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SSCV Current and Alumni Families and Staff
along with  Community Members---
Don't Miss This Fun and Inspirational Weekend!

Early Purchase Discount Pricing ends February 1
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Hall of Fame/Wall of Excellence Celebration & Alumni Reunion Weekend Festivities
Feb. 6-8

Please join us for SSCV's first Hall of Fame/Wall of Excellence Induction Celebration at Four Seasons Vail on February 7 along with other festivities happening throughout Alumni Reunion Weekend on February 6-8.  It will prove to be a memorable, funfilled weekend highlighted by an engaging evening at the Four Seasons Vail  honoring the Hall of Fame and Wall of Excellence Inductees listed below who have done so much to shape the history of SSCV for current and alumni families.

Saturday evening  Four Seasons Induction Celebration
  • Fabulous hors d oeuvres including Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps, Crispy Panang Shrimp Spring Roll, Wild Mushroom and Chicken Parmesan Cheese Risotto along with Thai Chicken Flatbreads
  • Complimentary beer and champagne
  • Sumptuous desserts
  • A moving tribute to the Inductees listed below     
Here for the entire weekend?
$99/person weekend ticket
  • Friday late afternoon-Alumni Reunion Weekend Welcome Reception at the Minturn Fitness Center from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm catered by The Minturn Saloon
  • Saturday evening-see Hall of Fame/Wall of Excellence Celebration details above
  • Sunday morning-breakfast at Pazzo's in Vail-9:30 am - 11 am
Friday evening-informal gathering at The Minturn Saloon with "Locals Drinks, Hors d Oeuvres and Dinner Specials" all evening long  (just tell them you are here for SSCV Alumni Reunion Weekend and they will provide you locals pricing)

Ski and Ride Arounds-don't miss them in Beaver Creek on Saturday morning and Vail on Sunday morning

2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships-all weekend long

SSCV 2015 Inductees

Hall of Fame
Athlete Category
Sarah Schleper
Leader Category 
Vi and Byron Brown

Wall of Excellence
Athlete Category
Rudd Pyles-Knutzen
John Buxman
Jeff Gorsuch
Chad Fleischer
Ali Levy
Sylvan Ellefson

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

To purchase tickets, Table of 10 Sponsorships and "Sponsor a Current or Past Staff Member" Sponsorships and for a detailed weekend schedule of events click here.    NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.   Questions or to purchase tickets over the phone-call 978-621-8738.

SSCV recently launched its own SSCV Inspires Fundraiser and Video Contest the same day as The 2015 Vail/Beaver Creek World Championship Ski Club Video Challenge, but that did not stop us from entering our club into the 2015 contest! We have created a Ski Club Video with clips from our very own inspired athletes. Please click here to vote for SSCV once every day until February 14th! The ski club video with the most votes wins $25,000! This money would go towards our SSCV Scholarship Fund in hopes of inspiring more young, talented athletes here in the valley! 
*Please remember to vote once per day, per network! This means phone, work computer, home computer etc.*
Thanks for your votes and your continued support!

SSCV Scholarship Fund Inspires Challenge - Spreading the word about how SSCV inspires


We're challenging all SSCV athletes to:

Share their story about how SSCV inspires them and challenge others to support this inspiration by donating to the Scholarship Fund.  At SSCV, we believe that every athlete who wants to follow their passion should have that opportunity. About 1 in every 5 kids receives some form of financial aid at SSCV, in hopes that they get the opportunity to reach their dreams.
Click here to find out more and to get involved.  Or visit the fundraising site here to help us raise scholarship funds.  For questions, please contact Brittney or 970-790-5133.

SSCV 2013-2014 Annual Report Released

Enjoy the past year in words, numbers and pictures-click here

Aldo Radamus Perspectives Column-Vail Daily-January 27.2015

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) has just released its 2013-2014 Annual Report which includes a reflection of this past fiscal year in words, numbers and pictures and a look into the future.  While 2013-2014 was an outstanding year for the Club and its athletes, I remain focused on and excited for what lies ahead in bringing the organization “to the next level” in 2014-2015 and beyond.

