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SSCV Online Registration Opens the Week of June 1

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) online registration opens the week of June 1.  Please watch for a detailed email to be sent out early next week from SSCV on registration procedures/timelines along with payment deadlines in order to continue to ensure your child's spot at SSCV, and in turn Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy or Winter Tutorial, as applicable.  If you are a VSSA student and you have not yet completed the VSSA enrollment paperwork emailed by Holly Beavers to those eligible for enrollment a few weeks ago, please submit this paperwork to Holly by next Friday, May 29, 2015 to continue to ensure your child's spot at VSSA.

Reminder for 2001 year of birth and older athletes training at Minturn Fitness Center

SSCV Registration must be complete by June 15

Just a reminder to all SSCV athletes with a year of birth of 2001 and older (U16 and older) and their parents-the athlete's online registration for the 2015-2016 season must be completed  by June 15, 2015 in order for the athlete to continue to have access to the Minturn Fitness Center for their dryland training sessions.


Training Table Lunches at VSSA-Sign Up for them During SSCV Online Registration

VSSA and Winter Tutorial Students-Don't forget to sign up for the Training Table lunches at VSSA during your SSCV online registration process.  With the high level of activity our athletes partake in during the entire school year it is critical in order to maximize their performance level that they are properly fueling and hydrating themselves.  The Training Table is a fantastic, delicious, economical way to guaranty they are getting a hearty, well-balanced meal weekdays at lunch at VSSA.  2015-2016 pricing is below.  If a family signs up and pays in full for their child's lunch program by the early enrollment payment discount date of July 15, 2015 they will receive a 5% discount.  A discount of 10% will be offered for second family members on the lunch program.  
$750.00-VSSA Training Table Semester Lunch Plan
$120.00-VSSA Training Table 10 Punch
$240.00-VSSA Training Table 20 Punch
$1,295.00-VSSA Training Table Annual Lunch Plan

SSCV Named 2015 USSA Alpine Club of the Year

First club ever to win this award two years in a row

It was a very proud moment when SSCV was named USSA 2015 Alpine Club of the Year last Friday evening at the USSA Chairman's Awards Dinner in Park City.  SSCV is the first repeat back to back winner in the 16 year history of the award, the first four time winner and the first to win for the third time in 6 years. Read the cover story in the Vail Daily by clicking here.

Become an SSCV Welcome Family/Ambassador to a New SSCV Full-Time Family

Remember what it was like to be new to SSCV?

Remember what it was like to be new to the SSCV full-time program, or possibly new to SSCV or the Vail Valley altogether?  You probably had at least a few questions you might have liked to ask a fellow parent.  You also might have enjoyed seeing a familiar SSCV parent face at school, the Fall Spectacular, the Celebration of Winter Cocktail Party, the first team meeting or the first competition.

SSCV is launching a Welcome Parent/Ambassador Program to pair veteran SSCV parents of full-time athletes with a new full-time SSCV family in the same snowsport, ideally with a similar age child in the same school, to provide a friendly, familiar face and a fun, approachable resource for the day to day questions that may arise.  Where do I park?  Where do you get your hair cut?  Where do your children usually eat lunch on weekends during the winter season?  Do you have a favorite local hike?  How do team trips work?  Who do I ask about “x”?  And more...?

Please consider becoming one of those welcoming, familiar faces and a priceless resource for a new SSCV full-time family.  For more information and to get involved as an SSCV Welcome Family/Ambassador, email me at or call me at 970-790-5161 by June 1 so we can kick off the program and introduce you to your new family by early this summer.
Thank you for your support!
Sharon Schmidt
SSCV Director of Admissions and Communications



Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
Spring and Summer Training Camps

It's that time of year to finalize Spring and Summer training camp plans.
  • Alpine and Freestyle Only-Mt. Bachelor Camp-June 1 through June 17. See details and sign up instructions below.
  • Freestyle Spring and Summer Camps in addition to Mt. Bachelor-On-snow and water ramps.  See details in article from John Dowling below.
  • Freeski and Big Mountain Summer Camps-On-snow and water ramps.  Click here for details.
  • Snowboard Summer Camps-Click here for details to be announced shortly.
  Mt. Bachelor Camp   âˆž   Bend, Oregon

June 1-June 17, 2015
Camp session dates, details and pricing below
Alpine and Freestyle Moguls Only
Ages 8 through Post Graduate
Sign Up Now to Reserve a Spot
Click here for a Facebook photo gallery from last year’s SSCV Mt. Bachelor Camp.

