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 digital calendar. 
Click here for the paper copy.
Click here for the bell schedule.

New Student Orientation
August 17, 9am-12pm

First Day of School
August 18, 8:30-3:50

All School Overnight Wilderness Trip
August 19-21

All School Meeting: Mr. Grimmer Welcome's the School
August 24

Individual Picture Day
All School Meeting: UB.B 

August 31

Last Day to Drop a Course
September 4

Labor Day ~ No School
September 7

Parent's Night
September 9 from 3-6pm

Service Day at VSSA
September 11

VSSA Accountability Meeting
September 18 10am-1pm

Substance Abuse Prevention for Parent's
September 29 4-5:30

Fall Break ~ No School
October 16-20th

Parent's Day's
October 26

Parent Teacher Conferences
October 27 & 28

Winter Schedule Begins
November 2

Thanksgiving Break ~ No School
November 23-27

December 17 & 18

Holiday Break ~ No School
December 21-January 4

Every student-athlete and parent/guardian must review the VSSA Handbook each year and the last page signed acknowledging VSSA's policies and procedures. The handbook will also be reviewed in Advisory with students on August 24th and due to the student-athlete's advisory teacher on August 31st. The signed form will then be kept in the main office. Click here for the handbook and please print the last page to sign and turn in.

I hope everyone has had a good summer and is excited as I am about starting the 2015-2016 events.  As PTA President I wanted to welcome all of new and returning families!  We have many important dates and events coming up. Please read the Yeti Times every Friday to keep informed on upcoming events. 

The PTA needs a new Vice President and a parent who can help us with our facebook page, PTA page and other computer related items.  We will have lots of volunteer opportunities available to get involved with VSSA, so please let me know if you are interested (linked below). 

Class Parents
We are in need of class parents for the following grades:  5th grade and 9th -12th grade.  If you are interested or need additional information, please contact me.

As the saying goes “Many hands make light work”  Let’s make VSSA the best it can be! 

Jacqueline DeScisciolo
PTA President

Training Table

Reminder to sign up for the Training Table lunch program at VSSA under your SSCV member service's page. Any questions regarding payment and prices can go to Betsy Cuthbertson at SSCV or to Chef Lauren with food questions. 

The menu will be posted in the VSSA Google Calendar.

New Student Orientation August 17th 
All new students and parents to VSSA: please plan on being at the school on Monday, August 17th from 9am to 12pm. There will be a welcome by the head of school, teaching of technology at VSSA, possibility to meet with the counselor, there will be a question and answer time, math assessment for students, and time for students to fill their lockers (bring supplies) and get situated before the first day of school. 

First Day of School August 18th!
School starts on Tuesday, August 18th! The day will start at 8:30 with an All School Meeting that parents are welcome to attend and it is not mandatory. The school day will run like a Monday so student's see all of their teachers and end the day at 3:50pm as usual. Schedules will be given on the first day of school.

UPDATE!!! Wilderness Trip Fall 2015!

*NEW: 9th graders have a waiver too! They will be rock climbing (it is no longer tentative)

Please download the Wilderness Trip Reminders, Updates, Notes for next week!!

Please note 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th grades all have waivers that must be signed and brought back to the school by Tuesdaythe 18th/the first day of school!

12th Grade online waiver: Click here
11th Grade Waivers (there are two waivers needed): 
Click here and Click here 
8th Grade Waiver: Click here 
7th Grade Waiver: Click here 

We are super excited for our annual “all-school” Wilderness trip to kick-off the 2015-2016 academic year. This three day camping trip, occurring Wednesday August 19th to Friday August 21st, will be hosted at the Steve Fossett Spirit of Adventure Ranch (SOAR), located on the Colorado River at the Sweetwater Road junction. Your student will have amazing opportunities to participate in both individual class and all-school activities and adventures both on and off the premises over the course of the three days. Click here to download the complete itinerary and packing list. 

Please read the attached letter regarding all Online Courses for VSSA.

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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