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
Application Period: Rolling admission; November to March; approximately 25 percent of applicants accepted
Day School Cost: $40,360
Boarding School Cost: $52,200
Financial Aid: Yes
Head of School: Tim Harris
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Academics and Overview: College preparatory curriculum, ESL program, small class sizes, and technology supported curriculum. GMVS is a unique and successful combination of a top-tier ski racing academy and a very well regarded college preparatory program. The modern Waitsfield, Vt., campus is minutes away from Sugarbush Resort and several Nordic training facilities.
Athletic Approach: We offer world-class facilities and provide the opportunity for any hard-working and passionate ski racer to achieve personal athletic greatness.
Notable Coaches: Nate Bryant, Scott Joslin, Dani Koch, Karl Robiksek, Steve Utter, Alissa Consenstein, Tim Curran, Sarah Despres, Chris Frank, Traudl Gavett, Katrina Howe, Laura Jenks, Adam Julius, David Kent, Katie Martin, Megan Monette, Cindy Mumford, Charlie Powell, Pat Purcell, Pat Tingle, Colin Rodgers, Jeremy Transue, Andrew Wagner, Doug Williams
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 30,000 sf center combines high performance athletic spaces with cutting edge ski tuning, comprehensive video analysis, advanced physical therapy, therapy pool, locker rooms and all coaches’ offices in one central location.