SSCV Clubhouse News
-June 14, 2016

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News & Announcements

Program Registration Details and Deadlines-Both Full and Part-Time

Reminder-Full-Time Deadline-June 15

2016-2017 SSCV Program Enrollments
Enrollment for the 2016-2017 season opened June 2, 2016.  In order to enroll, please follow these directions:

1. Go to
2. Click ‘Enroll/Login’ at the top
3. Login to your ‘mySSCV’ account
4. Select ‘Athlete Application’
5. Select ‘2017’ season
6. Select Athlete’s Name
7. Fill in the required information, including grade athlete will be entering for the 16-17 season, select Non Resident Fee or Colorado Resident Fee and then click ‘Begin Application’
8. Select 2016-2017 season long program
9. Continue and fill in/update required information and select any additional options such as tuning program, VSSA training table lunch program, and VSSA academic coaching fee.
10. Continue and fill in/update required information such as liability and honor code/ substance abuse signatures, insurance information, and credit card information.
11. ‘Submit Application’
12. Please Note: when you submit the Athlete Application, you will receive an automatic Applied Email. Once we process the application and enroll your athlete, you will receive a confirmation email with two more steps that will need to be completed (a consent to treat form and an MFC waiver for U14 full time athletes and older).

June 15, 2016 Enrollment Deadline to Guarantee Full-Time Spot in SSCV Program

Please ensure your spot in any full-time 2016-2017 program by enrolling no later than June 15, 2016. Full-time athletes who have previously signed and returned an Enrollment Agreement or Re-Enrollment Agreement, as applicable, and a non-refundable charge will have their full-time spot reserved until June 15, 2016 and must complete the on-line registration by June 15, 2016 in order to continue to guarantee their spot at SSCV (and VSSA and Winter Tutorial, as applicable). Beginning June 16, 2016 SSCV will open full time enrollment and reserved spots will no longer be guaranteed for any athlete.

Reminder for 2002 YOB and older Full Time athletes (U16 and older) training at Minturn Fitness Center-SSCV Registration must be complete by June 15, 2016

For all SSCV Full Time athletes with a year of birth of 2002 and older (U16 and older), the athlete's online registration for the 2016-2017 season must be completed by June 15, 2016 in order for the athlete to continue to have complimentary access to the Minturn Fitness Center for their dryland training sessions.

Full Time Athlete Admissions Process

All athletes wishing to enroll in full-time programs at SSCV are required to complete the full-time admissions process. These groups include:
  • Athletes previously enrolled in part-time programs at SSCV and recommended by Program Director to enter a full-time program this coming season
  • Athletes previously enrolled in full-time programs at SSCV that wish to transfer to a different full-time snowsport program
  • Athletes that wish to enroll at VSSA or Winter Tutorial
If you fall into one of the groups listed, and the athlete has not yet applied to a full-time program (regardless of where they attend school), please contact the SSCV Director of Academics and Admissions, Sharon Schmidt at or 970-790-5161 as soon as possible for details on and to commence the full-time athlete admissionapplication process.

Training Table Lunches at VSSA - Sign Up 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.  2016-2017 pricing is below. 
  • $800.00-VSSA Training Table Semester Lunch Plan
  • $125.00-VSSA Training Table 10 Punch
  • $250.00-VSSA Training Table 20 Punch
  • $1,350.00-VSSA Training Table Annual Lunch Plan

Academic Coach Fee

If your child is a full-time athlete at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, there is a mandatory $500 fee for Academic Coaching payable to SSCV.

Minturn Fitness Center One-Time 10% Discount Special Offer

If you purchase an SSCV Family or Individual Annual Membership at the Minturn Fitness Center (MFC) within 48 hours of completing your SSCV program athlete registration you will receive a one-time 10% discount off of the MFC Annual Membership.  Take advantage of this terrific offer and achieve your fitness goals at the state of the art MFC! Standard Minturn Fitness Center payment terms apply. Click here for SSCV annual membership rates.

Enrollment Discounts & Volunteer Requirement

SSCV cannot exist without the incredible support and dedication of all of our members. There is a discount available for those qualifying for the Colorado Resident Fee which helps offset the real cost of SSCV programs. Therefore please note when you start your enrollment process on or after June 1, 2016 that if you select the Colorado Resident Fee you are committing to a predetermined number of volunteer hours for the upcoming season. Please read about the Program Point Requirement and the Annual Volunteer Calendar.  If you are a returning family and you did not fulfill your 2015-2016 volunteer point requirement, you will not be eligible for a discount this season. If you believe there is a discrepancy on your account, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at, to submit undocumented hours or to learn how to earn the remainder of your hours over the summer.

