Upper School Sports

VMS Athletic Department Philosophy

In keeping with Vail Mountain School’s mission, the athletic programs at VMS provide a positive and inclusive atmosphere where participants will grow emotionally, intellectually and physically. Athletic programs are an extension of the classroom at VMS; important characteristics and skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, integrity, and grit are ingrained through team building, practices or workouts, and games. 

Upper School Sports

Athletics and physical conditioning are considered essential components of a well-rounded VMS experience. Therefore, upper school students must fulfill a physical fitness requirement. This can be accomplished by involvement in an interscholastic sport or fitness activity approved by the athletic director. The following programs are offered:

Fall Sports

  • Boys Development & Varsity Soccer
  • Girls Development & Varsity Volleyball
  • Boys & Girls Cross Country
  • Boys Development & Varsity Golf
  • Boys Development & Varsity Tennis
  • Football (through CHSAA reciprocity)
  • Cross Country (through CHSAA reciprocity)
  • Dance Team (through CHSAA reciprocity)
  • Fitness / Yoga

Winter Sports

  • Boys Development & Varsity Basketball
  • Girls Development Basketball
  • Boys & Girls Nordic Skiing
  • Boys & Girls Alpine Skiing
  • Boys & Girls Telemark Skiing
  • Wrestling (through CHSAA reciprocity)
  • Hockey (through CHSAA recrocity)
  • Dance Team (through CHSAA reciprocity)
  • Fitness / Yoga

Spring Sports

  • Girls Development & Varsity Soccer
  • Girls Development & Varsity Tennis
  • Boys Development & Varsity Lacrosse
  • Girls Development & Varsity Golf
  • Girls Lacrosse (through CHSAA reciprocity)
  • Baseball (through CHSAA reciprocity)
  • Track and Field (through CHSAA reciprocity)
  • Dance Team (through CHSAA reciprocity)
  • Fitness / Yoga