Camp Schedule*:
Session #1: June 1st-5th (Arrival May 31st, Departure June 6th)   ALPINE & FREESTYLE
Session #2: June 7th-11th (Arrival June 6th, Departure June 12th)  ALPINE & FREESTYLE
Session #3: June 13th-17th (Arrival June 12th, Departure June 18th)  ALPINE ONLY
*Please consult with your child’s contact coach or program director for the recommended session(s) for your child.

Freestyle Specific Mt. Bachelor Camp Details:
See freestyle specific details in article from John Dowling below.

To Register Online:
1. Go to, log into your “MySSCV” account
2. Select “Athlete Application”
3. Select “2015” season, and select athlete’s name.
4. Select the applicable snowsports “Camp“ and then the applicable snowsports “Summer Camp”, and choose the applicable Mt. Bachelor session.
5. Please select "Additional Options" on page 3 for Mt. Bachelor Tuning Service and Travel/Transportation options. This is where you can specify how many bags you will be bringing ($25/bag) and what tuning service you will need at Mt. Bachelor.
6. Continue through the pages which should already be complete from this season’s enrollment and click “Submit”.

Please complete your enrollment now to reserve a spot at camp.

Camp Costs, Tuning Services, Ground Transportation Details, Payment, Refund and Cancellation Policies along with a “Camp Q & A” are available online at the links below.

Why this Camp?
It is well documented that off-season training opportunities can provide a significant improvement in skill in a short period of time. Having exclusive access means that SSCV programs can operate in a relaxed environment, generating a high volume of directed skill development. Exclusive access also allows SSCV  Program Directors to customize training environments specific to the needs of SSCV athletes. With unlimited flexibility in course/feature design, non-existent lift-lines (waits can be as long as 45 minutes per run at Mt. Hood), and on-site video analysis and tuning services and/or facilities, Mt. Bachelor is the pre-eminent off-season training camp.  Athletes will enjoy a variety of terrains.

The Entrada Lodge, the home to SSCV athletes and coaches for the June camp, borders the Deschutes National Forest and is nearby to some of the finest mountain biking and hiking trails in all of the Pacific Northwest, a resource SSCV coaches and campers utilize as part of afternoon dryland activities.  With room to spread out and relax, areas to socialize, and exclusive access for SSCV athletes and staff, the Entrada is the ideal complement to a world-class training facility.   Breakfast and lunches are provided at the Mt. Bachelor base lodge dining facilities and buffet dinners are provided at the Entrada Lodge.

For questions regarding the Mt. Bachelor Camp contact:
Alpine-Karen Ghent: Alpine Program Director -
Freestyle-John Dowling: Freestyle Program Director -

The Entrada Lodge provides lodging for SSCV athletes and coaches during the Mt. Bachelor Camp.

From John Dowling-Freestyle Program Director

This week we have an RMF Camp at Arapahoe Friday through Monday. This camp is open to all FIS & RMF competition series skiers (not RQS or Devo).  If you do plan to ski Comp series this coming season, then this camp is for you. The van will leave at 8:00 each day and return around 5:00. Registration is online.

Bachelor camp online registration is still open.  This year's camp features high alpine training on the upper mountain and exclusive access to our mogul and air site. For those sending equipment out in the van (bikes, skis, etc.) the load up will be at VSSA on the 27th of May.

June Ramp Camp at Steamboat will run June 15-30. Details and signup will be available on the website soon. July ramp camp will run July 7-22 and signup will be available online. Athletes will be able to book either the full camp or a portion of the camp.  The main idea is to get more intensive blocks of training in a camp environment.