Financial Aid Awards

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail believes that no one should be restricted from participating in SSCV programs for financial reasons.  Therefore financial aid awards are available from SSCV to support up to 75% of program fees.  Details, applications and submission deadlines are available on the website by clicking here and must be submitted complete and on time in order to be eligible. The deadline to apply for financial aid is June 15, 2016 for full-time athletes and October 14, 2016 for all other applicants.

Early Enrollment Discount

In order to receive the Early Enrollment Discount you MUST sign up and pay in full by the program deadline. Deadlines are as follows:
  • Full-Time Programs: July 15
  • Part-Time Programs: August 15
  • Weekend Programs: September 15
  • Saturday Only Programs: October 15
Family Discount (10% off applied to sibling with lowest program fee) and Early Enrollment Discount (5% off each program) will be calculated and applied after application is received by administration.

Payment Plans

Payment plans begin as early as June 15 (additional finance fee applied) and run through December 15. Payments are due on the 15th of each month. Based on the registration date, the payment amount will be divided equally over the number of months left in the calendar year until the December 15th payment date. In some cases, payment plans may require larger payments up front. You can select this option at the end of the enrollment process. Any questions regarding payment, please contact Betsy Cuthbertson at or 970-790-5147.

For any questions on the enrollment process, please call or email our Member Services Manager, Kristina Krone, at 970-790-5121 or

Thank you.

SSCV Alpine Program,  Head U16 Alpine Coach and Former Athletic Director Win Prestigious USSA Awards

Congratulations go out to the SSCV Alpine Program for being named the 2016 Alpine Club of the Year for the third year in a row by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.  Rob Worrell, SSCV U16 Head Alpine Coach, was awarded the USSA 2016 Alpine Domestic Coach of the Year.  SSCV's former Athletic Director, Brandon Dyksterhouse, who went on to coach the women's World Cup Tech Team, including SSCV alumna Mikaela Shiffrin, was awarded the USSA 2016 International Coach of the Year. 
Click here for press coverage of the above by USSA.

Click here for press coverage of the above by the Vail Daily.  Note that SSCV was named USSA 2016 Alpine Club of the Year.

Click here for press coverage of the above by Ski Racing. 


Congratulations SSCV Graduates!


Congratulations to the SSCV athletes who graduated from high school in May!

SSCV Employment Opportunities

-Development and Events Coordinator
-Communications Manager
-Academic Coaches-Education
-Winter Tutorial Tutors-Education

For a complete list of SSCV employment opportunities, detailed job descriptions and contact information to apply for a position click here.


Alpine Bank President's Dinner

Season End Alpine Bank President’s Dinner

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Celebrates Athletes and Community Members


Among the many prestigious awards at SSCV's season culminating Alpine Bank President's Dinner, Ceil Folz (center) was presented with the Zella Gorsuch Award for the greatest contribution to the advancement of skiing in the Vail area. Mike Trueblood (left), SSCV General Manager and Interim Executive Director, recapped many of these contributions by Folz over the years and David Gorsuch (right), presented this award in honor of his late mother Zella.

SSCV held its third annual Alpine Bank President’s Dinner on Friday evening, May 6 at the Four Seasons Vail’s Flame Restaurant.   SSCV athletes as well as community members were celebrated at the event, an evening made possible through the generosity of Alpine Bank.

