Saturday, November 28, 2020

Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy (VSSA) – Academics / Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) – Training and Competition

Location: Academics, Nordic and Cycling-Minturn, Colorado; Alpine, Freeski Park & Pipe and Big Mountain, Mogul and Snowboard-Vail, Colorado with access to additional half-pipes and parks in nearby Summit County

Phone: 970-790-5161


Founded: VSSA-2007; SSCV-1962

Grades: VSSA Academics-5th-12th; SSCV Training and Competition-K-PG

Category: Full year traditional ski and snowboard academy, Ski and snowboard team with academic offering

Application Deadline: 3/30/2021

Day School Cost: VSSA Academics (Eagle County public school)-$1,200-$1,300; SSCV Athletics-$1,990-$20,570* *financial aid based on need available for up to 75% of athletic program fees

Financial Aid: Yes

Notable Coaches: John Dowling, Kirk Dwyer, Chris Laske, Dan Weiland, Ronnie Barr, Adam Chadbourne, Ian Dunlop, Willis Engelhart, Miles Gentry, Erik Gilbert, Andrew Keating, Brad Kreuz, Ian Lochhead, Matt Luczkow, Philippe Marquis, Eric Pepper, Lisa Perricone, Phil Reynolds and Rob Worrell

SSCV Notable Alumni:


Alice Mckennis, Casey Andringa, Jesse Andringa, Hunter Bailey, Aaron Blunck, Cooper Cornelius, Jack Coyne, Jacob Dilling, Annalisa Drew, Sylvan Ellefson, Tad Elliott, Alex Ferreira, Bridger Gile, Faye Gulini, Noah Hoffman, Riley Jacobs, Tess Johnson, Zoe Kalapos, Kellen Kinsella, Heidi Kloser, Colby Lange, Broby Leeds, Julia Marino, Paula Moltzan, Kyle Negomir, Kai Owens, Jake Pates, Trent Pennington, River Radamus, Allie Resnick, Emma Resnick, Nicola Rountree-Williams, Morgan Schild, Sarah Schleper, Sammy Schuiling, Mikaela Shiffrin, Meghan Tierney, Lindsey Vonn, Ryan Wachendorfer, Dylan Walczyk


Featured Alumni

Athletic Approach: SSCV’s objective is to provide the level of quality commensurate to the needs and goals of all our athletes, so they can become the best they can be.


Academic Approach: Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy (VSSA) located in Minturn, Colorado is a Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) academic partner and the first public ski and snowboard academy in the country. VSSA enables student-athletes to pursue their athletic dreams without compromising academic priorities, as reflected through a variety of advanced placement and dual enrollment college course offerings, strong standardized test results and an impressive college acceptance record. A robust in-person classroom experience is supplemented via Schoology, an online learning management system, so that traveling athletes can seamlessly access academics on an ongoing basis.

Training Facilities:

SSCV offers full-time training for alpine, big mountain, freeski park and pipe, mogul, Nordic, snowboard and cycling athletes. Expanded terrain at SSCV’s on hill training venue at Golden Peak in Vail, Colorado less than 15 minutes from VSSA includes a new surface lift and three new alpine trails with roughly 30 new state-of-the-art snowmaking fan guns, resulting in approximately 30 additional acres of alpine trail space. This doubles the alpine training space. A full mogul training and competition venue is slated for a future phase of development. Nordic athletes enjoy a FIS-homologated trail system adjacent to VSSA in Minturn. SSCV also has a human performance group at the Minturn Fitness Center, an 8,500-square-foot state-of-the-art human performance facility adjacent to VSSA. Other amenities include a trampoline room at VSSA and quick access to park and pipe training at Copper and Vail mountains.

Additional Information:SSCV also offers an elite slope side Technical Services department, complete with a state of the art Wintersteiger Mercury fully automated tuning machine. The Nordic Team has a state-of-the-art wax facility located at VSSA adjacent to the Nordic venue which is available for usage by all SSCV Nordic team families. SSCV has a new, industry-leading clubhouse at the base of the Golden Peak training facility providing ski-in/ski-out training access, the Steadman Philippon Athlete Performance Center, athlete boot up, equipped warm up and cool down areas and a gathering place for families.

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