After a cool spring the heat of summer is here, for most of us this is a time out of boots. Time to recharge, let the tan on our faces expand beyond small triangles, and time to let our toes return to their natural form… And now as temps approach 100 degrees in the valley I find myself looking up at the couloirs that were overflowing with snow during this last winter of all winters, and considering just how amazing the canyon and the Utah seasons are.
It is summer, but the work never stops, and we are officially now in the 2023-24 season for SBSEF. Welcome back to our returning teammates, and welcome aboard to our new members! The fun and wild journey once again stretches into the horizon. Anything is possible.
Snowbird continues to show great support for SBSEF and is actively working with us to ensure a vibrant future for the team. The landscape in Gad Valley (and beyond) will be changing in the coming seasons. In fact, Snowbird has already begun work on preparing Wilbere Ridge for the new chair in the summer of 2024. This is exciting on many fronts; first with greater capacity to move skiers around the mountain which will benefit everyone, with a quicker turnaround to the race and training venue as well as a widened arena and significant snow-making improvements. This will give SBSEF a very unique range of training environments which these days includes premium venues at Snowbird as well as increased usage of the expanded UOP training facility.
In addition, the increased options will allow for better use of a closed training environment for our Snowboard and Freeride athletes, truly an all-around game changer!
Have fun this summer and get in a diverse variety of sports and activities. There is a direct correlation between performance and injury prevention in the winter and the work that goes into coordination and conditioning in the off-season. The prep period is now!
Work Hard. Dream Big.
~ Bridger Call
Executive Director, SBSEF
From the SBSEF Board of Directors:
Wishing all of our athletes and families are great summer! With a bit of downtime we can now reflect on what an amazing (and crazy!) winter and spring we all experienced. Record snow-falls, lots of powder, and through it all we saw great growth and results from our athletes on the alpine, free-ride and snowboard squads. Our coaches and leadership never varied from presenting the best programming, events, and opportunities out there. A big high five to them all.
We now turn to the season ahead and planning is already well underway. As a board of directors, we seek to advance the mission of SBSEF and propel the Foundation forward. In that regard, we aim to build on our resources to begin creating an endowment for the long-term financial security of SBSEF and its financial aid program, as well as support the further development of our training and competition venues. So, we’ve got some work to do, but it’s a challenge we aim to meet. As always, your help and input are totally welcome!
Scott Martin, President
SBSEF Board of Directors
Our team is full again! We do still have spots on our Saturday Devo team, and U16/FIS Alpine teams. If you have friends who are interested in joining, have them reach out for registration information! firstname.lastname@example.org
New SBSEF Gear!
Pre-Order now through August 15, and we will have it ready for pick up at the Welcome Back BBQ on September 7!! T-shirts, hats, and hoodies.
Team Jacket Update:
- We have partnered with Shred Dog for youth team jackets this season. More details and a link to order will be coming in the next few weeks. There are some youth-size Karbon jackets on our Gear Sale webpage for sale, and you can always check our Facebook Swap Page for used jackets from team families.
- We continue to partner with our sponsor, Kuhl, for adult jackets this season. We will have pre-orders available soon. Hang tight!
September 7th, 2023
Sugarbeet Pavillion @ Sugarhouse Park
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
All team members and family members are invited!
Save the Date!
November 11, 2023
The Annuall SBSEF Gala is THE social and fundraising event of the year! Please join us for dinner, drinks and music at The Liff Lodge Ballroom at Snowbird in support of this amazing organization.
The evening includes opportunity drawings, live and silent auctions.
See sbsef.com/gala for more details.
SBSEF is continuing to use TeamSnap for all communications this season.
Parents – be sure to download the app, and accept the invitation to join your athlete(s) team(s) today!
Dryland schedules will be uploaded soon, be sure to RSVP for every training.
Make sure teens are added to TeamSnap if you will be putting them in charge of their own schedule, it is not automatic, and we noticed a bunch of teens do not have email addresses in the registration, so review your roster information soon.
- Aug 1-16 – Freeride Chile Camp
- Aug 1 – SBSEF Grant Application Opens
- Aug 15 – Gear order deadline
- Aug 15 – SBSEF Grant Application Closes
- Sept 5 – Dryland starts for comp alpine and freeride teams
- Sept 7 – Welcome Back BBQ @ Sugarhouse Park
- Sept 29 – Swap set up
- Sept 30 – Annual Ski & Snowboard Swap
- Oct 20-22 – Needles Dryland Camp (yes, it’s back!)
- Nov 11 – Annual Fall Gala Presented by Kuhl
- Nov 12-20 – Alpine Aspen Camp