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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation (the Foundation)

Donations to SAF are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

A non profit organization dedicated to supporting young amateur athletes interested in developing skills in snow sports through participation in a Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows competitive or non-competitive ski or snowboard team. We provide financial assistance to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows team athletes who either have a financial need or have achieved a higher level of competition, which requires extensive travel and specialized training programs. We also provide financial support for continuing education programs for our coaches, with the goal of increasing the quality of coaching, instruction and development of our athletes.

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Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows Foundation

In the summer of 2012, a group of team parents from both Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows joined forces to form the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation (SAF).

Together with additional volunteers, the group is bound by a common passion for helping young snow sports athletes achieve their dreams and goals, whether competitive or non-competitive. SAF, formerly Alpine Meadows Ski Foundation (AMSF), is focused on supporting snow sports athletes and coaches in their pursuit of excellence on skis (alpine or telemark) or snowboard.

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Congratulations to our scholarship recipients

We are proud to announce that with your support we have granted scholarship awards worth over $62,000 to 24 athletes and 7 coaches.

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With your support we have granted scholarship awards worth over $62,000 to 7 coaches.

The Coach Continuing Education Program offers financial assistance to coaches wishing to participate in continuing education courses, clinics or programs. The program sets forth pre-established criteria for qualification, including types of courses, clinics and programs that are supported. Additionally, should the Foundation and Squaw Valley management deem it necessary and appropriate, SAF may supplement, through financial assistance, the clinics and programs offered to coaches by the resorts.

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Squaw 2 Alpine 10K Challenge

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  • August 22, 2015

Test your endurance or walk the moderate to difficult road and trail terrain course from Squaw Valley Resort to Alpine Meadows Resort.

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Athlete Scholoarship Announcement

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SAF is pleased to announce the opening of the SAF Athlete Scholarship application process.

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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Team awarded Gold Certification from USSA:

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We are very proud to be recognized by USSA as one of the top teams in the country...

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The coolest kids adventure obstacle race is coming back to Squaw Valley this weekend (June 26-27)! Register your 6-14 year old: www.squawalpine.com/events-things-do/kids-adventure-games ... See MoreSee Less

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IFSA North American Junior Championship Report:

The 2015 North American Championships were typified by strong, exciting skiing on a very steep venue peppered with features and covered by hard and variable snow. There were many exciting runs and more than a few hair-raising spills. Despite the lean snow year at home and limited off-piste training, the Squaw / Alpine Big Mountain skiers made a very respectable showing with 9 out of 11 qualifying for the finals (the field was cut in half). Skiers laid down great turns and executed their airs with flair & style, and garnered solid results.

The Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Big Mountain Teams were well represented with 10 men and 3 women.

SAF Athletes who placed:
• Turner Drummond 12-14, 7th place
• Bennett Drummond 15-18, 9th place

Bennett Drummond was awarded for the most exciting runs!

Turner and Bennett Drummond are NorAm's qualifying athletes!

WELL DONE!
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Congratulations on a great season SAF athletes!
• Tahoe Junior Freeride (TJFS)
• International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association (IFSA)
athletes!

Here's the season's results by competitor:

Bennett Drummond
TJFS, Stop 1 - 7th
TJFS, Stop 2 - 5th
TJFS, Overall - 5th
IFSA, Snowbird - 34th
IFSA, Alpine Meadows - 3rd
IFSA, NorAm Championships - 9th & Sickbird Award
IFSA, Overall - 15th

Turner Drummond
TJFS, Stop 1 - 43rd
TJFS, Stop 2 - 1st
TJFS, Overall - 5th
IFSA, Snowbird - 5th
IFSA, Alpine Meadows - 13th
IFSA, NorAm Championships - 7th
IFSA, Overall - 13th

Eric Bourke
TJFS, Stop 1 - 4th
TJFS, Stop 2 - 6th
TJFS, Overall - 4th
IFSA, Snowbird - 8th
IFSA, Alpine Meadows - 11th
IFSA, NorAm Championships - 19th
IFSA, Overall - 20th
Notable Mentions - Granite Chief Shreddit Showdown, 3rd place & TGR Grom Contest, finalist

Andrew Bourke
TJFS, Stop 1 - 50th
TJFS, Overall - 60th
IFSA, Snowbird - 38th
(Andrew suffered a tib/fib fracture in March which ended his season)

Preston Hoff
TJFS, Stop 1 - 10th
TJFS, Stop 2 - 19th
TJFS, Overall - 13th
IFSA, Snowbird - 45th
IFSA, Alpine Meadows - 14th
IFSA, Overall - 91st

Logan LaPlante
TJFS, Stop 1 - 12th
TJFS, Stop 2 - 9th
TJFS, Overall - 11th
IFSA, Snowbird - 59th
IFSA, Alpine Meadows - 38th
IFSA, Overall - 129th

Amber Simonpietri
IFSA, Alpine Meadows - 7th
IFSA, Overall - 56th
USSA - 3rd
USASA - 3rd

Ross Tester
TJFS, Stop 1 - 1st
TJFS, Stop 2 - 22nd
TJFS, Overall - 3rd
IFSA, Snowbird - 6th
IFSA, Alpine Meadows - 6th
IFSA, NorAm Championships - 4th & Sickbird Award
IFSA, Overall - 9th

Alle Whitney
TJFS, Stop 1 - 3rd
TJFS, Stop 2 - 20th
TJFS, Overall - 8th
IFSA, Snowbird - 5th
IFSA, Overall - 30th

Chase Whitney
TJFS, Stop 1 - 9th
TJFS, Stop 2 - 7th
TJFS, Overall - 8th
IFSA, Snowbird - 74th
IFSA, Alpine Meadows - 15th
IFSA, Overall - 83rd
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Thank's to those who supported the Rally for the Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Teams’ Performance Center! We are pleased to share with you that the RallyMe drive raised over $13,000

The Performance Center has been open 5 to 6 days a week for the past couple of months under the management of Dan Decoite. Dan has implemented age, ability and program specific performance training programs utilizing the new equipment.

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FIS World Junior Championships, Hafjell, Norway.

Squaw Athlete Erik Arvidsson, currently a USST Development Team Member, is quickly proving his worth on the international stage as one of the top, if not the top American with impressive results at Junior Worlds in Hafjell, Norway March 5-14, 2015. The annual FIS World Junior Championships are the pinnacle international event for alpine athletes age 16-20 in ski racing. Current and future World Cup skiers are found on these entry lists. Below are Erik's results for each discipline:

Downhill- Erik Arvidsson 11th, 1st American
Super G- Erik Arvidsson 19th, 2nd American
Giant Slalom- Erik Arvidsson 34th , 2nd American
Slalom- Erik Arvidsson 22nd from start position 73, 2nd American
Super Combined- 31st, 3rd American

The U.S. Ski Team selects the athletes with the greatest opportunity to win medals to compete in this event series. Selections are based on overall FIS rankings of the U.S. athletes including World Cup, Europa Cup and NorAm Cup Rankings. With a NorAm Cup win earlier this season Erik solidified his place on the team and selection. The fact that Team USA won its first ever gold at Junior Worlds puts Erik’s accomplishments in perspective considering he was the 1st, 2nd or 3rd American in each of the events.
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Our Athletes

  • Preston Hoff

    I am fifteen years old and skiing is my life. I have been skiing since I was two years old and it is my passion. This is my third consecutive

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