Built on a Tradition of Excellence

Alpine Program

The Alpine Program at Stratton Mountain School is the premier program for ski racing in the United States. It is run at the highest standards for coaching, athlete management (conditioning, equipment, nutrition, sports psychology) and most importantly governance and child safety. The Alpine Program focuses on the complete development of athletes in the U14–U21 age groups.

With more than 45 years of perfecting athlete development, SMS has helped promote 14 alpine athletes to the Olympics with a combined total of 22 Olympic placements.

Program Options

Full Term 
The Full Term Program at Stratton Mountain School is a complete academic year for student-athletes in grades 8–12 and postgraduates.

Winter Term
The Winter Term at SMS is a 5-month program from November to March for student-athletes in grades 7–8. The Winter Term Program is intended to introduce student-athletes to the demands and rewards of a winter sports academy.

Learn more about the SMS Winter Term Program

Postgraduate Program
The SMS Postgraduate (PG) Program is designed for athletes looking to continue training and competing after high school. The PG Program provides athletes with the opportunity to train and compete in an elite and structured environment before moving on to a collegiate or national team. Athletes in this program should be committed to an athletic lifestyle and dedicated to pursuing their potential at an elite level.

Learn more about the PG Program

Alpine Camps
The Alpine Program at SMS offers a variety of training camps throughout the year. These camps aim to improve technique and tactics. Athletes focus on their training goals with the support of the SMS Alpine staff.

Learn more about SMS Alpine Camps

Schedule a Visit

Come visit our beautiful campus, tour the state-of-the-art training facilities, check out an academic class and train with us for a day! Contact Director of Admissions, Kate Nolan, to schedule your visit.


2017 SMS Alpine Highlights:

  • 3 athletes qualified for U19 National Championships
  • 4 athletes qualified for the U16 FIS Children’s Cup in Topolino
  • 1 U16 athlete qualified for the Seven Nations Cup
  • 1 athlete won the U16 Super–G and Giant Slalom National Championship titles
  • SMS athletes claimed 50% of the gold medals at U14 State Championships
  • 16 athletes qualified for U14 Eastern Championships
  • Alice Merryweather ‘15 won the Downhill Junior World Championship title and the Downhill Nor-Am Championship title
  • Mike Morin named USSA Alpine Domestic Coach of the Year
  • Naga Kusumi named VARA Youth Development Coach of the Year

2017-18 National Team Nominations

  • U.S. Ski Team
    • Alice Merryweather ‘15 (B team)
    • Nick Krause ‘10 (C team)
    • George Steffey ‘15 (C team)
  • Turkish National Team
    • Kaan Aytekin ‘16 
  • Chilean National Team
    • Kay Holscher ‘17
  • Korean Junior National Team
    • Hyoim Shin ’20
 
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