Snowboardcross Athletes at Project Gold in Oregon

June 28, 2018

Project Gold

Several Gould Academy Competition Program athletes have recently returned from Project Gold, a training camp at Mt. Hood in Oregon. Project Gold is a successful and progressive snowboardcross camp that identifies potential future Olympians and gives them the opportunity to train alongside current US Snowboard Team members with the best developmental coaches in the USA. Athletes work on the fundamentals, technique, and tactics of snowboardcross racing using two different tracks designed by Head US Snowboard Team coach Peter Foley.

Project Gold

Tyler Hamel ’22 and Nathan Pare ’23

Project Gold

Race day on a track designed by Head US Snowboard Team coach, Peter Foley.

About Mt. Hood, OR

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort is located on the sunny and wind-protected southeast face of Mt. Hood, a stratovolcano located 90 minutes east of Portland, Oregon in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. The mountain has 2,150 acres of terrain with 11 lifts and 5 high-speed quads, including a lift that brings skiers and snowboarders up 7,300 feet to take full advantage of their long runs and vast trail system. Mt. Hood is Oregon’s highest mountain and is protected as a part of the Mt. Hood National Forest. The ski resort has a special use permit to operate in such a beautiful area, providing skiers and snowboarders with panoramic views to the south and east.

2018 Gould attendees of Project Gold

Mikey Lacroix ’16
Adalia Flores ’18
Aidan Mahoney ’21
Tyler Hamel ’22
Nathan Pare ’23
KC Gandee (coach)

Tim Andrews (Athletic Trainer)

Project Gold

Group picture of Project Gold athletes and coaches

Summer training camps like Project Gold allow Gould’s athletes to work year-round on their snowboarding skills. They keep athletes active in the off-season through a perfect combination of on-snow laps and dry-land training. Working and racing alongside professional snowboardcross athletes and coaches at Project Gold raises the caliber of competition and prepares Gould’s snowboarders to take their abilities to the next level. Look for these names on a podium near you this upcoming winter!


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