interested skiers should contact head coach Chris Mallory (cmallory@svsef.org) for program information and application procedures. Safesport course completion is required for all athletes who are 18 or will turn 18 during the ski season.

Training

Winter Training
The Gold Team is based out of the SVSEF Lake Creek Training Center and utilizes the plethora of trails and training venues the Wood River Valley has to offer. Training plans are developed on an individual basis, with the Gold Team meeting for training 4-8 sessions per week. Gold Team athletes also have access to state-of-the-art strength and recovery facilities.

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Competition

Gold Team skiers take on a demanding race schedule that includes NorAm/SuperTour competitions, U.S. Senior National Championships, the Boulder Mountain Tour, European Alpen Cup race series, and optional marathon races. The competition season concludes with SuperTour Finals.

XC Gold competitor in Hulen Meadows

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SVSEF XC Gold Team


2020/2021

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