David Gorsuch was on hand to present the Zella Gorsuch Memorial Award in honor of his mother Zella.  Adrian Kearney III was also in attendance to present the Adrian Kearney Award in honor of his father Adrian.   Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Alpine Program Director Karen Ghent, a past recipient of the Thomas Pitcher Award,  presented that award at the event.
Those recognized at the President's Dinner are listed below.
  • Zella Gorsuch Memorial Award – Ceil Folz – for the greatest contribution to advancement of skiing in the Vail area
  • Walter Kirsch Award – Elizabeth Harding – season overall Character, Courage and Commitment C3 Award Winner for the season
  • C3 Monthly Winners
    • October - Elizabeth Harding
    • November – Katie Hancock
    • December – Bella Mauro
    • January – Tad Elliott
    • February – Nick Iskenderian
    • March – Colbey Derwin
    • April – Cameron Wolfe
  • The George Rau Coach of the Year – John Dowling
  • Lower/Middle School Student of the Year – Elsa Perkins
  • Upper School Student of the Year – Patrick Ottley
  • Terresa Herbst Teacher of the Year – Eric Rippeth
  • Gaynor Miller Award - Nolan Herzog – for the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athlete who exhibits the highest standards of sportsmanship, teamwork and dedication, with their overall performance an example to be followed
  • Craig Kelly Memorial Award – Dylan Okurowski – for the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail snowboard athlete who demonstrates the finest combination of athletics, citizenship and academic excellence
  • Adrian Kearney Award – Dominick Epifanio – for a graduating alpine age class athlete who exhibits a true passion for skiing and a love for life in the mountains
  • Downhill Racer of the Year – Kyle Negomir – for the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athlete with the most outstanding performances in downhill and Super G
  • Thomas Pitcher Award – Lauren Viola – for the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athlete who demonstrates the highest level of commitment to the sport of ski racing and academic excellence
  • Zeke Pierce Memorial Award – Kevin Nichols – for the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athlete who exhibits a passion so deep that it shows a way of life, love for the environment and respect for all who share this love
  • The Vi & Byron Brown Volunteer of the Year Award – Christine Braun
  • Les Streeter Awards
  •     Alpine – Florian Szwebel
  •     Freeski – Broby Leeds
  •     Freestyle – Hunter Bailey
  •     Nordic – Maddie Donovan
  •     Snowboard – Jack Coyne
  • Individual Program Male and Female Athletes of the Year
  •     Alpine – Kyle Negomir and Nellie Talbot 
  •     Big Mountain – Finn Andersson and Austin     Obourn
  •     Freeski – High school - Aaron Milligan and       Middle School Ava Surridge and Lachlan          Crick
  •     Freestyle – Emerson Smith and Tess                   Johnson
  •     Nordic - Noah Hoffman and Maddie                   Donovan
  •     Snowboard – Gabriel Irlandini and                    Montana Braden
Click here for a photo album from the Alpine Bank President's Dinner.

Click here for press coverage of the award winners at the Alpine Bank President's Dinner.


Host Families and Ambassador Families Needed

Please consider hosting a full-time athlete or being a welcome/ambassador family for a new full-time family.  Please contact Sharon Schmidt at or 970-790-5161 for details.

C3 Awards

April C3 Athlete Winner and Athlete Nominee

Congratulations go out to SSCV's April C3 SSCV Athlete Award winner Cameron Wolfe.  Read on to learn more about Cameron's outstanding display of Character, Courage and Commitment (the 3C's).

SSCV would also like to recognize Nash Lucas for the honor of being nominated for the April C3 SSCV Athlete Award. 

Cameron Wolfe is Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s April C3 Athlete Award winner. Cameron emulates the character traits represented by this prestigious award both on snow and off-character, courage and commitment. During 2014-2015 Cameron had a good competitive season as a first year U16, finishing the season as the twelfth ranked U16 on the RMN points list, a respectable finish for a relatively new skier and a first year competitor in the under sixteen age group.

Going into the 2015-2016 season expectations were high, as Cameron had been showing tremendous improvement during summer and fall training. Cameron went on to exceed his SSCV Nordic coaches’ expectations, proving his courage, commitment, and character. Cameron finished this season ranked as the second U16 in Colorado, with two wins and never finishing out of the top four in the eight junior national qualifier races he competed in.

Click here and scroll down to bottom of page to read more about Cameron.

Hall of Fame Inductees Named

SSCV's Sara Radamus named as an inductee to Middlebury College Athletics Hall of Fame

SSCV's Sara Radamus was recently named as an inductee to the Middlebury College Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 for her ski racing and tennis accomplishments.  The induction ceremony and dinner will be held on Saturday, November 5.

Click here for a press release from Middlebury College on the above.

Click here for press coverage by the Vail Daily of the above.

SSCV's Former Executive Director Aldo Radamus named as Inductee to Colorado Ski Hall of Fame

Congratulations go out to Aldo Radamus for being named as an inductee to the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.  The induction ceremony will take on October 1, 2016.

Click here for coverage in the Vail Daily of the above.


U19 Alpine Banquet

Check out the below photos from the Alpine U19 year end awards banquet courtesy of a U19 parent.


