The SMS Nordic program strives to develop individuals with an appreciation for an outdoor lifestyle and a love for their sport while providing every opportunity for success at the highest levels. Nordic skiers at Stratton are expected to be model students, dedicated athletes and exemplary citizens of the SMS community.
We take a long-term view in our approach to athletic development, focusing on solid and consistent training, and appropriate exposure to national and international level competition. Stratton skiers work hard and support each other in their pursuit of excellence.
Athlete education is of equal importance to training in our development philosophy. We take advantage of available technology to test blood lactate in the field or provide video feedback on technique and biomechanics. Skiers leave SMS with the tools needed to continue to progress as athletes whether they move on to a collegiate ski program or the US Ski Team.