In addition to the outstanding academics, growing up in the Gunnison Valley offers a whole variety of different extracurricular experiences for kids. Some are tied directly into the school
For such small schools, the Gunnison and Crested Butte communities field an impressive array of official school sports teams including soccer, cross country, track, basketball, volleyball, swimming, wrestling, and others. These teams offer students the opportunity to learn teamwork and represent their schools. Given our remote location, they also have the opportunity to bond with their classmates on longer trips out of the Valley to compete with others.
Like all Gunnison Valley residents, kids who live here have amazing access to outdoor recreation. A whole host of programming through a variety of different organizations, such as the Mountain Sports Team and CB Devo, offers children the opportunity to learn from some of the Valley’s most talented young adults. From the recreational young athlete to kids competing in National competitions, it’s not hard to see why we have kids who go on to be Olympians, both winter and summer.