ABOUT BBSEF

The Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation is a program for ages 6 and over who want to compete in alpine ski racing and freeride skiing/snowboarding. As an organization dedicated to providing top-level coaching to athletes, participants are primarily high-school age and younger. We have adult groups as well. These participants compete as members of the Bogus Basin Ski Team. The primary function of the BBSEF is to promote good citizenship, with the emphasis on training in athletics and physical fitness.

The program includes training sessions both on and off the hill with activities to improve the individual’s capabilities for skiing, racing and freestyle. These activities encompass general fitness training, on snow drills, gate training, mogul training, Slopestyle, freeride, race rules, athlete responsibility, and sportsmanship.

Our focus is the development of the athlete as a whole. Winning events is secondary to instilling a good work ethic, self-confidence and enthusiasm. Athletes, parents, and coaches recognize that sustained interest in the program is best served by cultivating a supportive team environment based on mutual respect as well as self-motivation. BBSEF offers a variety of Alpine and Freestyle/Freeride “Team Shred” programs for ages 6 and older.

BBSEF Mission

BBSEF will:
•     Provide competitive Alpine, Freeride educational programs for the youth of the Treasure Valley.
•     Emphasize quality coaching, state of the art training techniques, sportsmanship, self-esteem and enthusiasm.
•     Enable athletes to achieve their highest level in athletics and education consistent with their personal goals, abilities, time and financial resources.
•     Continue to build trusting relationshipswith parents, athletes and school districts.
•     Be Treasure Valley’s preferred winter sports program.

Your U (Under) Class is the age group that you will compete in. Each U class is specific to certain years of birth.. Alpine U classes are as follows:
U-21 – ages 18-19-20  FIS Team
U-18 – ages 16-17  FIS Team, Team Shred or Team Shred Travel
U-16 – ages 14-15 U16- Team, Team Shred or Team Shred Travel
U-14 – ages 12-13 U14-Team, Team Shred or Team Shred Travel
U-12 – ages 10-11 D- Team (Devo Home), North SeriesTeam or Team Shred
U-10 – ages 8-9  D- Team (Devo Home) Age 9 Team Shred or North SeriesTeam
U-8 – ages 6-7 Mitey Mites

At the end of the day, it’s all about smiles.