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Your Invitation to SSCV Hall of Fame & Wall of Excellence Community-Wide Celebration & Alumni Reunion Weekend-February 6th - 8th

Purchase tickets by January 23 to receive $50 per individual ticket Early Purchase Discount.  No tickets sold at the door.

Please see your invitation and an announcement of nominees below. Click here to purchase your SSCV Hall of Fame and Wall of Excellence Celebration and Alumni Reunion Weekend Event Tickets, Sponsorships and Discounted Lift Tickets and for details.


Vail Daily â€œPerspectives”  Column by Aldo Radamus

Ski Club Honors Schleper, Browns


This is the second of a two part column on Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Alumni Reunion Weekend, a community-wide celebration taking place Feb. 6-8, during the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. The highlight of the weekend is Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s first Hall of Fame and Wall of Excellence inductions. We hope you can join us.

Last week we highlighted our Wall of Excellence nominees, and this week we want to introduce you to our Hall of Fame nominees: Sarah Schleper along with Vi and Byron Brown.
Athlete Category:
Ron Pyles-Knutzen
Johnny Buxman
Jeff Gorsuch
Chad Fleischer
Ali Levy
Sylvan Ellefson

Leader Category:
Tom Pitcher
Pete Seibert, Jr.
Larry Benway
Mike Porter

For a complete copy of the article click here.

For details, a schedule of events and to purchase tickets click here .


Byron and Vi Brown were instrumental in building up the Vail community and Ski Club Vail-Vail Daily

Join us in honoring Vi and Byron at the SSCV Hall of Fame and Wall of Excellence Induction Celebration on February 7th at the Four Seasons Vail during SSCV Alumni Reunion Weekend!

Vi and Byron Brown have touched the lives of so many people, both young and old, in the Vail community since their arrival in Vail in 1964. Vail represented the land of opportunity for Byron Brown in the early 1960s, having explored a number of mountain living options while Vi Brown stayed behind with the children in the Front Range. With Byron Brown having spoken to a number of people, including Pete Seibert Sr., during his visit to Vail, and Vi and Byron Brown having spent every free moment escaping the city to “play” in the mountains as a young couple, there was not a moment of hesitation when Byron Brown asked Vi Brown if she would move to Vail, a community of just over a 100 people at the time.

Click here to continue reading the entire artcle from the Vail Daily from December 27, 2014.


Reminder-SSCV Parent and Athlete Membership Survey Ends January 3rd at Midnight 



Thank you to all SSCV parents and athletes who have completed the first SSCV survey of the season emailed out on December 15 to all current parents and SSCV athletes YOB 2002 and older.  If you have not yet done so, please complete the survey by January 3 at midnight  We have extended the original deadline given how busy the holidays are for all of you.

You can complete one survey per SSCV child in the program.  The survey only takes a minute (literally) to complete.  Thank you in advance for your feedback.
If you did not receive the survey link e-mailed out on December 15, please email us at letting us know so we can send a survey to you.  Thank you in advance for your future participation.


Ski Club Vail moving forward with new SSCV Clubhouse-Vail Daily

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail plans to break ground on its new 28,000 square
foot clubhouse which will include a 10,000 square foot penthouse or 2
smaller condominium units. 

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail announced this week that it has received town of Vail approvals to build a new 28,000-square-foot clubhouse. In addition, the building will have 10,000 square feet of residential space as its third and fourth floors. That residential space will become one penthouse or two condominiums, the sale of which will provide the funding for the project. Also, the sale will allow for the formation of an endowment fund that will provide scholarships for deserving Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athletes.

Click here to continue reading the entire article from the Vail Daily from December 27, 2014.

For more details on the new SSCV Clubhouse and penthouse residences click here.

Did you know--you can make a donation to SSCV via a gifing of stock or securites? 

If you would like to gift stock or securities to SSCV, please contact JP Morgan Bank at (888) 731-6614.  To facilitate an easy transfer, please alert SSCV of your transaction at 970.790.5133.  Or, please use the following wire instructions (be sure to provide both account numbers below to your bank):

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 
DTC Participant Number 902 
(Intermediary/House account) 
JPMorgan Private Bank 
For account number: P72500

For Benefit of: 
For Account Number – PBD# Q52909001 

Seeking January  SSCV Athlete C3 Award Nominations

Due January 24

The core values of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail are CHARACTER, COURAGE AND COMMITMENT.   The C3 Awards were established several years ago to recognize outstanding displays of these character traits by our athletes both on snow and off.  A total of six C3 winners will be awarded this season (one winner for each month from November through April).

