Discover GMVS for yourself. There’s no better way to get to know GMVS than in person. While you’re here, you can meet our committed ski racers, teachers and coaches, get a feel for our one-of-a-kind environment, and decide if it’s a place that you can call home.
Spend a day with us. It’s the only way to gain a true understanding of what makes the GMVS experience unlike any other.
We want to get to know you: what your goals are, what motivates you, your favorite activities, the last book you read, anything that helps us understand why you love what you do. It’s a two-way conversation, so bring your own questions. We want you to get to know us, too.
To schedule a visit, please contact Bowen Holden, Director of Admissions at 802-583-1728 or via email at [email protected].
Of course the best time of year to visit is during winter so you have an opportunity to see what it’s like to train with our teams, in addition to touring campus, meeting with administrators and visiting classes.
Many days fill up completely due to the high demand for winter visit slots, so we encourage you to schedule your visit early.
What To Expect During Your Visit
Train Alongside Current GMVS Students
Students start the day by meeting up with coaches and teams to get a first hand experience of what it means to be a ski racer at GMVS.
If you’re an alpine racer, you’ll meet your prospective team in the Kelly Brush Race Arena at Sugarbush Resort, or if you’re a Nordic racer, you’ll travel with the team to train at one of the nearby ski centers: Middlebury College’s Rikert Nordic Center, the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, or Ole’s Cross Country Center in Warren.
Explore the Valley
While prospective students are training, families have the option to meet with one or more current parents. This is a great opportunity to hear another family’s perspective on GMVS and what it means to become part of our community. Usually this meeting occurs over coffee at one of the local cafes here. From there, families have time to explore the Mad River Valley before coming back to campus for lunch.
Food is important, especially for hungry athletes. Join us for a meal to see just how we’re fueling our student-athletes, and to hear firsthand about what life is like at GMVS.
Tour Our Campus
Visiting families tour our campus with a student guide who will show them the classrooms, training facilities, dorms, arts studio, and fields we call home. This is also a great chance for students and families to ask our student tour guides why they chose GMVS, and what’s it like to be a student here.
Meet with the School's Leadership Team
The beauty of a small school like GMVS is that our school leadership is committed to meeting with prospective students.
Meet with our Academic Director, Kerry Jackson who makes it a priority to get to know all GMVS students on an individual basis and assess their academic backgrounds.
Meet with either our Alpine Program, Director Steve Utter or our Nordic Program Director, Colin Rodgers who will provide invaluable information about our athletic programs and coaching philosophy. This is a great opportunity to ask about coaching, conditioning, facilities and our prep period training trips to Chile, Italy, Colorado, and West Yellowstone.
Tracy Keller, Head of School, makes a point to check in with all prospective students and parents. Typically, Tracy will meet with students individually and then bring families into the conversation. This is a final opportunity to ask questions about academics, student life, or really anything else about GMVS.