Sun Valley Ski Academy seeks to admit students devoted to maximizing their potential both on and off the hill. All successful applicants can point to a record of dedication and commitment, and most have achieved athletic success at the local, regional, and even national levels. Sun Valley Ski Academy attendees are good sports, good citizens and excellent ambassadors for their sport. We look for leaders, students who contribute to the community in the classroom, on the snow, and in the dorm.
Do you think the Sun Valley Ski Academy might be right for you? The best way to find out is to come and tour!
We strongly encourage student athletes interested in attending the Sun Valley Ski Academy as a day or boarding student to plan a tour. Tours include a visit to the Community School campus, which allows for prospective students to attend classes, tour campus, and sit down with the Head of School, Upper School Head, Sun Valley Ski Academy Program Director, and potential Head Coach of the student athlete. If applicable, dorm visits are scheduled, where you will meet the chef, see our fantastic dorm rooms, and view the training hill right out of the window that could be yours next year! Winter visits are scheduled to include time on the mountain with the ski team, where athletes can check out the mountain, and get some skiing in. Please contact Jonna Mendes at (208) 720-0512 or to schedule a visit.
Getting to Sun Valley:
Sun Valley Ski Academy is 25 minutes from the Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, Idaho, which receives year-round connecting service from Salt Lake City and seasonal service from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. Sun Valley can also be accessed through the Boise Airport, about 2.5 hours from Sun Valley. Car rentals are available from both airports, with bus service and shuttles from Boise.