Mission: The SVSEF XC Gold Team aims to achieve excellence in skiing at the national and international level while promoting and fostering a vibrant and active cross-country ski culture at home in Sun Valley.
About the XC Gold Team: A program created and primarily funded by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF), the XC Gold Team is entering its 12th year of existence in the Wood River Valley. Composed of a group of the nation’s best post-collegiate athletes, the Gold Team trains year round in the mountains of Idaho, training sites across the US and snow sites around the world. Each athlete has his or her own goals for success on the SuperTour, World Cup and U23 World circuit, and as a team, we push each other every day to universally attain those goals.
SVSEF is a registered 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, and as a beneficiary of its fundraising, XC Gold Team strives to realize the foundation’s vision and mission of creating the nation’s most successful ski culture. In addition to our training and racing, Gold Team members contribute to the ski community by local outreach in the form of ski clinics, SVSEF junior team mentorship and participation with local and national sports advocacy non-profits. Stay tuned here for opportunities to join us.
Each month, we’ll be featuring an SVSEF athlete who has been selected by program directors in recognition of exceptional results in their respective sport. Cole Morgan, a first-year Gold Team skier, has been making his mark in cross country sprint races this season. Following promising early-season Super Tour finishes, Cole approached U.S. Nationals Read more about Athlete of the Month, January 2017 – Cole Morgan[…]
I AM SVSEF This is the fifth week of I am SVSEF: an opportunity each week to highlight our athletes for demonstrating the core values of the organization. Sportsmanship • Citizenship • Character • Teamwork • Creativity • Passion • Perseverance Here are the I Am SVSEF athletes featured for the week of February 7, 2017: Read more about The Week in Review: 2/7/17[…]
I AM SVSEF This is the fourth week of I am SVSEF: an opportunity each week to highlight our athletes for demonstrating the core values of the organization. Sportsmanship • Citizenship • Character • Teamwork • Creativity • Passion • Perseverance Here are the I Am SVSEF athletes featured for the week of January 31, 2017: Read more about The Week in Review: 1/31/17[…]
I AM SVSEF SVSEF values of sportsmanship, citizenship, character, teamwork, creativity, passion and perseverance are not ones that are newly championed; they are qualities that have held weight and importance for hundreds of years, across many societies, eras, continents. Perhaps we may think of character as the overarching quality that encompasses all of the other SVSEF Read more about The Week in Review: 1/10/17[…]
The start of the competitive season on snow usually comes with a mix of excitement and nerves; it’s the first opportunity a winter athlete has to concretely see how their training all spring, summer and fall has been paying off. That being said, athletes progress and grow even more once they actually get on snow Read more about The Week in Review – 12/20/16[…]
It’s been an eventful week for SVSEF athletes, with early season races in the books and productive training sessions on fresh snow. Efforts both in competition and practice have been focused, grounding and energizing – now’s the time to put all that training to use, work on areas of improvement, seek challenge and have a Read more about The Week in Review – 12/13/16[…]
On Saturday, November 26, SVSEF cross country skiers got back into the swing of racing in West Yellowstone, Montana, after spending a week of training on the Rendezvous Ski Trails there. West was hit with about a foot of snow the day before the Comp and Prep contingents were to depart Friday, November 18 – Read more about Cross Country – West Yellowstone Rendezvous Results[…]
Hundreds of truckloads of snow later, Canmore opened their “Frozen Thunder” trail to cross country skiers on October 22. The Alberta Parks Canmore Nordic Centre saves man-made snow over the summer and spreads it over 2km of trail each year. Among those who made the trek to Alberta were the SVSEF Cross Country Gold and PG Read more about Cross Country Gold and PG Teams Make Strides at Frozen Thunder Camp[…]
The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is pleased to welcome Chris Mallory back to the organization as head coach of the SVSEF Cross Country Gold Team. Mallory returns to the Wood River Valley after a three-year stint at the University of Vermont, where he was the Catamounts’ Cross Country Team assistant coach. Mallory Read more about Chris Mallory Returns to SVSEF as Cross Country Gold Team Head Coach[…]
Although golf is fundamentally a competitive sport, it was a leisurely and genial Tuesday for SVSEF Golf for Gold participants at the Bigwood Golf Course in Ketchum – the focus of the day was on having a good time and raising funds for the SVSEF Gold Team. The event drew 19 teams of four, who competed in a Read more about 2016 Golf for Gold Recap[…]