The Stratton Mountain School Nordic Program strives to develop individuals with an appreciation for an active, outdoor lifestyle and a love of the sport while providing every opportunity for success at the highest levels. Nordic skiers at SMS are expected to be model students, dedicated athletes, and exemplary citizens of the school community.
We take a long-term and complete-athlete approach in our development process. The SMS Nordic program focuses on solid, consistent training in a variety of modes as well as appropriate exposure to regional, national, and international level competition. This is achieved in a team environment, emphasizing camaraderierie, respect, and accountability.
In pursuit of athlete education, we create an environment that allows student-athletes to understand and take ownership of the processes that facilitate improvement and success and equip them with the tools to achieve their goals. Skiers leave SMS with the knowledge needed to continue their progress as athletes and individuals regardless of their path— a collegiate ski program, the US Ski Team, academic pursuits, or other personal goals.