August 2022 Update:

Greetings SBSEF,

I wouldn’t say fall is in the air just yet, but school is back in and things are ramping up with the team in preparation for the coming season.  I’d like to welcome back all our returning athletes and families and welcome in our new members, 2022-23 here we go!  

As you can see below we have a number of events on the horizon as well as dryland beginning for many athletes.  

In a sport where there are many variables that are out of our control, it is important that we nail down the things that we can control; equipment, conditioning, & preparation.

Today I want to talk about CONDITIONING.  Conditioning is a critical component in just about every sport, this is particularly true in skiing where a combination of strength and agility correlate directly to performance/results.  And in a sport where a great deal of force is generated by the athletes, conditioning is critical in terms of injury prevention.  I/we highly encourage everyone to make the most of this prep period and take conditioning seriously.  We do support our athletes participating in a variety of activities and other sports, but want to make sure that some level of ski specific conditioning is taking place for all.  Whether it is with SBSEF organized dryland training or elsewhere, please communicate with your coaches about conditioning during the prep period.  Your coaches can help you get lined out on exercises to do on your own if you are not able to attend dryland, that will mesh with other sports/activities to address being in “ski shape”.  Lots of core and posterior chain exercises are key elements and can be done safely and relatively easily.

Please make sure that your diet and nutrition support your athletic development as well.  There is a great deal of information on nutrition that is easy to access. For the most part eating whole foods vs. processed foods in a balanced diet and plenty of hydration is a good start!  Macronutrients, such as carbohydrates, protein and fats, provide the fuel for physical activity and sports, growing athletes need plenty of calories and protein to support strength training.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3805623/

SBSEF Staff is putting together the complete training plans for the winter season right now, look for communications specific to your groups and jump on board.

See you soon!

Work Hard. Dream Big.

Best,

Bridger


Dryland Update: 

Dryland: SBSEF fall conditioning starts September 7th for the U14, Jfast, FR 12-14 and FR 15-18 teams. This block is a crucial piece of preparation for the competition season. There is a strong correlation between strength / fitness level and results, but it is also a crucial component in preventing injury. Check with your head coach and Team Snap for your team’s specific fall conditioning schedule. Please be sure to RSVP your availability at least one week in advance. This assists our coaches with staffing. U16’s and FIS have been working out over the summer, check updated dryland calendars in Team Snap, and RSVP availability accordingly.

~ Bo Maciejko
Alpine Development Director


“Welcome Back” Fall BBQ

  • Sugar Beet Pavilion @ Sugarhouse Park
  • September 8, 5:30 - 8:00
  • Meet the board, coaches, teammates, friends
  • RSVP availability in TeamSnap, add in the notes family members attending
  • Come when you can! Bring the whole family! Chairs/blankets to sit on if tables are full is encouraged
  • Burgers, hot dogs, brats and veggie/beyond meat burgers
    • Chips, water, cookies too!
  • Most teams will host dryland at Sugarhouse Park on Sept 8 to help accommodate attendance and pick ups
  • Team gear for sale! Hats, hoodies, t-shirts, flannels

Pick up a sign or flyer to promote the swap


Gear Update:

Get it when and where you can!


AltaBird Freeride Update!

We are prepping for dryland to begin on September 6th and we just wrapped up our Chile Freeride Camp!  The camp was a resounding success with some podium results that will count towards this year's IFSA Overall Rankings, a day trip down into Santiago to visit some landmarks and experience some culture, and we caught a couple storms including a bluebird day and a foot of fresh powder on our last ski day of the trip.  

El Colorado Junior Competition Results

15-18 Ski Men: Fletcher Libre 1st, Easton Moon 2nd, Cash Moon 3rd out of 10 Athletes

15-18 Ski Women: Rowan Lamont 1st, Fabienne Kyle 2nd out of 4

  • Honorable Mentions to Ian Miller for a hot run but taking the last hit a little too deep and Thomas McKean for helping out with inspection and supporting his teammates.

Alpine Update

The SBSEF alpine team spent 8 days on the Mt Hood Palmer snowfield this August. The conditions this summer were outstanding, some of the best they have been. Plenty of snow, cold temperatures, lots of space, and no lift lines lead to an excellent training block. With 4 days on GS skis, and 4 days on slalom skis athletes had a great opportunity to focus on the fundamentals of athletic stance, balance, pressure, and edging. To complement morning skiing athletes also got to explore what the timberline and Hoodriver national forests had to offer, with afternoon hikes and swims. This year's camp was one for the books, and we look forward to going back next August for more!


SBSEF is looking for SPONSORS!

We are looking for sponsors to help us reach our goals as we look forward to the next 50 years! If you are interested in sponsoring our team at some level or know a company (or someone with a company) that could, please call Bridger: 307.413.7034

Sponsor opportunities:

  • Jackets
  • Vehicles - get your logo onto our vehicles and our NEW vehicles
  • Finish Line Banners / Social Media / Website
  • Events: Races, Gala, Swap
  • And more! We will work with you to find the best sponsorship package

Thank you to our TEAM Sponsors!