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A new season for Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

Aldo Radamus-Vail Daily Perspectives Column

Click here to read the latest Vail Daily column by Aldo Radamus, SSCV Executive Director, which includes highlights of  
  • early season training at Golden Peak
  • SSCV's new Get in the Gates Recreational Ski Racing Program sponsored by Alpine Bank
  • SSCV's  focus on achieving financial accessibility and continuing development for the youth of the Vail Valley, as reflected in its recent county-wide mailing

SSCV Leadership Council

Join us for First Tracks-Sunday, December 28th

Please Save the Date for the SSCV Leadership Council First Tracks on December 28th.  The SSCV Leadership Council is an annual recognition reserved for SSCV’s most generous donors (currently 77 SSCV families or friends) – who have given $1,500 or more to the Annual Campaign in a fiscal year.  Leadership Council members receive various benefits throughout the season, including invitations to the First Tracks Breakfast and Ski Day. To join the Leadership Council please contact Euginnia Manseau at or 970.790.5133 or make your gift online here.

SSCV is thrilled to be participating in the Colorado Gives Day this year!  Make an Annual Campaign donation to SSCV through this website on December 9th and 100% of your donation will go to the club.  You can also schedule a gift today that will be donated on December 9 - just click on the "Schedule a Donation for Colorado Gives Day" option.



SSCV Parent and Athlete Membership Survey Reminder

First Survey being e-mailed December 15

Second Survey being e-mailed January 15
Third Survey being e-mail February 15
Thank you to all SSCV parents and athletes who have participated in previous years' membership surveys. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated by the SSCV team. 
Please look out for an email being sent on December 15 to all current SSCV parents as well as SSCV athletes YOB 2002 and older that contains a link to the first of three surveys asking for feedback thus far this season. The survey only takes a minute or two to complete and your feedback will provide SSCV with useful information on how to improve our programming. 
If you do not receive the survey link e-mailed out on December 15, please email us at letting us know.
Thank you in advance for your future participation.


Sign Up for Minturn Fitness Center's 2015 Annual Membership Holiday Special & Receive December 2014 Free!

Minturn Fitness Center on TV 8


Check out the Minturn Fitness Center's great holiday special to get yourself in shape in 2015.  Join now--get December 2014 free and 20% off your 2015 annual membership. Or purchase this discounted annual membership as a special holiday gift for a friend or family member!

Click here for a TV 8 segment on the Minturn Fitness Center, including a fantastic workout video, to see some of what goes on at the MFC!


Capture great photos of your children and their teammates

Earn Volunteer Points at the same time
Volunteer Photographers Needed


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


Seeking December SSCV Athlete C3 Award Nominations

Due December 20

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.  December nominations are due in hand December 20 via email to  If you have questions please call 978-621-8738.  Click here for details and a copy of the nomination form.

Scenes from the SSCV Snowboard World

Check out a fantastic early season video of the SSCV snowboard team by clicking here

Early Season FIS Racing at  Echo Mountain

Photo Album from November 28th-Mens and Ladies Slalom Race
Photo Album from November 29th-Mens and Ladies Slalom Race

From John Dowling

Freestyle Program Director

Hi Team,
This week Riley and Hans will take a group of our US Selections skiers to Aspen for Friday,Saturday and Sunday for the RMF CSCUSA All Star camp. I was going to say it's our last weekend of training prior to the Winter Park Event, but I just learned that event has been cancelled due to lack of snow and the site not being ready. So it looks like we will have one more week training prior to US Selections.
Daily trainings on Gold Peak will continue here at home.  I'm planning a rebuild of the course to include a top air.  I'm hoping to have two airs in place by this weekend.
As you prepare for competition, work on the feeling that you want to have for your run and how you get ready at the top of the hill.  Practicing your warm-up and pre comp rituals will help you cope on competition day.  Using visualizations prior to (and after) training runs is a good start.  Going through the kind of physical warm-ups that you will use on comp day helps build the right level of arousal for performance. Using key words for tactics in certain parts of the course can help keep you focused on performance or keep you in the moment.  Beyond that, give some thought to what kind of competitor you want to be.  Sometimes you don't have a choice in the events of the day, but you do have a choice in how you respond to those events.  
See you on the hill!
John D

World Cup Volunteers Needed

Beaver Creek- through December 7th

Be a part of bringing the best of alpine racing to the Vail Valley.

