About Us

Sun Valley Ski Academy pairs the best of a Community School education with the proven coaching power of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, USSA’s Club of the Year in 2013. Together we provide an outstanding academic program that gives ninth grade through postgraduate day and boarding student athletes a solid foundation for college with the flexibility to pursue intensive training and competition schedules.

Sun Valley Ski Academy was founded in 2011 through a partnership between Community School and the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. Both organizations have been established and successful in the Wood River Valley for over four decades.

Academics, boarding facilities, and school sports are provided by Community School, while skiing and snowboarding is managed by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. We have created several initiatives meant to support our winter athletes; student athletes travel with a tutor periodically, our summer term session allows athletes to take classes that are then eliminated from their winter term, and a shortened winter term schedule allows for afternoon training. With over 40% of our Upper School students competing as skiers or snowboarders, we are very familiar with the complicated training and competition programs of our students. Our faculty members pride themselves on their ability to understand and support the challenges our skiers and snowboarders face because of their hectic schedules.