Alpine Program

The Alpine Program at Stratton Mountain School is the premier program for ski racing in the nation.
Our Alpine Program 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. Contact Alpine Director Mike Morin for more information.
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Posted by Stratton Mountain School on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

2020-21 FAST FACTS

  • Harrison DiGangi ’21
    • Ranked 2nd in Giant Slalom and 3rd in Slalom nationally for his year of birth (YOB). 
    • Currently ranked 27th in Giant Slalom globally for his YOB
  • Jane Gutchess ’20 PG’21:
    • Ranked 6th in Slalom nationally for her YOB 
  • Pedro Holscher ’22
    • Ranked 27th in Giant Slalom and 28th in Slalom globally for his YOB 
  • Sophie Mahon ’20 PG’21
    • Ranked 1st in Giant Slalom and 2nd in Slalom in Australia for her YOB
  • Amelia Jones ’21
    • 1st ranked U19 in Australia for SG, 2nd in Giant Slalom, and 2nd in Slalom

2020-21 Season Highlights

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  • Notable Awards

    2020-21 VARA Team Members
    • Henriette Borgia ’24
    • Bronson Culver ’24
    • Bode Gutchess ’25
    • Eliza Sullivan ’22
    2021-22 VARA Team Members
    • Merritt Loring ’24
    • Haven Loring ’23
    • Aleix Aubert ’23

    2021 Shelly Glover Award (VARA)
    Eva Morin ’22
  • U14 Highlights

    Southern Vermont Standings
    • Men’s 2nd Overall—Tomas Holscher ’25
    • Men’s 3rd Overall—Tor Borgia ’26
    • Women’s 1st Overall—Merritt Loring ’25
    • Women’s 3rd Overall—Ainsley Goodman ’25
  • U16 Highlights

    • Vermont U16 State Championships
      • Women’s 1st Overall—Haven Loring ’23
      • Women’s 3rd Overall—Henriette Borgia ’24
      • Men’s 2nd Overall—Aleix Aubert ’23
      • Men’s 3rd  Overall—Alex Huber ’23
      • Men’s Giant Slalom Champion—Aleix Aubert ’23
      • Men’s Slalom Champion—Alex Huber ’23
      • Two additional event silvers and one bronze
        • Haven Loring ’23—2nd in Super G
        • Haven Loring  ’23—2nd in Giant Slalom
        • Henriette Borgia ’24—3rd in Giant Slalom
      U16 SYNC Vermont Cup Series 
      • Five individual event victories.
      • 1st Overall—Haven Loring ’23
      • 2nd Overall—Henriette Borgia ’24
      VARA U16 Super Series
      • Women’s 3rd Overall—Henriette Borgia ’24
      • Men’s 1st Overall—Aleix Aubert ’23
      George Tormey Series
      • Men’s 1st Overall—Aleix Aubert ’23
      • Women’s 2nd Overall—Haven Loring ’23
      • Three Individual event victories
  • U19 Highlights

    • FIS Overall Podiums: 17
    • FIS Alumni Podiums: 16

    2020 US National Championships—Copper, CO
    • Alec Nolan ’20
    • Jay Poulter ’20 
    • Olivia Holm ’19 
    • Spencer Smith ’16

    2021 US Nationals—Aspen, CO
    • Jay Poulter ’20
    • Harrison DiGangi ’21 
      Jane Gutchess'20PG'21 

2021-22 National Team Members

  • Diego Holscher ’20—Chilean Ski Team
  • Kay Holscher ’17—Chilean Ski Team
  • Alice Merryweather ’15—U.S. Alpine Ski Team (B Team)
  • Jay Poulter ’20—U.S. Alpine Development Team

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Stratton Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school that focuses on college preparatory academics and competitive winter sports. Located at the base of Stratton Mountain, SMS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.