SSCV’s Winter Tutorial enables student-athletes who are unable to relocate to the Vail Valley year-round to pursue full-time training during the snow sports season alongside their academics. WT is a tuition-based program operating from early November through late April tailored to the individual needs of its students.
Winter Tutorial follows the curriculum of the student-athlete’s school of origin or online course provider, providing one on one tutoring in the core subjects of math, science, social studies and language arts. It offers maximum flexibility based on how involved the school of origin or online course provider would like to be during their student’s time at Winter Tutorial.
The overarching goal of Winter Tutorial is to have each student-athlete transition seamlessly back into their home town school of origin academics (or online classes without the support of Winter Tutorial tutors) and have a strong finish to their academic year, honing their academic, communication and executive functioning skills, achieving personal academic and athletic goals and displaying character, courage and commitment along the way in a supportive, caring community-based cross-age environment.
Winter Tutorial takes place at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy (VSSA) just 10 miles from SSCV’s Golden Peak base area and Clubhouse and adjacent to SSCV’s Nordic training area at Maloit Park and dryland facility at the Minturn Fitness Center.
The mission of Winter Tutorial is to provide quality educational opportunities that promote student success, while remaining flexible for students’ athletic needs. To deliver a curriculum that not only meets the school of origin’s or online provider’s requirements but also challenges students to excel, improve and apply their knowledge.
WT support is offered in English, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics. WT utilizes one-on-one tutoring. WT’s success relies upon a cooperative educational effort among WT tutors, parents, students and the school of origin or online provider. Any specific learning targets or standardized tests required by the school of origin or online provider should be addressed prior to the student’s arrival.
Winter Tutorial was established in 1992 to reinforce the mission of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. WT provides a setting where both athletics and academics may be pursued for student athletes who are not in the Vail Valley for the entire academic year. Students must come to WT committed to assuming full responsibility for their experience. Students are responsible for obtaining completed teacher and parent questionnaires and an extra copy of each textbook and novel from their school of origin or online provider at least two months prior to the start of WT and also for communicating their competition schedule to their tutors and the Director of Academics & Admissions in advance throughout the season. WT is a component of SSCV and overseen by the SSCV Director of Academics & Admissions.
Winter Tutorial is a tuition based program. WT tuition is in addition to the cost of the SSCV full-time program that the athlete is participating in. For WT tuition costs please contact SSCV Director of Academics & Admissions Sharon Schmidt
For the 2019-2020 season Winter Tutorial starts on November 4, 2019 and ends on April 17, 2020 with a Thanksgiving, Christmas holiday and February break.
The WT daily academic schedule is a follows:
- Mondays 9:20 am – 3:40 pm
- Tuesday-Friday 1:15 pm – 4:55 pm during Winter A Schedule (November 4 – March 24) and noon – 3:40 pm during Winter B Schedule (March 25 – April 17)
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. Financial aid is not available for WT tuition.
The lunch program offered to WT students provides our young and developing student-athletes with the opportunity to get a balanced meal after long mornings of hard training on the mountain and throughout the entire Winter Tutorial term. Proper nutrition not only begins the rebuilding process of muscles, but also replenishes energy stores and provides fuel for the brain to excel through the academic part of the day. Food is provided by a professional chef at a reasonable cost.
Please click here to view the current SSCV Academic Staff Directory which includes SSCV WT staff.