Full-Time Programs & Admissions

SSCV Full-Time Athlete Admissions

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) hopes to spark a dream in young snowsports and cycling athletes which will provide them with a focus and teach them life lessons throughout their childhood, inspiring character growth and excellence at every turn. When this spark ignites, there is a need to provide youngsters with more time on snow (or on their bike) along with more time developing the physical and mental attributes needed to achieve their dreams. This is where SSCV’s full-time programs along with its three academic partners come in to support your child in an elite SSCV full-time program, both on snow (or bike) and off, alongside a rigorous academic curriculum.  The SSCV full-time cycling program begins at age 15.

SSCV OFFERS FULL-TIME PROGRAMS IN:

Our Academic Partners:

  • Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy
  • Vail Mountain School
  • Red Sandstone Elementary School Cooperative Arrangement

Please contact SSCV Director of Advancement Sharon Schmidt directly to learn more about Full-Time programs and the Full-Time Admissions process.

Learn More About Our Academic Partners
  •  An SSCV full-time applicant interested in attending VSSA must be accepted as a full-time athlete by SSCV and as a student by VSSA to attend VSSA
  • An SSCV full-time applicant interested in attending VMS must be accepted as a full-time athlete by SSCV to be part of an SSCV full-time program, and if not previously enrolled in VMS, should contact the VMS Admissions Director for information on the VMS admission application process.
  • An SSCV full-time applicant interested in being part of the SSCV/RSES cooperative arrangement and attending RSES must be accepted as a full-time athlete by SSCV in a qualified SSCV four day a week full-time program* to be a part of that SSCV full-time program and approved by RSES to participate in this cooperative arrangement.

*comprised of two half days mid-week and two full days on weekends

Admissions Overview and Deadlines

The full-time admissions process is designed to provide prospective full-time athletes and their families the opportunity to learn about all aspects of being a full-time athlete at SSCV, and for those applying to VSSA , about the academic component of being a full-time athlete.  It is also designed to enable SSCV and VSSA to learn more about the applicant as well as their athletic and academic strengths and skills, as applicable. Those full-time applicants interested in attending Vail Mountain School (VMS) should contact the VMS Admissions Director directly for admissions details and deadlines.

For applicants interested in becoming part of the cooperative arrangement between SSCV and Red Sandstone Elementary School (RSES) see admission process details below.

  • Admissions to SSCV and VSSA are accepted on a rolling basis (starting November 1) and there is a high demand. Spots may fill up quickly, so we encourage you to complete the admissions process as soon as possible.

Admissions applications are accepted from November through March 31 on a rolling admissions basis. SSCV and VSSA will review applications on a rolling basis to determine if they will accept, deny, defer or waitlist a candidate.  If spots remain available after March 31, SSCV and VSSA will continue to review applications through April 30 on a rolling basis and thereafter on a case-by-case basis.

The above timing also holds true for those athletes interested in applying to the SSCV/RSES Cooperative Program as SSCV athletic programs may fill and RSES grades may fill.

FOR SSCV FULL-TIME APPLICANTS WISHING TO ATTEND VAIL SKI & SNOWBOARD ACADEMY (VSSA)

  • Apply as full-time athlete to SSCV and as student to VSSA via SSCV common application
    • SSCV makes athletic/character admissions decisions
    • VSSA makes academic/character admissions decisions
    • athlete must be accepted as full-time athlete by SSCV and as student by VSSA to attend VSSA

FOR ALL OTHER SSCV FULL-TIME APPLICANTS EXCEPT SSCV/RSES COOPERATIVE ARRANGEMENT APPLICANTS

  • Apply as full-time athlete to SSCV via SSCV application
    • SSCV makes athletic/character admissions decisions
    • for applicants interested in attending VMS contact VMS Admissions Director for school admissions application information

FOR SSCV/RSES COOPERATIVE ARRANGEMENT APPLICANTS

  • Apply as full-time athlete to qualified SSCV four day a week full-time program*
  • SSCV makes athletic/character admissions decision
  • Contact the RSES Office Manager for school enrollment information
    • RSES makes academic decision as to whether applicant can participate in cooperative arrangement at RSES and for those who are not currently at RSES, whether there is space in the applicable grade

