SSCV CLUBHOUSE NEWS   January 6, 2016

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Minturn Fitness Center is for All Ages and Interests
- January 5, 2016

It is the time of year when many are focused on that New Year’s resolution to adopt a healthier lifestyle, get in shape and/or achieve a higher level of performance in their favorite sport.   The Minturn Fitness Center (MFC) at Maloit Park in Minturn is a unique place for adults of all ages to realize these goals due to its relationship with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) and the resources this makes available to the community.

MFC members have access to the same equipment, resources, knowledge base and staff available to SSCV full-time development level athletes as well as current and former SSCV Olympic, World Cup and National Team athletes.  Whether your passion is skiing, riding, cycling, mountain biking, an organized team sport or starting at ground zero to achieve fitness and well-being, the MFC has everything needed to jumpstart this effort.  MFC staff will set up a personalized fitness plan based on a functional movement screening to support all ages in achieving their short and long-term fitness and performance goals.

SSCV’s Human Performance Program
The SSCV Human Performance Program is in place to provide athletic resources to its full-time athletes year-round along with its coaches. The MFC staff of National Strength and Conditioning Association certified professionals provides industry leading advice in the world of sport science and strength and conditioning at all levels as well as peak mental performance and nutritional consultation. 

SSCV Human Performance is tasked with the design and implementation of strength and conditioning programming for all full-time athletes at SSCV. Through its partnerships with the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Denver University Sport Science and EXOS Performance Education, its programming is built on the latest research in the fields of performance training.

Passion and effort are differentiators
Even with all of these resources in place, in the end, it is the individual passion and effort put forth by the athlete that makes the difference.   Katie Collins, Dominik Lettovsky and Ryan Collins are three SSCV full-time alpine athletes who exhibit extraordinary passion and effort. 

Click here to read more

New Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Clubhouse "For the Kids" 
- December 29, 2015

In keeping with our motto, “For the Kids”, SSCV is looking forward to accommodating the needs of our young skiers and snowboarders once the proposed clubhouse at Golden Peak is completed.  SSCV received Town of Vail approvals last year to build a new 28,000 square foot clubhouse along with 10,000 square feet of residential space at the site of the existing clubhouse on Vail Valley Drive at Golden Peak.

Although the slope side location of the current clubhouse provides convenient ski in/ski out access to athletes, it was constructed in 1977 and the second story added in 1986 when the Club had less than 100 participants. SSCV now has more than 100 coaches and 600 athletes. Built with community volunteers and donations of time and materials from many of the local contractors, the club’s home has served the community well for almost 40 years.

click here to read more


SSCV Full-Time Athlete
Admissions Open Houses

all full-time applicants regardless of where they are interested in attending school


Eagle County Schools Registration & Open Enrollment Deadlines

full-time applicants interested in attending
Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy

Nordic Admissions Open House
Saturday, January 16
3 pm - 4:30 pm
Minturn Fitness Center


Alpine, Freestyle, Freeski & Snowboard Full-Time Athlete Admissions Open House

Saturday, January 23
5 pm-7 pm
Minturn Fitness Center

The SSCV Full-Time Athlete Admissions Open Houses provide an opportunity for parents and athletes to learn more about being a full-time athlete and attending SSCV’s Academic Partners-Vail Mountain School, Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy (VSSA) and Winter Tutorial.  Representatives from SSCV and its Academic Partners will be on hand.

RSVP to by January 12 for the January 16 Open House and January 19 for the January 23 Open House. Minturn Fitness Center tours are available before and after both events.

Admissions Process
Academic Partners
SSCV Full-Time Athlete Brochure    
VSSA Brochure    
Winter Tutorial Brochure

For those interested in attending VSSA, you must also complete the Eagle County Schools (ECS) Registration (unless currently enrolled in an Eagle County School) and ECS Open Enrollment both between January 4 and February 8 at  Once you are on this ECS home page scroll down to the "Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy" button for details.

