December 16, 2021

Greetings SBSEF,

Boom! Winter took its time, but showed up big Tuesday night!  Despite the slow start in terms of snow, we are up and running and the skiing has been quite good.  With the new snow, we will see improving conditions and more terrain will begin to open up.

This is an exciting year with the promise of a complete season in terms of competitions, and the Olympic Winter Games in a couple of months.  Watch for FIS athlete and 2020-21 Alpine Skier of the Year Asa Miller in the tech events at the Olympics.  

We currently have a group of SBSEF Snowboard and Adaptive athletes in Europe competing in events up to and including the World Cup, as well as Alumni athletes racing on the Men's and Women's Alpine World Cup.  For most of our athletes, the rest of December represents a core training block in preparation for the competition season.

This year is the 50th Anniversary for both Snowbird and SBSEF (our direct lineage).  It is a time to celebrate a rich history and tradition, but also a time to strengthen our foundation with an eye on the next 50 years.  Just as we have to adapt daily to the conditions in the mountains, so too must we adapt to a changing world and the needs of our athletes.   I am always interested to hear different perspectives on the things we are doing and ideas about the future.  This is YOUR team!

Big thank you to our resort partners, sponsors, donors, and of course to all our members.  Happy Holidays, see you on the hill!

Work Hard.  Dream Big.

Bridger Call

Executive Director

SBSEF GIVES BACK: Warm Clothing Drive December 18-31

We are collecting donations of gently used, clean warm clothing to donate to the refugees relocating to Utah. If you have items in your closet to donate, bring it up to training during Holiday Camp. The coaches will put out bins daily to collect items.

You can also bring items to the SBSEF Office to donate! 

Freeride Update:

Our team has been having a BLAST with the new snow! Thanks to the families that are updating availability in TeamSnap, this helps us plan our groups effectively. We have our Holiday Camp planned for December 27-31. Be sure to check TeamSnap to see when we will be at Alta and when we will be at Snowbird.

Holiday Camp Freeride Team Social:

The parent coordinators (Annie, Whitney & Kristy) are putting together a Pizza Social during lunch on Thursday, December 30th by the Bryce Astle Training Center (BATC) at Snowbird. More details will be sent out to Freeride groups and on your TeamSnap!

Woodward Wednesdays: 

The team is heading OUTSIDE for next week's Wednesday. See the update from Davin, and be sure to reserve indoor time on the weeks the team is inside at Woodward. Questions? Ask!

Alpine Update:

Holiday camp days start December 20 and run through the 31st! Jfast, U14, U16, and FIS athletes are invited to training every day during camp (25 & 26 off) as part of your program. Check your team schedules in TeamSnap, and RSVP your availability accordingly. The sooner you update this, the better the coaches can plan!

Alpine Team Holiday HOT Breakfast:

Breakfast is BACK! Our early morning athletes will get a treat on December 28th, as the Board of Directors and Parent Coordinators are planning a hot breakfast at the BATC after speed training. This date may move if weather is coming in - but look forward to this. A sign-up list will be circulated for food donations.

Early Morning Parking:

Alpine parents, when you are dropping off for early morning training, arrive in time that your athlete can walk to training. DO NOT enter the parking lot with speed, as athletes are WALKING to training. Be aware. Snowbird Parking will allow parents to park temporarily against the snowbanks for drop-off (avoid handicap), then exit the lower Gad parking lot by 7:00 AM. DO NOT PARK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LOT FOR EVEN 2 MINUTES. If you do have a preferred parking pass, you must still park against the North snowbanks early in the morning, because the center parking lot signs are not set up that early.


Holiday Camp Schedules for Alpine: CLICK HERE

**but always check your TeamSnap for updates

50th Anniversary Hoodies, Flannels & Hats!

Need a last-minute holiday gift? Be sure to order before the 21st to be able to pick up your items at our office before Christmas! It takes a day or two to get an order ready currently. Usually, during the season, we ask for 1 week to get orders ready. When your order is ready for pick up, you will receive an email confirming it is ready. 

All orders are ready for pick-up during office hours. 

  • Office Address: 3127 E Bell Canyon Road, Sandy -> Walk up the WEST driveway, the door is to the Right of the garage, walk through the garage to the Office Apartment -> COME ON IN during office hours!
  • Office Phone: you can always call or text to see if someone is here: 801.893.8690 or Becky 801.205.3761
  • Office Hours: subject to staff availability (sometimes we are skiing/coaching). Next week's pick up Office Hours:
    • Dec 20 Monday 9-4:30
    • Dec 21 Tuesday 9-4:30
    • Dec 22 Wednesday 9-4:30 (office closed Dec 23-26)
  • After-hours pick-ups: We can put items out for pick-up with notice - so let us know if you need an after-hours pick up from the garage!

    Alpine Devo Update:

    Alpine Devos Start January 8th & 9th! We are so excited to ski with the Devos! We have a very fun season planned, including: 

  • Cookie Cup GS January 22 & 23
  • Hot Cocoa Cup SL February 12 & 13
  • Hot Lunches RETURN for 2022!

    We are excited to have space in Rendevous to eat lunch and warm up this season! If you are interested in purchasing hot lunch for your athlete, NOW is the time! Log into your SBSEF account, and click "Add-ons" to add hot lunch for the season. The menu is listed there for your viewing, and athletes will order each morning when they check in with their coach. 

    For those bringing home lunch - each morning the Coaches will put out the team lunch bags. Be sure your athlete puts their lunch in the team lunch bag. Please include an EMPTY water bottle the athletes can fill up at lunch. Don't include bottles of Gatorade, etc, that make the packs heavier than they need to be. Coaches will ski the bags to Rendevous for team lunch.

    Get out and SKI with your Devo this holiday season! If you happen to see Coach Jason, stop and say HI!

  • YSL Finals @ Snowbasin March 12 & 13
  • Optional for U10's and 12's: IMD Finals @ Snowbird March 26 & 27
  • 2nd Annual Devo Freeride Comp April 9 & 10
  • Annual Devo Scavenger hunt and Wrap-Up BBQ (70's theme!) April 16 *last day of Devos*

    Volunteers needed!

    We have our first Alpine events coming up in January - the 7th and 9th! If you are looking to work off your Volunteer Deposits or earn a snow check to ski another day (or for a friend).

    For a list of all our Alpine events with volunteer opportunities, CLICK HERE.

    A BIG THANK YOU to Rita and Steve for our first Mental Health & Wellness zoom for parents and teens last weekend!