100 athletes have achieved placement on national teams throughout the
world. Lindsey Jacobellis (snowboardcross), Kristen Luckenbill (soccer),
Andy Newell, Ross Powers (halfpipe) and Louie Vito.
Training Facilities: Nestled at the base of 600-acre Stratton Mountain
in Vermont, Stratton Mountain School has immediate accessibility to the
state’s best alpine, freestyle, freeskiing, Nordic and snowboard terrain.
The campus was built in 1999, and in 2013-14, SMS added the Patti Kaltsas Education, Arts & Student Center and Air Awareness Training Center
outfitted with trampolines and a skatepark. The SMS athletic facility has
1,000 square feet of lifting space, 26 spin bikes, lifting equipment, and a
training room with hot/cold tubs staffed by a certified athletic trainer. SMS
boasts one of the best snow sports training facilities in the nation.
Sugar Bowl Academy
PO Box 68
Norden, CA 95724
P: (530) 426-1844
Bryce Hubner, Director of Admission, at email@example.com
Founded: 1998 by Tricia Hellman Gibbs
Sports: Alpine Racing, Nordic & Freeride
Grades: Full Year Program: Grades 8-12, Winter Term Program: Grades
Program Length: Full Year, 6 month Winter Term, 4 month Winter Term
Application Period: May 15 Deadline for tuition discount; after May 15,
Staff/Student Ratio: 1: 6, average class size is 8
Cost: Full-year boarding, $39,050; full-year day, $21,285; winter-term
boarding, $28,825; winter-term day, $15,750.
Scholarships: A large Sugar Bowl Ski Team community helps provide a
substantial need and merit-based aid program for SBA tuition assistance.
Approximately 45 percent of SBA students receive nearly $300,000 in financial support annually. SBA is available to families from all backgrounds.
Headmaster: Tracy Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org. Executive Director
& Athletic Director, Bill Hudson at email@example.com.
· Sugar Bowl Academy just completed a $13 million new campus project,
which includes:new academic building housing eight classrooms, a co-ed
dormitory and joint-use strength and conditioning center in Sugar Bowl
Resorts’ new Sporthaus.
· Exceptional college placement.
· Comprehensive and rigorous college preparatory curriculum that includes
AP classes, lab sciences, foreign languages, and fine arts electives.
· Graduation requirements meet or exceed entrance requirements for all
selective four-year colleges and universities.
· An all-inclusive college counseling program that includes standardized
test preparation, development of the college list, and a specialized course
during Senior Fall for completion of college applications.
· One-to-one iPad program and additional technological resources that
enhance on-campus instruction and facilitate distance learning while students are traveling for competition and training.
· An experiential education program, which includes a spring trips program
wherein students travel throughout the western U.S. for a variety of practical and experience-based curricula.
· Faculty members with strong academic credentials, including advanced
degrees in their content areas and/or secondary education and Ivy League
· Select AP course offerings including Calculus, Human Geography, and
English Language & Composition
· A dedicated travel coordinator and tutor to work with student-athletes
who travel extensively.
· Sugar Bowl Academy inspires and empowers passionate, competitive
skiers, setting the stage for highly motivated students to seek and celebrate challenge with grit, grace and courage. We are an athlete-centered,
community-based program designed to provide the very best athletic and
academic opportunities for our students. Additionally, SBA offers life-learn-ing programs which include leadership and health curricula, non-profit volunteer opportunities, and participation in diverse community service programs.
Head Coaches: Head Men’s Alpine Coach, Jeff Kai; Head Women’s Alpine Coach & Director of Sports Science, Katharina Golik; Head Wom-