News from Steamboat Mountain School's Ski/Ride Program

While we eagerly await the coming of Old Man Winter, it is inspiring to look back on all the good work our competitive athletes have done this fall.  This year we have kids involved in: Alpine, Nordic Combined, Cross Country, Freeskiing, Special Jumping and both Freestyle and Alpine Snowboarding.  Our competitive athletes make up 36% of our student body.  They come from Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, all over the Mid-West, Belgium, Russia and Australia.  Most of our athletes have been training five days per week in addition to attending on-snow camps in Colorado.

Most of our racers have already missed several days of school to take advantage of early training opportunities at Copper Mountain, A-Basin and Loveland.  Additionally, Hannah Soria '19, overall winner of the U16 Alpine Championships last year, spent much of October in Chile working with an elite group of U.S. racers.  Though fall absences, when students are in full class loads are difficult, our students and teachers work diligently to ensure that academic objectives are met. 

All of our athletes are eager to return after Thanksgiving Break when they will resume with a lightened academic load for the winter.  In other exciting news, we just learned that Christian DeOliveira '18, will be representing his home country, Australia, at the Asian Youth Games in February.  This competition is organized by the Olympic Council of Asia.  

We look forward to academically supporting all of our athletes and wish them a productive season marked by many podiums, few injuries, and great sportsmanship.  


Thursday, November 17, 2016