Imagine the best of both worlds. Vermont Academy and Mount Snow Academy have merged! It’s more than an independent school and more than a snow sports academy… it is Vermont Academy at Mount Snow. 

Vermont Academy at Mount Snow offers a unique opportunity for student-athletes to cultivate their passion for on-snow sports while maintaining a consistent college preparatory academic program. Athletes can elect to train four sessions per week at Mount Snow or board at the Matterhorn campus for a more immersive experience. Our teachers and coaches work collaboratively to support goal-driven student-athletes while instilling confidence, perseverance, and independence. This exceptional combination of elite coaching and strong academic programming sets our students on the path to athletic and academic success—without sacrificing one for the other.

Contact Us!

Should you have questions about any program or aspect of Vermont Academy at Mount Snow, please feel free to contact us!

Ben Gardner
Director of Vermont Academy at Mount Snow

Dave Hodgson
Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Advancement
O: 802.869.6255

VA Students Have Three Ways to Engage


For serious winter sport athletes, seeking professional coaching and competition support. VA student-athletes are bussed to Mount Snow for training sessions with professional, certified coaches, and train alongside NightCat and WildCat athletes.

A partially immersive program for VA student-athletes who are looking for more consistent and extensive training and competition support. VA student-athletes move into a dorm room at the Mount Snow campus for the weekend, participating in full-day training sessions and/or competition.

A fully immersive Ski Academy experience for Vermont Academy Students. The WildCat program runs during the 2nd Trimester, and VA students move into the dorms at the Mount Snow Campus, while receiving 1:1 tutoring in their VA classes. On-Snow training is 6 days a week, including travel to competitions. Post-season camps round out the offerings for dedicated, achievement-oriented student-athletes.


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  • Program and Cost Breakdown for Full Winter Term

    ProgramBoarding Student CostDay Student Cost
    Full Winter Term$42,000$32,000
    Training Camp
    (Nov 20-Dec 20)
    Season Term 1
    (Jan 5- Feb 1)
    Season Term 2
    (Feb 1 - Feb 28)
    Training Only for Full SeasonN/A$20,000
    Training Only by MonthN/A$5,500
  • Program and Cost Breakdown for VA Students

    Program LevelProgram ImmersionTraining HoursTraining CostBoarding Cost
    DayCat Session
    Travel to Mount Snow four (4) times a week 

    (2 hour training session)
    90+ hours of coaching$2,500N/A
    NightCat SessionTravel to Mount Snow Tues/Wed (2 days per week) and board at VA at Mount Snow Fri-Sun (3 days per week)160+ hours of coaching$4,500$2,000
    WildCat SessionBoard at VA at Mount Snow Dec-Feb275+ hours of coaching$7,500$5,000

    Training costs are the same for both day and boarding students. Boarding costs only apply to day students.

    The family/student is responsible for their own equipment, obtaining an Epic Pass as well as a USSA Membership, and paying any incidental fees for competitions/travel.
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Facilities and Training

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  • Mount Snow

    Mount Snow is our home mountain, less than five minutes away from the Matterhorn campus. Alpine athletes enjoy the convenience of private locker space, ski storage, and tuning at the Mount Snow Training Center.

    • 1700 vertical feet
    • 600 acres of skiable terrain 
    • 80+ trails
    • 100% snowmaking coverage
  • Carinthia Parks

    With an entire mountain face dedicated to terrain parks, each designed for different levels of experience and skill, Carinthia is the perfect training ground for freeski and snowboard athletes.

    • 100 acres of terrain park
    • Spread out over nine unique parks
  • Matterhorn Campus

    • Zmetra Training Dome with trampoline
    • 500 square foot gym with spin bikes and weights
    • Former inn with dorms, teaching and training space, commercial kitchen, and game room
    • Jib hill with lights for after-dinner sessions

Meet the Coaches

    • Peter Stokloza

      Alpine Program Director / Head Alpine Coach

    • Nick Falbo

      Snowboard Program Administrator / Snowboard Coach

    • Sam Marino

      Freeski Program Director / Head Freeski Coach

Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.