General Program Information - Click Here. For questions on registration: Call
SVSEF Office Manager Jody Zarkos at 726-4129 x101.
XC Team uniform pricing/info 2012
What you need to know
2nd – 5th Graders
Tuesday & Thursday's 2:45 – 4:30 pm
Croy Canyon Nordic (Lions Park)
Nov. 6 - March 9
Season Program Cost: $575. includes BCRD trail pass.
34 regular sessions - 13 optional events
Bus Transport: Blaine County schools provide after-school bus transport to Lions Park. Hailey Elem. Bus # 23. If you are driving your child, please arrive at Lions Park 2:45 – 2:55pm. Pick-up time 4:30.
USSA Licences: Are required for all SVSEF participants for insurance purposes. Team members will not be allowed to attend practices without having a USSA membership. Visit USSA.com for online registration. Youth Nordic membership is $60.
- Communication: In an effort to reduce waste, we communicate mostly through email and this web site. Please check this page periodically for sign-ups for various activities and important information.
Dry-land usually lasts about a month. Please prepare for varied weather and for active outdoor fun and games! Running shoes, light jackets, workout clothing (suitable for running, jumping, tearing around in the sage brush advised), water bottle and water bottle holder if at all possible for our longer hikes/runs, hats & light gloves.
On snow: Once skiing starts, (typically around 1st week of Dec.) team members will need non-cotton outerwear (team ski pants/jackets will be available for purchase soon), water bottle & holder, hats & gloves. We’ve found “lobster” gloves work best in the x-co pole straps! Alpine gloves do not work as well as kids can’t get their hands through the straps.
Your child will need a full set of Skate skiing gear for the season - and a pair of classic poles:
Specifically: Skate skis that come to the top of your childs’ head. Skate poles that reach their mouth. Classic ski poles that are very snug under the armpit. We are happy to provide Classic skis for your child to use. The Elephants’ Perch, Backwoods and Sturetvant’s all offer lease packages around $150.00 for the season.
Please make sure all is clearly labeled with name!
Devo Backcountry Yurt Trip
Girls Trip - Saturday / Sunday, January 12-13
Boys Trip – Friday / Sat. Jan. 18-19
Skiing, saunas, scary stories and camping fun! Our annual backcountry adventure gives kids a fun-filled opportunity to experience winter camping and backcountry skiing with their ski team coaches and friends. Participants will learn to work with a group and participate in firewood collection, snow/water collection, and kitchen chores.
Meet at the Lake Creek Hut at 9 AM on Saturday and return by 3 PM Sunday. The Boulder Yurt is operated by Sun Valley Trekking and is located about 2 miles up Anderson Creek, (18 miles north of Ketchum). Skiers will need to carry a backpack with personal clothing, water and snacks.
The trip is open to all Devo Team members who are able to ski the 2 miles uphill with a 10 lb. backpack. The Yurts can fit up to 15 kids and 2 coaches.
(Coaches will be hauling sleds with food and sleeping bags.) Parents are invited to ski in with up and help with kids and load hauling.
Kids can ski in with regular classic skis or telemark gear. We have a limited selection of telemark gear (mostly larger boot sizes) to loan out. A complete equipment list is on a separate sheet.
$75.00 per participant includes, hut rental, food, transport and staffing.
Devo Yurt Trip Information
Devo Yurt Trip Equipment list
Ski boots, skis, classic poles
Non-cotton (preferred) socks
Long under ware
Light shell jacket
2 pairs extra socks
Headlamp or flashlight
Slippers for yurt
Telemark skis / skins
Bulky or heavy stuff
Lunch: Bagles/cream cheese, soup, nuts,
Dinner: Hot dogs. Mac‘n cheese, salad, dessert, tea
Breakfast: Hot or cold cereal, cocoa
Lunch: Peanut butter & jelly sandwich, soup, fruit