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 by participating in a sport for one of the seasons. This can be accomplished by involvement in an interscholastic sport or fitness activity approved by the athletic director. Please note that the athletics offerings below are subject to change.

Fall Sports

  • Boys Development & Varsity Soccer
  • Girls Development & Varsity Volleyball
  • Boys Development & Varsity Golf
  • Boys Tennis (through CHSAA reciprocity)
  • Fitness/Yoga/Climbing Club

Winter Sports

  • Boys Development and Varsity Basketball
  • Girls Development Basketball
  • Boys & Girls Alpine Skiing
  • Boys & Girls Telemark Skiing
  • Boys & Girls Nordic Skiing
  • Boys & Girls Competitive Climbing Team
  • Wrestling (through CHSAA reciprocity)
  • Hockey (through CHSAA reciprocity)
  • Dance Team (through CHSAA reciprocity)

Spring Sports

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