Why GMVS?

At Green Mountain Valley School, our goals go beyond providing exceptional training in Alpine and Nordic ski racing within our strong college preparatory academic program.  We put ski racing and studies into the broader perspective of competition and adventure. We know that the patterns of accomplishment carry over into every aspect of a student-athlete's life, especially after graduation.Green Mountain Valley School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

 

THE THINGS THAT SET US APART

Academics

A truly integrated ski and academics structure
GMVS student-athletes become highly self-sufficient through a rigorous academic experience.
 
Outstanding, innovative teachers
GMVS faculty understand how to drive exceptional learning and academic results in conjunction with extremely complicated and fluid athletic schedules.
 
Singular college preparation
Top colleges across the country value both the academic rigor our students experience and the high level of self-sufficiency they achieve at GMVS.
 

Skiing

The best ski staff in the country
Alpine and Nordic coaches, tuning technicians, physical therapists, sports psychologists and fitness specialists work holistically with GMVS student-athletes to create pathways to strong race results.
 
An extraordinary on-campus training facility
The 30,000 square foot Racing Performance Center combines high-performance athletic spaces with cutting edge ski tuning, physical training, video analysis, physical therapy, and all coaches’ offices in one central location.
 
Top-notch ski training at home and away
The Kelly Brush Race Arena at Sugarbush Resort and six nearby Nordic centers provide GMVS student-athletes remarkable on-snow training opportunities. GMVS also hosts training camps in Colorado,West Yellowstone, Germany, Norway, Chile and Italy each year.

Community

Ideally sized for broad and deep experiences
With a student body of 117, GMVS is large enough to support competitive men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse teams, outstanding theatre and visual arts programs, and specialized teaching and coaching staff, while small enough to provide individualized athletic and academic pathways.
 
A unique, whole-person approach
GMVS student-athletes are encouraged to step outside their comfort zone to try new things and set challenging goals for themselves on the training hill, at races, on adventure trips, during training camps to other countries, in the theatre program, fulfilling community service requirements, and in the classroom.
 
Powerful results
The self-reliance, determination, focus, sense of adventure and risk taking, and academic preparation serve all GMVS graduates extremely well in college and in life. GMVS student-athletes have multiple   college choices that include some of the top schools. Many continue their ski racing careers in college, and some race for their national teams.