8th to 9th Grade SSCV Full-Time Athlete Reapplication Process

Applies to all current 8th grade full-time athletes regardless of where they attend school
The SSCV 8th to 9th Grade Reapplication process is required for all current 8th grade full-time athletes, regardless of where they attend school.  It provides a great opportunity for these athletes to reflect on their upcoming high school years and their next level of commitment to academics and their snow sport.
Click here for the 2016-2017 8th to 9th Grade Reapplication Form.  Click here to schedule the reapplication interview with Sharon Schmidt.
Reapplication deadlines:

By January 8, 2016- Reapplication interview scheduled and Reapplication Form received via email at or via mail at SSCV,  598 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO   81657 (Attention: Sharon Schmidt)
By January 23, 2016-Reapplication interview completed

Acceptance as a full-time athlete through the 8th to 9th grade reapplication process is required for a current 8th grader, regardless of where they attend school, to be eligible for re-enrollment as an SSCV full-time athlete for the 2016-2017 season.
Questions- or 978-621-8738

C3 Awards


January C3 Athlete and Staff Nominations Due January 15th    

January C3 (Character, Courage and Committment) SSCV Athlete and SSCV Staff Award nominations are due January 15. Anyone can nominate someone.  Click below to nominate. Questions?  Email

SSCV C3 Athlete Award Nomination Form
SSCV C3 Staff Member Award Nomination Form



Sync Colorado Ski Cup 


Recent Slalom Races at Copper Mountain

SSCV U14 and U16 alpine racers recently participated in slalom races at the USSA Sync Colorado Cup Series at Copper Mountain.

To view photos of U14 girls click here

To view photos of U14 boys click here

To view photos of U16 athletes click here

Many thanks to Bob Zuch for the photos!

Alpine Parent Education Series

The Mind-Body Connection

January 8

Please join us at 5 pm this Friday, January 8th at Manor Vail Lodge, Piney Room I for a presentation by SSCV Peak Performance Coach Erin Beskid. Learn how the mental affects the physical and how the Peak Performance Team works with SSCV athletes. Take home some practical tools to help your child perform to his/her potential

U12 Blue Boot Award


Robin Pavelich hands off the Blue Boot Award to Tianna Bruce (right). Robin said that Tianna has been working very hard and improving every day with a terrific attitude and smile!

The U12 Blue Boot Award is a peer to peer award given every Sunday to a U12 athlete whom the previous week's recipient picks for being a hard worker, doing something outstanding for their peers, prompt to training/skiing or some other extraordinary deed.



Copper Mountain Rev Tour Qualifier

December 28 USASA Skier Slopestyle Event

SSCV had twenty athletes compete in the USASA Skier Slopestyle event on December 28 at Copper Mountain - the first USASA Slopestyle event of the year for SSCV athletes - and a Rev Tour Qualifier!
Congratulations to Sammy Schuiling and Connor Flynn, who both won their age group at this event  as well as both winning an invitation to the Rev Tour! Only three invites were given to men, and the SSCV team took two of them!

To view a video of the event click here


Kaiser Permanente Vail Pro Mogul

Exciting Competition Field!
January 8-10

Check out John Dowling, SSCV Freestyle Program Director, in his recent TV8 appearance about the Kaiser Permanente Vail Pro Mogul by clicking here .

Among the competitors are World Cup athletes Mikael Kingsbury (CAN), Philippe Marquis (CAN), Heidi Kloser (USA) and Dylan Walczyk (USA). Bill McNice (Sochi Olympics), Jim Hendry (World Cup judge) and Morgan Schild (SSCV alumna and 2015 Rookie of the Year) will be on hand to judge the event.  This is shaping up to be an incredibly exciting competition!

Are you a moguls skier age 30+?  You too can enter. Whether you are a competitor or a spectator, don't miss it on Cookshack this weekend!

Click on image below for details and to register.


Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Series

December 23

This winter’s Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Series is off and running with the first of its events held on December 23 at Maloit Park in Minturn. The Nordic Town Series continues with events on Jan. 13, Feb. 3 and March 19. Registration takes place the day of the event. The series includes lower school to adult competitors. Race and apres party details can be found at by clicking on the “Events” tab.

For press coverage, including a full list of results, from the December 23 event click here.

For pictures from the December 23 event click here.


Copper Mountain Rev Tour Qualifier


December 29 USASA Snowboard Slopestyle Event

There were great performances from SSCV snowboard athletes at Copper Mountain at the December 29 USASA Snowboard Slopestyle competition.

