Press Release-Northwestern Mutual Foundation Awards Matching Gift to Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy-April 22, 2014

Northwestern Mutual Foundation Donation Photo Really Use 10-22-13The Northwestern Mutual Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 matching gift to the Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy. The gift was part of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s mission to create real and sustainable social impact in the communities Northwestern Mutual serves. Northwestern Mutual-Vail Valley and Steve and Shelly Shanley sponsored the gift and presented a check to Geoff Grimmer, Principal of Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, and Aldo Radamus, Executive Director, of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail.

“We support quality education and believe the Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy provides an outstanding opportunity for winter sports athletes to receive inspiring academics combined with excellence in athletics,” said Steve Shanley, Managing Director for Northwestern Mutual. “As wealth management advisors, we know some of the most rewarding investments are the ones that make a lasting, positive impact in your community.”

Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy (VSSA) is a 5th – 12th grade Eagle County public school dedicated to full-time Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) athletes.  Founded in 2007, VSSA offers a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum supported by innovative technology and flexible programming, individualized as needed, to enable student athletes to succeed while balancing academics and a heavy training and competition travel schedule.   As a pre-requisite to a student attending VSSA they must be accepted as a full-time athlete at SSCV.  SSCV, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1962 to provide training and competition programs for aspiring young ski racers, remains true to its roots today, instilling values of character, courage and commitment in more than 600 youngsters in its Alpine, Freeskiing, Freestyle, Nordic and Snowboarding programs.  For more information on VSSA or or

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SSCV Nordic Athletes Travel to Europe to Compete


Earlier this month SSCV Nordic athletes Hannah Hardenbergh, Ian Boucher and Parker McDonald traveled to Europe to compete in Spring Nationals in Switzerland and France with SSCV Nordic Program Director Dan Weiland.  SSCV Nordic athlete Hannah Hardenbergh shared her reflections on this trip:

We traveled to Leysin, Switzerland to participate in the Swiss National Championship races.  This opportunity was beyond thrilling and I surely learned a lot about ski racing.  From Leysin we visited Gstaad (the small Swiss town by which the design for the Town of Vail was influenced).  From Switzerland, we traveled to Chamonix and Mont Blanc, and then spent the second week of our trip in rural Premanon where we raced at the French National Championships.

We got the chance to watch many Olympians race in Premanon on the same days that we raced. It was very exciting to watch the best of the best skiers in biathlon, ski jumping, and cross country compete at their highest caliber.

It has been an adventure over here in Europe for sure, filled with language barriers, new experiences, top-performance ski racing, encounters with Olympians, lots of baguettes, croissants and cheese, and of course Swiss chocolate.

I’ve learned a lot about ski racing here too. The juniors are very competitive and aggressive.  It was a great opportunity to race against some of the best juniors in France and Switzerland. We had such an enjoyable experience in Europe, enjoying the amazing views and the great ski trails tucked away in the mountainsides of the Swiss Alps, the colossal amount of delicious bread and cheese we ate, and the challenge of racing against top-level athletes.  I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Press Release-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Hosts a Truly “Spectacular” GS Spectacular at Beaver Creek

April 19, 2014, Vail, CO - No matter the snow conditions, if Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (“SSCV”) hosts a late season Giant Slalom race in Beaver Creek, racers from all over Colorado and nearby states will come, and this year, 2014, was no exception.

With some of the best late season snow in years, more than 500 USSA racers ranging from U10’s to Seniors (age 8 to college racers), competed in a full day of races on both Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6, making it a truly spectacular weekend.  These races also provided an opportunity for the older competitors to score valuable USSA points to improve their ranking in anticipation of next season.

