The Alpine Program at Stratton Mountain School is the premier program for ski racing in the USA. Focusing on the complete development of athletes from the U14 through U21 age groups, SMS became one of the first USSA Member Gold Certified clubs in America in 2014. With more than 40 years of perfecting athlete development, SMS has helped promote 42 athletes to the Olympics and over 100 to National Teams.
SMS runs its programs at the highest standards for coaching, athlete management (conditioning, equipment, nutrition, sports psychology) and most importantly governance and child safety.
Each year SMS fields strong teams at each championship level. In 2015, SMS Alpine Program athletes achieved top overall performances at each Championship from the U14 Eastern Championships all the way up to US National Championships. At the U16 Eastern Championships, SMS scored more podium performances than any other program, highlighting the SMS Alpine Program strength and depth at all levels.
Championships are important, but at SMS, we are dedicated to developing the complete athlete. SMS drives each individual athlete to reach their personal goals, whether that be in skiing, in college, or making a National Team. Athletes learn what it takes to find true personal success through living athletics as a lifestyle as opposed to an activity. The complete athlete then learns the value of hard work, dedication, and motivation; life lessons that SMS alumni take to college, the workforce and beyond.