Green Mountain Valley School Dedicates New Racing Performance Center
USSA President & CEO Tiger Shaw and Green Mountain Valley School Headmaster Dave Gavett celebrate the dedication of GMVS' Racing Performance Center. (Photo: Curran Photography)
WAITSFIELD, VT (Sept. 30) – Hundreds of people gathered Sunday to witness the dedication of a new, 33,000 square foot Racing Performance Center at the Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS). The $10 million facility is the first of its kind in the east, modeled after the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Center of Excellence in Park City, UT. It fuses high-performance athletic facilities with the world’s most advanced ski tuning, expert physical training, video analysis, comprehensive physical therapy and all coaches’ offices in one central location.
Dave Gavett, GMVS Headmaster, gave a brief dedication speech before inviting the hundreds of visitors to take guided tours of the new facility. Parents, staff, and community members walked through the building and interacted with expert coaches, ski technicians, and athletic trainers. They learned about the facility’s high quality building materials, energy-efficiency, equipment, workout programs, and the variety of high-level training options available to the GMVS student-athletes.
Tiger Shaw, President & CEO, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association The Racing Performance Center is physical proof of GMVS’s commitment to excellence and achievement. The USSA congratulates GMVS, knowing that the Racing Performance Center and GMVS will continue producing world-class athletes that make a difference. They bring home the gold, lead our youth by example, and strengthen our sports and programs nationwide.
Dave Gavett, Headmaster, Green Mountain Valley School GMVS has always aimed to provide our athletes with the best platform for success, but a facility like this really elevates the level of performance that we can achieve. We owe a very sincere and heartfelt thank you to our donors and to the huge team of people that helped make this vision a reality.
About Green Mountain Valley School The Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) is a world-class ski academy with alpine training facilities at Sugarbush Resort and multiple Nordic training facilities throughout the area. The academy offers a full academic curriculum, theater program, student clubs and spring and fall sports. This year, GMVS has two graduates on the US Ski Team, one on the British Team and one on the Irish Team.