Student-Athlete Support

The goal of the Student-Athlete Support (SAS) Program is to foster long-term athlete development by assisting student-athletes in balancing academic and snowsports education. SAS also provides support and sport education for Club parents and families. In line with the Club's mission, SAS programming equips student-athletes with a toolkit to pursue personal excellence in skiing and snowboarding as well as in their intellectual, social, and educational pursuits. Through weekly study halls and annual community educational events, and through regular communication between families, coaches, program and executive directors, and school administrators, the SAS Program fosters an integrated approach to students’ athletic and academic careers. By partnering with Teton County public and independent schools to develop year-round programming, the SAS Program ensures that student-athletes can pursue both a rigorous academic schedule and high-caliber athletic training and competition. Additionally, the SAS Program manages injury and concussion protocols and works with JHSC leadership to further develop the implementation and tracking of the JHSC Core Values across programs. The SAS Director, Grace Tirapelle collaborates closely with the Alpine, Nordic, Freeride, and Backcountry Program Directors and coaches to integrate goal-setting, time-management, and citizenship skills and to offer college and post-graduate counseling to ensure student-athlete success and well-being on and off the hill, during their years in the Club and beyond.

Please contact Grace Tirapelle ( with any questions and for school scheduling information. 


Parent and Athlete Education Series

The next events on February 22 and March 1 will be virtual: see details and get Zoom links HERE

Academic Support 

The SAS director is available for academic and educational support on Tuesdays–Thursdays, between 3-6 PM by appointment, as we ensure safety and social distancing during a COVID surge. Meetings can be scheduled virtually or in person – please email Grace (

If you would like help with coursework or college application materials, time to discuss your short- or long-term academic goals, an opportunity to create a plan for balancing academics and athletics this winter season, a session to create a training and schoolwork schedule, or to discuss and implement better time management, please reach out to Grace!