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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.



2013-2014 Awards Recipients

Congratulations to  the following SSWSC athletes, members, and coaches that were recognized for  their outstanding achievements this year!

Award:  2013/2014  Recipient
The Bea Kirby Trophy -Annika Belshaw
Snowboarding Excellence Award-Winston Vaughan
Cross-Country Outstanding Performance-Lars Hannah
Hobart Freestyle Award-Evan Smith  
Snowboarding Outstanding Performance-Berin Klawiter
Telemark Reipelykkje Award-Lyta Foulk
Freestyle Coaches Cup-Patrick Dillon
Erika Mueller Snowboard Spirit Award- Katie Keough

Ned Grant Memorial Trophy-Jesse Laughlin/Gretchen Burkholder
 Ritter Memorial Courage Cup-The Blair Family
Stahly Award-Ryan Dyer
Wilbur Madsen Memorial Award-Brenden Andrews
The Asher Award-Bennett Gamber
Barrett Burch Memorial Trophy-Finley Danielson/Koen Stroock
Freestyle Pursuit of Excellence Award-River King 
Buddy Werner Bronze-Eliza Fox/Jordan Simon
Charles Abernathy Memorial "True Grit" Award-Perri Meeks
Mary C. Magill Memorial Ski Meister Award-Henry Magill  
Chris McNeill Memorial Award-Cara Piske
Ashley Stamp Memorial Award-Alex Blair
The Skeeter Award -Mackenzie Ward
John Fetcher Honorary Sustaining Member-Peter Daley
Freeskier Vision Award-Robby Brown
Tyler Gooding Award-Jett Seymour
The Henry Hall Cup-Decker Dean

Coach Awards:
SSWSC Snowboard Coach of the Year-Elliot Martinez
SSWSC Nordic Combined Coach of the Year-Garrett Fisk
SSWSC Cross Country Coach of the Year-Brad Piske
SSWSC Alpine Coach of the Year-Erik Gilbert
SSWSC Telemark Coach of the Year-Charlie Dresen
SSWSC Alpine Youth Coach of the Year-Mary Anderson
 SSWSC Freestyle Coach of the Year-Courtnay Browne

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Contact Information

970-879-0695 - Phone
970-879-7993 - Fax

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 774487
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Physical Address:
845 Howelsen Hill Parkway
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