Ski and Ride

Gould Academy’s Ski and Ride Program is a developmental program designed for beginner skiers and snowboarders.

Students ski and ride at Sunday River Resort, working in small groups with experienced instructors. The students progress based on their ability and aptitude, with a focus on proper technique.

The ultimate goal of the program is to have the students comfortably cruising the majority of Sunday River’s terrain by the end of the season, and prepared to progress to one of the other ski programs by the following year.

Ski and Ride Director

Todd Siekman

Science Teacher
B.A. Bowdoin College
M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Fall Outing Club
Girls’ Varsity Basketball Head Coach


Mr. Siekman has taught for over 25 years, including more than 15 at Gould where he teaches chemistry, biology, physics, and marine science. Coach Siekman is a near lifelong coach and has coached basketball for girls and boys for over 20 years. Currently he leads the Fall Outing Club and is the Head Girls Basketball Coach. Mr. Siekman and his wife, Kara, live on campus and have three children, Gould classes of ’07, ’09, ’22. In his spare time he is a licensed boat captain, SCUBA diver, an avid sailor, and an avid long distance swimmer and is busy building a second home in Islesboro, Maine.