Grigs and I will also be targeting tramp and ramp dates specifically for Development skiers  (Devo and RQS). Once we have all the info from Steamboat we will add these to the camps webpage.

Please let me know if you have questions about our snow and water camps!

Congratulations VMS Girls Varsity Soccer Team!

State Championship Winner!

What an incredible journey for SSCV Academic Partner Vail Mountain School's Girls Varsity Soccer Team who won the state championships earlier this week!  So proud of everyone, including the many SSCV athletes on the team!  Click on the press coverage below.

Orange reign: Gore Rangers win it all-Vail Daily-May 19, 2015


SSCV Summer Academic Support Program for Online Students 

New this summer, SSCV is offering an academic program geared towards students getting ahead in online courses, and for parents who would like to create some additional structure and support around their child’s summer online academics. This program will help to get students started, have accountability, and receive support throughout the summer without sacrificing flexibility.
  • Dates: June 29th through August 6th (6 weeks)
  • Days: Mondays and Thursdays
  • Schedule: 11 am-4 pm
  • Where: Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, Think Tank
  • Cost: $150 + cost of online course
SSCV Academic Director, Kristina Krone, will be running this program.  She will develop pace charts and goals with each student that will realistically reflect the student’s summer schedule. With biweekly check-ins, the student will be held accountable to this schedule and will maintain an engaged and consistent pace. This 11 am-4 pm window will allow a designated time for each student to do his or her work, while further allowing time for questions and some subject-specific support (foreign language knowledge limited to Spanish). Parents will also receive communication as to pace chart, progress, etc. While students are welcome to stay for the full sessions, the window is made flexible in order to accommodate different summer training schedules.
Please note that all online classes should be pre-approved by the student’s school.
To register:
1. Go to, log into your “MySSCV” account
2. Select 'Forms & Documents'
3. Select 'Additional Options'
4. Scroll to the bottom and select 'SSCV Summer School Program 6/29-8/6 (Mondays & Thursdays)'
5. Click 'Submit'
* Accounts will be charged upon registration. If you have any questions regarding payment, please contact Betsy Cuthbertson at
Please email Kristina Krone at with any program questions.

Personal Training at the Minturn Fitness Center

Great opportunity for some one-on-one training with the MFC Strength Coaches!

The Performance Team at the Minturn Fitness Center is excited to reach out to SSCV families and let everyone know that Personal Training is available for any athletes (siblings and parents as well) looking for some one-on-one training. We want to help everyone reach their goals for the Spring and Summer no matter if you are getting ready for the upcoming mountain bike season or ski and snowboard camps coming up!  Personal Training is designed as an optional enrichment to, and not a substitute for, any dryland training included in an SSCV full-time athlete’s program, and as such SSCV full-time athletes are expected to attend all of their training group’s dryland sessions.  All ages and ability levels are welcome!

Please contact the MFC front desk at 970-790-5090 to inquire about packages and set up some personal training with the best coaches in the Valley!  MFC membership is a pre-requisite to purchasing Personal Training.   The MFC front desk can provide details on Spring membership specials if you are not already an MFC member.

Additional SSCV Press Coverage

Orange reign: Gore Rangers win it all-Vail Daily-May 19, 2015

USSA Honors Athletes and Leaders-USSA News-May 18, 2015

Ski Club Vail recognized for alpine excellence-Vail Daily-May 17, 2015

2015-2016 Alpine Team Nominations-May 14, 2015

Exploring New Territory: National University Team-USSA News-May 12, 2015

Local girl to become youngest ever on US Freestyle Team-Vail Daily-May 10, 2015




SSCV Press Coverage
News from SSCV
SSCV Website

Important Dates

SSCV New Office Hours:: 
Now through the Summer
Monday - Friday
9 am - 5 pm
at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy

Upcoming Events::

September 28::
SSCV Member Golf Tournament
Red Sky Ranch

To view all volunteer opportunities and 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.

SSCV Classifieds!

We have a classified section for our members to sell new and used gear, post rental homes, and more!

To add to or view the classified section click here. This is not to be used for business purposes.

E mail if you would like to remove old listings.


