Alta/Bird Regional

Team Description


Coaching Staff:   Siri Wieringa, Rob Greener, Davin Grapentine

Scope: The Regional Team Program is geared towards fundamental skill development with access to regional competitions, serving as a pipeline into Alta/Bird National program. This is a program is perfect for athletes who have a desire to improve their big mountain skiing, get more experience skiing challenging terrain, and wish to improve their ability in competitions. The Regional Team has flexibility for athletes to compete a lot, or compete a little, depending on the athlete’s goals, but as a whole, the team is competition centered.  This is a program that will challenge and inspire athletes to improve their skiing, and love spending time in the mountains.  

The coaching focus will include:

  • goal oriented training
  • responsible decision making with regard to ability
  • comfort in all mountain terrain
  • composure in a variety of conditions
  • finding/ creating individual style 
  • competition strategy


All athletes on this team must be able to ski athletically and confidently on all “black” terrain on all types of snow and variables. 

  • Ski all terrain at Alta and Snowbird
  • Be able to regularly ski 15,000+ vertical feet per day. 
  • Ski with parallel skis down the fall line in all terrain including moguls, steeps, trees, and icy slopes.
  • Must want to compete in at least several competitions during the year

Athletes new to the programmust participate in a try out day on November 23rdor 24th to be placed in the correct group. Athletes that don’t posses the proper skill level may be moved to a different group and/or program within SBSEF.  If a different group is unavailable, we will do our best to help find you another program that will be a fit. SBSEF holds the right to deny program access based on skill level.


  • Summer Dryland  TBD  Please note Summer Dryland will have an additional access and coaching fee.
  • Fall DrylandSeptember 3rd - November 14th every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6pm Sept 6th - Dec 1 at Churchill Junior High 
  • On-Snow Schedule:  December 7th – Mar 28th and Trains M,W,F (afternoons 1:;45-4:00). Saturday/Sunday (9-3pm) 
  • Christmas Camp: Yes, five days
  • Travel with team: No, athletes must rely on parents to travel to competition and lodge athletes
  • Summer Camp:  Yes, additional fees will apply
  • Pro-rated competition:  Yes, additional days coached out of contract will be charged a pro-rated coaching fee.

License Requirements:   

  • US Ski and Snowboard General License 
  • IFSA competitors license 


  • Alta-Snowbird season pass(SBSEF members receive a discount on these passes, and can be purchased in the beginning of November)
  • Competition pricing:When travelling to competitions, athletes must pay a prorated $60 per day for coaching, as well as the competition entrance fee, lift tickets, hotel and food costs. 


Team News

Upcoming Team Events!


  • Calendar at a Glance 2019-2020:​​

  • September 3, Dryland Begins Alpine Teams, Churchill Jr. High 4:00-6:00
  • September 10, Dryland Begins Freeride Teams, Churchill Jr. High 4:00-6:00
  • September 10, Team BBQ + Gear Swap and Donation, Sugarhouse park 5:30 (Sugarbeet Pavillion)  RSVP for BBQ  Dryland held at Sugarhouse park 4:00pm
  • September 11, Team/Rep Night, 4:30 - 9:00 Sports Den
  • September 20, Financial Assistance Application Due Click here for Financial assistance application
  • September 20 - 22, Ski & Snowboard Swap - Snowbird Center  Click here to sign up to work the Swap
  • Mandatory Parent Meetings Oct 24, 29 & 30. Whitmore Library. Team Times TBD.
  • October 31 - November 3 Needles Dryland Camp 
  • November 1 Team Fees Due
  • Christmas Camp: Dec 21-24, 27-



801-943-4889 ext. 7


Head Coach
Siri Wieringa
406 212 3940
Parent Coordinator
Annie Guerrero