There is always a buzz around campus with the beginning of winter block. Yes, the holiday season brings a heightened energy but even more than that, the ski season is just about to begin.

Summit Prep students have the opportunity to purchase a season pass to Whitefish Mountain Resort at a bargain price and they can ski or snowboard on Big Mountain up to three times each week throughout most of the season. Many staff and students take to the slopes on the weekends and even do some night skiing.

According to Dave Perisho, “Not only is this an opportunity for our community to have a good time, it is also great for relationship building, and physical exercise.”

Students who do not choose to ski or snowboard participate in other events both on and off campus. The students also know that going skiing is a privilege and they are mindful that their behavior and academics play a part in this activity.


About Summit Preparatory School

Summit Preparatory School is an accredited private, non-profit, co-ed therapeutic boarding school located on 520 acres near Kalispell, MT.  Summit integrates professional therapy and college prep academics within a nurturing and dynamic community that energizes and challenges adolescents to succeed and transform their lives. Grounded in the concepts of the Summit Model, the program focuses on promoting the development of healthy psychological and social skills.

The campus is close to Glacier International Airport (FCA) and is less than an hour from Glacier National Park.