Located at Lake Tahoe, California, Sugar Bowl Academy is a fully accredited college preparatory high school for competitive skiers. It's a world-class ski academy for Alpine, Nordic and Freeride athletes.

Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy Partners with Premier Human Performance Company EXOS

Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy (SBSTA) has partnered with EXOS, a leader in the field of human performance, to provide professional development to its performance staff. SBSTA will apply EXOS’ training philosophy, which is based around four pillars: mindset, nutrition, movement, and recovery, to every aspect of student-athlete performance, including fueling, injury prevention and recovery, mental development, and on-snow training. 

Darcy Norman, SBSTA’s Director of Athlete Performance, structured the partnership with EXOS and is pleased with the early results:

 SBSTA’s entire performance staff - coaches, athletic trainers, sports psychologists, and food-service professional - are participating in professional development with EXOS. And the team at EXOS has provided information and feedback we can use immediately to impact our student-athletes. Already EXOS has helped SBSTA customize a culinary and nutrition philosophy for the student-athletes, coaches and staff and helped us bring a new level of professionalism and efficiency to our fall conditioning program. 

 Through the partnership, EXOS provides training for SBSTA’s performance staff at EXOS’ Performance Center in Phoenix, at the Sugar Bowl Academy campus near Lake Tahoe, and online. SBSTA’s staff completed EXOS’ Performance Specialist Certification over the summer.

 SBSTA Executive Director John Horsch said “our partnership with EXOS is the latest initiative in our recently adopted strategic plan, which calls for providing innovative and sophisticated programming for the athletic, academic, and personal development of our student-athletes. We continue to strengthen our commitment to athlete high performance, as exemplified by joining US Ski & Snowboard’s High Performance Center program two years ago, hiring a professional of the caliber of Darcy Norman as Director of Athlete Performance last year, and now inking this partnership with the premier human performance company in the world.”

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 EXOS, for its part, celebrates the partnership with SBSTA. Trent Wilfinger, EXOS’ Senior Vice-President, Sport Division, commented "EXOS is honored and excited to be the trusted performance solution for Sugar Bowl Academy. Through this partnership, we look forward to supporting the mission, values and vision of Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy by helping skiers achieve their true potential."



Located on Donner Summit near Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school and youth development ski team dedicated to providing passionate skiers the opportunity to pursue athletic dreams, academic excellence and personal growth while celebrating grit, grace and courage. 



EXOS is a leader in the field of human performance, a category it created more than 20 years ago. Today, EXOS employs more than 3,500 people in over 400 locations worldwide. With award-winning facilities, technology, and services, EXOS helps people take control of their health and performance so they can achieve what matters most to them. EXOS is trusted by hundreds of clients, including one-quarter of Fortune 100 companies, world champions in sports, and leaders in health care, military, and community organizations.