Red Mountain Academy
P.O. Box 1238,
Rossland BC VOG 1Y0
Sports Offered: Alpine skiing, freeski, snowboard, nordic ski
Program Length: 10 and 5 month programs
Application Period: February – June
Staff/Student Ratio: 8 staff: 28 students
Cost: $11,000 – $17,000 depending on length and country of primary residence Scholarships: contact us
Headmaster: Bernie Hofmann
Head Coaches: David Wood, Phil Patterson, Mark Impey, Scott Reynolds
Coaching Staff: Neil Ross-Ross, Connor Martin, Dr. Delia Roberts, Damien Moroney, Kerry Turner
Notable Alumni: Nancy Greene, Kerrin-Lee Gartner, Sasha Zaitsoff, Johann Schwaiger, Don Stevens, Sean Valentine, Tommy and Mitch Pitman, George Grey, Felix Belczyk. Geoff Richards, Rebecca Reid. 40 alumni have skied/snowboarded on Canadian and US National teams, Olympic and World Cup podium finishes.
Academic Strengths and Overview: Seamlessly mixes education and sport for students. School and town are located less than 5 minutes from training facilities, so students can ski in the morning and go to school in the afternoon. Full academic course offerings are available including visual and performing arts, media technology and trades.
Although Red Mountain Academies have only been around since 2005, The Red Mountain Racers and Black Jack Ski Club have been developing young athletes into champion skiers and ski racers for almost 60 years. The program works to develop the athletes as a whole with sport-specific dryland programs, flexible education, top of the line coaching, injury prevention physiotherapy, nutrition planning, mental training, etc. Athletes train during the day throughout the year. The learning structure provides the flexibility needed to excel by allowing students to customize their program using self- paced and traditional options. We use the latest technology so even while students are on the road racing, they can access their studies and teachers online.
Training Facilities: Red Mountain Resort (downhill) and Black Jack Ski Club (nordic), travel for early season training camps.