It’s November, which means all is perfect in our world. It’s the time when optimism reigns, when promises of a robust winter shower down on the skiing and snowboarding community like the fruits of a massive lowpressure system moving in from the southern Atlantic and colliding with a jet stream chilled by Canadian air.
It’s also an important time for families who might be thinking about a ski academy for their youngsters to start getting a little more serious. New England is rich with ski academy options, so finding the perfect fit is virtually guaranteed with a little time and effort.
The earlier the better is the common recommendation from admissions offices when it comes to the question of when to begin the process. Typically, families are urged to get started early in the winter a full year prior to a prospective student’s anticipated enrollment date.
Stratton Mountain School (Stratton, Vt.), for instance, begins accepting applications on Nov. 1, and admissions counselors will review them on a rolling basis. “Since admission is highly competitive, we encourage you to submit all parts of the application as soon as possible,” SMS recommends.