Freeski-Big Mountain

U12 Season Highlights

Congratulations go out to SSCV's U12 level Big Mountain Team athletes-Finn Griffith, Sam Heller and Molly Reeder!  All three of these athletes qualified for Championships in Grand Targhee.  Molly and Finn attended Championships, finishing 1st and 2nd, respectively.  This was Molly's second year in a row as the overall champion.
Finn Griffith rounded out his career in the U12 age bracket with a very strong season including OVERALL CHAMPION.  Finn’s season highlights included:     
OVERALL RANK:  1ST IFSA 8-11 MALE SKI                     
                               1st Taos Regional
                               1st Sunlight Regional
                               1st Aspen Regional
                               1st Vail Regional
                               2nd Winter Park Regional-Day 1
                               1st Winter Park Regional-Day 2
                               1st Crested Butte  Regional
                               2nd Grand Targhee Nationals
Sam Heller is also in his last year as a U12.  Sam’s season highlights included:
                               1st Steamboat Regional
                               2nd Breckenridge Regional
                               3rd Vail Regional 
                               3rd Aspen Regional
Molly Reeder is also in her last year as a U12.  This past season she was the OVERALL CHAMPION, her second year in a row for this achievement.  Molly’s season highlights included:
                              1st Sunlight Regional
                              1st Vail Regional 
                              1st Winter Park Regional
                              3rd Breckenridge Regional
                              1st Crested Butte Regional 1st
                              1st Grand Targhee Nationals


Human Performance

Press Coverage

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail three-peats as Club of Year - Vail Daily –  May 30, 2016 – Correction-this is the third year SSCV has won the USSA Alpine Club of the Year, not USSA Club of the Year

U.S. Freeskiing 2016-17 Team Nominations – USSA News – May 23, 2016

U.S. Snowboarding 2016-17 Team Nominations – USSA News – May 23, 2016

Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy class takes the next step – Vail Daily – May, 20, 2016

USSA names athlete, club and coach of the year - Ski Racing - May 14, 2016

USSA Announces Winners for Annual Awards – USSA News - May 12, 2016

Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy Using Students On Stationary Bikes To Produce Energy and Lower Carbon Footprint – Unofficial Networks – May 6, 2016

Skiing hall of fame to add six new members – Vail Daily – May 8, 2016

Sara Radamus attains Middlebury College's highest athletic achievement – Vail Daily – May 8, 2016

Vail names skate park for local youth, reviews body cameras – Vail Daily – May 6, 2016

Former Swiss World Cup coach returns to the US Ski Racing - Ski Racing – May 5, 2016

U.S. Freestyle Ski Team 2016-17 Team Nominations  USSA News – May 3, 2016

U.S. Cross Country Ski Team 2016-17 Team Nominations – USSA News – May 2, 2016

Middlebury Announces Inductees for Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 - Middlebury College online publication - April 29, 2016

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail-an Actively Green Partner

SSCV Office Hours

Spring/Summer/Fall Office Hours

SSCV Office-2nd floor of Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy

  • Monday - Friday
  • 9 am - 5 pm

SSCV Athlete Jacket Return by July 15

All SSCV Athlete Jackets Must Be Returned to SSCV at VSSA offices

Return Deadline - July 15

To All Current SSCV Families-
Please remember to return your child's SSCV jacket to the SSCV Office on the second floor of Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy in Minturn by July 15.  The office is open from 9 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday.  If nobody is in the office, please leave your child's jacket outside the office door and put their name on the return list taped on the office window outside the door.

We need to receive all jackets back as they need to have sponsor patches updated in recognition of the applicable SSCV sponsors.   Thank you for your cooperation in delivering the jacket by July 15.  If you have questions, please contact SSCV Member Services Manager Kristina Krone at

SSCV Volunteer Positions

Upcoming Volunteer Positions

Summer Parking Attendants::
Various dates throughout Summer

To view details on this volunteer opportunity, 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. Scroll down once logged in and click on the Volunteer section and select 2017 in the top right hand corner drop down area.  Alternatively contact for more information.  For non-SSCV members click here and select 2017 in the top right hand corner drop down area to sign up.

Upcoming Events

SSCV Winter Tutorial Tutor Jodie Hollander Presents

Wednesday, June 15-Vail Public Library

SSCV Winter Tutorial Tutor Jodie Hollander will share her experience as an Artist in Residence on the SS Vallejo, a houseboat located in Sausalito, California, along with some of her poetry works at the end of her presentation, on Wednesday, June 15 at the Vail Public Library starting at 5:30 pm.
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