Gould Academy has a longstanding tradition and culture of celebrating winter thanks to our location in the Western Mountains of Maine, just six miles from our partner, Sunday River Resort, and home to our On-Snow Programs.
What distinguishes Gould athletics from traditional boarding schools or ski academies, is its On-Snow capabilities. Our distinctive partnership with Sunday River makes for unparalleled athletic and academic opportunities. The multi-layered curriculum includes a Competition Program; Prep Alpine, Prep Snowboarding, and Prep Nordic teams; certification and instruction programs, and some of our students learning to ski and snowboard for the very first time.
Former United States Ski Team athlete and Division I Coach, Mr. Kurt Simard, oversees the following:
Gould Academy Competition Program
The Gould Academy Competition Program is designed for student-athletes to compete at the highest national level.
- USSA/FIS Alpine
- USASA/FIS Snowboarding
- Winter Term Program (available to 7th and 8th-grade students, Nov.-Mar.)
Prep Alpine, Prep Snowboarding, and Prep Nordic
Prep On-Snow Programs utilize some of the same coaches, facilities, and terrain as their Competition Program peers, but compete regionally, usually within the MAISAD league.
Co-Curricular On-snow Programs
Co-Curricular On-Snow Programs are designed for those students who want to achieve a particular skill set, be it becoming certified as a ski patroller; learning how to instruct kids to ski or snowboard, or working with Maine Adaptive to learn how to assist participants with physical disabilities.
- Ski Patrol Program
- Gould Academy/Maine Adaptive Program
- Rugrats Instructional Program
- Learn to Ski or Ride programs