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GMVS Adventure Camp

September 26, 2010~Dean of Academics, Alice Rodgers takes a crew of staff and students on an Adventure!   Read more...

Valley Nevado Slide Show is Online

They are jumping, running gates, surfing the internet....See it all in the GMVS Goes to Chile  Slide Show   Read more...

Head Women's Coach Dani Koch reports in from Chile

September 23, 2010~The training in Valle Nevado is excellent and we are getting a lot accomplished. Today is our second day off and we had 8 great days of training so far. With a main focus on GS we were able to train on four different trainings slopes - from easy to steep we have everything we need and can take full advantage of the amazing terrain here in Valle Nevado. On top of that, we were able to offer 3 days of SG training. The attitude of the girls is very good.  Our day starts at 5:45 am with a dynamic warm up outside the hotel, we then head for breakfast and start our gate session...  Read more...

Dave Gavett sends an update on the J3's in Chile

September 23, 2010 Today was a ”day off with a little extra time budgeted in our otherwise jam-packed schedule for the kids to sleep in and me to report in on this spectacular ski camp.    From GMVS Chile 2010 The J3’s trained 3 days of slalom, had a day off, and then trained 4 days of GS.  The nights are cold and the snow is waiting for us in perfect training condition each morning. I still can’t believe our luck with the weather---it is making up for the days when it is too windy, rainy, or it snows for four days.... We have been fortunate to have GMVS ski technician, Todd Carroll here...  Read more...

Chris Frank 'PG

Finishing 2nd in the overall Nor Am Super G standings for the 2009-2010 season, GMVS post-graduate Chris Frank has secured a spot to compete in all Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Super G races scheduled. Normally these coveted World Cup spots are captured by fully funded and supported United States Ski Team and Canadian Alpine Team athletes.  Chris earned his World Cup start while skiing and training exclusively with the GMVS Alpine programSee the latest YouTube of Chris on the World Cup Circuit  Read more...

GMVS Takes Over Valley Nevado, Chile

September 19, 2010~ Here in Valle Nevado we have literally had the run of the place, with over a dozen trails to choose from for training venues. We have been able to train all disciplines, including getting some air time over a pair of jumps prepared under Luc's guidance by the Valle Nevado cat drivers. Unlike last year's August camp next door at El Colorado, which featured a lot of powder skiing and not much gate training, this year's version has us on rock-hard snow for much of the day. With lifts turning before the sun comes up, we are usually wiped out by 11 am, more than enough time for...  Read more...

Nordies Dominate 5K

August 30, 2010~The GMVS Nordic team got in some competition this weekend, as they took to the back (way back) roads of Cambridge, VT for the Amnesty International 5k race. As always, you can follow the team’s every move at http://gmvsxc.blogspot.com/ .   Read more...

2010 Fall Musical "Anything Goes"

GMVS will be presenting the classic musical "Anything Goes" on Oct. 21-23, and the cast and crew have hit campus running...or dancing, is more like it. The show, last performed in the Doug Parker Gym in 1994, features lots of tap dancing as well as classic music by Cole Porter. The dance classes are built into the weekly training schedule, and Dave and Piero are meeting with the cast during just about every 'free' period of the day. It should be a great show, so mark you calendars!  Read more...

Soccer Teams in Preseason Mode

The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams hit the pitch on Monday, and with the opening games slated for next Saturday, the teams have a great run-up to the start of the season. The girls played in the Harwood Jamboree on Saturday, in which each team played 3 40-minute matches against teams from Vermont and elsewhere. Although only scrimmages, these matches certainly gave Sarah and Megan a sense of where the team stands, and by the looks of things, they must be pretty optimistic…  The opening game against nearby Mt. Abraham got off to a great start, with Emmy Mumford ’14 finding the net in the 7th...  Read more...

Elena '11

Elena Leüthi is a senior Nordic skier who came to GMVS three years ago from her hometown of Chateau-d’Oex, Switzerland, a hillside town of about 2000 people in the Swiss Alps. While life at GMVS is different for Elena than in Switzerland, she finds the landscape in Vermont’s Green Mountains comfortingly similar to the rural, mountain towns of home. She misses Swiss cheese and family, but says that being able to combine her pursuit of skiing excellence with school makes the sacrifices worthwhile.   As a senior, Elena like many of her peers, has college applications on her mind, but she is...  Read more...

2010 Orientation

See what the kids are up to the first night of school  Read more...

