SMS Ski Team Members to Train Nationally
Seven Stratton Mountain School alpine skiing athletes have been invited to participate in regional and national training groups with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, according to Mike Morin, SMS Alpine Program Director. “Working with regional and national training groups is a great opportunity for our athletes to ski head-to-head with their peers from around the country,” said Morin.
Junior George Steffey won the U16 Nationals in Giant Slalom and Dual GS last year, which invited the top 30 alpine athletes from around the country; George will spend November working with the U.S. Ski Team in Colorado.
Sophomores Emma Finfer, Austin Lilley and Tyler Wetzel will attend USSA’s Regional Training Camp in Copper Mountain, Colo., a Super-G training camp for athletes.
Senior Lara Lathrop and junior Amanda Steffey will also travel to Copper Mountain to attend the U.S. Ski Team Speed Training Center, a camp that prepares athletes for NorAm speed competitions.
Stratton Mountain School is a ski and snowboard academy located at the base of Stratton Mountain serving students in grades 7 to 12. The SMS community of students, faculty, coaches and staff share the pursuit of academic and athletic excellence.