Sun Valley Ski Academy
Selected programs:
USA / Other
Other locations: Sun Valley, Idaho,
Institution Description
Sun Valley is the original destination ski resort. Generations of sophisticated outdoor enthusiasts have flocked to our mountains to enjoy endless sunshine, bluebird days, and an always-evolving list of activities that spans four seasons. Celebrities, dignitaries, business leaders, and luminaries of all varieties have prized Sun Valley for its hospitality, elegance, world-class sports facilities, and low-key atmosphere. Bald Mountain and its sister slope, Dollar Mountain, have been lauded for consistent slope, well-groomed runs, and total lack of crowds.

SVSA athletes enjoy all of this as well. From hiking in the Sawtooth Mountains to biking world-renowned single track; from enjoying lectures by famous authors to taking in the latest concert; from learning how to cast a fly fishing rod to whitewater rafting one of our local rivers, Sun Valley is one vast playground. Parents visiting their SVSA students are amazed by this spectacular place. After taking their son or daughter (and probably a few friends) out to a top-notch dinner in Ketchum and enjoying a walk through the woods, families with students at SVSA will make Sun Valley their number one vacation destination.

Quick Facts:
  • Community School is a pre-kindergarten through postgraduate independent college-preparatory school
  • Total enrollment is 381 students
  • 153 students in the Upper School; 130 day/23 boarding students
  • 31 alpine athletes
  • 10 cross country athletes
  • 7 freestyle athletes
  • 2 snowboard
  • Students hail from Canada, China, and the Philippines
  • 55 Faculty members
  • Faculty/Student Ratio: 7:1
  • Sports offered at Community School include soccer, women’s volleyball, cross-country running, basketball, and tennis.
Thirteen skiers and snowboarders, seven international students, three domestic students, and six Residential Advisors currently live in our dorm, located at the base of Warm Springs. Warm Springs is the main training site for our alpine, freestyle, and snowboard athletes. Student athletes who live in the dorm have a 30-second walk to the base of the mountain and a one-minute walk to their brand-new, state-of-the-art training center and locker room.