Starting in January each year, students in Grades 3 through 9 enjoy the tradition of a once-weekly ski day. Students follow a half-day academic schedule and then head to Mt. Peter for an afternoon filled with skiing and snowboarding. Students are split into groups based by experience levels, working together and individually to master their skills on the slopes.
The ski program at Tuxedo Park School is more than just an enjoyable addition to the winter athletics program. Students begin their afternoons taking lessons from Mt. Peter ski instructors, working on individual skills, and pairing off with "ski buddies," giving everyone the opportunity to work and play together.
The ski program concludes in February of each year with Ski Race Day. During this day, all students race for Green and Gold points and the coveted Jake Shepard Ski Bowl! Parents, faculty, and friends of TPS come together to cheer on students, whether it is their first time racing or they have previously competed. Race Day is a treasured community tradition!
Along with weekly visits to Mt. Peter, students in Grades 7 through 9 participate in an overnight ski trip to Gore Mountain. This 3-day, 2-night trip is a highlight for Upper School students as they take some time away from academics and trade in their textbooks for team building activities and full-days on the mountain! Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing, and hot cocoa by the fire are some of the many highlights of this experience.