Founded: The Peak School was founded in 2012, Team Summit Ski Academy founded in 1989
Grades: 6- PG
Category: Day school with the option to homestay
Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
Day School Costs: $18,350 plus Team Summit Ski or Snowboard Full-time Program Fees, range from $5,995 to $7,495
Boarding School Cost: $1,200/per month
Financial Aid: Need-based
Head of School: Travis Aldrich
Academic Approach: At The Peak School, we combine personalized, progressive education with high academic expectations. Our academically motivated students create a community built around common goals and intellectual curiosity. Peak’s 10 Common Principles shape our values from the classroom to the backcountry and from terrain parks to race venues at our 6 world-class ski areas within 30 miles of campus and far beyond. 7:1 Student to Faculty ratio Fixed schedule structure that allows for minimal impact on training 6 world-class ski areas within 30 minutes as well as a Woodward training facility Use of Google classrooms that allow students to access course material and homework remotely Deliver a college preparatory education in Summit County Faculty that understand the increased demands associated with ski racing Our faculty team with student-athletes, families, and coaches to provide comprehensive support so student-athletes reach their highest potential academically and athletically while also benefiting from a distinguished Outdoor Education Program, academics and arts designed to accommodate myriad athletic endeavors, an intimate community of diverse learners, and academic support to accommodate athletic travel and competition throughout the calendar year on a personalized, individual basis.
Athletic Approach: Our athletic philosophy is the long-range development of each athlete to reach their personal podiums. Team Summit Colorado has partnered with The Peak School to strive for the best in both athletic and academic success for our student-athletes and inspire them to be self-motivated on and off the hill. With access to world-class skiing and snowboard mountains, we have more at-home on-snow training days than any other ski or snowboard academy in the US. Team Summit has world class coaches in the alpine racing, moguls, park and pipe, big mountain, skier cross, and snowboard programs. Our core values are excellence, respect, integrity, responsibility, fun, and family. We help our athletes pursue their dreams in a healthy and invigorating environment. Our Human Performance Director and Medical Director work together to reduce the risk of injury by overseeing dryland training through strength and conditioning. Our athletes get on-snow training starting in October through June at one of our home mountains. We provide daily transportation for our athletes from school to our training facilities. Team Summit believes that no child shall be limited based on financial need, therefore, there are scholarships available to those who qualify. Team Summit creates a real sense of community with our families and our partners in Summit County. Team Summit, Whole Athlete – Whole Team – Whole Community.
Notable Coaches: Aldo Radamus (Director of U16 and FIS Alpine Program), Mike Wolfson (Alpine Development Director), Chris Carson (Freeski Director), Matty Voegtle (Snowboard Director), Teddy Goggin (Park and Pipe Director), Mia Cullman (Alpine), Doug Elsey (Alpine), Jared Hedges (Alpine), Josh Underwood (Snowboard), Terri Hunter (Snowboard), JW Wong (Snowboard), Paul Walker (Moguls), Chris Hughes (Moguls and Human Performance Director), Zak Watkins (Moguls), Dean Spirito (Park and Pipe), Brooke Potter (Park and Pipe)
Notable Alumni: Bobby Brown 6 time Winter X Games Gold Medalist, George Rodney 2015 Freeride World Tour Champion, Mikaela Matthews US Ski Team, Jason Rosener 1998 Olympian, Chris Corning 2018 Olympian, Jeremy Bloom 3x World Champion and 2x Olympian, Toby Dawson 2006 Olympian, David Babic US Ski Team, Evan Dyvig 1998 & 2002 Olympians, Dylan Bidez US Snowboard Team, Clair Bidez US Snowboard Team, Zack Black US Snowboard Team, Ian Borgeson Freeride World Tour, Grif Moller Freeride World Tour, Katie Hartman 2x Jr World Championship Team Alpine, Jordan Poyfair 2x Jr National Mogul Champion, Riley Campbell Current USSS Mogul Coach, and numerous NCAA Alpine athletes.
Training Facilities: Home Resorts: Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Copper Mountain Ski Resort, and Keystone Ski Resort. Woodward Copper is an indoor ski and snowboard training facility with Olympic trampolines, ramps with foam pits and pump tracks for progression. Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone resorts were all named in the top 10 terrain parks in the world! Early season training at our home resorts start in October and continues through June. Early and late season camps are held at our home resorts with no travel.