Athletics

SMS Camps

COVID-19 UPDATE: Stratton Mountain School has implemented mitigation strategies that will allow us to provide a safe and fun camp experience for all. All camp operations and procedures comply with guidance from the  CDC, VT Dept of Health, VT Agency of Education, US Ski and Snowboard, in addition to updated policies to our campus facilities. For more information, please contact Alpine Program Director, Mike Morin.  

Alpine Camps

The Stratton Mountain School Alpine Program is proud to offer a variety of ski racing camps around the world.  Our 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. For more information on upcoming camps, please contact Jim Sullivan. 

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  • Alpine's 2021 Mt Hood Camp

    Our Mt Hood camp focuses on establishing solid basic skiing techniques through numerous drills and freeskiing, and gate work in both slalom and GS. Stratton Mountain School coaches and alumni will lead campers, with a low racer/coach ratio to assure extensive individual attention and maximize all participants' improvement.

    This camp will take place in Mt Hood, OR, between June 27 and July 11, 2021, and is open to all U12-U14 ski racers. 

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  • Alpine's 2021 Thanksgiving Camp

    The Stratton Mountain School Alpine Program is proud to offer a variety of ski racing camps around the world. At SMS ski racing camps, athletes can train on snow and improve their strength and conditioning. 

    Our Thanksgiving camp provides an excellent opportunity to establish an early foundation and get a head start on the competition for the upcoming season.  We have daily lane space for gate training, and we will be setting a variety of slalom and GS drill courses and progress to full training courses.  Technical free skiing and drills on the fundamentals round out the curriculum.  

    With a racer to coach ratio of no more than 7:1, the SMS Thanksgiving camp assures extensive individual attention, and the abundant snowmaking at Copper Mountain guarantees plenty of available terrain. Our on-hill training is supplemented by daily video analysis and tech talks by SMS coaches with guest appearances by US Team members who are training at Copper.

    Age Class
    U12 - U16 Ski Racers

    Camp Dates

    November 20 to November 27, 2021 

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  • SMS 2021 High Performance Adventure Camp

    The High-Performance Adventure Camp is back! Join us for a fun week of circuit training, trampoline training, conditioning, field games, and adventures in the mountains of Southern Vermont. Our High-Performance Adventure Camp provides young athletes with access to SMS’s world-class facilities, including the Simpson Center for Action Sports (formerly known as the Air Awareness Center), which features our new progression ramp and super tramp. 

    This camp will take place between August 16- 20, 2021 on the Stratton Mountain School campus. All skiers and snowboarders between 10-15 years old are welcome!

    Cost: $595


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Nordic Camps


The SMS Nordic Program hosts two camps at Stratton Mountain School throughout the summer. Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for both camps will open in Mid-March. Please contact Nordic Coach Matt Boobar for additional information.

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  • BKL Camp

    The SMS Nordic BKL camp is designed for skiers entering grades 5 through 8. Campers are introduced to roller skiing and core strength as well as long-term training theories and techniques. The emphasis, however, is on being active, making friends, and having fun! There are various activities, including soccer, roller skiing, hiking, camp Olympics, swimming, evening entertainment, and ultimate Frisbee.

    This camp will take place at SMS between August 9 and 12, 2021. BKL Camp is open to skiers entering 5th through 8th grade. 

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  • Junior Camp

    At the SMS Nordic Junior Camp, participants train with nationally ranked skiers, work on skills essential for success, and leave with an understanding of the requirements to improve their fall training and ski faster than ever. Activities include classic and skate roller skiing, ski striding, hiking, soccer, swimming, evening entertainment, and more. 

    This camp will take place at SMS between August 12 and 15, 2021. Junior Camp is open to skiers entering 9th through 12th grade. 

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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.