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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

SSCV Mogul Spring Camp at Arapahoe (May 16-19) and RMF Spring Camp at Arapahoe (May 22-25)
We’ll run back-to-back long weekends at Arapahoe this May on the Fun Bowl course.   Spring camp revisits fundamental ski skills and helps athletes target their next level of improvements.  We’ll train at Arapahoe where there’s plentiful terrain and a course for mogul and air focuses.

SSCV Mogul Camp:  We’ll bring in special guest coaching and offer training groups for competition and development levels. May 16-19: Full Time Program Daily Rate: $25; Part Time Program Daily Rate: $40; Visitor Daily Rate: $60

RMF Mogul Camp: For RMF Competition skiers.  We’ll share the terrain with All Stars from around the region May 22-25.  Rates: Free to CSCUSA All Stars, Full Time Program Daily Rate: $25; Part Time Program Daily Rate: $40
Summer Water Ramp Training at Steamboat
We’re planning to run water ramp training at Steamboat in a slightly different format this summer.  Riley and Hans will be running training blocks (week long sessions) for more concentrated work on skills with better preparation and follow-up.  Our first block will run June 15-28, and the second July 7-21.  These blocks lead up to summer on snow training.  Once our summer plan is in place, we’ll schedule additional ramp training.

We will offer options so that athletes can attend the full duration, by the week, or by shorter increment.  We’re still working out the details on pricing and availability of lodging so that athletes can stay with the coaches in a camp situation: team workouts, meals, lodging.  We will update our online camps page to make sign-up and rates available.

Mt Bachelor On Snow Camp
We’re running Bachelor Camp this June 1-12 with 2 training sessions available:
  • Session #1: June 1st-5th (Arrival May 31st, Departure June 6th)
  • Session #2: June 7th-11th (Arrival June 6th, Departure June 12th)
This camp is designed for U-15 and under athletes with a focus on technical ski skills and on snow aerial training.  Our training site at Mt Bachelor offers more open terrain than anywhere else in the nation this June.  Our site will be above tree line with great freeski terrain and our own private mogul course .  Registration is open online-click here.

Off-snow training includes mountain biking, field sports and general conditioning.  Lodging at the Entrada Lodge with meals provided.

Summer On Snow Camp
I’m currently going over the options for a late July/early August on-snow camp for competition program and FIS athletes.  Our usual venue Mt. Hood has lower than normal snow-pack, so I have been researching Chile as a possible option.  Mt Hood has been receiving decent snows lately and their snow-pack is improving to near normal levels.  Chile is an excellent training option in August, but costs are higher and there are fewer off-snow activities available.  I’ll make a final decision in the next week once I have all the information from our contacts in Chile and Hood.

GO VMS Girls Varsity Soccer Team!


SSCV Academic Partner Vail Mountain School Girls Varsity Soccer are playing Clear Creek at 3:45 pm at VMS today, Friday, May 8 in a huge play off game. There is no charge for admission and the game is open to all. Come cheer on the team which includes a significant contingent of VSSA/SSCV girls! Go team! So proud of everyone!

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: 11am-4pm
  • 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, lacrosse 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.

Big Mountain Junior North American Championships 

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Big Mountain Athletes Enjoy Success and Personal Bests at Junior North American Championships-April 17, 2015

SSCV Press Release-April 17, 2015

With a brilliant, exciting, and blazing fast run at the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association (IFSA) Junior North American Big Mountain championships at Grand Targhee last weekend Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Big Mountain athlete Jack Nichols of Edwards was able to do what no other skier from the Vail Valley has ever done, a podium finish among the best Big Mountain freeskiers in North America.  Jack finished the competition in second place based on his combined score for two runs.  In Friday’s qualifying round Jack found himself in sixth place in a field of 62, of which only half moved on to the finals on Saturday.  Finals took place on the same run with the scores for the competition being cumulative. Competitors are judged by 3 judges using 5 criteria:  1) Line Score; 2) Control; 3) Technique; 4) Fluidity (no pauses); and 5) Style and Energy.