Many SSCV racers ended the season with top 10 finishes in crowded fields of strong competitors.  Results include:

Saturday, April 5-Women’s Scored Event-U16 and older:

Nellie Talbot 2nd, Lucia Bailey 3rd, Katelin Hennum 4th, Dylan Fiore 8th, Brianna Trudeau 9th, Ruby Black 10th

Saturday, April 5-Men’s Scored Event-U16 and older:

Alex Leever 3rd, Jack Keane 4th, Bridger Gile 6th, Paul Cuthbertson 8th, Ben Kooiman 10th

Saturday, April 5-Unscored Run 1:

U10 Girls:

Phoebe Heaydon 1st, Kaitlin Keane 3rd, Tianna Bruce 4th, Shu Avery 6th, Robin Pavelich 7th, Zoie Palmer 8th, Grace Millett 10th

U10 Boys:

Sebastian Kohlhofer 1st, Cole Pattison 2nd, Nick Kirwood 3rd, Brady Malboeuf 5th, Hunter Salani 6th, Stewart Bruce 9th, Hunter Roach 10th

U12 Girls:

Berit Frischholz 1st, Nicola Rountree-Williams 2nd, Samantha Trudeau 3rd, Gabriella Holm 5th, Katie Bervy 9th, Josephine Trueblood 10th

U12 Boys:

Fletcher Holm 1st, Mackay Pattison 7th

U14 Girls:

Allie Resnick 1st, Kaitlyn Harsch 2nd, Caroline Jones 4th, Sylka Snyder 5th, Maddox Gayer 7th, Campbell Sullivan 8th, Lily Gillette 9th, Amanda Norvell 10th

U14 Boys:

Kellen Kinsella 1st, Axel Bailey 2nd, Henry Heaydon 3rd, Beau Yaccino 6th, Ian McCormick 7th, Dominik Lettovsky 8th, Cade Cyphers 9th

Saturday, April 5-Unscored Run 2:

U10 Girls:

Kaitlin Keane 1st, Zoie Palmer 2nd, Phoebe Heaydon 3rd, Tianna Bruce 4th, Shu Avery 7th, Grace Millett 8th, Robin Pavelich 9th

U10 Boys:

Sebastian Kohlhofer 1st, Cole Pattison 2nd, Nick Kirwood 3rd, Stewart Bruce 7th, Brady Malboeuf 8th, Hunter Salani 9th, Hunter Roach 10th

U12 Girls:

Gabriella Holm 1st, Nicola Rountree-Williams 1st, Samantha Trudeau 4th, Ava Jemison 6th, Emma Resnick 7th, Berit Frischholz 8th, Katie Bervy 9th

U12 Boys:

Fletcher Holm 1st

U14 Girls:

Allie Resnick 1st, Kaitlyn Harsch 4th, Caroline Jones 6th, Amanda Norvell 7th, Sylka Snyder 8th, Campbell Sullivan 9th

U14 Boys:

Kellen Kinsella 1st, Axel Bailey 2nd, Henry Heaydon 3rd, Beau Yaccino 5th, Ian McCormick 8th, Cade Cyphers 9th, Dominik Lettovsky 10th

Sunday, April 6-Women’s Scored Event-U16 and older:

Lucia Bailey 1st, Dylan Fiore 4th, Katelin Hennum 5th, Jessica McMurtry 6th, Brianna Trudeau 7th, Gretchen Pavelich 10th

Sunday, April 6-Men’s Scored Event-U16 and older:

Bridger Gile 4th, Kaison Lavicka 6th, Luke Vickerman 7th, Jacob Dilling 8th, Alex Leever 9th

Sunday, April 6,-Unscored Run 1:

U10 Girls:

Phoebe Heaydon 1st, Kaitlin Keane 2nd, Tianna Bruce 3rd, Zoie Palmer 5th, Elliott Dyroff 6th, Robin Pavelich 8th, Grace Millett 9th, Lauren Haerter 10th

U10 Boys:

Nick Kirwood 1st, Sebastian Kohlhofer 2nd, Hunter Salani 4th, Hunter Roach 5th, Brady Malboeuf 6th, Stewart Bruce 9th