The Walter Kirsch Character, Courage and Commitment Overall Season winner will be selected in April from among the C3 monthly award winners.

Anyone can nominate any SSCV athlete who displays the traits of character, courage and commitment for a C3 award.  January nominations are due in hand January 24  via email to  If you have questions please call 978-621-8738.  Click here for details and
a copy of the nomination form.

Nordic Athletes Compete in first Junior Nationals Qualifier at Snow Mountain Ranch

The SSCV Nordic Program competed in their first Junior Nationals Qualifier races of the season at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby Colorado. Snow was a bit thin and there were many moose around, but the races went off smoothly. Big thanks to the Snow Mountain Ranch crew and the Boulder Nordic Junior Racing Team for hosting.
We had many highlights on the weekend from first time racers to wins in numerous age categories. Saturday featured individual start skate races and Sunday mass start classic races. Results can be found at
Click here for more photos, including podium shots.

Freestyle US Selections

Great job!

Day 1

Podium with SSCV athlete Morgan Schild on top in 1st, Brittany Cox Australia in 2nd and Ali Kariotis in 3rd.

Podium with SSCV alumnus Dylan Walczyk on top in 1st with Ryan Dyer 2nd and Bruce Perey 3rd.

Day 2

Dylan Walczyk locks up the overall with a 2nd place on day2.
Dylan had a dominant performance over the two days at US Selections and secured World Cup starts for North America. Morgan Schild's win on Thursday along with her silver medal at Junior Worlds last year also earned her World Cup starts for 2015. Congratulations to both of them and all the SSCV athletes participating in this elite level competition.

Winter Park Kombi/Dual Slalom

Congratulations to all the racers who competed in the windy, snowy conditions in Winter Park on December 20 and 21.  Click here for photos from the event.

For a complete list of results go to


December 17th Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Series Press, Photos and Results

Fun was had by all at the first Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Series Race!  Click here for the Vail Daily article on this event and click here for photos from the event.

Join us at the next Nordic Town Series Race on January 21.  Details in an article below.




Alpine Town Series

Join in on the fun!

Click below for details.


Nordic Town Series

You too can participate!  No experience necessary!

Click below for details.


Capture great photos of your children and their teammates

Immediate Needs
-January 4 Beaver Creek Age Class Alpine Race

-January 8 Vail Summit Orthopaedics Alpine Town Series Race

-January 11 Steadman Clinic Vail Cup Race
-January 12 Steadman Clinic Vail Cup Race

We need your help in capturing SSCV athletes on camera this season for use in SSCV marketing materials, social media, the web site, newsletters, etc., etc.  This is a great opportunity to earn SSCV volunteer points while watching your child ski or ride.  If you don’t have a camera suited for outdoor action shots SSCV can lend you one for the day. 
Click here for volunteer photography opportunities.  Volunteer points below:
  • 60 volunteer points-all volunteer photography opportunities at above link except Alpine Town Series Races and Nordic Town Series Races which are much shorter time period
  • 20 volunteer points-Alpine Town Series Race
  • 10 volunteer points-Alpine Town Series Awards and Apres Ski Party
  • 30 volunteer points total-Nordic Town Series Race, Awards and Apres Ski Party
If you cannot commit to a volunteer photographer position but you capture any great photographs of your children or their SSCV teammates on snow or off (high resolution if at all possible of 1MB or more) please forward to with a note of where the shot was taken and who is in the shot for the uses noted above.
Thank you so much for your support in capturing on camera a great season of SSCV athletes on and off snow!  If you have questions on the volunteer positions please contact or 978-621-8738.
Lise Carnes
SSCV Parent Volunteer and Volunteer Photographer Coordinator
Sharon Schmidt
Director of Admissions & Communications

Some Fun Photos from the Past Week




Video and Image Sharing App dedicated to the SSCV Community

An SSCV Parent has developed the SnowZoom app and is sharing it with the SSCV community.  SSCV SnowZoom is a simple, easy-to-use video and image sharing app dedicated to the SSCV Community.  For more information click here.

Download SSCV SnowZoom by clicking here.