An Invitation to Celebrate the Legacy-SSCV Alumni Reunion Weekend

Featuring the first SSCV Hall of Fame/Wall of Excellence Celebration on February 7

How fitting it is at this moment to invite the community to join SSCV in celebrating the legacy created over the past 52 years by the many current and former athletes, parents and staff, along with friends of SSCV, at SSCV’s Alumni Reunion Weekend (February 6-8) featuring our first Hall of Fame and Wall of Excellence Induction Celebration on February 7 at the Four Seasons Vail.  Without our nominees and the rest of the community working alongside of them over the past 52 years, SSCV would not be where it is today.  Click here to purchase your tickets and for weekend details.

SSCV 2013-2014 Annual Report

I am excited to share with you below an excerpt from me in SSCV’s 2013-2014 Annual Report—“Year in Review and A Look to the Future”—and ask you to take a moment to read the SSCV 2013-2014 Annual Report in its entirety  by clicking here.

SSCV 2013-2014 Year in Review and A Look to the Future

The last 12 months at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) have brought unprecedented achievements and accomplishments.
After completing a comprehensive and nearly two year long process, SSCV received “Gold Medal Club” certification from the United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA). The certification team examined all aspects of club operations including governance, SafeSport, finance, communications, mission, vision, athlete experience, development and service to the community.
The annual USSA Awards Banquet saw SSCV win awards as Club of the Year, Alpine Club of the Year, Snowboard Club of the Year, Freestyle Club of the Year and Freeskiing Club of the Year. Never before (and likely never again) has one club won 4 of the major individual sport club of the year awards together with the overall Club of the Year.
Twelve of our alumni and current athletes competed at the Sochi Olympics and inspired us with their poise, character and performances including two Gold medals and one Silver.
While we rejoice in the athletic success of each athlete, our ultimate objective as an organization, from the six year old Future Stars athlete to the Olympian, is to spark a dream and ignite a passion which will provide focus and teach life lessons through the vehicle of competitive snowsports, enabling these youngsters to remain healthy of mind and body and go on to succeed in their adult lives. This past year alone, college acceptances for our athletes included Bates, Colby, Dartmouth, Harvard, University of Denver, University of Vermont and Williams adding to the legacy that regardless of what path SSCV alumni take, they have gone on to be successful, resilient and active people in all walks of life.
The Scholarship program has made strides this past year, with nearly 20% of our athletes (110+) receiving financial aid, exceeding $170,000 in total. Ski and Snowboard Club Vail is moving further toward our goal of ensuring that any child wishing to pursue their dreams in snowsports can reach their potential regardless of their means.
Now in the club’s second year of a comprehensive education program, the last two weeks of October are filled with educational opportunities for coaches, athletes and parents. Including topics from coaching techniques, sports parenting, concussion protocols and from inspirational speakers to communication strategies, van safety, SafeSport and club policies; this commitment to staff development has made a tangible difference in our programs and sets the national standard among snow sports clubs.
These extraordinary accomplishments of the past year would not have been possible without the continued support of Vail Resorts, current and past families, alumni, supporters and friends throughout the community. I am eternally grateful for all that our extended SSCV family does to provide life changing opportunities to the youth of the Vail Valley.
As we look forward, many opportunities remain.
Progress continues towards the re-development of the clubhouse. Approval for the project has been received from the Town of Vail with plans calling for an expansion of the club’s space from 6,000 sq. ft. to 28,000 sq. ft. Funding for the project will be obtained from the sale of 1 or 2 penthouse residential units on the upper 2 floors of the new building.
The proposal to expand Golden Peak to create much needed training venues for the kids is under review by the US Forest Service with hopes that an approval would allow construction in the summer of 2016.
The Residence Center plans create subsidized housing opportunities to attract and retain great coaches and meet the need of kids currently hosted with families. The project will be self-sustaining once completed. The goal is to house the first staff and students in the fall of 2016.
Most importantly, an Opportunity Fund is being created to provide accessibility for local kids and insure that advancement is based on effort and performance.
Together, we will Fulfill the Dream in 2015!


You're invited! 

Gorusch in Beaver Creek-SSCV "House" for World Championships

Gorsuch in Beaver Creek is the official SSCV “house” for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.  Stop by after the races on February 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th from 2:30 to 4:30pm to learn more about SSCV’s vision for the future!  We are looking forward to sharing our goals and how they will impact the membership.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be served on the downstairs level of the store.  For more information contact Carol Johnson at We hope to see you there!

Reminder about Volunteer requirements:


Have you met your volunteer requirement this season?

