Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy is a community dedicated to providing passionate skiers the opportunity to pursue athletic dreams, academic excellence and personal growth while celebrating grit, grace and courage.
Our job is to push you, give you tough love, help you when you fall and cheer for you when you cross the finish line. It's to help you perfect the tiny details, while leading you toward a path where you'll live larger than life.
We'll help you see your potential even on days you can't see it. We'll help you balance everything that's coming at you. We'll help you finish the Century Ride or the Old 40 Run, understand that algebra equation, learn that past participle and experience the beauty of the world around you.
We'll help you thrive on the dual pursuit of rigorous academics and competitive skiing in an environment that celebrates hard work and the pursuit of worthy goals.
Those who have come before you have gone on to some of the best colleges and universities in the country, including Cornell University, Harvard University, New York University, UC Berkeley, University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania.
Many have continued their pursuit of skiing on NCAA teams at schools such as Bates, Boston College, Dartmouth, Middlebury, Saint Lawrence University and the University of Colorado.
We believe in...
...providing a supportive and safe community which celebrates family, shared values and goals, open communication and service.
...providing the opportunity to pursue athletic and academic excellence.
...developing strong character with respect, integrity, empathy and sportsmanship.
...developing confident and resilient people who embody work ethic, accountability, perserverance and adaptability.
...developing people who lead healthy, happy and purposeful lives.
The Sugar Bowl Ski Team Foundation was founded in 1998 by Tricia Hellman Gibbs, a former member of the U.S. Ski Team and a graduate of Williams College. Following in the footsteps of her father, Warren Hellman, who founded Stratton Mountain School in Vermont, Tricia had a vision of developing a world-class junior ski program and academy on the West Coast.
Tricia's passion, support and leadership helped develop Sugar Bowl Academy into a world-class educational institution for competitive skiers on Donner Summit, in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Today, Sugar Bowl Academy is nationally recognized as one of the premier sports academies in the country, and the only ski-in/ski-out ski academy in the U.S.