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 2016-2017 Bell Schedule 

New Student Orientation 
August 16 9am-12pm

First Day of School/Wilderness Trip
August 18 & 19

Indivisual Picture Day
August 29

Parent's Night
August 31

Last Day to Drop a 1st Semester Class
September 2

Labor Day ~ No School
September 5

10th Year Anniversay Celebration
September 9

Service Day
September 23

Fall Break ~ No School
October 14-18 

Parent Teacher Conferences
October 25-26

Homecoming Dance 

Winter Schedule Begins
October 31

Thanksgiving Break ~ No School
November 21-25

Midyear Exams (Mandatory)
December 19-20 

Winter Break ~ No School
December 21-January 2 


The office is looking for a little help before the school year starts! 
The time frame for all of these things is flexible! Please email Holly if you can do any of these.

  • We are looking for a couple of people to take the locker names down that were left up (not the whole school) and then put up new names. 
  • Remove bulletin boards and update them with a blank slate!
  • Organize school supplies.

Here this weekend!
A performance like no other Bravo! Vail has ever done, Inuksuit is a unique and immersive listening experience. Wander the woods of Maloit Park in Minturn as the sounds of percussionists intertwine with the natural soundscape in a fascinating musical adventure.

Join us for this epic event and be transported by what the New York Times called “the ultimate environmental piece."

First Day of School and the August Wilderness Trip!

Details are here for the Wilderness Trip!!! Click here for details, gear lists, and everything you need to know!

The last Yeti Times there was an incorrect bike shop rental name. I apologize for any confusion (from Ms MacFarlane). The correct name for the shop in Lionshead, owned by a VSSA family, is WheelBase, not Vail Bike Tech.  If you need to rent a bike for the VSSA Wilderness Trip, the Lucas family is happy to help you out! 

Please email Katie MacFarlane to volunteer, or with any questions you may have. Thank you!

New Student Orientation

New students and parents, please plan on attending New Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 16 from 9am-12pm. We will go over key items in the handbook, our communication model, you will get parent access letters and details on PowerSchool (our data system), and more! 

Highway 24 Delay
Starting August 8th this will be a
full time one-lane access to the school being controlled with timed traffic lights set around a 5 minute delay for each direction. No flaggers will be there. This will most likely cause a 10-20 minute delay every morning and night so please plan according to be on time to school. (The project started July 25th and there have been crews out there working now). Here is more information regarding the project.

Here is the school supply list! Please drop off anytime between now and August 11th. If you are unable to do this, please do so on the first day of school. Thank you! 

Understanding Your Child’s Concussion

Join Vail Valley Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Specialist Kim Greene and Colorado Mountain Medical’s Dr. Jon Feeney to learn the signs, symptoms, treatment and protocols for returning to sports after a concussion. This panel discussion will also include Howard Head Sports Medicine’s Concussion Specialist BrittanyHuntimer and Steadman Clinic Certified Athletic Trainer Brandi Martin. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to help student athletes return to play. The discussion will be held Tuesday, August 23 6–7PM at Berry Creek Middle School and Thursday, August 25 6–7PM at Eagle Valley High School. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information call or email Christine Albertson 970-569-7755 with questions.

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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