Sign-Up to get login by clicking here.


Alpine Bank Get in the Gates Recreational Race Program

Sponsored by Alpine Bank and provided by
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

Please pass along to friends and family who might like to participate. Remember-the program is for 8 year olds through adults and Masters--so parents please think about joining the program too!

Additional SSCV Press Coverage; Athlete and Alumni Related Coverage

Shiffrin Wins 10th Career Slalom-Vail Daily cover story-December 30, 2014

Ski Club Vail honors Schleper, Browns-Vail Daily-December 29 2014

Race results for the Nordic Town Series-December 29

Shiffrin finishes on podium in Kuehtai giant slalom-Vail Daily-December 28

Shiffrin Podiums in Austria-USSA News-December 28, 2014

Byron and Vi Brown were instrumental in building up the Vail community and Ski Club Vail-Vail Daily-December 27, 2014

Ski Club Vail moving forward with new SSCV Clubhouse-Vail Daily-12/27/14

SSCV hosts Smartwool series-Vail Daily-December 24, 2014

Keeping it Fun for Life-by Aldo Radamus-Ski Racing-December 24, 2014

Vonn considers dropping slalom from her repertoire-Vail Daily-December 19, 2014

Vonn:  On Doorstep of Record-USSA News-December 20, 2014

Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy in the latest issue of Ski Racing

SSCV Press Coverage
News from SSCV
SSCV Website

Important Dates

SSCV Winter Office Hours:: 

Tuesday -Sunday
8:00 am-5:00 pm
at SSCV Clubhouse Office

SSCV Holiday Closure::

December 31 at 12pm - January 1
January 3 & 4:: 
Alpine Age Class

January 8::
Vail Summit Orthopaedics AlpineTown Series
Golden Peak-1pm

January 9::
8th to 9th Grade Full-Time Athlete Reapplication Due

January 10-11::
Freestyle RMF Event

January 11::
The Steadman Clinic Vail Cup-Slopestyle and GS

January 12::
Vail Summit Orthopaedics AlpineTown Series
Golden Peak-1pm

January 21::
Vail Summit Orthopaedics
Nordic Town Series

January 23::
8th to 9th Grade Full-Time Athlete Reapplication interview must be completed

January 29::
Vail Summit Orthopaedics AlpineTown Series
Golden Peak-1pm

February 6, 7 and 8 ::
SSCV Alumni Reunion Weekend


Volunteer Opportunities

::  Photographers-
    click here for information. 

    Immediate photography

   -Jan. 4  (Alpine Age Class)
    -Jan. 8  (Vail Summit 
     Orthopaedics Alpine Town
    -Jan. 11 (The Steadman Clinic
     Vail Cup)
    -Jan. 12
 (Vail Summit 
     Orthopaedics Alpine Town

 ::  Alpine Age Class
     January 3 & 4

::  Vail Summit Orthopaedics
    Alpine Town Series Races-
     January 8
     1pm-Golden Peak

::  Freestyle RMF Event 
     January 10-11

::  The Steadman Clinic Vail Cup
     January 11

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.

Johhny Kemp


U14 Alpine Coach


Johnny joined SSCV in 2007 as an athlete from Crested Butte and started coaching in 2011. He is excited to help his athletes excel on the hill this season.


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 info 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
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
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
Liz and Gary Leeds
Julie and Dan Leever
Stephanie and Rod Linafelter
Tina Nielsen and Andy Littman
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
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 (3)
The Addis Family
The Babbs Family
Fraser Baggaley
Luci and Axel Bailey
The Baz Family
Matej Bednar
The Bettenhausen Family
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
The Hargreaves
Kelly and Grant Herzog
Marnie and Michael Hock
Topper Hagerman
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 Lautenberg Family
The Lavicka Family
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
Deb and John Martin
The Mauro Family
The McMurtry Family
The Meyers Family
Peter James Millett
The Milligan Family
LaRinda and Robert Moehring
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
Thomas Schlader
John and Sharon Schmidt
Leroy and Connie Schmidt Family Foundation
Gretchen Sibley
The Skok Family
Mary Smith
Theresa and Paul Smith Family
Snow Sport Vacations
The Stearns Family
Danielle Taylor
The Zdechlik Family
Jan and Rick Sackbauer
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


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Vail, CO 81657

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