Sign up now to ensure you get your “points” completed or you will not be eligible for a Eagle County or Colorado Discount next year.
Log into your “My SSCV Account” and go to the Volunteer tab to sign up or email .
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail cannot exist without the incredible support and dedication of all our members and friends! An invaluable way to support is through volunteering for events, competitions and fundraisers throughout the year.
Eagle County and Colorado families are fortunate to benefit from discounts which help offset the real cost of SSCV programs. In exchange for this privilege, SSCV requires each family to complete a predetermined amount of volunteering through various jobs. There are numerous opportunities, both on and off the snow, throughout the year.

Alumni Reunion Weekend and Hall of Fame/Wall of Excellence Celebration; Volunteer Photographers for Home Events and Championships

The following volunteers are need for Alumni Reunion Weekend and Hall of Fame/Wall of Excellence Celebration.
  • Friday, February 6
    • Moving tables and chairs from VSSA to MFC-12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    • Welcome Reception Event Set-up/Break down-2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    • Moving tables and chairs from VSSA to MFC-5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 7
    • Ski & Ride Around Greeter at Base of Beaver Creek next to Chophouse Patio-9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
    • Decorate and set up-Four Seasons Vail-12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Coat Check-Four Seasons Vail-6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    • Clean Up-Four Seasons Vail-9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Volunteer Photographers for home events and championships throughout the rest of the season-click here

Sign into your mysscv account to sign up or contact Sharon Schmidt at 978-621-8738 or  for more information.


About SSCV's First Wall of Excellence Inductees

Part 4-Vail Daily featured Wall of Excellence Nominees Jeff Gorsuch and Chad Fleischer
Part  5-Vail Daily featured Wall of Excellence  Nominees Ali Levy and Sylvan Ellefson
Part 6-below and coming soon in the Vail Daily-Wall of Excellence Nominess Tom Pitcher and Pete Seibert, Jr.
Part 7-coming soon in the Vail Daily-Wall of Excellence Nominees-Larry Benway and Mike Porter



SSCV Alumni Jeff Gorsuch (top) and Chad Fleischer (bottom) are among SSCV's first Wall of Excellence Athlete Category Inductees on February 7 at the Four Seasons Vail.

Chad Fleischer
Having recently relocated to Vail from Nebraska, a classmate of Chad’s at Vail Mountain School told him about a US downhill racer named Bill Johnson.  From that point on the boys would sneak into an establishment at the top of Bridge Street to watch Johnson race.

In 1984, not long before the Olympics in Sarajevo, Johnson won the Lauberhorn downhill (the first American to do so) and boldly exclaimed to the world that he would win an Olympic gold medal in downhill.  Sure enough Johnson did.  This chain of events sparked Chad to announce to his father that all he wanted to do in life was be a downhill racer.

And so Chad’s father took him to Ski Club Vail (SCV) to sign him up.  Charlie Adams and other staff on hand that day just about laughed them out of the building, according to Chad, when this “little kid from Nebraska” told them he was going to be the next downhill great.  Well--you just never know.

Pursing his passion, Fleischer showed up at SCV’s downhill camp at age 11, only to be told he was a “danger to himself” and that he would need to wait another year to participate in the camp.  Although this remains Chad’s most crushing boyhood memory of the club, it gave him an entire year to determine what he wanted to be and how he was going to get there, fueling his passion and his dream even further.

Fast forward to truly understand where a passion and a dream can take a child.  Chad went on to become a ten year member of the US Ski Team, a two-time Winter Olympian in 1994 & 1998, a five-time World Championship Team Member in 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, a two-time National Downhill Champion and a Silver Medalist at the 1999 World Cup Finals in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

Chad gives back to his communities in so many ways.  He has served on the board of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) and started SSCV’s Chad Fleischer Ski & Tee Scholarship Fundraiser which raised more than a hundred thousand dollars for kids over the span of a decade.