*comprised of two half days mid-week and two full days on weekends

APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE AS AN SSCV FULL-TIME ATHLETE (AND VSSA STUDENT, IF APPLICABLE) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL THOSE NOTED BELOW (SEE NEXT PARAGRAPH FOR SSCV/RSES COOPERATIVE ARRANGEMENT REQUIREMENTS)

  1. SSCV first-time full-time athlete applicants and those with a lapse in enrollment as an SSCV full-time athlete (both regardless of school, including high school graduates)
  2. SSCV current full-time athletes wishing to attend VSSA for the first time and those current SSCV full-time athletes with a lapse in enrollment at VSSA
  3. Current SSCV full-time athletes transferring from one SSCV full-time snow sport program to another SSCV full-time snow sport

FOR SSCV/RSES COOPERATIVE ARRANGEMENT-ON-SNOW EVALUATION AND ACCEPTANCE AS AN SSCV FULL-TIME ATHLETE IN A QUALIFIED SSCV FOUR DAY A WEEK FULL-TIME PROGRAM* IS REQUIRED FOR ALL THOSE NOTED BELOW

  1. SSCV first-time full-time athlete applicants applying to a qualified SSCV four day a week full-time program* and those with a lapse in enrollment in a qualified SSCV four day a week full-time program*
  2. SSCV full-time athletes currently enrolled in a qualified four day a week full-time program* wishing to attend RSES and take part in the SSCV/RSES cooperative arrangement

*comprised of two half days mid-week and two full days on weekends

Admissions Process

Please contact SSCV Director of Advancement Sharon Schmidt at 970-790-5161 or sschmidt@skiclubvail.org  for more information about the admission application process for SSCV and VSSA and the related application as well as more information on the RSES/SSCV Cooperative Arrangement admissions process

Formal applications for all full-time athletes for SSCV and VSSA  must be submitted to the SSCV Advancement Manager Alison Chadbourne at alisonchadbourne@skiclubvail.org.

For applicants interested in attending VMS contact the VMS Admissions Director for school admissions application information.

  • Application
  • $25 Application Fee
  • Current Teacher Performance Survey
  • Unofficial Transcript/Gradescurrent and previous academic year; for high school applicants, full high school transcript
  • Eagle County School Online DocumentsVSSA applicants only
  • Coach Referencerequired for non-SSCV athletes; at discretion of Program Director for SSCV athletes
  • Liability Waiversn/a for current SSCV athlete
  • Monday Shadow Day at VSSA-after all of above received
    • Personal Interview with SSCV Advancement Manager
    • Personal Interview with VSSA Principal-if required by VSSA
  • Personal Interview with Program Director or their designee coach-at discretion of Program Director
  • On-Snow Evaluation-after all of above received starting in early January; required for non-SSCV athletes; at discretion of Program Director if current SSCV athlete
  • Dryland Session or Alternate Physical Assessmentat discretion of Program Director
  • Trampoline Sessionat discretion of Program Director
  • Physical Examination Form
  • Health History Form
  • Application
  • $25 Application Fee
  • Coach Referencerequired for non-SSCV athletes; at discretion of Program Director for SSCV athletes
  • Liability Waiversn/a for current SSCV athlete
  • Personal Interview with Program Director or their designee coach or SSCV Advancment Manager-at discretion of Program Director
  • On-Snow Evaluation-after all of above received starting in early January; required for non-SSCV athletes; at discretion of Program Director if current SSCV athlete
  • Dryland Session or Alternate Physical Assessmentat discretion of Program Director
  • Trampoline Sessionat discretion of Program Director
  • Physical Examination Form
  • Health History Form
  • Liability Waivers – n/a for current SSCV athlete
  • On-Snow Evaluation
  • Approval by RSES to participate in cooperative arrangement

Financial Aid

SSCV believes that no one should be restricted from participating in SSCV programs for financial reasons. Financial aid is available from SSCV to support up to 75% of SSCV athletic program fees.  Click here for details, including the financial aid application process and related deadlines.

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