Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS)
271 Moulton Road, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Sports: Alpine and nordic ski racing; other competitive sports include soccer (fall) and lacrosse (spring)
Grades: 7 through PG
Category: Full year traditional ski academy, Day school boarding, Winter Term – 7th and 8th Grade
Application Deadline: 04/01/18
Day School Cost: $41,400
Boarding School Cost: $53,500
Financial Aid: Yes
Head of School: Tracy Keller
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Academics Approach: GMVS offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum intended to prepare students with the content knowledge and skills necessary to be successful at the collegiate level. In addition to traditional core courses, each academic department offers a variety of electives and select opportunities for advanced work. GMVS offers comprehensive Learning Services and ESL programs designed to empower students to become strategic and resilient lifelong learners.
Athletic Approach: The GMVS athletic program provides the opportunity for any hard-working and passionate ski racer to achieve personal athletic greatness. Our program is driven by committed athletes and coaches who promote the value of hard work and perseverance. Comprehensive programming including ski-specific dryland training, injury prevention through Functional Movement Screening, sports psychology, as well as in- and out-of-season on-snow camps provide students with every opportunity for success. In addition to ski-specific dryland training, students may also elect to play interscholastic soccer or lacrosse in the fall and spring. On-snow training facilities located at Sugarbush Resort, combined with our U.S. Ski & Snowboard High Performance Center provide students with some of the world’s finest training facilities at our doorstep.
Notable Coaches: Steve Utter – Alpine Program Director and Head U16 Girls’ Coach, Dani Koch – Head FIS Women’s Coach, Doug Williams – Head FIS Men’s Coach, Tim Curran – Head Men’s U16 Coach, Adam Julius – Head U14 Coach, Colin Rodgers – Nordic Program Director, Traudl Gavett, Martin Guyer, Jeremy Transue
Notable Alumni: Doug Lewis, Daron Rahlves, AJ Kitt, Jeremy Transue, Sally Knight Utter, Chelsea and Cody Marshall, Laura Spector, Caitlin Compton, Genevieve Simard, Sarah Billmeier, and numerous successful NCAA All-Americans.
Current USST members Drew Duffy and AJ Ginnis; current member of Team Great Britain, Charlie Raposo; Team Canada member Ali Nullmeyer.
KELLY BRUSH RACE ARENA-- For Alpine training, we offer two dedicated and FIS homologated training trails with two private surface lifts and a chairlift to allow for continuous training on a variety of terrain. We have warming buildings at the top and mid-run with a clubhouse at the base.
NORDIC TRAINING-- Our location provides unparalleled access to the best skiing and racing in the East. We train at a variety of high-level centers in close proximity to campus: Rikert Nordic Center, Ole's Nordic Center, Trapp Family Lodge and Ethan Allen Biathlon Center, among others. GMVS owns a trail groomer and also a high-end Nordic trailer for waxing skis or resting at races.
RACING PERFORMANCE CENTER—This U.S. Ski & Snowboard High-Performance Center includes 30,000 square feet of world-class weight and fitness training space, along with cutting-edge ski tuning, comprehensive video analysis, advanced physical therapy, locker rooms and all coaches’ offices in one central location.
Additional Information: For over 40 years, Green Mountain Valley School has been dedicated to supporting one very clear mission: fostering a life-long love of learning, sport, and adventure within competitive skiers. Our goal has always been to create an environment where students are encouraged to become well-rounded scholars and citizens.