Chad remains involved in the industry through his business, Fleischer Sport.  He also gives back to the sport as a coach at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and a member of their athlete advisory board, watching his own children’s passions and dreams and those of their teammates unfold in front of him.
Jeff Gorsuch
A true Vail local from a family of ski racers, Jeff grew up in Ski Club Vail (SCV).  He recalled the wonderful era he was part of, being raised by the mountain, among fellow athletes including John Buxman, Mike Brown, Karen Lancaster (Ghent), Amy Livran and David Veile.  Together they discovered the brilliance of sport through training at the club, a place that gave children a chance to go after their dreams.
Jeff was a member of the US men’s downhill team in 1983-84 and was selected to the Men’s Europa Cup.  He remains grateful for the support of Dr. Richard Steadman and Dr. Courtney Brown , both  US Ski Team doctors who helped him recover from an injury in a downhill in 1984 in Meribel, France.  He was also a racer representative on the Ski Club Vail board.
As an SCV alumnus Jeff felt the club gave him a real foothold into his entire life and is very grateful for the values the organization brings to its families and to the community as a whole.
Making his home in Aspen, Jeff enjoys coming back to Vail to watch his own children race, viewing it as a privilege to come home.  He continues to be proud of the stellar athletes coming out of the club, the active and committed board and the evolution of the club in so many ways.
Jeff remains involved in the industry as an executive of Gorsuch Ltd. and serving on the Aspen Valley Ski Club board. 

SSCV Athlete Alumni Ali Levy (top) and Sylvan Ellefson (bottom) are also among SSCV's Athlete Category Wall of Excellence Inductees.

Among the Athlete Category nominees are Ali Levy and Sylvan Ellefson.  As snowsports have evolved over SSCV’s 50+ year history, so have its program offerings.  Ali Levy and Sylvan Ellefson were both members of the inaugural SSCV team in their snowsport, Ali on the first SSCV Freestyle Team and Sylvan on the first SSCV Nordic Team. 

Ali Levy
Growing up in the Denver Front Range and spending many a winter weekend in Vail, Ali was part of the Vail Resorts Ski School moguls program as a young girl.  As her skills blossomed, Ali outgrew ski school, forcing her to seek moguls training elsewhere.  With very few moguls freestyle programs in Colorado at the time, Ali and her brother, along with a number of fellow moguls athletes, were thrilled to return to Vail to become a part of SSCV’s newly formed freestyle program.

As part of a small SSCV Freestyle Team in its early beginnings, the SSCV coaches meant so much to Ali.  When asked about her favorite memories of SSCV, she recalled those morning runs in shorts and t-shirt before a competition mandated by SSCV coach Troy Benson, something unheard of in the freestyle world.

Fast forward a few years and she recalled the 2013 US Selections with SSCV coach Brian Baker sliding down the course beside her on each run screaming words of encouragement.   To have Brian at her side at the finish that day at the very moment that she realized she had just qualified for the US Freestyle Team remains the greatest moment she could possibly imagine.  This marked an equally memorable moment for SSCV as Ali was the first SSCV athlete to be named to the US Freestyle Team.

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s core values of Character, Courage and Commitment have reached far beyond the ski hill for Ali.   She finds herself using them every single day without even realizing it, passing them along to those she works with as a coach, as a teacher and in her current career.

Ali was on the US Freestyle Ski Team and a World Cup athletes from 2003-2005.  She went on to receive a BA in Geography from Middlebury College and a Masters Degree in Counseling and Sport Psychology from Boston University SED.

Ali has continued to give back to her sport, including teaching skiing, supporting the sports psychology program at SSCV and being part of the NBC Olympics Production Team in Vancouver as well as a member of the Youth Committee for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Ali is enjoying her professional career in the Boston area, but never loses sight of the feeling that coming to Vail is “coming home”.
Sylvan Ellefson
 Starting out his Ski & Snowboard Club Vail snowsports career as an alpine ski racer at the age of 11, a few years later he transitioned to high school alpine racing for Vail Mountain School.  Sylvan found Nordic skiing in his sophomore year of high school thanks to a few of his friends and Dan Weiland who became his Nordic coach.  Combining his talents in alpine racing and Nordic skiing, Sylvan went on to win the Colorado State Skimeister Championship title in his sophomore year, being recognized as the best all-around high school skier in Colorado.
As Sylvan’s Nordic results began surpassing his alpine results, he made the decision to fully transition to Nordic skiing in his junior year, participating in both high school and club racing.   As a senior in high school, Sylvan joined the SSCV Nordic Program during its inaugural year under SSCV Coach Dan Weiland.
Among Sylvan’s most memorable moments while at SSCV was his 3rd place finish at Junior Nationals in Truckee Tahoe in 2005.  This great performance not only carried with it a place on the podium but also a realization that he could in fact compete at a Division 1 collegiate level which would serve as a stepping stone to a professional ski career.
Sylvan’s favorite memory at SSCV was crossing the finish line at US Nationals last year in the 30K freestyle for a 1st place finish and a National Champion title.  Sylvan had set this goal for himself 10 years prior and when it was ultimately realized he experienced an overwhelming sense of emotion, recalling the many family members, friends and coaches who had put in the time to help him get there.
In addition to his 2014 US National Championship title in 30K freestyle in 2014, he was a two-time Junior National All American in high school, a one-time collegiate All-American at Bates College, a two-time Bates College Athlete of the Year, had 23 World Cup starts, was the 2012 SuperTour Champion (the overall points leader in the US), and took 3rd place in the US National Championships 15K freestyle in 2012.