US Ski Team Selects GMVS Alumnus to National Elite Group

David Sinclair ’10 has been selected for the Nordic National Elite Group. He was one of 2 men selected and has been invited to a Fall training camp in Lake Placid alongside the US Ski Team athletes.[imagefield_assist|fid=549|preset=third_of_page_pic|title=|desc=David Sinclair|link=none|origsize=|align=left|width=200|height=214]  For more information read "U.S. Ski Team Announces National Elite Group Camp Roster".  Read more...

Micah takes a break in Mt. Hood to pose for the camera

School finished, the kids moved out of their rooms, and the next day 15 J1/2 's and 4 coaches were on a plane to Oregon for a week of training in Mt. Hood.  According to Micah,  "Mt. Hood was an excellent training venue due to the amount of terrain which is open in early June and great snow conditions.  Also,  the beautiful Mount Hood National Forest provides hiking and other  fun off-snow training ."  Read more...

Alpine Racers in Conditioning Camp this Week

July 14, 2010~ 9 of our J3’s and J4’s returned to campus for a week of lifting, biking, hiking, and of course fun. The camp is staffed by current GMVS coaches and bridges the gap from spring to fall with 2 daily training blocks, educational ski racing seminars, and study time for reading and math review.  Read more...

The Nordies Go for a Summer Stroll

Norid Program Director, Justin Beckwith and much of his Nordic crew have been spotted throughout the Mad River Valley on bikes, roller skis, and jumping into local water holes.  The GMVS campus remains open all summer for our athletes to continue conditioning.  This summer we also welcomed the entire Nordic community to two week-long dryland summer camps.  Read more...

Pomp And Circumstance

[imagefield_assist|fid=530|preset=Scale_300|title=|desc=|link=none|origsize=|align=left|width=300|height=208]June 12, 2010~The Class of 2010 entered in style on Saturday morning, despite the ‘liquid sunshine’ that spent most of the morning in the Valley. The Parker Gym made for a cozy gathering, though, as parents, grandparents, alumni and staff were entertained and moved by the ruminations of the class members. As each senior spoke, it was clear how much they had laughed, cried, pushed and learned in their years at GMVS. The ceremony featured sometimes hysterical stories, tearful (and...  Read more...

Lax Teams Impress

June 6, 2010~The lacrosse teams concluded their seasons this week, as both fell in their quarter-final games. They started the playoffs on a high note on Wednesday, though, as both teams hosted opening round games under brilliant sunny skies. The ladies took on a new foe, the Galloping Ghosts of Randolph, despite being short handed due to the seniors’ absence. They had a close match early on, and things stood at 2-2 early in the match. The hosts took the lead to 9-5 at the half, then blew things open to take a 17-11 lead late in the game. The final score of 17-14 belied the control GMVS...  Read more...

Outstanding Students and Athletes Awarded

June 6, 2010~ The Vermont Lake Monsters baseball team is rewarding “outstanding students” and “monster athletes” this summer at a Lake Monsters game. As a GMVS staff we recently nominated and voted for students that we believe deserve recognition for a job well done. The following students will receive a free ticket to a Lake Monsters game and will be recognized on the field during the game for their hard work. Outstanding Students 8th Grade:  Emmy Mumford and Brendan Todd 9th Grade:  Devlin Shea and Nick Post 10th Grade:  Hans Halvorsen and Kaitlin Fitzgerald 11th Grade:  Katie...  Read more...

Final Exams and Graduation Week Activities

Day Activity Saturday, June 5th New student orientation 8:30am - Breakfast 12:00pm - Lunch 6pm - Dinner Sunday, June 6th New student orientation 7:30 am Breakfast 12:00p Lunch 5pm Dinner (Italian group arrives) Monday June 7th Exams 7:30-8:00 Breakfast 8:30-10:30   Exams  11:20 - 11:50 Lunch 12:30pm-2:30pm       Exams 3:00-5:15               Training 5:30pm Dinner Tuesday June 8th Exams 7:30-8:00              Breakfast 8:30-10:30  Exams  11...  Read more...

Weekend Activities

June 4-6, 2010 The following staff members are on duty this weekend:Friday night-Saturday night: Alice and LoidlSaturday night-Sunday night:  Loidl and Tim C.  This weekend is New Student Orientation on campus.  We invite all current students to participate in two special activities with the new students:  Capture the Flag and Survivor Game (see times below).  Please welcome your new classmates and be helpful and friendly.  Thanks!  **Note:  meal times are different than normal due to NSO. **  Friday night ****Check-in 9:30pm, 10 pm all-quiet due to SAT’s on Saturday.*****  Saturday SAT...  Read more...

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