Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Freestyle Team Returns from Nationals

The Freeskiing group just got back from their National Championships in Copper. We had Nine athletes competing in three disciplines: Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Rail jam.


  • Open Class Rail Jam
    • Robby Brown   4th 
  • Open Class Slope Style
    • Robby Brown 13th (bubble boy for Finals)
    • Lennon Vaughn 15th
  • Open Class Halfpipe
    • Lennon Vaughn 7th (bubble boy for Finals)
  • Skier Men Slopestyle16 -18
    • Jackson Takes 21st
  • Skier Men Slopestyle 13 - 15
    • Sammy Schuiling 1st
    • Payton McElhiney 2nd
  • Skier Men Halfpipe 13 - 15
    • Payton McElhiney 7th
    • Sammy Schuiling 14th
  • Skier Women Halfpipe 13-15
    • Paula Cooper 1st
    • Paula Cooper

    • Paula is wearing Maddy Bowman's Sochi Gold medal in photo
  • Skier Boys Slopestyle 10- 12
    • Liam Baxter 20th
    • Kai Doyle 59th
  • Skier Boys Halfpipe 10 - 12
    • Liam Baxter 5th
  • Skier Boys Slopestyle 9 and under
    • Owen Taylor 23rd
    This was a great event to finish the season, and to have such success in the 13 to 15 age bracket is really exciting.  These guys put a lot of work in this season and it was a lot of fun to see them have success. 

Nationals 2

2014 Summer Guide

Welcome to the Spring of 2014!

We look forward to seeing you at our end of season awards celebration on April 16th when we celebrate another successful season at the SSWSC. We hope you and your family enjoyed the season and that your athlete has grown in many ways during their season with us. It has been a pleasure seeing your athlete’s increased technical skill development and social maturation over these past few months, during which terrific memories have been created.

As staff we reflect upon our season and acknowledge what we did well and where we might not have been as successful.  We had many successes, but are mindful to also focus on those areas where we know we need to get better. We are focused on continuous improvement in all areas of our programming, staffing, and facilities to allow all of our athletes to achieve their respective goals.  Each year we hope to make incremental and accelerating progress in the programs and services we provide to our athletes, and to improve the experience of our club members.

As we look forward to our 2014 summer programming and the 2014-15 winter sports season, we are working on ensuring that our athletes are provided with the best training and coaches, and on creating an environment that sustains our coaching staff over time. Retention of high-performing staff will promote and solidify a consistent foundation for our programs and our athletes.  Our priority is to retain our program directors and coaches and to provide them with compensation and benefits that are fair, competitive, and necessary to providing our athletes with the coaching and mentoring that is the core of our 100-year legacy.

Additionally, we are moving into the 2014-15 season with exciting initiatives that will help to make our athletes stronger, healthier, and more knowledgeable regarding conditioning, recovery, nutrition, and when necessary, rehabilitation.  We have hired a full-time, year-round, strength and conditioning director who will drive these important initiatives and who will work with our coaching staff to enhance the performance and endurance of our athletes.  We are also making substantial improvements to our strength and conditioning center through a renovation project, substantially supported by a $100,000 grant from the Lennox Foundation, to be completed in early summer. 

While we strive to provide affordable training and programming to our athletes, it is necessary to adjust our program prices to continue to provide and improve high quality programs, coaches and facilities.  The costs of our usage at both of our partner’s facilities at Howelsen Hill and the Steamboat Ski Area are increasing, and the club's operating costs to sustain and improve our programs also continue to rise.  We are working diligently to help minimize the impact of the increasing costs of our key partners on our membership, and we continue to actively manage our costs while investing in enhancements to our coaching and programs. 

Despite increasing costs, we want to make sure that our programs continue to be available to those who believe in our mission.  For that reason, we are working to maximize and increase the amount of available scholarship dollars to our athletes. Scholarship awards are available to many families with diverse financial situations and we encourage you to apply for both summer and winter scholarships.  We understand the significant investment that our member families make in our athletes. Providing scholarships is a way for us to partner with you to help ease the financial burden.

Our programming is so much more than winter athletics; our programs and coaches provide the building blocks for success in the lives of our athletes and allow them to be the best they can be as athletes and as individuals.  In our view, this is one of the most important investments we can make in the lives of these athletes.

Thank you for your continued support of the club and our programs.  If you have any questions, please call Jim Boyne or Sarah Floyd.


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