Founded in 1962, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the Vail Valley’s oldest nonprofit. Today, the club remains true to its roots by instilling the values of “character, courage and commitment” through mentorship of more than 650 young athletes who participate in its on-snow programs. The organization provides training and competition services for aspiring snow-sport athletes across five snowsport disciplines: alpine, freeski, moguls, Nordic, and snowboard. SSCV also offers a cycling program.
A U.S. Ski & Snowboard Gold Certified Club, SSCV has received numerous accolades form the national governing body, including Club of the Year (2010, 2014), Alpine Club of the Year (1999, 2010, 2014-16), Cross Country Club of the Year (2013), Freeski Club of the Year (2013-14), Freestyle Club of the Year (2014), and Snowboard Club of the Year (2014).
Over the years, SSCV has helped cultivate numerous champions. Three Olympic gold medalists — Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin, and Kaitlyn Farrington — all booted up at the SSCV clubhouse during their formative years, as did X Games gold medalist Aaron Blunck, world champion Chris Del Bosco, and Olympic bronze medalist Toby Dawson.
Strategic partnerships with Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, the country’s first publicly funded snow-sports academy, Vail Mountain School, and Red Sandstone Elementary School provide an opportunity for student-athletes to pursue their athletic dreams without compromising academic priorities.
SSCV believes no child should be restricted from participating in its programs for financial reasons. In that spirit, as much as 75 percent of its program fees are eligible for financial aid. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the boundless effort of our volunteers, the organization is able to provide hundreds of athletes, coaches and staff with the necessary resources to be competitive and successful on and off the snow.