Built on a Tradition of Excellence

Alpine Program

The Alpine Program at Stratton Mountain School is the premier program for ski racing in the nation. It is run at the highest standards for coaching, athlete management (conditioning, equipment, nutrition, sports psychology) and most importantly, governance and safety. The Alpine Program focuses on the complete development of athletes in the U14–U21 age groups. With over 45 years of perfecting athlete development, Stratton Mountain School has helped promote 14 alpine athletes to the Olympics with a combined total of 22 Olympic placements.

Program Options

Full Term Program
The Full Term Program at Stratton Mountain School is a complete academic year for students in grades 7–12.

Winter Term Program
The Winter Term Program is a five-month program from November to March for students in grades 7–8. The program introduces students to the demands and rewards of a winter sports academy.

Postgraduate Program
The Postgraduate Program is designed for athletes looking to continue training and competing after high school. The 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.

Camps (SMS Students Only)
The Alpine Program offers a variety of training camps throughout the year, even during the off-season. These camps aim to improve technique and tactics on snow and in the gym. Athletes focus on their training goals with the support of the SMS Alpine Coaches.

Development Camps (Open Enrollment)
Stratton Mountain School’s Development Camps are open to U10–U16 racers and offer young racers the opportunity to train ski academy coaching and training. Athletes engage in extensive SL and GS gate training, skill development through drills, video analysis, and tech talks. SMS Development Camps are open to any racer and are scheduled throughout the year from early season through spring, and finally, the summer. These are 3-5 day sessions and longer summer camps at various locations, intended to provide young racers with extra training and an introduction to the SMS experience.

Schedule a Visit
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 or click here to request information about SMS.

2018 Season Highlights:

  • Alice Merryweather ‘15 finished 15th in Alpine Combined at the 2018 Winter Olympics
  • One Junior National Championship title
  • Two top-ten results at U19 Junior National Championships
  • Three VARA State Championship titles
  • Two Eastern Championship titles
  • SMS sent the largest number of athletes to U16 National Championships in the nation

2018-19 U.S. Ski Team Members

  • B Team
    • Alice Merryweather ‘15
  • C Team
    • Nick Krause ‘11
    • George Steffey ‘15
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