WiNter Athlete Program


Clever Minds provides educational services for athletes requiring assistance with their schooling while traveling. We work with students who participate in alpine racing, freestyle skiing, big mountain skiing, snowboarding, and nordic skiing. Students take part in an Independent Study program from their traditional school, which allows more time on the mountains for training and traveling. We provide the primary instruction in core and elective courses, and communicate with the primary classroom teacher via email, fax, and phone.

Our Winter Athlete Program allows students to go chase championships and find themselves a spot on the US Ski Team or U.S. Snowboarding and Development Teams.

“My name is Bryce Bennett, I'm an Olympian, World Cup Downhill Racer, and a current member of the US Ski Team. From a young age I had a deep desire to become a World Cup ski racer. Unfortunately, making the choice to pursue World Cup skiing comes at a young age, an age where you're not fully aware of what the path to the top will consist of, and neither did anyone around me.  After making this choice, my educational path became unique. Traveling far away from school every year isn't quite the road to educational greatness, It also never helped that I focused more on sport than hitting the books, so finding a program that would accommodate to my needs but also change my view on learning was essential. Looking back now, Clever Minds provided me with more than an education, they provided me a passion for learning that I am forever grateful for.“

Bryce Bennett, US Ski Team