According to Ellefson, SSCV played an amazing role in his life, helping to develop him not only as an athlete but also as a person, fellow athletes and coaches having a positive influence on all of his life decisions, not just those involving athletics.  To a degree Sylvan felt he had a natural work ethic, but the Club’s fostering of that work ethic was the most important thing SSCV provided him over the years.
Although Sylvan retired as a professional athlete at the end of last season, he continues to instill his knowledge of and passion for the sport heading up SSCV’s Nordic Futures Stars development level program for youngsters ages 6+ alongside his sales and marketing career at Cirque Mountain Apparel.
A lifelong Valley resident, Sylvan is a beloved member of the community, one that embraced him along the way in his pursuits as a professional Nordic athlete.

Tom Pitcher (top) and Pete Seibert, Jr. (bottom) are among the Wall of  Excellence Leadership Category nominees at SSCV's first Hall of Fame/Wall of Excellence Induction.

Tom Pitcher and Pete Seibert, Jr.  are among the four people being inducted into the Wall of Excellence Leader Category.

Tom Pitcher
Originally from Iowa, Tom joined the military at the age of 19, travelling the world and serving his country as a fighter pilot.  Tom went on to become a pilot for Delta Airlines.
Diverting to Vail in the late 1960’s for a family vacation when there turned out to be no snow in Taos, the entire family fell in love with the mountain and the town and decided to spend the next winter in Vail.  By the following winter they were full-time residents of Vail, leaving behind a brand new home they had just finished building in Houston for life in the Vail Valley.  Tom continued his career as a pilot with Delta, commuting for assignments, and his children went on to ski race with Ski Club Vail.
Tom and his wife Kay volunteered every free moment they had with the Club.  Tom served the Club in many ways.  In the early days he was timing races and rallying athletes from other parts of Colorado to race in Vail.  Tom, together with Ed Livran, started the Vail Cup, which exists to this day, attracting racers from across Colorado
After attending referee school in Colorado Springs, he became a USSA licensed race referee, which helped enable Ski Club to run USSA sanctioned races in Vail.  Tom would help out with the construction of the clubhouse whenever he had a free moment.  The opening of the Clubhouse doors remains one of Tom’s fondest memories of the organization realizing just how needed it was to support its racers and what an amazing community effort it represented.
Tom was also instrumental in helping to expand the coaching staff at Ski Club Vail and served as an SSCV Trustee and Board President.  Tom was the first Zella Gorsuch Memorial Award winner in 1977 and went on to win it a second time in 1979.  He also coached young athletes in the Valley’s Buddy Werner league.
Ski Club Vail was like a second career to Tom, something he was fully committed to and engaged with.   Tom’s leadership and commitment has indeed left a mark on SSCV.
Pete Seibert Jr.
 Pete Seibert, Jr. has been involved in many ways with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, not only as an athlete in the early years of the Club, but also as an SSCV parent, Trustee and Board President.
Moving to Vail from Leadville as a second grader in the early 1960’s, Pete saw all of the big kids skiing a lot faster than him and told his dad he wanted to ski with him.  And so he began training around willow gates with Ski Club Vail coach Don Larsh and remained a Ski Club athlete until 1973.
Fast forward to Pete’s senior year of high school, and modest about his career as a Ski Club Vail athlete, Pete recollected qualifying to compete in Junior Nationals where he came in 50th in the downhill which he felt a good result for him.  The good sport that he is, Pete playfully recounted competing in the Roch Cup in Aspen that same year, a competition his dad, Pete Seibert, Sr., one of the founders of Vail, had previously taken first and second places in, while Pete Jr.  hit the Aspen Times for straddling an entire flush in that competition.
Pete went on to attend Middlebury College, graduating in 1977.  He went on several years later to obtain a business degree from the University of Denver.
Pete’s own children grew up in Ski Club Vail, starting out in Gravity Core, which reinvolved Pete as a Club parent from the early 1990’s until the late 2000’s.  He was on the Ski Club Vail board for sixteen of those years, very involved with volunteer work, recalling in particular how he was always trying to find enough gate keepers and the excitement of working the Birds of Prey course for the World Cups.
Pete’s  wisdom and direction in facilitating progress in the development of facilities such as the expansion of early season snowmaking at Golden Peak has had a transformative impact on the club and the community.   He was also instrumental a few years prior in working with the Town of Vail in redesigning the driveway at the Club to better accommodate cars at drop off and pick up.
When asked about what a family gets out of SSCV, Pete replied that it provides a lot of extra time you get to spend with your children that you can never replace.

