Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Geared Up for 57th Season

SVSEF is heading into the 2023-24 season with more than 850 athletes on 31 teams across seven disciplines including Alpine, Big Mountain, Cross Country, Freeski, Freestyle, Mini X, and Snowboarding. 

Ten SVSEF athletes and/or Alumni are representing the U.S. National Teams in 2023-24:

  • Chase Josey, U.S. Snowboard Halfpipe Team (SVSEF Snowboarding Alum)
  • Colin Hanna, U.S. Alpine Development (D) Team (SVSEF Alpine Alum)
  • Dasha Romanov, U.S. Alpine C Team (SVSEF Alpine Alum)
  • Finnigan Donley, U.S. Alpine Development (D) Team (SVSEF Alum)
  • Jack Smith, U.S. Alpine C Team (SVSEF Alpine Alum)
  • Jake Adicoff, U.S. ParaNordic Team (SVSEF XC Gold Team)
  • Jesse Keefe, U.S. ParaAlpine A Team (SVSEF Alpine Alum)
  • Johnny Hagenbuch, U.S. Cross Country B Team (SVSEF XC Alum)
  • Sammy Smith, U.S. Cross Country Development (D) Team ( SVSEF XC Gold Team)
  • Sydney Palmer-Leger, U.S. Cross Country B Team (SVSEF XC Alum)

SVSEF will host several events/competitions in 2023-24, including but not limited to the following. All dates are subject to change.


  • Nov 18-22 Pre-Thanksgiving Training Camp at Sun Valley and Rotarun
  • Jan 29-Jan 31 Soldier Mountain Speed Project U14
  • Feb 5- Feb 7 Soldier Mountain Speed Project U16
  • Feb 9-11 33rd Annual Laura Flood Memorial Race at Sun Valley (U16)
  • Feb 24-25 Monroe Cup at Rotarun (hosted by SVSEF)
  • Feb 19 54th Annual Arkoosh Cup at Rotarun (hosted by Rotarun)
  • Mar 20-24 U.S. Alpine National Championships (hosted by Sun Valley)
  • Mar 25-28 Western Region FIS Open
  • Mar 30 7th Annual Gary Black, Jr. Memorial Race 

Cross Country 

  • Dec 10 Winterstart at Galena Lodge
  • Dec 27 Holiday Bonfire & Relays at Lake Creek
  • Jan 6 Snowmaker Classic at Lake Creek
  • Jan 14 Community Day – Learn to ski w/SVSEF XC Gold Team
  • Jan 21 Quigley Cup at Quigley Nordic Center
  • Feb 1 Ketchum NordicTown Sprints in Downtown Ketchum
  • Feb 3 Boulder Mountain Tour (SVSEF not host, but athletes compete)
  • Mar 2-3 3 Intermountain Youth Cross Country Ski Champs at Lake Creek
  • March 9 Cross Country Devo Festival at Lake Creek
  • April 4-6 International Spring Series at Lake Creek


  • Dec 26-28 Freestyle Spectacular at Roundhouse, Sun Valley
  • Feb 9-11 Roundhouse Rumble at Roundhouse, Sun Valley


  • Date TBD Baldy Banked Slalom, Sun Valley (hosted by Sun Valley)

Snowboarding + Freeski

  • Feb 1-4 USASA Slopestyle and Boardercross Big Mountain West, Dollar Mountain, Sun Valley

Special / Fundraising Events

  • Nov 21 Free Movie Night at the Sun Valley Opera House / Movies: 4 p.m. Downhill Racer and 7 p.m. Aspen Extreme
  • Nov 24 Sip & Shop at J. McLaughlin in Ketchum
  • Dec 1 47th Annual Wild Game Dinner at Limelight Room, Sun Valley Inn
  • Apr 4-6 25th Annual Janss Pro-Am Classic at Sun Valley