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

2016-2017 Academic Year
Click here for the VSSA Google calendar. 
Click here for 2016-2017 Calendar! Please download the document, if you open it in google docs, the dates will show up incorrectly. 

Click here for the Pre-Excused Absence Form

Click here for the 2016-2017 Bell Schedule 

Graduation Planning Meeting
December 8th 4pm

December 12th

Midyear Exams (Mandatory)
December 19-20 

Winter Break ~ No School
December 21-January 2 

Please use caution on the Maloit Park roads, they can be very slippery and the only way to prevent accidents is to 
gooooo slooow...

Who? Girls' Leadership Council
What? Winter Clothing Drive
Why? To give to Denver's homeless and other charities 
Where? Collection bins are located around the school
*we are primarily accepting new or very lightly used blankets and coats, but will take other winter clothing items as well*   
Thank you for your generous contributions! 

Graduation Planning Meeting
December 8th, 4pm VSSA
Click here to RSVP to Gibby at

Final Exams are Monday 12/19 and Tuesday 12/20
Click here for Final Exam Schedule

Plates, Platters, Dishes
Parents, we have your dishes in the teacher's lounge from Parent Teacher Conferences. Please come to the office to pick up. Jackets in the Lost and Found will be donated to the coat drive before holiday break, come take a look!

VSSA Academic Fund

Thank you to all the very generous families that contributed this year to the VSSA Academic Fund!!! 
Our staff is inspired by the support you have put behind our kids and grateful to have more dynamic resources as we design the most engaging and relevant learning experience we can!  It is difficult to think of something more important than the education of our kids and your generosity during the 16-17 VSSA Academic Fund Drive is a reflection of that belief.  Thank you. 

Geoffrey Grimmer
Head of School

Please click here to read an important message from Superintendent Glass on the revised Lockdown + policy and procedures for active shooter and threatening situations that we are putting in place across the district. 
 Families should be in touch with Mr. Grimmer or Ms. Whitney if they have questions or concerns about the safety of their child.

Check out the Eco Transit Bus Schedule for Minturn!! Increased service = Thumbs Up!
Click here for the link so you can save the schedule to your phone :)
Stay tuned for an excited new update on bike paths from Minturn to VSSA!

 Staffing Announcement 

Dear VSSA Community,
 It is with regret that I announce the departure of General Manager Mike Trueblood from Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. Mike has accepted a position with Vail Resorts as Senior Director of Finance for Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek Resort. He will be based in Vail, and his first day in that position will be Monday, Dec. 12.
Mike has worked tirelessly in his role of General Manager for more than three years. As anyone who has worked with Mike will attest, there are few individuals whose impact has been so strongly felt among the various SSCV departments. From managing the administrative team, to lending a hand with operational necessities, and even helping pull gates from time to time, there’s no job Mike wasn’t willing to do. His contributions will be missed, but we are supportive and happy for Mike and his family as he embarks on this new endeavor.
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail will be seeking to fill the General Manager position in 2017. In the interim, I will be assuming many of Mike’s responsibilities, while financial operations will be handled under direct supervision of CFO & Business Manager Tiffany Hoversten.

Please join me in thanking Mike and wishing him all the best in his new role with Vail Resorts. We look forward to seeing Mike around town and on the hill.

Kirk Dwyer
Executive Director, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

Office notes - Snippets from the Student Handbook 
Fees at VSSA
There is a required Eagle County School District fee of $550 for every ECS student. For VSSA students, this fee goes towards the following: transportation, books, the wilderness trip, social events/dances, classroom supplies, lab renewables, spring trips, and printing/copying. The breakdown of this fee varies depending on the grade of the student, however this is a district-required fee. The fees are bundled and can be paid in full or a payment plan may be arranged with the Office Manager. We are proud to have held fees at $550 for the last nine years. You will be glad to know that VSSA has no other fees assessed throughout the year.


Excused absences include athletic competitions and training, college visits, illness and family emergencies. SSCV coaches are responsible for communicating with VSSA on all excused absences for competitions and training. Parents do not need to contact the school in regards to these absences.

Attendance reminderWhen a student-athlete is absent due to something other than an SSCV Excused Absence, parents must notify the school by e-mailing the Office Manager, Gibby at VSSA may request a doctor’s note for doctor's appointments or physical therapy appointments or if numerous days are missed due to illness.

 here for the pre-excused absence form for absences outside of Excused Absences (see above description)


Pop by the main office and check it out! 
As a reminder the prices for Yeti gear are as follows:

Hats: $15

Tees: $15

Sweatshirts: $25

Fast Straps: $5

All of these items make great holiday gifts!  If interested in purchasing, please see Gibby in the front office. 


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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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