Honorable mentions include:
Fynn Bullock-Womble, Menehune Boys - 1st
Jack Coyne, Breaker Boys - 2nd
Dylan Okurowski, Open Class Men- 11th
Nate Panlilio, Youth Men - 8th
Jeremy Baxter, Youth Men - 7th
Kade Martin, Grommet Boys - 3rd
Wyat Fisher, Grommet Boys - 4th
Cooper Shonk, Grommet Boys- 9th
Devin Hendrix, Grommet Girls - 4th
Barrett Hendrix, Grommet Girls- 6th
Ollie Martin, Ruggie Boys - 1st
Carter Shonk, Ruggie Boys - 2nd

Steadman Clinic Vail Cup

Steadman Clinic Vail Cup

January 3

The Steadman Clinic Vail Cup hosted by SSCV kicked off last Sunday in the first of a four-part complimentary competition series for athletes birth year 2000 and younger.  There was an early morning Nordic event at the base of Golden Peak followed by a one run Giant Slalom race on Golden Peak which over 150 racers took part in.  It's not too late to join in on the fun for the rest of the series on January 31 (Giant Slalom and Moguls), February 14 (Halfpipe and Slopestyle) and March 6 (Little Big Mountain and Giant Slalom).  Click here for details and to register.

To view photos of last Sunday's Giant Slalom race click here.
To view photos of last Sunday's Nordic race click here.
To view photos of the awards ceremonies for both of these races click here.
Click here for the press release for these races and click here for the press coverage for these races.


YSL Update

Alpine Kids Holiday Camp
December 29-31

This past week, SSCV's YSL Program held a terrific Kids Holiday Camp. A total of thirty-one athletes participated in the camp including club members and guests from around the country!  The camp provided participants with two days of introductory training in Slalom and Giant Slalom.

Human Performance

MFC-Part-Time Parents  



Cycling at the MFC

The Minturn Fitness Center has two unique offerings for cycling enthusiasts to continue their training this winter. Click on the images below to learn more and visit

Peak Performance

Blog Post from Erin Beskid

Freedom + Passion = Performance

Hi Families,

Happy New Year!

In this post I will reflect on and review a podcast that I listened to recently.

In this series Michael Gervais interviews people who have found excellence.  The series is called Finding Mastery. Mastery refers to true skill, not just result. Results come from mastery but they are two separate ideas.

Gervais asks a few critical questions to each person he interviews.

Specifically he tries to listen and learn about their journey and what brought them to now.

He asks how do they understand the world and what mental skills do they use? He is trying to understand the framework from which they work.

His interviewee for this podcast is Karch Kirlay who has 3 olympic gold medals in both beach and indoor volleyball and now coaches the women’s national volleyball team.

So what can we learn from Gevrais and Kirlay?

Click here to read more

Press Coverage

Minturn Fitness Center is for all ages and interests - Vail Daily - January 4, 2016

Steadman Clinic Vail Cup - Vail Daily - January 4, 2016

SSCV's John Dowling on Kaiser Permanente Vail Pro Mogul - TV8 - January 1, 2016

Nordic Town Series final results from Dec. 23 race - Vail Daily - December 31, 2015

Tom Kelly speaks at VSSA - Vail Daily - December 31, 2015

Clubhouse advances work 'for the kids' - Vail Daily - December 28, 2015

Pro and amateur moguls skiers invited to compete on Cookshack - Vail Daily - December 22, 2015

U.S. Selections: Moguls Recap - USSA News - December 22, 2015

Local Competition Series

Click here for details and registration information on the Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Series. Youngsters and adults-come on out and join in the fun!

Click here for details and registration information for the remaining three segments of this four-part complimentary Steadman Clinic Vail Cup  for athletes up to 16 years of age.  Compete in a variety of disciplines.  Tons of fun!

Click here for details and registration information on the Vail Summit Orthopaedics Alpine Town Series.  Children and adults-come on out and join the fun!

Thank You

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped in the recent Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Series and Steadman Clinic Vail Cup.  Without your help we would not have been able to provide such fun events to the Vail Community

SSCV Office Hours

Tuesday - Sunday
8 am - 5 pm
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Clubhouse
598 Vail Valley Drive in Vail

Upcoming Events

January 8::
8th to 9th Grade SSCV Full-Time Athlete Reapplication Form must be received by Sharon Schmidt and interview must be scheduled. See left column for details.


January 8::

Alpine Parent Education Series: The Mind-Body Connection.  Manor Vail Piney Room I at 5 pm. See left column for details.

