MSA Athletes Train & Learn Together with Online Education
August 25, 2020Read More
West Dover, VT – US Performance Academy (USPA) and Mount Snow Academy (MSA) have created a partnership in order to support elite winter sport athletes looking to train and compete while excelling in their academics.
USPA is an accredited, NCAA approved, private, online, middle & high school created for high-performance athletes. Designed by athletes and educators, the approach benefits driven students who are training, traveling, competing, and pushing to the next level. The online curriculum allows for a flexible school schedule and academic calendar. The support system keeps students involved, motivated, and on track to success. And the focus on the student-athletes future goals and aspirations opens up a doorway to future opportunities.
Mount Snow Academy is a winter-term ski academy for competitive alpine ski racers, freeskiers, and snowboarders. Serving grades 6 – 12 for over 35 years, MSA provides personalized academics and individualized athletic programming through flexible winter sessions based at Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, VT. Student-athletes come to MSA to cultivate their passion for their chosen snowsport amongst peers, receiving world-class coaching 6 days a week while being guided by passionate educators in a predominately one-to-one academic setting. MSA student-athletes gain valuable life skills and make life-long friends and memories both on and off the hill.
Combined, USPA and Mount Snow Academy will help to remove any transitional struggles during this uncertain time in education. With no interruption to a student-athlete’s education, no teacher handoffs between schools, and no in-seat requirements, the partnership provides a proven system of student-athlete success. With multi-level support, community, technology, and a flexible schedule, students are able to excel in their athletics and academics.
“Providing new and innovative opportunities for MSA student-athletes is core to our mission. Our alignment and partnership with USPA provides an educational choice that will help to enhance our student-athletes’ experience by better balancing both school and sport in pursuit of fulfilling their athletic and academic goals and aspirations year-round.” Peter Stokloza, Mount Snow Academy Head of School
“The entire experience at Mount Snow is very unique. They provide an amazing training experience that doesn’t require students to be on campus throughout the year, but allows them to be at home when it isn’t critical to be on-site training.” said Pete Smith, President of USPA. “Our partnership allows students to study from home or the MSA campus, saving the students time transitioning between schools and saving the families overall on tuition costs. It’s a win-win. USPA has created a quality program that has proven results and a track record of success. USPA is proud to be partnering with Mount Snow Academy and excited to meet all of the hard-working athletes.”
For more information on the partnership and USPA, please visit http://www.GoUSPA.org
MSA Announces Partnership with The Marvelwood School
June 18, 2020Read More
Mount Snow Academy is pleased to partner with The Marvelwood School to offer a unique opportunity for student-athletes looking to cultivate their passion for skiing or snowboarding while maintaining a consistent academic program year-round. Students enrolled in the ‘Pterodactyl Session’ spend the fall and spring terms at Marvelwood, in Kent, CT, and the winter term at Mount Snow Academy (MSA) in West Dover, Vermont. At MSA, Pterodactyl Session student-athletes participate in small-group training programs in alpine, freeskiing, and snowboarding. With access to world-class training facilities, elite coaching, and a highly individualized learning environment designed to accommodate training and competition schedules, participants benefit from a program that is completely customized to each student-athlete while fostering independence and confidence.
Please contact Luella Strattner at Mount Snow Academy for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org/ 802/464/7669 or visit our website: mountsnowacademy.org or The Marvelwood School’s website: marvelwood.org
Peter Stokloza Named Next Head of School
April 23, 2019Read More
The Board of Directors at Mount Snow Academy (MSA) has hired Peter Stokloza to take over as the Head of School. This year, MSA has seen extensive growth with significant improvements in the snowsports and academic arenas.
According to the Chairman, “The MSA Board was particularly impressed by Peter’s leadership experience, breadth of athletic & academic knowledge and passion for snow-sports academies. His understanding of the special qualities and characteristics of Mount Snow Academy will help him expand upon our strengths and continue to advance our mission. We all look forward to a great future for Mount Snow Academy under Peter’s leadership”
Todd Ormiston, the current Head of School, is preparing for his new position as Executive Director of the North Country School/Camp Treetops in upstate NY and we wish him and his family well. Todd brought significant changes to Mount Snow Academy, including establishing a campus for the school and more than doubling enrollment during his tenure.
Todd says “Peter will be a tremendous asset to the continued growth and development of Mount Snow Academy. In his first year at MSA, Peter established an exceptional culture and professional approach to the alpine program, and I am sure he will do the same for the entire school in the coming years.”
Peter’s experiences include leading the BBTS (Black and Blue Trail Smashers) Snowsports Educational Foundation and Waterville Valley Academy as their CEO and Head of School from 2004-2017. While working with the US Ski Team from 2000-2004, he also developed relationships with many snowsports academies, athletes and leaders throughout the United States. A former division 1 ski racer and academy athlete, Peter has always been part of the competitive snowsports landscape. Last year Peter was the Alpine Program Technical Director for MSA, working with many Alpine athletes and families. During this time he also formed strong working relationships and networks with the Mount Snow Training Center and Mount Snow Ski Area, key partners to MSA’s long term success. Peter has an MBA, is a level 500 alpine coach, and his education, experience, and certifications are well suited for his new role.
“Mount Snow Academy has a tremendous group of student athletes and families who are passionate and committed to competitive skiing, riding and rigorous academics. The MSA community is one that supports the journey of each individual in the pursuits of their passion and ultimate goals. I’m honored to be leading the school, its dedicated staff, and our students in this exciting pursuit and look forward to skiing with my children next season!” – Peter Stokloza
MSA is a winter-term academy for competitive snowsports athletes in grades 6-12, including a Post Graduate program. MSA offers a variety of on-snow camps year round in Europe, Oregon, Colorado, California, and Whistler, B.C.
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