Free your mind. Tighten your bindings.

The Gould Snowboard Competition Program helps riders reach their goals–whether that means competing for the first time at a local USASA event or standing on the podium at the Burton US Open Series and beyond.

Riders benefit from the perfect blend of hard work, dedicated coaches,  a high-quality training facility like Sunday River Ski Resort and balanced programming that only a school like Gould can offer.

Year round training is tailored to the individual student-athlete and includes their off season sport of choice like competitive skateboarding, soccer or mountain biking, supplemented with plyometrics training and work in the weight room and trampoline room.

DaviesChris Davies (email)
Head Snowboard Coach
North East Wales Institute

Coach Davies brings more 20 years of experience to Gould’s Snowboarding Program. A native of Chester, England, he moved to the U.S. in 1996 and began his riding career at Sunday River. In 2001 he was named Sunday River’s Rider of the Year and in 2002 Trainer of the Year. His competitive achievements include top ten results in the British Championships of Snowboarding and slalom kayaking. As well as a bachelors degree in Arts Coach Davies has also earned his AASI 3, USASA 3 and USSA 3 snowboard certifications. He is presently a member of the USASA Coaches Education Committee, and a regular part of the coaching staff for the USSA Project Gold Camps.

Before arriving at Gould Coach Davies worked in the residential school field, both as a care worker and woodworking teacher, and before that as self employed carpenter . He lives in Gehring Hall with is wife Helen and their cats Vegas and Reggie. Chris likes British TV and music, and his favorite color other than burnt orange is grey.