How it Works
All Wildcat Session student-athletes are enrolled as full-time Vermont Academy Students. Program fees are included in the Vermont Academy tuition but do not include fees and travel while at Mount Snow Academy.
While living on Vermont Academy’s campus, students take classes and play fall varsity or JV sports while also participating in dryland training.
Students will transition to remote learning when they move to the Mount Snow Academy campus, typically by the end of November. Students train on snow six days a week and follow the Vermont Academy curriculum with support from MSA instructors and Vermont Academy teachers. Students will typically transition back to living and learning on Vermont Academy’s campus by the end of March. Competition schedules can impact the start and end dates of the Wildcat session on a per-athlete basis.
In the springtime, students take classes in person and live on campus at Vermont Academy. Students can play spring varsity and JV sports.
Summer ski camps as offered by MSA; however, fees for these camps are not included in the Vermont Academy school year tuition. MSA/VA student-athletes are given a discounted rate.
Alpine Competition: Southern Vermont Council and intra-council races throughout the region. Competitive athletes compete in States and Easterns. Camps include Colorado, Mount Hood, Mammoth, and Hintertux.
Freestyle and Snowboard Competition: USASA Southern Vermont Series and regional out-of-series competitions. Athletes go to Copper Mountain for early season camp and back to Park City or Copper before nationals. Summer camps at Mount Hood and Whistler.