Located at Lake Tahoe, California, Sugar Bowl Academy is a fully accredited college preparatory high school for competitive skiers. It's a world-class ski academy for Alpine, Nordic and Freeride athletes.

Grit.
Grace.
Courage.

These three words will guide your every action, every day.

Sugar Bowl academy open house

Alpine and Freeride Open House - February 20th, 2018

Nordic Open House - February 22nd, 2018

 

Grit to run that extra mile, to study that extra hour, to shave off that hundredth of a second, to become the person that voice inside your head says you can be.

Grace to pick yourself up when you fall, to stand tall whether on the podium or behind it, to go through every start — familiar and new — with your head held high and your eyes wide open, ready to learn and grow.

Courage to put your mind, body and spirit to the test. To let your natural abilities be realized. To take a different path — one that's paved with powder, hairpin turns, and inspiring lessons. Courage to drop into an experience that will prepare you for any situation, for the rest of your life.

Welcome to Sugar Bowl Academy. Your journey starts here.

Academics

Creating world-class thinkers

Marine biologist. Neuroscientist. Aerospace engineer. The student-athletes who attend Sugar Bowl Academy have big ambitions off the slopes, and our college preparatory academic program is designed to help them get there.

With a 3-to-1 student-to-staff ratio, state-of-the-art classrooms, a challenging AP curriculum, experiential learning, and student and staff mentors, you'll be prepared to apply — and succeed — at any college.

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Student Life

Sweat.
Study.
Repeat.

Welcome to a typical day on a not-so-typical path at a world-class ski academy. It's filled with a mix of mental and physical tests. Science and snow. Algebra and altitude. The routine can be grueling. And we wouldn't have it any other way.
    
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SBA Student Studying
SBA Student Studying
SBA Student Skiing
SBA Students
SBA Students in Gym
SBA Students in Class

Welcome to a typical day on a not-so-typical path. It's filled with a mix of mental and physical tests. Science and snow. Algebra and altitude. The routine can be grueling. And we wouldn't have it any other way.
    
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Athletics

Achieve your personal best.

Our coaches were elite snow sport competitors themselves — men and women who have been in your boots. They'll show you what it takes to excel at your sport, how to consistently achieve your personal best, and how to get on the nation's top NCAA teams.

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Support on the road.

Because we're a ski academy, your teachers understand that you'll be traveling to compete. And they'll help you keep up with your assignments no matter where you are. It's why we require you to have a laptop and a mobile device with you. It keeps the lines of communication open and the remote learning flowing. Plus digital books save trees. And we like trees.

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Academics

One-on-one Attention.

Your teachers are passionate about what they teach. They get to know how YOU learn.

They tailor instruction and assignments to you, give you creative projects that will interest you, challenge you and, ideally, blow your mind a bit.

They're also your biggest fans.

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Conditioning

Building
the best you.

You will have 9+ workouts per week designed to make you stronger, quicker, more flexible, more connected to your body, and more mentally tough. This is where "Grit, Grace and Courage" comes in. Don't worry. It will be really difficult. But you'll be thrilled by the results.

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SBA Student Working Out
SBA Student Studying
SBA Student Skiing
SBA Student Working Out
SBA Student Working Out
SBA Students in Class

You will have 9+ workouts per week designed to make you stronger, quicker, more flexible, more connected to your body, and more mentally tough. This is where "Grit, Grace and Courage" comes in. Don't worry. It will be really difficult. But you'll be thrilled by the results.

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SBA Student Community

Schedule a visit and see for yourself how a Sugar Bowl Academy college preparatory education and ski team experience will prepare your child academically, physically, emotionally and socially to succeed in college and beyond.