Seibert is also aware of the impact that Ski Club Vail has on empowering local youth. Throughout the years, he has heard many compliments from SSCV alumni who note the lessons and work ethic they learned while at SSCV. Chris Steinberg, MD, who raced with Seibert at SSCV before attending Middlebury, told Seibert that the club taught her the discipline needed to get her through medical school, helping kids do a whole lot more than ski race.  Seibert also recounted a comment from SSCV alumnus Steve Yestness, who test flew helicopters for the Air Force—the downhill gave him the courage to keep his hand on the stick, and the slalom taught him humility.

Migrating out of the ski resort industry, Pete has spent the last 25 years involved in real estate in the Vail Valley, most recently with Slifer Smith and Frampton.  He is a past recipient of SSCV’s  Zella Gorsuch Memorial Award.  He continues to give back to the community as a ski buddy with the Vail Vets program and is also a member of the Minturn Economic Development Advisory Council.

Pete has not only experienced, but contributed to, the forward movement of the Club in many special ways over several generations. 

A complete listing of inductees is below.

Hall of Fame
Athlete Category
Sarah Schleper

Leader Category
Byron and Vi Brown

Wall of Excellence
Athlete Category
Rudd Pyles-Knutzen
John Buxman
Jeff Gorsuch
Chad Fleischer
Ali Levy
Sylvan Ellefson

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

For details, a schedule of events and to purchase tickets for Alumni Reunion Weekend and the Hall of Fame and Wall of Excellence Celebration click here .


Seeking February  SSCV Athlete C3 Award Nominations

Due February  21

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.  February nominations are due in hand February 21  via email to  If you have questions please call 978-621-8738.  Click here for details and
a copy of the nomination form.

Snowsports Highlights and Volunteer Thank You

A few scenes from the past two weeks

SSCV athletes continue to enjoy successes this season across all age groups and snowsports. We are very grateful for the efforts of the many volunteers who have helped to make the SSCV hosted competitions a great success.

Check out the Vail Daily coverage below for the following events which took place the past two weeks.
SSCV Freestylers start well on Nor-Am tour-Vail Daily-January 30, 2015

Vail Cup events kick off-Vail Daily-January 26, 2015

Vail Town Race Series Results-Vail Daily-January 25, 2015

Walczyk hits World Cup podium in Deer Valley-Vail Daily-January 18, 2015


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.


Additional SSCV Press Coverage; Athlete and Alumni Related Coverage

SSCV Freestylers start well on Nor-Am tour-Vail Daily-January 30, 2015

Team USA named for Worlds; Vonn, Shiffrin officially named for Worlds-Vail Daily-January 29, 2015

The champion comes home-Vail Daily-January 28, 2015

Team Breck hosts annual U14 Bolle Super G-Summit Daily-January 27, 2015

Bermuda mogul skier takes flight at Apex-Penticton Western News-January 27, 2015

Sensational super-G at 1999 world meet at Beaver Creek still stirs awe-The Denver Post-January 27, 2015

Ski and Snowboard Club Vail looks back at the past year-Aldo Radamus Perspectives column-Vail Daily-January 27, 2015

