Ford Sayre Academy (Alpine)

An Academy racer

An Academy racer

The Ford Sayre Academy is nationally recognized for its unique quality academy-style program integrated with a public school. Academy athletes are dedicated ski racers age 14 or older (U16 and U19 athletes) who are interested in pursuing ski racing at all levels. Athletes may opt to train either afterschool, weekends or full-time. Full-time athletes arrange their academic schedules so that they are dismissed at 11, allowing them to travel and train during the day.  The FSA full-time athlete is required to keep up with his/her missed academic classes by hiring a tutor. This allows the student/athlete to achieve the highest individual academic and athletic goals.  Racing calendars are dependent upon individual athletic goals and competitions are available in State, Regional, National and International races. 

Note on Van Transportation:  FSA rents vans and coaches transport skiers.  Transportation included in program fee:

  • Full time athletes — midweek training, coach supported races, and weekend non-Skiway training
  • Afterschool and Weekend (non-HHS Skier) — coach supported races and weekend non-Skiway training
  • Weekend (HHS Skier) — transportation NOT included

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Registrations and fees must be received by November 1st, 2020

Program Dates: November 6th,  2021 to Apr 1st, 2022 (start/end date could vary a bit)
Training: Full-time: Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri. noon-ish–4; Sat, Sun, and vacations 9–12
Afterschool:  Tues, Wed, Thur 3:14-5:15; Sat, Sun, and vacations 9–12
Weekend:  Sat, Sun, and vacations 9–12
NOTE:  Training times may vary due to lane space availability
Locations: Dartmouth Skiway, Burke, Whaleback and Epic Resorts
Program fees: Full Time U16 – $9000
Full Time U19 – $11000
Afterschool – $3000
Weekend Only (Non-HHS Skiers)- $2500
Hanover High School Skier – $1500 (No Van)
USSA Membership: $170
NHARA Fee: $45
Ski Passes: Each athlete is responsible for his/her own season pass or daily lift ticket.
Program Heads: Liz Hackett 603-643-0084

Parents are required to work at three home races during the season, family max. 4 ($800 security deposit is required).  Registrations and fees must be received by November 1st, 2021