Supporting Ski & Snowboard Club Vail is as easy as shopping at  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Ski & Snowboard Club Vail whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

Simply follow these easy steps.
-Create a profile at 

-Choose "Ski Club Vail" from the list of available non-profits

-Shop, shop, shop at AmazonSmile!

Attention SSCV members: Want to put your grocery shopping to good use? A program is available with your City Market Value Card that allows SSCV to earn funds based on your grocery spending.

The Rewards Program will pay participating organizations based on their percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending of all participating City Market Community Rewards organizations. Each purchase made raises money for SSCV! 
Card holders can enroll their Value Card online HERE and choose Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (Organization # 10347) to benefit from their spending when they shop at City Market.
We are proud to be a part of this community program.  Thank you for your support!


Were you once a member of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail?  Email Sharon Schmidt ( with your current contact information (name, address, phone and email).  Let us know contact information for your fellow alumni as well! 

We strive to have every SSCV family make an Annual Campaign gift of personal significance--because Every Snowflake Counts.

Thank you to the following families who are 2014-2015 Leadership Council Members:

Anonymous (2)
Jill Landman Alfond and John Alfond
Shannon and Todger Anderson
Tracy McFadden and Scott Anderson
Arthur-Cabot Holdings, LLC
Molly and Steve Avery
Beth and Cameron Bailey
Suzi and Mike Bailey
Cindy Balin
Susan and Daniel Blake
The Borgen Family Foundation
Randi Borgen
Sara and Michael Charles
The Cole Family
Tim Collins
Betsy and Mike Cuthbertson
Glenn Davis
The Decker Family
Nancy and Ken Deline
Kim and Rick Dilling
Jill and Bruce Dines
Jane and Matt Donovan
The Dorf Family
Dana and Barry Dorfman
The Douglas Family
Phil Duff
Lori and Grady Durham
The Dyroff Family
Jennifer and Tom Ebner
EpicPromise (Vail Resort/Beaver Creek)
Ali and John Fallon
Gritt and Bill Fleischer
Ceil Folz
The Garnsey Family
Jennifer and Rick Geisman
Karen and Brad Ghent
Tracy McCoy Gillette
Gary Gilman
Linda and Wyatt Hall
Kimberly and Jon Hauser
Deborah Wittman and Rik Heid
Carol and Ray Hilliard 
Christie and Karl Hochtl
Louise and Phil Hoversten
Louise and Brian Hoyt
Jennie and Ross Iverson
Maria and Steven Kalapos
Anne-Marie and John Keane
Cynnie and Peter Kellogg
Brenda and Jeff Kirwood
The Landry Family
The Lautenberg Family
Liz and Gary Leeds
Julie and Dan Leever
The Les Streeter Program
Stephanie and Rod Linafelter
Tina Nielsen and Andy Littman
MacTaggert Third Fund
Sharon and Greg Maffei
Anne and Tom McGonagle
Angella and Dwight Merriman
Sarah and Peter Millett
Kaia and Misha Moritz
Carol Tucker Pattison
Sara and Aldo Radamus
Wendy and Paul Raether
Alison and Kevin Rodney
The Rountree-Williams Family
Hunter and Boden Salani
Stacey Sapp
Chelle and William Schane
Shelly and Steve Shanley
Cathy and Scott Soden
Ero and Richard Spanos
Dr. William Sterett
The Stockton Family
Kim and Eric Strauch
The Suszynski Family
Heidi and Mike Trueblood
Kelly and Scott Valent
Bloem, Boet & Siep van den Berg
Lindsey Vonn
Cynthia and Todd Wallis
Kate and Ed Williams
Lydia and John Woodard
Thank you to the following families who have contributed to the Annual Campaign:
