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Ski Moms Talk Ski Academy Life with Tracy Keller, Head of School, Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont.

December 15, 2022 Nicole Season 2 Episode 14
Ski Moms Talk Ski Academy Life with Tracy Keller, Head of School, Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont.
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Ski Moms Talk Ski Academy Life with Tracy Keller, Head of School, Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont.
Dec 15, 2022 Season 2 Episode 14
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In this episode Nicole and Sarah host Tracy Keller, ski mom, and Head of School at Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) in Waitsfield, Vermont. Tracy shares her ski and career journey with us from racing at Dartmouth to her first job at Sugar Bowl Academy and finally to GMVS where she is the Head of School.

Tracy learned to ski when she was six at Pico Mountain in Vermont and started ski racing at a young age.  She went on to ski at Dartmouth College and after college took a job teaching, coaching and dorm parenting at Sugar Bowl Academy in California.  

Tracy clearly defines a ski academy - a high school (and in some cases middle school) designed for and to serve the needs of competitive ski racers. Most are independent schools, many have a boarding component. 

Tracy gives some great advice on how to check out what a ski academy is like by attending a ski camp.  While students can enroll as early as 7th grade at GMVS, many students do not start attending full time until 9th grade.  Many academies offer winter term programs (typically 6th, 7th, 8th grade) starting in November through the ski season. 

A ski academy is a good fit for a student that is passionate about skiing - they ski every day, in all weather, and you really need to love it. Students need to be resilient, hard working and have the ability to recognize that competitive skiing is a process. Another key factor is that the desire to ski competitively needs to be driven by the athlete and not their parents. 

We also learn about a typical year at a ski academy - which can consist of international and domestic camp travel, on-site physical conditioning and local training.  

Keep up with the Latest from GMVS:
Website:
https://gmvs.org/
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/gmvsski
Facebook:
GMVS
GMVS Ski Camps
GMVS 7th Grade

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In this episode Nicole and Sarah host Tracy Keller, ski mom, and Head of School at Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) in Waitsfield, Vermont. Tracy shares her ski and career journey with us from racing at Dartmouth to her first job at Sugar Bowl Academy and finally to GMVS where she is the Head of School.

Tracy learned to ski when she was six at Pico Mountain in Vermont and started ski racing at a young age.  She went on to ski at Dartmouth College and after college took a job teaching, coaching and dorm parenting at Sugar Bowl Academy in California.  

Tracy clearly defines a ski academy - a high school (and in some cases middle school) designed for and to serve the needs of competitive ski racers. Most are independent schools, many have a boarding component. 

Tracy gives some great advice on how to check out what a ski academy is like by attending a ski camp.  While students can enroll as early as 7th grade at GMVS, many students do not start attending full time until 9th grade.  Many academies offer winter term programs (typically 6th, 7th, 8th grade) starting in November through the ski season. 

A ski academy is a good fit for a student that is passionate about skiing - they ski every day, in all weather, and you really need to love it. Students need to be resilient, hard working and have the ability to recognize that competitive skiing is a process. Another key factor is that the desire to ski competitively needs to be driven by the athlete and not their parents. 

We also learn about a typical year at a ski academy - which can consist of international and domestic camp travel, on-site physical conditioning and local training.  

Keep up with the Latest from GMVS:
Website:
https://gmvs.org/
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/gmvsski
Facebook:
GMVS
GMVS Ski Camps
GMVS 7th Grade

Loam Pass, the premier North American mountain biking pass, gives you over 60 days of access to some of the best mountain biking destinations across the country.

Use code: SKIMOMS15 to save 15% off your order here.

Save 15% off your order at Skida.com with CODE SKIMOMS15 at checkout.

 



Support the Show.

Keep up with the Latest from the Ski Moms!
Website:
www.skimomsfun.com
Ski Moms Discount Page:
https://skimomsfun.com/discounts
Ski Moms Ski Rental Homes
Join the 10,000+
Ski Moms Facebook Group
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/skimomsfun

Send us an email and let us know what guests and topics you’d like to hear next!
Sarah@skimomsfun.com
Nicole@skimomsfun.com