The importance of family for Lindsey-Vail Daily-January 27, 2015
Vail Cup events kick off-Vail Daily-January 26, 2015

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail hosts races at Maloint Park-Vail Daily-January 26, 2015
American racers go for glory at World Championships-Vail Daily-January 25, 2015

Profiles of US Ski Team Members-Vail Daily-January 25, 2015

Six SSCV athletes compete in Austria-Vail Daily-January 25, 2015-CORRECTION-TWO SSCV ATHLETES

Vail Town Race Series Results-Vail Daily-January 25, 2015
At the top: Vonn breaks all-time World Cup wins record-Vail Daily-January 20, 2015

Lindsey makes history; Lindsey Vonn the local; Woods shows up at Vonn's record celebration-Vail Daily-January 20, 2015

Ski Club Vail Nordic Team off to strong start this season-Vail Daily-January 20, 2015

Lindsey's run on Vail Mountain, which received a new trail sign Monday in honor of the new World Cup wins record set by her-Vail Daily-January 19, 2015

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail freeskiers soar to success-Vail Daily-January 19, 2015

Vonn matches all-time record; Near and Far Vonn’s loved ones hail record-Vail Daily-January 19, 2015

Lindsey Vonn breaks all-time record for women's World Cup wins with super-G victory-Denver Post-January 19, 2015

Vail Resorts Congratulates Olympic and World Championship Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn on Achieving World Cup History and Celebrates Epic Women Everywhere-CNN Money-January 19, 2015

Rev Tour Heads to Seven Springs-USSA News-January 19. 2015

Perfect 63 for Lindsey Vonn-USSA News-January 19, 2015

Walczyk hits World Cup podium in Deer Valley-Vail Daily-January 18, 2015

Lindsey Vonn ties all-time record for women's World Cup wins-Denver Post-January 18, 2015

62 for Lindsey Vonn-USSA News-January 18, 2015

Vonn gets 62nd World Cup win, ties all time record-Vail Daily-January 18, 2015

Walczyk hits World Cup podium in Deer Valley-Vail Daily-January 18, 2015

Cortina downhill postponed; Vonn's record wait extended-Vail Daily-January 18, 2015

Early Beginnings in Vail-Vail Daily-January 17, 2015

Vonn will wait another day for record-Vail Daily-January 17, 2015

World ski champion Shiffrin again leads Sports Hall of Fame honorees-The Denver Post-January 2015

Vonn's relatives arrive as she nears record-Vail Daily-January 16, 2015


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

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

February 4::
Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Series
Maloit Park

February 6, 7, 13 and 14 ::
Visit the SSCV "House" at Gorsuch in Beaver Creek
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm-details in left column
February 6, 7 and 8 ::
SSCV Alumni Reunion Weekend


Volunteer Opportunities

::  Photographers-
    click here for information. 

    Immediate photography
    needs-Alpine Town Series-
    January 29

January 29::
Vail Summit Orthopaedics
Alpine Town Series

Golden Peak-1pm

February 4::
Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Series

Maloit Park

February 6, 7 and 8 ::
SSCV Alumni Reunion Weekend
Details in left column
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.

Pete O'Brien


Freeski Coach

Peter O’Brien comes to us from the hills of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Classically trained in diving he was awarded All-American status in 2003 as well as 2004. Post graduation, Pete moved to Missoula, Montana to attend the University of Montana. During school, Pete worked for Bitterroot Gymnastics where he was given the opportunity to work with the Missoula Freestyle Team.
At the beginning of his coaching career Pete was mentored by former U.S. Aerials team member and Olympic Gold Medalist Eric Bergoust. While training with Eric, Pete saw the opportunity to help out with the creeride community in and around Missoula. Throughout the next three years he helped to build the freeride community in Montana through organizations like the Backwoods Project.
Post graduation in 2010 Pete moved to Colorado to work for Woodward at Copper. He received the Coach of The Year award for the 2010-2011 winter season. Wanting to focus more on coaching, the 2011-2012 season brought Pete to SSCV.
Pete is very excited for another season with SSCV and can’t wait to help his athletes achieve their short and long-term goals.


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
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
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
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 (3)
The Addis Family
Luke and Tim Arrigoni
The Babbs Family
Fraser Baggaley
Luci and Axel Bailey
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
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
Robert Schilling
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
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

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Vail, CO 81657

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PO Box 369
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