December 4-December 7-men’s training and competition days; 1 registrar needed; remaining volunteers must be extremely competent skiers or riders.
  •  Anyone who wishes to volunteer on a training or competition day must have completed at least one set up day. 
  • Anyone who wishes to volunteer at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek must have previous Birds of Prey work experience.
To volunteer, log in to your My SSCV account at and click on Volunteer or contact for more information


Let Your Holiday Shopping Benefit SSCV Athletes

Purchase the new "Ski Town Apres Ski" Cookbook

Looking for a fun and meaningful gift for friends and family this holiday season that not only captures some of our local chefs’ favorite food and cocktail recipes but also benefits SSCV athletes?  Consider purchasing â€œSki Town Apres Ski” which is the latest cookbook by Vail resident Jennie Iverson.   This new coffee table caliber cookbook sells for $35 and contains favorite recipes from ski resort towns around the country, including Vail and Beaver Creek.

The cookbook can be purchased at The Bookworm of Edwards, Gorsuch, Kitchen Collage and Larkspur Market.

Ski &  Snowboard Club Vail is the charity partner for the book, receiving a percentage of the proceeds from each cookbook sold. Lindsey Vonn, a Ski & Snowboard Club Vail alumna, has penned the forward for the cookbook.

For more details on this great publication,  click here to read the Vail Daily article.

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!


SSCV Masters Race Camp

December 3rd-6th

Complimentary Events for Prospective Nordic Development Level Athletes

Please pass along to interested families

SSCV is offering several complimentary events for prospective Nordic development level athletes.  Please pass along the below information to interested families.

SSCV Hall of Fame & Wall of Excellence Nominee Announcement & Invitation to Alumni Reunion Weekend

Click here to purchase your SSCV Alumni Reunion Weekend
Event Tickets, Sponsorships and Discounted Lift Tickets.



Additional SSCV Press Coverage; Athlete and Alumni Related Coverage

Vonn solid on training run in return to World Cup-Vail Daily-December 2, 2014

A new season for Ski & Snowboard Club Vail-December 1, 2014-Vail Daily-a weekly column by Executive Director Aldo Radamus

Race Day-GS Today on Aspen Mountain-November 29, 2014-Vail Daily

What's Next for Women's US Speed Team-November 28, 2014-Vail Daily


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


December 3-6 ::

SSCV Masters Race Camp-details in left hand column

December 5-7 ::

2014 Audi Birds of Prey World Cup

December 13-14 ::

Smartwool GS in Vail

December 17 ::

Nordic Town Series-#1-Minturn

December 28 ::

SSCV Leadership Council First Tracks
February 6, 7 and 8 ::

Volunteer Opportunities

 :: Birds of Prey World Cup
     November 28-December 7

 ::  Smartwool Races
     December 13-14

 ::  Nordic Town Series
      December 17, January 21,
      February 4, March 18

 ::  Leadership Council First
     December 28

 :: Photographers-click here for

To view all volunteer opportunities, log in to your My SSCV account at or contact for more information.

Max Lamb

Alpine USSA Coach


Max joined SSCV in 2013. He hails from Crested Butte, Colorado. Previously Max was affiliated with Crested Butte Ski Club, Crested Butte Academy, Winter Park Competition Center as well as the University of Utah and University of Colorado ski teams. Athletically Max was an NCAA All American and a two time NCAA National Championship competitor. 



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:

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Jill Landman Alfond and John
Shannon and Todger Anderson
Tracy McFadden and Scott
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
Barry Dorfman
The Douglas Family
Phil Duff
Lori and Grady Durham
Jennifer and Tom Ebner
EpicPromise (Vail Resort/Beaver
Ali and John Fallon
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
Brenda and Jeff Kirwood
The Landry Family
Liz and Gary Leeds
Julie and Dan Leever
Stephanie and Rod Linafelter
Tina Nielsen and Andy Littman
Anne and Tom McGonagle
Angella and Dwight Merriman
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 (2)
The Addis Family
The Babbs Family
Luci and Axel Bailey
The Baz Family
Matej Bednar
The Bettenhausen 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
Samantha Carey
The Carr Family
The Chelain Family/The Left  
Bode Cobb
Kate and Carl Cocchiarella
The Cole Family
Kathy and Michael Collins
Anya and Howard Cooper
The Coudouy Family
Alan Crocker
The Derwin Family
The DeScisciolo Family
Beck and Alex Dienst
The Douglas Family
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
Jack Lewis
Izak Little
Jenny Lorch
Katie and Bill MacFarlane
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
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
Andrew and Ian Rogers
Elliott Ross
Anne and Chris Rozzell
Kim Salani
The Sauter Family
John and Sharon Schmidt
The Skok Family
Theresa and Paul Smith Family
Snow Sport Vacations
Danielle Taylor
The Zdechlik Family
Tye Stockton
The Sullivan Family
The Thompson Family
Shamya Ullah
The Vickerman Family
Veitch Family
Shawna and Drew Wachter
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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