January 8-10::
Kaiser Permanente Vail Pro Mogul

January 9-10::
Alpine Age Class-Beaver Creek

January 9::
USASA Snowboard Slopestyle Competition

January 10::
USASA Skier Slopestyle Competition

January 13::
Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Series #2
(plus February 3 and March 19)

January 14-15::
USSA Slopestyle/Halfpipe/Big Air Competitions

January 14::
Vail Summit Orthopaedics Alpine Town Series #1

(plus January 28, February 4, 11 and 18 and March 24)

January 16::
Nordic High School Classic Mass Start Race

January 16::
Nordic Admissions Open House
3 pm - 4:30 pm
Minturn Fitness Center

January 22-23::
Alpine NJR Qualifier

January 23::
8th to 9th Grade SSCV full-time athlete reapplication interview must be completed.  See left column for details.

January 23::
Alpine, Freestyle, Freeski & Snowboard Full-time Athlete Admissions Open House
5 pm - 7 pm
Minturn Fitness Center

Volunteers Needed

Please Help This Weekend!

We are in need of multiple volunteers for events this weekend.  Please consider volunteering for one or more of the following:

Alpine Age Class (Beaver Creek)

Finish Hand Timer - Sunday
Finish Referee - Saturday & Sunday
Gate Judges - Saturday
Scoreboard - Saturday & Sunday
Start Hand Timer - Saturday & Sunday  

USASA Snowboard and Freeski Slopestyle Competitions

Announcer - Saturday & Sunday
Judge's Assistant - Saturday
Jump Marshalls/Slippers - Saturday
Scorekeeper Assistant - Saturday
Start Assistant - Saturday
Photographer - Saturday

Kaiser Permanente Vail Pro Mogul

Many positions open on Saturday and Sunday - check online

To view all volunteer opportunities, time slots and dates as well as to sign up, please go to and click on the Login/Enroll button along the top to sign into your mysscv account or contact for more information.  For non-SSCV members click here to sign up.

More About Upcoming Events Requiring Volunteers

Competition photographers throughout the season::
SSCV hosted events and championship series-all snowsports

January 8-10::
Kaiser Permanente Vail Pro Mogul

January 9-10::
Alpine Age Class (Beaver Creek)
January 9::
USASA Snowboard Slopestyle Competition
January 10::
USASA Freeski Slopestyle Competition

Philanthropy at SSCV

Annual Campaign


We strive to have every SSCV family make an Annual Campaign gift of personal significance.


Thank you to the following families who are 2015-2016 Leadership Council Members:

Anonymous (4)
Jill Landman Alfond
Shannon and Todger Anderson
Tracey McFadden and Scott Anderson
Arrigoni Woods
Molly and Steve Avery
The Bailey Family
Cindy and Scott Balin
The Birtwhistle Family
The Borgen Family
The Braden Family
Sara and Michael Charles
Glenn Davis
Jill and Bruce Dines
The Donohue Family Foundation
Jane and Matt Donovan
Sue and Erik Dorf
Dana and Barry Dorfman
McKenna and Kevin Douglas
Amy and Phil Duff
Eagle County School District
Jennifer and Tom Ebner
EpicPromise - Vail Resorts
Ali and John Fallon
Gritt and Bill Fleischer
Ceil and Steve Folz
Ellen and Mark Geldbaugh
Jennifer and Richard Geisman
Karen and Brad Ghent
Rob Gile
Tracey McCoy Gillette
The Gonzalez Family
Sharie and Travis Grant
Neal Groff
Bethany and Jonathan Haerter
Linda and Wyatt Hall
Kimberly and Jon Hauser
Jule and Craig Heaydon
Deborah Wittman and Rik Heid
Amy and Claes Holm
Louise and Phil Hoversten
Louise and Brian Hoyt
Jennie and Ross Iverson
Carol and TJ Johnson
Maria and Steve Kalapos
Anne-Marie and John Keane
Cynnie and Peter Kellogg
Brenda and Jeff Kirwood
Barbara and Michael Landry
The Lautenberg Family
The Lazar Family
The Gary Leeds Family
Julie and Dan Leever
The Leonard Family
Stephanie and Rodney Linafelter
Tina Nielsen and Andy Littman
Vanessa and Johnny Lyons
The Maffei Foundation
The Mauro Family
The McSpadden Family
Angella and Dwight Merriman
Sarah and Peter Millett
Kaia and Misha Moritz
Amy and Johnathan Owens
Angel and Kyle Packer
Carol Pattison
Wendy and Paul Raether
Alison and Kevin Rodney
The Rountree-Williams Family
Grandparents of Hunter and Boden Salani
Stacey Frieder Sapp
Chelle and William Schane
Shelly and Steve Shanley
The Shipp Family
Cathy and Scott Soden
Ero and Richard Spanos
The Spessard Family
Dr. Bill Sterett
Brielle and Tye Stockton
Kim and Eric Strauch
The Suszynski Family
Dee and Don Swatik
Ripley and Greg Thomas
Heidi and Mike Trueblood
Kelly and Scott Valent
Bloem, Boet and Siep van den Berg
Cynthia and Todd Wallis

