Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy (VSSA) provides a rigorous college preparatory academic program while supporting the athletic and personal goals of our students. In partnership with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail and the Eagle County School District, VSSA facilitates the attainment of our students’ dreams by offering challenging academics, flexible scheduling, and individualized attention.
Important Dates
Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 2, 2:00am (Set your clocks back an hour)

First Day of Winter Schedule
November 3

Lower School - class in the morning
Upper School - class in the afternoon

November 4,5,6,11,12,13,18,19,20

ASM: Josiah Middaugh, Professional Triathlete & Coach

November 10

PTA Meeting
November 12

Retake Picture Day
November 17

Thanksgiving Break ~ No School
November 24-28

SAC (School Accountability Meeting)
December 3 9am-11am

Scripps Spelling Bee
December 8

December 17 & 18

Staff Work Day ~ No School/Makeup Finals
December 19 

Holiday Break
December 22-January 5

First Day of Second Semester

January 6

ASM: Michael Friedberg, Owner/Co-Founder of Yellowbelly Chicken: Entrepreneurship
January 12

Martin Luther King Day ~ No School
January 19

Shannon Galpin, Mountain2Mountain Foundation

January 26

Winter Break for VSSA (check SSCV schedules)
February 2-16 (off for President's Day)

ECS Winter Break (different then VSSA)

February 16-20

Parent Teacher Conferences
March 3

Last Day of Winter Schedule
March 27

First day of Spring Schedule
March 30 

Spring Break
April 13-17

Senior Celebration
May 21

May 22 1pm

Memorial Day ~ No School
May 25

May 26-27

Last Day of School
May 28


Calendar 2014-2015
Click here for the digital calendar. *Includes Training Table Lunches*

Click here to download the paper copy.

Click here for a copy of the Bell Schedule.

Winter Schedule 
Winter schedule begins Monday, November 3 with a full day school on Monday (Monday school days do not change throughout the whole year) from 9:20-3:50pm.

"November Switch" 
For the first three weeks in Winter Schedule, Tuesday to Thursday (November 4,5,6,11,12,13,18,19,20) VSSA Upper School (9-12th) athletes will be on their normal morning training schedule. Fridays are normal Winter Schedule days with training in the morning and school in the afternoon. Younger athletes that do not train are welcome to come to 10:00am Study Hall in the Think Tank. 
VSSA Lower School (5-8) athletes will be attending school from 8:30-11:50 with lunch at 11:50 and training in the afternoon on Golden Peak (this is in the interest of more productive training and increasing safety by utilizing Golden Peak when there is less traffic). Fridays are normal Winter Schedule days with training in the morning and school in the afternoon. Younger athletes that do not train are welcome to come to 10:00 Study Hall in the Think Tank. 

Your Contact Coach's or Program Director's should be in contact with you on information regarding training details.
The bus schedule is modified for these 9 days as follows:
11:50 Bus from SSCV to VSSA for all Upper School athletes.
12:20 Bus from VSSA to SSCV for all Lower School athletes.

Study Hall: Lower School students required to be off snow due to Academic Concerns will have study hall from 12:30-2:30 pm and will not be released to train these days and need to be picked up at 2:30pm. Upper School students will 
required to be off snow due to Academic Concerns will have study hall from 10:00-12:00pm and will not be released to train these days.

The Bell Schedule is always located in the "Important Dates" section on the left of the Yeti Times for your reference. 

Daily Bus Times from SSCV during the normal Winter Schedule
11:40 For Alpine Athletes
11:50 For Snowboard, Freeski and Freestyle Athletes

The PTA would like to send out many thanks this week!
  • To Dave McCormick, the Gayers, Steve Kalapos, Mike Eisenhauer, and Carl Cocchiarella who offered many hours of their time in getting together our new beautiful VSSA picnic tables. 
  • To the many families who prepared so many delicious dinners for our teachers and snacks for teachers&parents during parent-teacher conferences. 
  • To Deb Martin for completing our first VSSA Alumni project (care packages for last year's graduates).
All of your help is so appreciated!
Would you like to help out the VSSA PTA? Please see our website or email us with any ideas about how you can contribute to our community. 

Photo Contest
If you are interested in expressing your photography skills, and you have an Instagram you can enter by using the hashtag  #VSSAPHOTOCONTESTUPPER if you are in upper school and #VSSAPHOTOCONTESTLOWER if you are in lower school. There will be one lower school winner and one upper school winner. There are prizes so please enter to win!
1st place wins a VSSA sweatshirt, a 20$ gift certificate to Book Worm bookstore and cafe, a VSSA coffee mug, and more stickers than you can handle. Second and third place will win stickers and a coffee mug! Winners will be selected at the end of November!!!

Eagle Valley High School College & Career Readiness Night - Nov 4th from 6-9pm
EVHS has been kind enough to open this event to VSSA and BMHS families.  The schedule is attached and is an opportunity to learn more about paying for college, finding the right college fit, standardized tests and more.
The goal of this event is to help prepare students and families for post-secondary readiness. It is never too early to find out how to plan for life after high school so our middle school students and families are invited to attend also. Hope to see you there!!

The Eagle River Youth Coalition is excited to host their November Dinner & Dialogue event at the Edwards WECMRD Fieldhouse on Tuesday, November 11th from 6:00-8:00pm. The topic is Youth Depression, Reducing Anxiety & Mindfulness. Please RSVP at or call (970) 949-9250. Flyer attached

Food Drive-In Movie Theatre Day
Friday, November 21 will be the Food Drive-In Movie Theatre Day during advisory. Students interested in seeing a movie during advisory must bring a non-perishable food item as an entrance ticket. Student Council students will take the food the the Salvation Army and help pack baskets for Thanksgiving the next day.  
Contact Us:

Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy
10th Mountain Division Memorial Highway
1 Academy Loop
PO Box 369
Minturn, CO 81645

Main Office Line 970-328-2830
Fax 970-328-2835

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