Three signs that winter is just around the corner: The aspens above Minturn are starting to change, preseason football is back on the tube, and SSCV’s Fall Spectacular is set to commence at Maloit Park. Join us Sunday, Sept. 11 at the VSSA campus to purchase your athlete’s gear for the season, complete the mandatory physical (full-time athletes ages 12 and older), and catch up with friends while welcoming new families to SSCV.

At the Fall Spectacular and Community Lunch, you can accomplish all of these things in just a few short hours in consolation with SSCV coaches, pro shop personnel, human performance staff and gear representatives.

Regardless of an athlete’s age, properly selected and fitted equipment is a key component of their on-snow performance and critical to the achievement of their personal goals. Don’t miss out on this extremely productive, informative and fun day to kick off your season with SSCV.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11

Where: Maloit Park in Minturn, home of Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, SSCV and the Minturn Fitness Center

Master Schedule
7 – 9 am — Equipment drop-off for athlete swap
10 am – 1 pm — SSCV Jacket dissemination
10 am – 1 pm — New equipment fitting and ordering session
10 am – 1 pm — Athlete Used Equipment Swap
11 am – 2 pm — Mandatory Athlete Physicals (athletes ages 12 and older)
12:30 – 2 pm — SSCV Community Lunch
1 – 2:30 pm — Equipment pick-up for athlete swap



Where: VSSA traffic loop, weather permitting. If there is inclement weather, it will be held in the VSSA gym.

Order your child’s softgoods and hardgoods at discounted competitor pricing offered to SSCV athletes. Representatives from various ski and snowboard companies will be stationed to provide information on their lines, help fit your athlete and take orders in collaboration with SSCV coaches who will be available to provide advice. This is a very busy session with a large number of SSCV families, staff and representatives on hand. It can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t come prepared, so please keep these helpful tips in mind:

Before the ordering session:
• Have your child try on last year’s gear.
• Contact the head coach for your child’s age group if you have questions about sizing or models.
• Write down what you have and what you think you want, including sizes and models, and run them by the head coach for your child’s age group.

At the ordering session:
• Bring your list with you and check it off as you go.
• Allow at least an hour to get your ordering done.
• Please arrive by 10:30 a.m. as things take time and we want to have the opportunity to help you if you need it.


Where: VSSA cafeteria

Back by popular demand, SSCV will host the fifth annual Athlete Used Equipment Swap. This will give families the opportunity to buy and/or sell used equipment. We will only be accepting hardgoods (skis, boards, boots and poles) that are geared toward usage by SSCV athletes and that are in good condition. Please have skis/boards tuned. Used softgoods can be brought to sell at our Annual Ski & Snowboard Swap on October 23, 2015 (details to follow).

7 – 9 am: Swap Equipment Drop off. You can pull into the back parking lot by the SSCV Pro Shop/VSSA cafeteria for drop off only. Please park in the VSSA student/faculty parking lot during Fall Spectacular hours.

Seller Equipment Check-In Form: Please print and complete a form for each piece of equipment you bring to the Swap. Click here for a copy of the form.

10 am – 1 pm: Used Equipment Swap Sale

1 – 2:30 pm: Unsold Swap Equipment Pick Up: Any equipment which is not claimed by 2:30 pm will be donated to SSCV.

Swap Proceeds Allocation: 25 percent of the proceeds for Athlete Used Equipment Swap sales will be allocated to SSCV as a donation and you will receive a donation thank you letter for your records. The remaining 75 percent of proceeds will be mailed to you for any of your equipment that is sold at the Athlete Used Equipment Swap.


Timing by age group:
10 am: U14 Athletes
11 am: U16 Athletes
Noon: U18 Athletes & U22 Athletes

Where: Minturn Fitness Center

More Details: Staff from The Steadman Clinic will be conducting mandatory medical/orthopedic physicals free of charge at the Minturn Fitness Center located across from the driveway entrance to VSSA. Physicals are mandatory for all SSCV athletes ages 12 and older who do not have a current physical form on file with SSCV from a physician for a physical done within the past six months. Please fill out the Pre-participation Physical Evaluation History Form at this link and bring with you to the Minturn Fitness Center for the physical.

If your athlete submitted a physical exam document to Sharon Schmidt as part of the full time application process you are not required to take another one at this time; however you are welcome to do so. If your athlete took a physical within the last 12 months for another sport or another reason, can you submit the document to Kristina Krone.

If you are unable to attend this session, you will need to arrange a doctor’s physical and deliver the signed physician’s form by October 1 in the above-mentioned format to the attention of Jake Wurth at the Minturn Fitness Center or via email to


Where: Grass circle at the VSSA traffic loop, weather permitting. If there is inclement weather, it will be held inside VSSA.

Details: Join fellow SSCV families and staff members for a community lunch. This is a great time to welcome new members, meet new friends and catch up with families you have not seen since last season.

Please direct additional questions to