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Congratulations to our Hometown Heroes

By Liz Millikin Nothing compares to the excitement of watching the best of the best competing on the global stage. In the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, 2,873 athletes from 88 countries competed in 98 events, going for the gold. It was an especially exciting Olympics for the Stratton Mountain School, which sent a record-breaking 14 athletes to the competition. In addition to the SMS athletes, … Continue reading Congratulations to our Hometown Heroes

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SMS alumnus Alex Deibold wins bronze!

By Meredith Morin Sochi, Russia –Stratton Mountain School alumnus Alex Deibold (SMS ’04), Manchester, Vt., won bronze in the men’s snowboardcross (SBX) event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 18. The SBX was postponed from Feb. 17, due to extreme fog. Alex finished third in his 1/8 final heat to move onto quarterfinals, where he also finished third. (The top-three riders from these heats … Continue reading SMS alumnus Alex Deibold wins bronze!

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Representing in Sochi Olympics

By Myra Foster and Meredith Morin We watch with the world as 14 athletes from Stratton and Stratton Mountain School get ready to  compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. SMS athletes take center stage in alpine, snowboarding and Nordic events, and we’ll also be cheering on Sarah Hendrickson,  granddaughter of retired Stratton ski patroller Scott Hendrickson, as she competes on the first ever women’s … Continue reading Representing in Sochi Olympics

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Nordic or Alpine?

By Courtney DiFiore Are you a Nordic (classic – cross country) or Alpine (downhill) skier? Do you know the difference? Growing up around both sports (from the Lake Placid, NY area), I’m familiar with the two. Below, I’ve categorized some areas in which the two sports differ. Note that when I refer to Nordic (cross country) skiing, I’m talking about the classic Nordic skiing not … Continue reading Nordic or Alpine?