Snowboard Program

Led by Olympic Gold Medalist Ross Powers '97, the SMS Snowboard Program is recognized as one of the top programs in the country 
While having one of the most rewarding experiences in their young lives, our committed and goal-oriented athletes have access to state-of-the-art training facilities, including the Simpson Center for Action Sports, which features a state-of-the-art progression ramp, skate park area, mini ramps, and weight room section, as well as a foam pit, two trampolines, and a super-trampoline. More importantly, full-time, on-campus coaches guide every aspect of training. Snowboarding athletes have garnered medals at local, regional, national, and international levels. Contact Snowboard Director Ross Powers for more information.
Morning Training

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2022-23 FAST FACTS

Noah Avallone ’25
  • Placed 30th in his first FIS World Cup halfpipe at Copper, CO
  • Placed 18th in his second FIS World Cup halfpipe at Mammoth, CA.
  • Renamed to the 2023-24 US Snowboard Rookie Halfpipe Team.
Connor Cavanagh ’23
  • Won the Mount Snow and Northstar at Tahoe Futures Tour slopestyle events.
  • Placed 28th in his first FIS World Cup halfpipe at Copper, CO.
  • Placed 19th in his second FIS World Cup halfpipe at Mammoth, CA.

2022-23 Season Highlights

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  • FIS National Championships

    • Skylar Koeppe ’24 - 1st Halfpipe Youth Women
    • Meredith Powers ’25 - 2nd Overall Youth Women
    • Noah Avallone ’25 - 1st Rail Jam Open Class
  • Futures Tour

    • Top Ten Results:  5
    • Podium Finishes: 3, including two 1st place finishes.

  • Revolution Tour

    FIS NorAm Tour Overall Standings
    • Skylar Koeppe ’24—10th in Halfpipe 
    • Noah Avallone ’25—5th in Halfpipe
    • Connor Cavanagh ’23—10th in Halfpipe
  • Southern Vermont Series Events

    • Top Ten Results: 42
    • Podium Finishes: 31
    • First Place Finishes: 20
  • Vermont Open

    • Top-ten Results: 5

2022-23 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team Highlights Members

Lindsey Jacobellis ’03—U.S. Snowboard Team
  • 3rd in Snowboard Cross at World Championships Bakuriani, GEO
  • 3rd in Snowboard Cross at World Cup Sierra Nevada, ESP
Alex Deibold ’04—U.S. Snowboard Team
  • Announces retirement after a successful career including winning a bronze medal in Snowboard Cross at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.
Noah Avallone ’25—U.S. Snowboard Team
  • 18th in Halfpipe at World Cup Mammoth, CA

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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.