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.Read More
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.Read More
We are proud to announce that with your support we have granted scholarship awards worth over $62,000 to 24 athletes and 7 coaches.
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.Read More
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
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! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations on a great season SAF athletes!
• Tahoe Junior Freeride (TJFS)
• International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association (IFSA)
Here's the season's results by competitor:
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
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
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
TJFS, Stop 1 - 50th
TJFS, Overall - 60th
IFSA, Snowbird - 38th
(Andrew suffered a tib/fib fracture in March which ended his season)
TJFS, Stop 1 - 10th
TJFS, Stop 2 - 19th
TJFS, Overall - 13th
IFSA, Snowbird - 45th
IFSA, Alpine Meadows - 14th
IFSA, Overall - 91st
TJFS, Stop 1 - 12th
TJFS, Stop 2 - 9th
TJFS, Overall - 11th
IFSA, Snowbird - 59th
IFSA, Alpine Meadows - 38th
IFSA, Overall - 129th
IFSA, Alpine Meadows - 7th
IFSA, Overall - 56th
USSA - 3rd
USASA - 3rd
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
TJFS, Stop 1 - 3rd
TJFS, Stop 2 - 20th
TJFS, Overall - 8th
IFSA, Snowbird - 5th
IFSA, Overall - 30th
TJFS, Stop 1 - 9th
TJFS, Stop 2 - 7th
TJFS, Overall - 8th
IFSA, Snowbird - 74th
IFSA, Alpine Meadows - 15th
IFSA, Overall - 83rd (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
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.
Stay tuned for additional updates! (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
SVST athletes represented have represented the team well this season!!!
Here are some standout performances over the past couple of weeks.
· U18 Nationals, Copper, CO:
o Men- Jordan Cashman not only proved that he belonged here but is among the fastest in his age group in the nation after putting down 3 top 5 runs in Slalom, GS and finishing 4th in the Super G. Jordan was the top Western Region finisher in the Super G.
o Women- Francesca English finished strong consistently throughout the 4 event series (Slalom, GS, Super G and Downhill) bringing Silver in the Overall.
· U18/U21 Western Region Junior Championships:
o Super (super) G- Reid Lambres and Harri Goss steal the podium with a Silver and Bronze…excellent!
o Slalom- Reid Lambres wins Monday’s Slalom by almost a second with Harri Goss in 7th;
o Super G- Brook Norton was fourth in today’s Super G; Nigel Elliot and Reid Lambres finishing 7th and 8th respectively in Super G Race 1
· U16 “JO’s”, Mt Bachelor, OR: Overall 19 athletes from SV | AM teams qualified for the western region junior championships. This is 45% of the field and roughly 60% of our team. The U16s leave for the U16 WRJC at Mt Bachelor on Monday.
· U16 WRJC Qualifier SG
o Race 1 Podiums- Jordan Beyer 2; Noah Williams 3
o Race 2 Podiums- Jordan Beyer 3; Max Wingard 1 (with the win!)
· U14 Performance, Sugar Bowl:
o Super G
· U14 Super G, Mammoth: 12 SVST Athletes pull top 15 performances
· U12s and U10s are headed to Mammoth for their Super G/GS series to continue their strong performances. This is the final series before Far West Championships in 3 weeks ... See MoreSee Less