en’s Alpine Coach, Nate Fisher; Head Alpine U16 Coach, Bryce Hubner;
Head Nordic Coach, Martin Benes; Director of U14, U12, U10 and Development Programs, Jim Hudson; Head Freeride Coach, Trevor Tanhoff.
Coaching Staff: U21-U14 alpine coaching staff includes Allie Ace,
Brandon Craven, Devin Gill, Alixandra Klein, Dan Loman, Gladys Weidt
and Quincy Young. Nordic coaching staff includes Caitlin Curran, Jeff
Schloss, and Ambrose Tuscano. Athletic Trainer, Sarah Gley. Directors
of Athlete Conditioning, Douglas and Candice Brooks.
Training Facilities: Exclusive race arena at Sugar Bowl Resort complete with high speed lift, snowmaking, and a surface-control watering
system. Cooperative relationship with Sugar Bowl Corporation which allows for training on widely varying terrain as well as full length GS and
Super G. Open boundary and terrain park at Sugar Bowl Resort provide
numerous opportunities for freeride skiers. Cooperative relationship between Royal Gorge and Auburn Ski Club provide several nordic venues
within a short distance of campus.
Sun Valley Ski Academy
1 Community School Drive, Sun Valley, ID 83353
100 Picabo Street, Ketchum, ID 83340
Jonna Mendes, Program Director, email@example.com
Founded: 2011 (CS founded 1973; SVSEF founded 1966)
Sports: Alpine skiing, cross country skiing, freestyle skiing, and snowboarding. The Community School offers soccer, volleyball, cross-country
running, basketball, tennis, track, and golf.
Grades: 8-12 (boarding available for grades 9-12)
Program Length: Late August to early June. Summer school and winter-term available.
Application deadline: Feb. 25, then rolling admission
Student/Staff ratio: CS Students/teacher ratio 9: 1, SVSEF athlete/
coach ratio: 6: 1
Cost: $44,000 (boarding), $24,760 (day) for the 2013-2014 school year,
plus SVSEF travel, camp, competition fees and ski pass Scholarships:
Merit and need-based scholarships available.
Headmaster: David Holmes
Academics/Overview: Sun Valley Ski Academy was created to provide a home for dedicated winter athletes who wish to pursue their athletic dreams while participating in an established and exceptional college
preparatory academic program.
SVSA offers snow sport athletes access to world-class coaching, training, and competition paired with an established college-preparatory program in an unparalleled mountain setting. Open to student-athletes ages
13 and older, the SVSA combines the strength of Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation training and coaching with the Community School’s
rigorous academic program, scheduling flexibility, and both boarding and
day student options.
Small class sizes and close student-teacher relationships afford us the
opportunity to really know our students and allow us to provide our student-athletes with the individualized attention they require to succeed
both on the hill and in the classroom. Students graduate from our programs as confident, accomplished, and resourceful young adults who attend the top colleges and universities in the country and lead meaningful,
Head Coaches: SVSA athletes train with the Sun Valley Ski Education
Foundation ( www.svsef.org). Executive Director Rob Clayton; Alpine
Program Director Ruben Macaya; Cross Country Program Director Rick
Kapala; Freestyle and Snowboard Program Director Andy Ware.
Coaching Staff: FIS Coaching Staff: Dane Spencer, Gold Team Men;
Patrick Purcell, Gold Team Women, FIS/U18 coaches, Pat Savaria, Nate
Schwing, Erika Hogan, Carl Rixon, and Tyler Chandler. U16 Head Coach:
Scott McGrew. Cross Country Coaching Staff: Kelley Sinnott, Ashley
McQueen Knox, and Tom Smith. Freestyle Skiing Staff: Joey Cordeau,
Shane Cordeau, Ross Falcone, Snowboarding Staff: Andy Gilbert, Jacob
Tyler, and Jon French.
Notable Alumni: SVSEF: Picabo Street (SVSEF). CS and SVSEF: Megan Gerety, Christin Cooper, Reggie Crist, Zach Crist, Morgan Arritola,
Wyatt Bunce, Langley McNeal and Chase Josey.
Training Facilities: Newly renovated for the upcoming winter season,
sun valley ski academy
:: World-class coaching, training, competition and terrain
in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho.
:: An outstanding college preparatory curriculum at the
established Community School.
:: Residential boarding at the base of Warm Springs,
steps from the mountain.
:: Alpine, cross-country, freestyle skiing and snowboarding.
Jonna Mendes :: Director of Recruitment :: firstname.lastname@example.org
208.366.4956 :: www.sunvalleyskiacademy.org