Intermountain Youth Championships Results

Results from the 2017 IYC event hosted by SVSEF XC at the Lake Creek Trail System 2/25-2/26
Saturday 2/25 results:
Interval Start Freestyle Final Results
XC Cross Final Results
Sunday 2/26 results:
Mass Start Classic Finish List

Intermountain Youth Championships Event Information

Intermountain Youth Championships will be hosted by SVSEF, Feb 25-26, at the XC Lake Creek Trails. This fun event is designed for young U16 skiers and younger. Entry includes three competitions over two days, a banquet and dance, and a BBQ after races on Sunday. For any event questions, please email Kelley Sinnott (
Event information can be downloaded here – IYC host info 2017
Event registration forms can be downloaded here – IYC entry form 2017. Please email registration to no later than 7 p.m., 2/20/17.
Event waiver is required for all participants – SV IYC event waiver_17, and an additional USSA waiver is required for non-USSA licensed members – ussa_waiver.
Volunteers are still needed for help with the running of this event. If you are able and willing to help, please email

West Yellowstone Training Camp 2015

The SVSEF Cross Country Team's annual on snow Thanksgiving camp in West Yellowstone, MT
Full Camp: Nov. 20-29 (Open to Comp, PG, & Gold athletes)
Half Camp: Nov. 20-25 (Open to Comp & Prep Pro athletes)
Prep Camp: Nov. 20-23 (Open to Prep Pro & Prep Athletes)
See info sheet for more information.
West Yellowstone Thanksgiving Camp 2015

Bruneau Sand Dunes!

Our 1,754,342th annual XC trip to Bruneau Sand Dunes is happening October 24-25!  This trip, open to XC Prep and Devo skiers, is always a great way to get our season started with lots of games, sledding, and team bonding.  Check out the info sheet Bruneau Sand Dunes 2015, sign up through your svsef account online and email for more questions!

XC Prep Team Bonding Trip

XC Prep Team Bonding trip August 15-16, 2015
This annual event is always a highlight of the summer and shouldn't missed... email for more info and sign up online!
download the trip sheet here don't forget the WO Release for rafting.

Rising Star Wearing Stripes: Durtschi Joins National Team


Two SVSEF skiers picked up three wins in FIS racing at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon. In the Western Region Speed Series, Kyla Miller finished her season with a pair of victories in downhill. Tanner Farrow won one of the men’s super G’s and was runner-up in downhill.
Miller, 18, made substantial gains as the speed of the series increased. She did not finish the opening women’s super G, but skied to fourth in the next and won both women’s downhills – the first by .75 of a second and the next by .07.
Gold Team racer Farrow, 21, opened with a fourth in super G, followed it with a victory in the second, winning by .14 of a second over Sam Dupratt, who, like Tanner, spent the 2013-14 season on the U.S. Alpine Development Team. Farrow was runner up in downhill (by .16 of a second) to U.S. B Team member Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley), who won three out of four races.
Some of the youngest racers in the field with ’98 birthdays, Duncan Fuller finished all four races finishing 19/24 in super G and 16th twice in downhill. Teammate Yuri McClure went 23/32 in SG and 18th twice in DH. John Blackburn’s best results came in downhill with placements of 34th and 28th.
U16 team member Spencer Wright was runner-up twice to USST member Brennan Ruby in a pair of USSA Western Region super G’s at Mt. Bachelor.


Former SVSEF cross country team member Max Durtschi picked up the sport of biathlon roughly a year ago, and his natural aptitude for marksmanship coupled with his prowess as a cross country skier boosted him all the way to the U.S. Biathlon Team. Durtschi, 23, was a member of the SVSEF Cross Country program for eight years, but started out his 10-year SVSEF tenure as a member of the snowboard team starting in 2003. Max, the son of Kitty and Dr. Martin Durtschi of Ketchum, is currently a junior at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
"We have greater depth than ever before -- five athletes with top-16 World Cup finishes, a junior with a medal and a rookie with a World Cup point," said U.S. Biathlon Chief of Sport Bernd Eisenbichler. "We have two very strong groups of four athletes per gender on the A Team, who will benefit from training next to each other and together on a daily basis in Lake Placid. With an efficient training set-up and use of the two biathlon venues in Lake Placid starting in May, we will provide our athletes competitive group training mixed with very specific individualized plans."

SVSEF Board of Directors

Jim DeWolfe was named to the SVSEF Board of Directors earlier this month.
Jim is the Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of Northside Capital Management LLC, a multi-family office investment management company; and Vice Chairman of Jeffrey Slocum & Associates, an institutional investment advisory firm. Previously, Jim held several senior positions at Morgan Stanley & Co., and Thomas Weisel Partners. He served for six years as a founding board member of the Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy, and was previously a board member of the USA Cycling Development Foundation.
Jim graduated from the University of Vermont in 1979 with a BA in Economics and Political Science and was an early member of the Stratton Mountain Ski Team.
“(I) had a less than noteworthy ski racing career before and after college, including a ten-year stint on the Masters circuit in New England, all of which have served to permanently scar my technique,” he said.
Jim and wife, Eva, have four children; Sofia, a SVSEF alpine and cross country alum, Kristian, a current member of the FIS team, Lukas, a former member of the cross country team now attending school in his mother’s native Sweden, and Willy, a member of the U12 alpine team.

Rising Juniors, Seniors encouraged to apply for True North Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of the Kalik Family, three SVSEF student/athletes will be given merit scholarships covering 50 percent of their tuition for the 2015-16 season. Recipients are chosen solely for merit, financial need is not a consideration. Last year’s honorees were Renee Shapiro, Grace Gorham and Wyatt Smith.

All SVSEF rising high school juniors and seniors are eligible for the John R. Kalik True North Award, which is based on a simple one-page essay. Winners will be announced during Olympic Day on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Sagewillow Farm.

Here is the topic question for this year’s essay:

 Has your experience as a member of the SVSEF empowered you and how will you carry this with you into the future?

The True North Award celebrates the spirit of John Randolph Kalik who found his best self in Idaho. Inspired by mountains and starry skies, he discovered inspiration, meaning and purpose. He delighted in joyful fun, transcendence, gratitude, and love. John was killed in a plane crash in 1980 at age 24. We are grateful for John’s legacy and the Kalik Family’s generosity that profoundly and positively impacts the lives of our SVSEF student/athletes.

Student-athletes are asked to submit essays to Jody Zarkos by Monday, June 15. Completed essays may be sent via e-mail to, USPS to P.O. Box 203, Sun Valley, Idaho 83353 or fax (208) 3548.

Olympic Day is a program-wide celebration that features field games and relays for SVSEF team members of all ages. Kids are asked to register for the event by clicking HERE.