Anonymous (4)
The Addis Family
Luke and Tim Arrigoni
The Babbs Family
Fraser Baggaley
Luci and Axel Bailey
Heidi and Dale Bathum
The Baz Family
Matej Bednar
The Bettenhausen Family
Jen Bettenhausen
The Black Family
Brooke and Jon-Erik Borgen
Charlotte and Oliver Boyd
The Boyes Family
Kurt and Gail Brandt
The Brinkerhoff Family
The Brown Family
Katharine and Madison Brown,
    Nancy Brown's grandparents
The Byrne Family
Samantha Carey
The Carr Family
The Chelain Family/The Left  
Joseph Cleary
Bode Cobb
Kate and Carl Cocchiarella
The Cole Family
Kathy and Michael Collins
Columbine Bakery & Café
Community First Foundation
Anya and Howard Cooper
The Coudouy Family
Alan Crocker
The Derwin Family
The DeScisciolo Family
Beck and Alex Dienst
Dr. FW Distelhorst
The Douglas Family
Brandon Dyksterhouse
The Dyroff Family
The Eidson Family
The Fedrizzi Family
Pamela and David Flynn
Cynthia & Victor Frandsen
The Frischholz Family
Valerie Gates
John Gayer
Kathy Gebhardt and Steve
Leese and Gary Gentry
Jason Glass
Doris and Matt Gobec
Steve and Jove Goodman
Ziggy Gosiewski
Elle and Remy Guillot
Topper Hagerman
The Hargreaves
Kelly and Grant Herzog
Marnie and Michael Hock
Callie Weiant and Fritz Holleman
Melissa and Richard Howes
The Huggins Family
Michael Imperi
Ross and Jennie Iverson
The Jemison Family
Jenna Johnson
The Karsh Family
Roy Lapidus & Amy Minnick
The Lathram Family
The Lavicka Family
Lauren and Mike Lazar
Broby Leeds
The Leonard Family
The Leseur Family
Rob LeVine
Jack Lewis
Izak Little
The Livran Family
Jenny Lorch
Dan Luginbuhl
Katie and Bill MacFarlane
In honor of Simon Marsh
Kristin Tang and Mike Marston
Deb and John Martin
The Mauro Family
The McMurtry Family
The Meyers Family
Peter James Millett
The Milligan Family
LaRinda and Robert Moehring
Ann and Ian Murray
Becky and Craig Nasralla
Susan and Peter Neidecker
Betsy and Dirk Nevin
The Nichols Family
The Norling Family
The Obourn Family
The Sam Packer Family
The Pates Family
The Peterson Family
Max Pierce in memory of Zeke
Keith Powell
Mary and Dick Pownall
The Reidy Family
Andrew and Ian Rogers
Elliott Ross
Anne and Chris Rozzell
Kim Salani
The Sauter Family
Robert Schilling
Thomas Schlader
John and Sharon Schmidt
Leroy and Connie Schmidt Family Foundation
Don Shaffer
Gretchen Sibley
The Skok Family
Mary Smith
Theresa and Paul Smith Family
Snow Sport Vacations
The Stearns Family
The Sutphen's Family
Danielle Taylor
The Zdechlik Family
Jan and Rick Sackbauer
Signature Colorado
The Sullivan Family
The Thompson Family
Shamya Ullah
The Urquhart Family
The Vickerman Family
Veitch Family
Shawna and Drew Wachter
The Weiss Family
Penny Wilson
Tegan Wold
Conrad Woodland
The Wooles Family
Robert and Angela Worrell​

Thank you to all of our 2014-2015 Sponsors.

Alpine Bank
Alpine Collision
Alpine Holiday Lighting Services
Blommer Chocolate
The Borgen Family Foundation
Bud Light
Canyon Wind Cellars
Christy Sports
Fly Low
High Country Copiers
Howard Head
Krochet Kids
Manor Vail Lodge
Mt Borah
Muscle Milk
Northwest Mutual
Point 6
Red Lion
Silfer, Smith and Frampton
Steadman Clinic
The Dusty Boot/Louigis
The George
The Red Lion
The Steadman Clinic / Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Town of Vail
Under Armour
Vail 2015
Vail Daily
Vail Honey Wagon
Vail Resorts/EpicPromise
Vail Summit Orthopaedics
Viele Construction
Wall Street Insurance
Western Slope Supplies
World Cup Supply
Yellow Belly


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