About Sun Valley Ski Academy

Group of student skiers in front of a ski slope

A Rocky Mountain ski slope

Pursue Your Passion with Purpose

At Sun Valley Ski Academy in Idaho, ninth through twelfth grade day and boarding student-athletes can reach their highest potential academically and in snow sport competition, while also benefiting from a renowned Outdoor Program and extracurricular activities. Take advantage of our unique Rocky Mountain location and our close proximity to Sun Valley's lifts (five-minute drive max!). We offer a high quality private education combined with world-class coaching and training. Whether you're pursuing alpine racing, park and pipe, cross country, moguls, big mountain, or snowboard, SVSA is the ski academy for you!

At Sun Valley Ski Academy, you will:

  • Find meaningful academic challenge at Sun Valley Community School;
  • Train as a member of Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, benefitting from the proven coaching power of a USSA Gold Certified Club, one of only 19 in the nation;
  • Have the flexibility and support to pursue intensive training and competition schedules that (might, could, will) take you all over the nation and world;
  • Participate in Sun Valley Community School’s signature Outdoor Program, exploring the landscape of the West through trips that make the most of the area’s stunning wilderness areas and connect you with your school community.

As an SVSA Student-athlete, You’ll Be Supported By:

  • A designated academic tutor who travels alongside you to competitions several times throughout the year;
  • A summer-term session that allows for student-athletes to complete academic requirements and thereby reduce their course load in the winter term
  • Shorter academic days during the winter term, allowing for morning and/or afternoon on-snow training, depending on your age and discipline;
  • Faculty members who understand the challenges skiers and snowboarders encounter during the competitive season and are committed to supporting your passion.

The SVSA Story

Sun Valley Ski Academy was founded in 2011 through a partnership between Sun Valley Community School and the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. Both organizations have been established and successful in the Wood River Valley for over four decades.

Academics, boarding facilities, and school sports are provided by Sun Valley Community School, while skiing and snowboarding is managed by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation.

If you like to ski and you like the outdoors, this is your place. SVSA is about so much more than skiing—it has so much more to offer. We have great snow, great support, and world-class training venues.

Bennett '19, SVSA Alpine Athlete