For the 7th and 8th grade student-athlete

This exclusive program is for seventh and eighth grade student-athletes looking to commit full time to on-snow training. Winter term athletes compete in alpine, freestyle, Nordic, or snowboarding.

Winter Term students get a head start learning to balance daily on-snow training with a strong prep school academic program.

The program runs from the week before Thanksgiving until the end of competitions in March.

On the Mountain

  • Train on snow six days a week.
  • Work with a full-time, dedicated coaching staff focused on improvement and a lifetime love of the sport.
  • Compete in local and regional competitions.

On Campus

  • Work hard in rigorous seventh and eighth grade math, language studies, science, art, and humanities curricula.
  • Live on campus in Winter Term devoted dormitories
  • Participate in Gould traditions and community life from formal dinners to assembly to Winter Carnival.

Gould Academy’s Competition Center is slope-side at Sunday River Ski Resort, six miles from the Gould campus.

Typical Winter Term Day

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.  Breakfast

7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.  School Assembly

8:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.  Training at Sunday River

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Classes

5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Dinner

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Ski Tuning

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Study Hall

9:30 p.m. – Lights Out

Want to learn more about the Winter Term Program?

Call the admissions office at 207-824-7777 or click the Request More Info button in the top right to send them an email.  They’ll answer your questions and mail you a copy of the brochure below.

Or, contact Winter Term Program Director Bob Harkins directly via email.

Winter Term and Special Programs Director Bob Harkins

Bob joined Gould Academy in 2011 developing on-snow training opportunities for visiting athletes and teams and was recently appointed director of the Winter Term Program. Bob is a former US Ski Team coach and director of athlete development. He is no stranger to Gould or Sunday River. He was senior manager at Sunday River where he oversaw the resort’s on-snow competition and events departments, and he is a former Gould alpine program director, athletic director and faculty member. Bob is also a recent inductee to the Maine Ski Hall of Fame. He lives with his family just off campus. His two sons attend Gould Academy.



WinterTerm_Slideshow 002fb WinterTerm_Slideshow 001fb WinterTerm_Slideshow 015 WinterTerm_Slideshow 014 WinterTerm_Slideshow 013 WinterTerm_Slideshow 012 WinterTerm_Slideshow 011 WinterTerm_Slideshow 010
WinterTerm_Slideshow 009 WinterTerm_Slideshow 008 WinterTerm_Slideshow 007 WinterTerm_Slideshow 006 WinterTerm_Slideshow 005 WinterTerm_Slideshow 004 WinterTerm_Slideshow 003