Killington Mountain School provides athletes a progressive foundation toward success in Alpine ski racing with academic and non-academic camps, sessions, and season-long programs.
KMS offers Alpine programs for all abilities and ages (6 through 20+, including post-graduate). Beginning with KSC/KMS Development programs, KMS offers weekend and extended training opportunities for developing young, well-rounded athletes allowing them the opportunity to pursue their love of the sport through training and competition. These programs are the primary development pipelines for the Killington Mountain School.
KMS also offers athletes numerous on-snow camp opportunities throughout the United States, South America and Europe to expand their training, skills development, and racing opportunities throughout the year.
Though the KMS BOOST Sessions, athletes in grades 6 through 9 are introduced to the Killington Mountain School academy lifestyle. BOOST program participants train with KMS coaches and work with teachers on their academics, just like the student-athletes enrolled in Winter-Term and Full-Term Academy Programs.
With an emphasis on the fundamentals, KMS strives to create an environment that is fun, supportive, and conducive to learning, and one that is tailored to the needs of each participant.
Athlete development in Alpine Programs are offered through the following academic and non-academic programs at Killington Mountain School:
Academy Winter-Term – five-month program for grades 6-12
Academy Full-Term – nine-month program for grades 9-12
PG Program – ten-month program for athletes who have graduated high school, have strong academic standing, and want to continue to train and compete at a level constant with national team placement/NCAA Division 1 skiing
Our goal at KMS is to provide every student-athlete the skills to achieve his or her full potential in athletics and academics, allowing all to take with them the tools for success in the fields they choose. Our staff brings more than 200 years of combined experience, with more than 40 years at the World Cup level, and more than a dozen years of Olympic and World Championship experience.
KMS athletic programs run year-round, providing student-athletes with the building blocks they need to reach their goals. KMS racers work throughout the preparation period—the time between the end of one competition season and the beginning of the next—to be ready for that next season's competitions.
Each winter, the coaching staff plans the training projects for the following preparation period; these plans are based on the year-round athletic development curriculum and targetted to the needs of KMS student-athletes. In order to provide the best camps possible, KMS Training Projects are open only to enrolled and enrolling student-athletes, unless otherwise noted.
Winter alpine BOOST camps are open to KMS students and Dev Program participants.
The Killington Mountain School Post-Graduate Program provides athletes who aspire to compete at the NorAm level, dream of racing for an NCAA Division 1 school or National Team with a highly individualized program to achieve their goals. As part of a year-around program, PG athletes begin their training in May to prepare for the upcoming season.
The conditioning, sports psychology, sport science, and on-snow training includes oversight from the KMS coaching staff throughout the year. The PG Program includes approximately 50 days of on snow training during the prep period (June 1-November 30), plus training and competition support during the competition period (December 1- April 7). Dryland training programs begin May 1, with access to KMS training facilities and coaching staff oversight.
The PG Training Program includes the following on-snow, conditioning camps, and compeition schedule:
June 1-5: Testing and conditioning at KMS
June 22-July 2: Mammoth Mountain, CA (15 days on snow)
July 26-30: Conditioning camp @TBA
August 1-17: La Parva, Chile (15 days on snow)
October 7-23: Stubai, Austria (12 days on snow)
November 1-15: Killington (15 days on snow)
November 17 - December 2: Mammoth or Colorado (12 days on snow)
Competition period: December 1 - April 7
The PG Training Program includes training and competition at Killington Resort and other venues, with both morning and afternoon sessions as appropriate. PG training schedules are coordinated with the coaching staff based upon the athlete's competition schedule. PG athletes can expect to compete at Regional FIS and NorAm races, and may include international competition in Europe and Canada if appropriate.
Academics: All PG athletes are eligible for classes, preferably college level. KMS offers courses through Castleton State College and theCommunity College of Vermont. These credits may be transferable.
Meals: Meals in the KMS dining hall are included during winter term.
Transportation: Transportation to local and regional competitions will be provided. Transportation to camps, and out of region competitions will be arranged by KMS with the cost split by program participants.
Application Process: This is a selective program with a required application and interview process. For further information, or to apply, contact:
KMS Alpine Alumni
US Ski Team Members
>> Kristin Leggett '09
>> Lindsay Cone '06
>> Stefan Hughes PG '05
>> Megan Trayner '01
>> Kyle Wieche '85 (Albertville Olympic Team)
>> Scott Smith '79
>> Brad Hogan
NCAA Division I Racers
>> John Bianchi '18 (Boston College)
>> Bobby Ryan '17 (Boston College)
>> Paul Ferri '17 (Colby College)
>> Marc Hartnett '17 (Colby College)
>> Cassidy Bebo '17 (Bates College)
>> Tommy Shantler '17 (Plymouth State University)
>> Ava Mattsson '16 (University of New Hampshire)
>> Lily Hogan ‘16 (Colby College)
>> James Ferri '14 (Dartmouth)
>> Michael Ferri '13 (Colby College)
>> Cameron Price '13 (Colby College)
>> Kristie Ryan '12 (Boston College)
>> Dylan Malone '12 (Bates College)
>> Dan Martin '12 (Saint Lawrence University)
>> Alison Visconti '11 (Saint Lawrence University)
>> James Ryan '10 (Colby College)
>> Timothy Spangler '10 (Saint Michaels College)
>> Matthew Beers '10 (Saint Michaels College)
>> Johnny Canney '07 (Bates College, NCAA Championships '11)
>> Zach Clayton '07 (UNH; First-Team All-American Honors)
>> Heidi Robbins '07 (Saint Lawrence University, Saint Michael's College)
>> Brian Swartz '05 (Middlebury College)
>> Arley Kemmerer '02 (UNH)
>> Greg Petrics '01 (Middlebury College)
>> David Coriell '01 (Middlebury College; All-American Honors)
>> Kristen Copeland '98 (UNH)
>> Dave Ehringer '97 (UVM)
>> Fred Coriell Jr. '97 (Middlebury College)
>> Mike Copeland '96 (UNH)
>> Kina Pickett '92 (Bates College)
>> Derek McClellan '92 (UVM)
>> Stever Bartlett '92 (St. Lawrence, US Ski Team Coach)
>> Kristi Brown '87 (UVM)
>> Jim Bianchi '87 (Boston College)
>> Mark Smith '79 (UVM)