Welcome to Mount Snow Academy

At MSA, you will find a school community dedicated to the pursuit of a passion. Decades have demonstrated that this pursuit simultaneously cultivates the qualities necessary to be successful both in college and in life outside of the classroom, and develops the strengths and skills that enable you to contribute to our ever-changing world.

On the hill, our student athletes benefit from world-class, individualized coaching. Our alpine ski racers call two mountains their home hills; at both Mount Snow and The Hermitage Club we enjoy varied and challenging terrain that meets the needs for each racer’s development. At Carinthia Parks, our freeskiers and snowboarders train daily at the best park in the East. The winning combination of master coaches and unparalleled training facilities makes the MSA the premiere winter snow sport academy in the country.

Off snow, our student athletes’ academic futures aren’t compromised in the classroom; in fact, they are enhanced. What sets us above other academies is our ability to educate each student in their home school’s curriculum, in a way that isn’t just student centered; it’s student led. Our unique brand of conversational education allows each student to work through their academics and also take deep dives into the areas of their work that mosts interested them; beyond their classmates back home. At the end of the winter, they are up to speed with their schoolwork and have experienced a rich intellectual journey only possible through our personalized and conversational academic model.

As reflected in our Mission Statement, “We instill in our students the vigor and self esteem to take risks and the insight to build on their challenges as effectively as their successes.” We invite you to explore our website, then come visit MSA to see us in action.

Think snow!

Todd Ormiston
Head of School