Athletic Facilities

Take a Tour

The SMS winter sports programs are based out of Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton Mountain, Vermont. A nationally recognized training venue by U.S. Ski and Snowboard, SMS, and Stratton Resort are an official U.S. Ski and Snowboard Development Site.

The Burtscher Fieldhouse & The Greg Needell Gymnasium

The Burtscher Fieldhouse contains over 20,000 square feet of athletic facilities, including:
  • The Greg Needell Gymnasium
  • The Greg Needell Strength & Conditioning Room
  • Fully equipped Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation room
  • Sports Science Lab
  • Ski and snowboard tuning rooms
  • Day student locker rooms
  • Staff locker rooms 
  • Indoor basketball/volleyball court
  • Paddleball court
  • Turf field
  • Golf simulator
  • Performing arts stage
  • Athletic offices and classrooms

The Greg Needell Strength & Conditioning Room

The SMS weight room houses more than 4,00 square feet of lifting and training space. Our facility includes a 24ft. Rogue Rig, which provides six squat racks and 15 pull-up bars, as well as a 20m turf track for agility and sled work. For aerobic and interval training, the facility houses six Concept 2 Rowers, four Assault Bikes, two Ski Ergs. Additionally, there are four Glute-Ham machines (GHDs), Olympic weightlifting barbells and bumper plates, dumbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, slam balls, and rings


From rehabilitation equipment and injury prevention exercises to hot and cold whirlpool tubs for treatment, the Sports Medicine athletic training room is well-prepared for outstanding treatment and performance improvement.
Staffed by a certified athletic trainer, sports medicine treatment at SMS is easily linked to various other sports medicine facilities in Vermont and New England. SMS has an excellent working relationship with the facilities at Stratton Mountain Resort, including ski patrol, first aid, and the Otis Clinic. Vermont Orthopedic Clinic in Rutland and iSport are excellent additional resources, as the professionals at these clinics continue to ensure the best and most effective injury treatment for each athlete referred.
Athletic Training education programs are accredited through an independent process by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) via the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic Training (JRC-AT). Athletic Trainers are board-certified and state licensed. Since 1990, athletic trainers have been a part of the American Medical Association’s Health Professions Career and Education Directory. Additional clinical and academic supporters are the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries, and medical conditions.  

Luckenbill Field

SMS utilizes the regulation-size Luckenbill Field for all of its home soccer and lacrosse games. The field is essential to training throughout the year as well, serving as the perfect spot for conditioning.

The Air Awareness Center

The 10,000-square-foot Simpson Center for Action Sports (formerly known as the Air Awareness Center) provides a safe, effective learning environment for athletes in the Snowboard, Freeski, and Freestyle programs. Through the use of state-of-the-art materials and coaching, athletes have the opportunity to rapidly improve their skills while learning new tricks in a secure environment. The Simpson Center for Action Sports features a newly opened progression ramp, a MaxAir Supertramp, two Ross trampolines, foam pit, skate park, and strength and conditioning training space.

Yoga Studio

The Stratton Mountain School Yoga Studio is located in the basement of the Patti Kaltsas Education, Arts & Student Center. The beautiful studio includes yoga mats of varying thicknesses to suit each student's comfort, yoga blankets, blocks, straps, and bolsters. The studio's soft lighting and open, wood flooring create the perfect space for students and staff to relax and unwind through yoga, meditation, pilates, and more.
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.