The Julia Argyros Training Center at Community School’s Ketchum Campus has been designated a United States Ski & Snowboard High Performance Center. This designation reflects a collaboration between the Sun Valley Ski Academy (a partnership between Community School and Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation) and United States Ski & Snowboard to provide young snow sport athletes with regional training centers that feature the most effective equipment and training techniques to develop their potential to the fullest.
According to United States Ski & Snowboard, “club or academy regional high performance centers are key to sharing best practices across the country. High Performance Centers will focus on sport science and sports medicine at regional facilities managed by United States Ski & Snowboard gold or silver level clubs and meeting specific staffing and infrastructure requirements. The long-term success will be based on an exchange of best practices between centers around the country.”
The Julia Argyros Training Center in Community School’s Ketchum Campus is modeled on the United States Ski & Snowboard Center for Excellence in Park City, Utah. The state-of-the-art, 3,200-square-foot space serves age-appropriate members of Community School and Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) and offers everything an individual needs to become strong and fit for their athletic endeavors. The designation of the facility as a United States Ski & Snowboard High Performance Center recognizes the world-class caliber of the equipment and the level of expertise available at the site to athletes pursuing the highest levels of snow sport competition.
Sun Valley Ski Academy Program Director Jonna Mendes said, “Since the inception of the Sun Valley Ski Academy and Community School’s Residential Program, we have consistently put in place programs that enable our student-athletes to receive a phenomenal education while training and competing at an elite level in their respective snow sport disciplines. As one of only three independent secondary schools with a designated United States Ski & Snowboard High Performance Center, we continue to pursue initiatives that elevate the student-athlete experience.”