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
Minturn Fitness Center Grand Opening
SSCV Fall Spectacular 
September 14

ASM: Dr. Hackett Sochi Olympics & Sports Medicine
September 15

PTA Meeting 
September 17

All School Picture &
Individual Picture Day

September 22

SAC (School Accountability Meeting)
September 24 9am-11am

Spirit Week 
October 6-10

VSSA Dance!
October 10

Staff Work Day ~ No School
October 20

Parent's Day
October 27 

Parent Teacher Conferences
October 27 & 28

Last Day of Fall Schedule
October 31

First Day of Winter Schedule
November 3

PTA Meeting 
November 12

Thanksgiving Break ~ No School
November 24-28

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

December 17 & 18

Staff Work Day ~ No School/Makeup Finals
December 19 

Holiday Break
December 22-January 5

Calendar 2014-2015
Click here for the digital calendar.

Click here to download the paper copy.

Click here for a copy of the Bell Schedule.
Zeke Day meets Compassion Now 2014 

Here are just pictures from today's activities! The students worked in the morning planting, cleaning up the landscape, river clean up, wall art, the Zeke bench, the outdoor classroom and more! What a great day to celebrate our community! The afternoon the students watched an inspiring movie together. Damnation's majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature. After the movie students will work in their 4C (Character, Courage, Commitment, Compassion) groups with a question an answer session. The day will culminate with an all school discussion and closing lead by Eco Schools

Training Table 2014-2015

It's not too late to sign up for the SSCV Training Table! The VSSA dining hall provides healthy, nutrient rich foods designed for student-athletes. Click on the Google calendar at the bottom of the "Important Dates" section to see the daily menu!
Lunch offerings: rotating menus, fresh fruits & vegetables, fresh made daily salads with homemade dressing, milk, juice, fresh baked breads, vegetarian options. 
  • Annual Student Pass $1,195
  • Semester Student Pass $750
  • Student-Athlete Punch Cards 10 lunches $100
  • Student-Athlete Punch Cards 20 lunches $200
  • Remember to sign up on your SSCV membership page!
  • Have a question about the Training Table? For monetary questions, contact Betsy Cuthbertson 
  • Have questions for Chef Lauren? Call 970-328-2836

Dear Students and Parents, 
My name is Sean Roley, an 11th grader at VSSA and I am running the school social media. My job is to put the schools name out there and to get us noticed. Within social media is Instagram, and there are always great photos that you want to get shared. Please email them to and I will sort through them and post them to the sight. 
Thank you,
Sean Roley
VSSA Directories!
VSSA directories are available for pick up in the office! 

Academic Concerns Week 2 on Monday! 
Grades and 'Academic Concerns' will be pulled every Monday through out the year starting on September 8th. All student-athletes who have lower than 70% in any class will be listed on the 'Academic Concerns List.' Parent(s), teacher(s), and coaches will be notified during weeks one, two and three if students are on the list.

Fall Consequences: Any student who lands on "Week 3" at any time in the fall will be off snow starting during Winter Schedule for one day per class/ For example, if a student lands on "Week 3" for two weeks in a row will be off snow, in study hall two days in November. If they have two classes for two weeks in a row, they would owe 4 study hall days. 

Winter Consequences: At week 3 during the winter season students will be held from on snow training and competitions until all grades are at a 70% or higher.

For more information, refer to the
VSSA handbook

Reminder anyone with a 70% or below in an online class will owe $300 for the class.

SSCV Fall Spectacular & Minturn Fitness Center Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
Sunday, September 14 in Minturn
Get your athlete ready for the season while catching up with friends, meeting new families and being part of the Minturn Fitness Center Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  Click here
 for details.

Vail Public Library is proud to announce that their Reading Buddies Program begins the end of this September!  This new program pairs trained teen volunteers (grades 7 – 12) with younger children (students in grade 1 – 3) in a shared reading experience. Reading Buddies will meet at the library once a week for eight weeks to read, play games and do reading-related activities together.  For the Little Buddies, the program offers a caring teen mentor to support and enhance their reading skills.  Although Reading Buddies is not a tutoring service, it is a great opportunity for children to have extra practice reading.  Friendships may also be fused while reading together.  The Little Buddies application is due September 22, 2014. 
Attached is the application.  They will be training prospective volunteers on Thursday September 25th.  Once your application is in, Cricket will contact you for an interview. 
This program is free and open to the public. It will only be possible if we have volunteer support.
If you are interested:
What: Reading Buddies
Where: Vail Public Library, 292 W. Meadow Drive, Vail.
When: 4:30 - 5:30-  p.m. Tuesdays from Sept 30 – Nov 18
Cost: Free
More Information: Call 970-479-2179

Street Survival is Back – Teen Driving Safety Program
October 19, 2014 at the Vail Valley Jet Center (Only 30 spaces available)

The Edwards Rotary Club will again run this fabulous program for teens in the Vail Valley.  Street Survival places your licensed teen behind the wheel of their own car to enhance their driving skills.  The all day session allows teens to drive through a variety of conditions and courses set up at the Vail Valley Jet Center.  It improves driving skills and helps teens realize the responsibility that comes with having a drivers license.  While students are  out on the tarmac of the Jet Center for most of the day, Street Survival also includes Classroom time that covers the hazards of distracted driving or driving while under the influence of illegal substances.  The cost is only $75 per student for the all day session and includes lunch and beverages throughout the day.  Teens need to be 16 years of age and have a valid drivers license in order to participate. Advance reservations are required.
Location:  Vail Valley Jet Center
Sign up Online
and click on Eagle County Airport, October 19, 2014
Questions:  Contact Linda Hill, 970.471.1594

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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