|Posted by JibCrib on May 18, 2009 at 12:14 PM|
The 2009 Snowboarding Club of the Year, Stratton Mountain School opened its doors in 1972 and has since produced over 29 Olympians and many national team athletes. SMS is renowned for the success of athletes that leave its snowboarding program, including World Cup SBX champion Lindsey Jacobellis, Ellery Hollingsworth and Louie Vito.
Program Director Mike Mallon, who is also the 2009 Westhaven Award winner is credited with producing a team of coaches and staff, most of whom were professional snowboarders themselves, that have a passion and commitment to snowboarding that pushes SMS athletes ahead of the pack. Currently SMS has 85 athletes competing in both regional and elite level events.
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