Saturday’s finals were Jack’s last competition before heading off to Montana State University next year.  Jack was the sixth to last competitor to drop into ” Reliable”, a steep cliffed out face of 40-50 degrees with mandatory drop in air!  He flew off his top air, a 30 foot cliff, and a route that only Jack’s brother Kevin and his teammate Finn Anderson dared to take, and he proceeded to astonish the crowd with his speed, balance, and cat-like reflexes as he crossed into the finish coral. Jack’s second place at this final event of the season bumped him up to fourth place in the year end overall standings!

SSCV’s Austin Obourn of Edwards, in her first year of Big Mountain competition, was able to accomplish another first for the Vail Valley and Ski & Snowboard Club Vail.   Austin finished first in the 12-14 year-old girl category besting every girl in North America.   â€œA strong racing background which has helped to make her a great technical skier was instrumental in her consistent performance this year,” said Head Big Mountain Coach Nick Whittemore.

Also having a remarkable year for SSCV’s Big Mountain team was Vail local Finn Anderson. Finn finished fourth overall in the boys 12-14 year-old category.  Finn was on the podium in every event he entered this year leading up to the National Championships.

SSCV qualified the following eight athletes to the Championships in Grand Targhee last weekend, of whom seven competed.
  • 12-14 Girls-Austin Obourn and Alexandra Carey
  • 12-14 Boys:  Finn Anderson, Max Pierce, George Savin and Cade Cyphers
  • 15-18 Boys: Jack Nichols, Kevin Nichols
Of the seven who competed in the Championships, five qualified for finals. “I am incredibly impressed by the commitment these Big Mountain competitors have shown all season long.  Their training and ability has paid off this season to qualify them for this national level championship.   After an entire season of competing and training we saw a vast improvement not only in the difficulty of the line they were able to execute in their runs, but also the level at which they are all competing,” stated Whittemore.



Rocky Mountain Freestyle Spring Cool Down at Vail

SSCV Athletes Shine!

Click here for press coverage.

SSCV Press Release-April 14, 2015

Olivia Giaccio saved the best for last to win the Rocky Mountain Freestyle Spring Cool Down this past Saturday at Vail.  Conditions were challenging for the season end event.  The moguls were firm from overnight freeze making the season end event a rough ride.  The field of more than eighty men and women featured top ranking skiers from the Eastern and Rocky Divisions including Nor-am winners and Junior National Champions. Giaccio came out hard in the first run with fast technical skiing and the best air scores of the day throwing back tuck to back flip with iron cross.  SSCV Teammate Lindsey Eckhoff stepped onto the podium in third place behind Winter Park’s Kelly Lawson 2nd place.  Olivia’s win capped a strong push to the end which included the U-15 win at Junior Nationals and a finals appearance at US National Championships.

On the men’s side, Winter Park’s Joel Hedrick was technical and precise and skied to the win. SSCV’s Alex DeBonville, by contrast, skied it fast and a little loose, blazing down Cookshack’s 217 meters two and then three seconds faster than any other competitor.  Turns and line, though, made the difference for Hedrick.  Team Summit’s Jason Tilley bumped his way into 3rd.

In Sunday’s Dual Mogul event, Trevor Wahl broke through for a career first overall win over Alex DeBonville in an all SSCV final.  Wahl skied smooth and clean to edge out the speedy DeBonville. In the women’s brackets, Tess Johnson won the final with Lindsey Eckhoff taking second and Morgan Harty in third for an SSCV sweep.

SSCV will have an Eco Trail Clean Up Day on Wednesday, May 20th from 4 pm to 6 pm meeting at Route 6 Cafe in Eagle Vail.  There are 6 open positions that volunteers can sign up for online. A ride will be provided from Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy in Minturn to the trail for the students, but pickup is still necessary at Route 6 Cafe at the end of cleanup.

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.


Additional SSCV Press Coverage

Canadian national team names 20 alpine athletes for 2015-16-Ski Racing-May 7, 2015

Local skiers perform well at freestyle event in Vail-Vail Daily-April 14, 2015


SSCV Press Coverage
News from SSCV
SSCV Website

Important Dates

SSCV New Office Hours:: 
May 4 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

Volunteer Activities::

Eco Trail Clean Up Day
May 20-See details in left hand 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.

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.


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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:

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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:
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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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