Sun Valley Super Tour

The Sun Valley Super Tour & Intermountain Opener is hosted by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and is open to all FIS and USSS competitors.


December 8 – 11, 2022

Lake Creek Ski Center, Ketchum (MAP)

Entry Fees

FIS and USSS U18 and older
$48 per day, includes $3 per day for National Fluoro Testing Fee

Non-FIS U16
$38 per day, includes $3 per day for National Fluoro Testing Fee

Non-Scored USSS U14 and U12 and Novice
$24 per day. No National Fluoro Testing Fee required.

Late Entry Fee (after 12/4 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time) – $10 per person per day

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

Coaches Registration

Coaches complete online registration to receive event information emails and updates.

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 Bryan Fish, USSA Nordic Sport Director at the race venue.

All coaches must complete online registration by Tuesday, 12/4 at 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

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, volunteers, and spectators will be required to utilize the shuttle system from the Hulen Meadows Parking Lot located 1/2 mile south of the Lake Creek Venue on Idaho Highway 75. Shuttles will start daily at 6:30 a.m. and will continue through the conclusion of each day’s events.

If you have a wax trailer, please contact Rick Kapala to determine a parking arrangement. or 208.720.7981.

Volunteer Opportunities

All volunteers please register using the button above.
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Race Contacts

Co-Chief of Competition
Rick Kapala

Co-Chief of Competition
Kelley Yeates

Assistant Technical Delegate
Alan Pokorny

Competition Timing Services
James ‘Mac’ Read, Sportstats

Volunteer Coordinator
Kathryn Grohusky

Technical Delegate
Meg Seifert

Start List & Results

The Sun Valley Super Tour awards prize money for the top six places for each gender per day in the FIS race. Competitors must possess a current FIS license to be eligible to collect prize money.

1st Place – $750
2nd Place – $500
3rd Place – $250
4th Place – $200
5th Place – $150
6th Place – $100

Events Schedule

Saturday, 12/3

  • OC Announcement on snow conditions and venue viability by 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time.
  • In the event of inadequate snow conditions at the Lake Creek Venue, an alternative site will be confirmed at this time.

Sunday, 12/4

  • Regular race entry closes at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time (late entry fees apply after this deadline)

Tuesday, 12/6

  • 9:00 a.m. Race Courses open for inspection. Lake Creek Cross Country Ski Center.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Race Office open. SVSEF Team Center at Lake Creek.
  • 12:00 p.m. Late Entry closes. NO ENTRIES AFTER THIS DEADLINE.

Wednesday, 12/7

  • 9:00 a.m. Race Courses open for inspection. Lake Creek Cross Country Ski Center.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Race Office open. SVSEF Team Center at Lake Creek.
  • 6:00 p.m. Team Leaders Meeting both in-person at Lake Creek and via Zoom.
  • 6:00 p.m. Courses closed for grooming.

Thursday, 12/8
Mass Start Classic

7:30 a.m. Race Courses open. Lake Creek Cross Country Ski Center.

Start Times
  • 10:00am 15k male (6 laps yellow course)
  • 11:30am 15k female (6 laps yellow course)
  • 1:00pm 10k male (4 laps yellow course)
  • 2:00pm 10k female (4 laps yellow course)
  • 3:00pm U16 male (2 laps yellow course)
  • 3:02pm U16 female (2 laps yellow course)

Awards in stadium upon completion of each race.

Friday, 12/9
(No Races)

  • 9:00 a.m. Race Courses open for inspection. Lake Creek Cross Country Ski Center.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Race Office open. SVSEF Team Center at Lake Creek.
  • 6:00 p.m. Team Leaders Meeting both in-person at Lake Creek and via Zoom. This meeting for both Saturday Sprint Race and Sunday Freestyle Distance Races.
  • 6:00 p.m. Course closed for grooming.

Saturday, 12/10
Classic Sprint (1.4k green course)

7:30 a.m. Race Courses open. Lake Creek Cross Country Ski Center.

Start Times
  • 9:30am Sprint Qualifier SR thru U16 female
  • 10:05am Sprint Qualifier SR thru U16 male
  • 10:45am U14 male- 3k (purple course)
  • 10:50am U14 female- 3k (purple course)
  • 11:00am U12 male- 2k (blue course)
  • 11:00am U12 female- 2k (blue course)
  • 11:10am Course Opens
  • 11:25am Course Closes
  • 11:30am U16 female Semi 1
  • 11:35am U16 female Semi 2
  • 11:40am U16 male Semi 1
  • 11:45am U16 male Semi 2
  • 11:55am U16 female Final
  • 12:00pm U16 male Final
  • 12:05pm Course Opens
  • 12:25pm Course Closes
  • 12:30pm SuperTour female Q1
  • 12:35pm SuperTour female Q2
  • 12:40pm SuperTour female Q3
  • 12:45pm SuperTour female Q4
  • 12:50pm SuperTour female Q5
  • 12:55pm SuperTour male Q1
  • 1:00pm SuperTour male Q2
  • 1:05pm SuperTour male Q3
  • 1:10pm SuperTour male Q4
  • 1:15pm SuperTour male Q5
  • 1:20pm SuperTour female Semi 1
  • 1:25pm SuperTour female Semi 2
  • 1:30pm SuperTour male Semi 1
  • 1:35pm SuperTour male Semi 2
  • 1:45pm SuperTour female Final
  • 1:50pm SuperTour male Final
  • 2:00pm Course Opens
  • 2:10pm Course Closes
  • 2:15pm Junior female Q1
  • 2:20pm Junior female Q2
  • 2:25pm Junior female Q3
  • 2:30pm Junior female Q4
  • 2:35pm Junior female Q5
  • 2:40pm Junior male Q1
  • 2:45pm Junior male Q2
  • 2:50pm Junior male Q3
  • 2:55pm Junior male Q4
  • 3:00pm Junior male Q5
  • 3:05pm Junior female Semi 1
  • 3:10pm Junior female Semi 2
  • 3:15pm Junior male Semi 1
  • 3:20pm Junior male Semi 2
  • 3:30pm Junior female Final
  • 3:35pm Junior male Final

Awards in stadium upon completion of each race.

