topper Alpine Ski Program


Ski & Snowboard Club Vail offers full time and part time programs for all ages and abilities, from 6 to 20+ years of age, including limited Post Graduate (High School) and Super PG (College graduate) programs. With an emphasis on the fundamentals, we strive to create an environment that is fun, supportive, and conducive to learning. SSCV believes the mountain is one of our best teachers; so our progressions include free skiing to build natural feel, to learn athletic skiing, and to nurture a love of the sport. Our coaches utilize USSA’s effective SkillsQuest program to complement free skiing and fundamentals training. Video is another tool used to aid in learning. It is uploaded so athletes can view it at home and/or with their coach in the classroom setting.

SSCV athletes have access to the permanent and closed-to-the-public Golden Peak training hill from our clubhouse located at the base of the training venue. We have the capability to train speed on our Golden Peak training hill as well as the world famous Birds of Prey DH course at Beaver Creek. The Alpine Program designs and follows an age appropriate training plan to ensure our athletes are equipped with the tools they need to reach their goals.

In November, because of our state of the art snowmaking system, our athletes train with the best National Teams in the World who travel to Colorado to prepare for their World Cup season. This includes SSCV alumnae and Olympic and World Championship superstars Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin who utilize SSCV as their training site for early season practice.

Complementing our on-hill training, we are proud to have an elite strength and conditioning/ human performance program for our Full Time athletes beginning at U16 ages. This program offers a full-battery of assessments 3-4 times per year (including Functional Movement Screening, Strength, Power and Cardiovascular testing) and customized, individual performance programs including Strength and Conditioning, Movement Skills, and outsourced Sports Psychology and Nutritional Assessment and programming on a fee basis. Our state-of-the-art program utilizes the latest, modern equipment and top-tier staffing to help our athletes achieve their goals and strive for excellence.

The success of our club is directly related to the dedication of our staff and motivation of our athletes to be their best, through our core values: Character, Courage and Commitment.

Come join the fun, be challenged and reach your potential!