Thank you to the following families who are 2015-2016 Friends of SSCV:

Anonymous (3)
The Addis Family
The Arseneau Family
Axel Bailey
Kathy Bellamy
Heidi and Dale Batham
The Bentley Family
The Bervy Family
Cathy and Bill Bethke
The Bettenhausen's
Connie and Hobson Black
The Blakeslee Family
Brooke and Jon-Erik Borgen
The Boyes Family
Lindsi and Paul Bradbury
Katharine and Madison Brown, Nancy Brown's
The Carr Family
The Chelain Family
Kate and Carl Cocchiarella
The Cole Family
Felix Coudouy
Elizabeth Criss
Betsy Cuthbertson
Michelle and Sam Eidson
Pamela and David Flynn
Helen and Tom Foster
Laura and Leonard Frieder
The Frischholz Family
Ellen Galbraith
Valerie Gates
Michael Gionfriddo
Jason Glass
Doris and Matt Gobec
Jove and Steve Goodman
Ziggy Gosiewski
Elle and Remy Guillot
Bobbi and Topper Hagerman
The Hargreaves Family
Vera and John Hathaway
Dwight Henninger
Julie and Gary Herr
Christie and Karl Hochtl
The Hodes Family
Jake Hooker
Michael Imperi
Isabella and Luigi Irlandini
The Jaeger Family
Cheryl and Bill Jensen
The Jones Family
DhungHa Kim's Family
E. Klinga
The Kohlhofer Family
Niclas Kullberger
Roy Lapidus and Amy Minnick
Emily Larsen
The Lathram Family
The Lathram Financial Group
Samantha and Kyleena Lathram
The Lawton Family
The Leonard Family
John Lewis
Izak Little
The Livran Family
Jenny and Charles Lorch
The Macaluso Family
Katie and Bill MacFarlane
Luca and Nicolas Macouzet
Euginnia Manseau
Kristin Tang and Mike Marston
The Marx Family
Montana Marzario
The Mattison Family
The Mauro Family
Dr. Monica McDonald
The McGuffin Family
Jeanette and John McMurtry
The Meyers Family
Martha and Kevin Milbery
The Milligan Family
The Negomir Family
Susan and Peter Neidecker
Betsy and Dirk Nevin
Wendy and Skip Nichamin
The Nichols Family
The Nordstrand Family
Amanda Norvell
N&M Nottingham
Angel and Kyle Packer
The Palmer Family
Max Pierce, In memory of Zeke
Susan Pollack
Brook and Dave Portman
Sara and Aldo Radamus
The Richards Family
The Roach Family
Amy and Craig Roberts
The Rogers Family
Elliott Ross
The Rossman Family
Kim Salani
David Sanders-Kulesza
Tom Schlader
The Schriefer Family
Susan and Don Shaffer
Mikaela Shiffrin
Signature Colorado
The Silverstone Family
The Sinclair Family
Slifer, Smith & Frampton - on behalf of Hillary
   & Steve McSpadden and Kathy Bellamy
Heather Smith
Kelley and Jim Smith
Theresa and Paul Smith
Aunt Pat and Uncle Alex Soulakis
The Stearns Family
The Sullivan Family
The Sullivan Family crew Grandparents
Danielle Taylor
The Telles Family
The Thompson Family
Barbara Tomasian
The Wachter Family
Colette and Chuck Wahl
Kathleen Walsh
Jill and Bob Warner
Judeann and Richard Warner
Amy and David Weiss
The Wheeler Family
The Wold Family
Cameron Wolfe
The Woodland Family
World Cup Supply
Angela and Robert Worrell
The Zdechlik Family
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