6:00 p.m. Course closed for grooming.

Sunday, 12/11
Interval Start Freestyle

7:00 a.m. Race Courses open. Lake Creek Cross Country Ski Center.

ONE HOUR DELAY for race today = 10:00 a.m. Start

We are going forward with the race, but of course, we understand that there are other considerations for teams to make, so please let know if you do not plan to race.


There will be 15 second intervals for everyone but the 10k who will be 30 second intervals.

The 10k distance for men and women will be 4 laps of the 2.5k course (same course as Thursday).

The 5k distance for boys and girls will be 2 laps of the 2.5k course (same course as Thursday).

The 2.5k distance for the U12 and U14 boys and girls will be 1 lap of the 2.5k course.

  • Womens FIS 10k starts at 9:00:30
  • Mens FIS 10k starts at 10:30:30
  • Girls U16 5k starts at 12:00:15
  • Boys U16 5k starts at 12:15:15
  • Girls U14 2.5 k starts at 12:40:15
  • Boys U14 2.5k starts at 12:45:15
  • Girls U12 2.5k starts at 12:50:15
  • Boys U12 2.5k starts at 12:50:45

Awards in stadium upon completion of each race.

Course Maps & Policies




In accordance with USSS National Waxing Policies, use of any fluoro-carbonated waxes is NOT ALLOWED at any FIS and/or USSS-sanctioned events.

Testing to detect the presence of fluoro-carbonated waxes on skis will be conducted at this event.

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.

In accordance with CDC guidelines and USSS Protocols, the following policies are in place for the Sun Valley Super Tour. These guidelines are meant to help participants and spectators minimize risk of COVID infection and we ask for the cooperation of all competitors, coaches and spectators.

  • Attending athletes, staff and spectators are asked to follow existing CDC guidelines in response to the emergence possible COVID symptoms including immediate isolation protocols for both known and suspected positive cases and exposures. We request that all participant exercise the utmost in caution and refrain from being present at the competition venue if there is any indication of likely COVID infection or close exposure to a person known to have a COVID infection.
  • All awards ceremonies are conducted outdoors upon the conclusion of each race. No indoor awards.
  • Bib pick-up will be via the sliding window on thew south side of the Lake Creek Team Center and at the Stadium. No indoor bib pick up.

Spectator Guidelines

Spectators we encourage you to come out to support skiers in the 2022 Sun Valley Super Tour.  The 2022 Sun Valley Super Tour involves three days of racing and will feature some of the best skiers in North America in addition to many of our local and intermountain juniors.  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.  In addition, there is also a spectator access map to help you navigate to prime viewing areas.


  • 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 min to walk from the Lake Creek parking lot to the start and finish area.
  • Spectators are not allowed to spectate on skis but 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 are two important exceptions to spectator access:  No spectators are allowed on the section of trail from Torin’s downhill to the finish and no spectators are allowed on the downhill section of Hammer. Both these fast downhills will be clearly marked and fenced off.
  • 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 Hammer and spectators are required to stay behind the fence.
  • In the stadium there are sections reserved for competitors, coaches and race officials only.  Please respect these areas.
  • No pets please.

Spectating Suggestions:

  • Start lists are posted online no later than the night before the race.  If you are interested in following a specific racer the start list will tell you exactly when that racer will start.  Pro Tip: Download the start list then you have a list of which bib number each skier has and you can cheer for all the racers.
  • Spectators are allowed to walk on the side of trails to spectate ( with two exceptions) but there are also suggested access routes for spectators.  These are marked with blue signs denoting spectator access routes. The spectator access map below details suggested routes.
  • Bottom of Hammer:  From here you can see most of the course.  Racers will pass by three times per loop and one can see both the start and finish from here.  This is a good place to watch skiers ski one of the most challenging downhills on the course.
  • Coaches Climb.  From here you can see most of the course. It is also a prime location if you like to see skiers suffering.  Coaches climb is also where skiers often will make their move–especially on sprint day. (Sat)
  • Pro Tip:  You will often see coaches strategically placed on the course providing racers with information, replacing broken poles, providing feeds (water) and encouragement etc.  While it is really interesting to watch and listen to how they support their athletes, please give them the space they need to do their jobs.
  • Bottom of Torin’s:  If we are using Torin’s for the mass start race on Thursday or the distance skate on Sunday this is a good place to see skiers navigate the fastest downhill of the day.  Please remember to stay behind the fencing and that  Torin’s and the downhill section below it is closed to spectators.
  • Thursday mass start classic.  Mass starts are really exciting to watch–be sure to be there for the start at 10am.
  • Saturday sprint day:  Racers ski a qualifier in the morning and the top 30 skiers qualify to ski in 6 racer heats in the afternoon. Best spectating is to plan to spectate for the heats.  Head to head racing is exciting to watch.  Heats start at noon.

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