U12 Girls:

Gabriella Holm 1st, Samantha Trudeau 2nd, Nicola Rountree-Williams 4th, Katie Bervy 8th, Berit Frischholz 9th, Ava Jemison 10th

U12 Boys:

Fletcher Holm 4th

U14 Girls:

Allie Resnick 1st, Kaitlyn Harsch 3rd, Caroline Jones 5th, Campbell Sullivan 6th,  Meriel Upton 6th, Catherine Descisciolo 9th, Lily Gillette 10th

U14 Boys:

Kellen Kinsella 1st, Axel Bailey 2nd, Henry Heaydon 3rd, Zane Worrell 6th, Beau Yaccino 7th, Ian McCormick 9th

Sunday April 6-Unscored Run 2:

U10 Girls:

Kaitlin Keane 1st, Phoebe Heaydon 2nd, Zoie Palmer 4th, Grace Millett 5th, Kyleena Lathram 7th, Kailey Murphy 8th, Lauren Haerter 9th, Elliot Dyroff 10th

U10 Boys:

Nick Kirwood 1st, Sebastian Kohlhofer 2nd, Hunter Salani 5th, Hunter Roach 6th, Brady Malboeuf 7th, Stewart Bruce 9th

U12 Girls:

Gabriella Holm 2nd, Samantha Trudeau 4th, Nicola Rountree-Williams 5th, Katie Bervy 6th, Ava Jemison 7th

U12 Boys:

Fletcher Holm 3rd

U14 Girls:

Kaitlyn Harsch 1st, Allie Resnick 5th, Campbell Sullivan 6th, Caroline Jones 7th, Maddox Gayer 9th

U14 Boys:

Axel Bailey 1st, Kellen Kinsella 2nd, Beau Yaccino 3d, Zane Worrell 5th, Henry Heaydon 7th, Ian McCormick 9th

Go to for a complete listing of results.









Organizational Announcement- Director of Development and Events Euginnia Manseau

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail is excited to announce that Euginnia Manseau has accepted the role of Director of Development and Events with SSCV, effective April 1, 2014.

Euginnia has been with the club for 9 years, and has successfully served in a number of positions including Member Services and most recently as Manager of Events. Euginnia has led the way on a very positive season for the club in many areas, including community, fundraising and competitive events. Highlights included enthusiastically supported Celebration of Winter Cocktail Party and Leadership Council Dinner; two Nor-Am events in both Alpine and Freestyle; and well attended Vail Cup and Town Series races. Euginnia has demonstrated the ability to both effectively organize and oversee events, to drive high levels of participation and to exceed fundraising objectives.

In her new role, Euginnia will be responsible for development and events for the club. She will begin working to seek out candidates for a Development/Event assistant that we expect will start with the club this summer. In the new structure, Euginnia will take the lead on development initiatives, be able to provide a unified voice to our external audiences for fundraising and sponsorship, and integrate development and events to the maximum benefit of the club, the membership and the community. Euginnia will supervise the Development/Event assistant, who will execute events through the season and provide additional support on development initiatives as needed.

As we went through the search to replace Emmy Hoyt, our current Development Manager, we reached out across the Vail Community and received considerable interest both locally and outside of the area. We had more than 30 applicants for the position, interviewed more than 10, and had some terrific candidates to consider. During the search we also looked for ways to leverage some of the common threads in the current structure of our organization, and we ultimately decided that the combination of skills that Euginnia offered in both fundraising and events would lead to the best situation for the club in the future.

As many of you know, Emmy Hoyt is leaving the club at the end of the season. Her last day with SSCV will be May 15. She has graciously agreed to stay on during a transition period to support Euginnia and the organization. Emmy will be relocating to Steamboat full time. We will miss her greatly and we deeply appreciate her contributions while with SSCV.

Please join us in congratulating Euginnia both for her terrific work with the club and for her new and exciting opportunity!