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

Calendar 2015-2016
Click here for the VSSA Google calendar. 
Click here for the paper copy.
Click here for the bell schedule.

First Day of Spring Schedule
ASM: Junior Lynsdsey Anderson 

April 11

Spring Parent Social
April 14

ASM: U.S. Ski Team Cardiologist, Dr. Larry Gaul
April 18

Spring Break
April 25-29

Parent Presentation
ACT & SAT: Planning for the Competitive Athlete 
May 4th 2:45-3:50 in VSSA's Art Room

Senior Celebration
May 19

May 20

May 24 & 25

8th Grade Continuation
May 25

Last Day of School &
Make-Up Finals 

May 26
Spring Schedule Starts Monday!

Mondays: Remain the same all year starting with the ASM at 9:20am and ending at 3:50pm

Tuesdays through Fridays: 8:30am to 3:50pm. Talk to your coaches about your dryland schedule.

Coaches will still need to excuse students who are training or competing. 

VSSA's 2016-2017 Calendar

VSSA's 2016-2017 Calendar is here! Check it out and put important dates on your calendars!

We would like to congratulate Elizabeth Huck for being awarded the Teacher of the Month for March!
Thank you to all of the students who nominated teachers for the award. Please keep those nominations coming so we can reward our teachers for their hard work and dedication. The nomination box is located in the front office on the counter top!

Are you looking to advertise?! Do so in the VSSA year book? 
Click here for all the information you need!
Diane Gionfriddo
2016 Yearbook Volunteer

Avalanche Training
On April 13th and 15th, during Advisory, VSSA will be providing Upper School students in grades 9,10 and 12 avalanche training with long-time local expert Mike Duffy. They will be practicing techniques in the field to hone their skills with beacons, probing and proper digging methods. They will also be talking about group dynamics in the backcountry and how to make good decisions in the mountains. 

9th Grade will be working with Mike Duffy on Wednesday, April 13th during Advisory. 

10th and 12th Grade will work with Mike Duffy on Friday, April 15th during Advisory.

We will also have an in-class session on April 20th for grades 9, 10 and 12 in Mr. Pomeroy's room, where Mike Duffy will cover many theories presented in a Level 1 avalanche class.

Make sure students have winter gloves, snow pants, snow jacket, Sorels or winter boots and a beanie. If students or parents have beacons, probes or shovels, it would be great to bring them in. It may be snowing, so having gear is essential to participating. This is the fifth year we have been providing avalanche education to the students and feel it is a great learning experience and teaches essential skills for living in the mountains of Colorado.

VSSA Parent/Teacher/Staff Spring Social!!! 

Please join your PTA and fellow VSSA parents, teachers and staff to celebrate the end of the 2015-2016 winter season! 

Who: All VSSA Parents, Teachers and Staff (Adults only) 
What: Spring Social! Your first drink is on us! Appetizers will be served. 
Where: Vail Ale House. 2161 N. Frontage Rd. W. Vail, CO. 81657
When: Thursday, April 14th. 6-9pm. 
Why: To celebrate the end of the 2015-2016 winter season and to get to know one another better as we look ahead to VSSA's 10th Anniversary next year! 

Questions?  Please contact Stacey Birtwhistle @ 720.236.8907 or via e-mail at


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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