Athletic Education

Athletic Education is integral to daily life at Telluride Mountain School. As active participants, students gain awareness of technical skills for specific sports, while developing both mental and physical strength. They hone life skills such as sportsmanship, self-discipline, dedication, teamwork and respect. Athletics are considered an extension of the classroom and students are required to uphold the school’s core values in athletics as they would in any academic class. They are encouraged to strive toward personal excellence and to always participate with integrity.

Athletics are considered an extension of the classroom and students are required to uphold the school’s core values in athletics as they would in any academic class. They are encouraged to strive toward personal excellence and to always participate with integrity.

Winter Sports Program

Ski video

The Winter Sports Program at the Mountain School is a developmental program that accommodates all skill levels, from the recreational skier/snowboarder to the aspiring competitor. The school offers a program in which all students are challenged to put forth their best effort and achieve their personal goals. The work ethic, commitment, and time management skills learned while participating in the Winter Sports Program develop high achieving athletes, while teaching vital life skills that all students can apply to any task in any arena in which they become involved.

Students are on the mountain or immersed in the winter outdoor environment from December through the end of the ski season with first through sixth graders participating one day per week and seventh through twelfth graders participating two afternoons a week. Winter Sports Program activities include alpine and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing, and skating.

Physical Education

Mountain School students are encouraged to participate in athletic programs offered by the local public school, sports clubs, and the Town of Telluride Parks and Recreation Department. Examples of athletic programs in which students participate include soccer, basketball, baseball/softball, football, volleyball, lacrosse, hockey, gymnastics, martial arts and dance. Lower school students participate in athletic classes during the fall and spring in order to help develop athletic aptitude.