Over on Dollar Mountain, however, the gentle beginner slopes transformed in recent years into a real world-class terrain park with custom-built features skiers and snowboarders love. Last year, Sun Valley built one of only two 22-foot, Olympic-size, Superpipes in the northwest on Dollar, adjacent to the Community School’s main campus. Utilizing the terrain park to the fullest, the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Snowboard Team was named Club of the Year last season and Community School alumnus Chase Josey (’13) was recently named to the U.S. Snowboard Team.
Community School embraces our snowy roots each year with one of our most cherished traditions — Powder Day. For one day each winter, every student “skips” school and hits the mountain with friends and teachers. The highly-anticipated event is only announced the night before, keeping students on pins and needles during the cold weather months. The main campus and the Residence Hall are within minutes of all ski, snowboard and cross country facilities, making it incredibly convenient for student athletes in the SVSA to find ample time to train. Faculty members greatly value our snow sports athletes and support students both on and off the slopes and trails.
If you love to play in the snow, whether what drives you is speed, mastering that latest trick, or cross country skiing up that hill faster than your competitor, there is no better place to live and to train than Sun Valley and no better program than the SVSA.