STRATTON -- On April 16, Stratton Mountain School students and staff hiked, skied and snowboarded all to support the SMS annual fund. With all pledges and gifts, the event raised more than $20,000.

Each participant received pledges for the number of runs they completed. The Spring-a-Thon took place after the mountain was closed, so all student athletes and staff got a workout hiking up to mid-mountain before skiing or snowboarding down.

"This is a great event that brings together the entire SMS community of students, teachers and staff, all with a common goal of raising money to support SMS and its programs," said SMS Headmaster Chris Kaltsas. "We had a beautiful day, and the teams really rose to the challenge to make this event successful."

This year the teams were named after the 12 SMS Olympians that competed in Sochi.

The team with the most runs was the Kris Freeman (SMS’99) team. The team that raised the most money was the Jackie Hernandez (SMS ‘10) team.

The Spring-a-Thon is the school’s community-wide fundraising event, and it has happened nearly every year over the course of the school’s 42-year history.

Stratton Mountain School is a ski and snowboard academy located at the base of Stratton Mountain. SMS serves students in grades 7 through 12. The SMS community of students, faculty, coaches and staff share the pursuit of academic and athletic excellence.


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