Ski and Ride

Gould Academy’s Ski and Ride Program is a developmental program designed for beginner skiers and snowboarders. Sunday River Resort is the perfect place to learn to ski or snowboard, with terrain for all ability levels.

Students work 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 & Ride 2018-19
First Name
Last Name
Year of Graduation
Hometown (City, State)
TracyCui2020skiBeijing, China
OliviaDong2019skiDatong, China
TracyHe2022SkiShenzhen, China
OliviaKnight2021SkiRaleigh, NC
Abe Leininger2020SkiBloomington, Indiana
Fancheng (Joe)Li2021SkiShenzhen, China
IsaiahOsborn2020SkiActon, MA
Qingxi (Cathy)Rui2021SkiHang Zhou, China
KirstenSoucy2019Ski, Rumford, Maine
Jayda Tamalunus2020SkiDhahran, Saudi Arabia
RyanThompson2022SkiDhahran, Saudi Arabia
Zhe (Johnny)Zhang2022SkiNingbo, China
Xinhao (Jerry)Zhang2022SkiBeijing, China
Jing Xuan (Jason)Chen2022SnowboardShenzhen, China
TaewooKim2022SnowboardSeoul, Korea
Jinkyu (Kevin)Kim2022SnowboardSeongnam-Si, Korea
Jiaqi (Jackie)Li2021SnowboardBeijing, China
Yujie (Caroline)Peng2021SnowboardBeijing, China
Gar (Jacky)Tse2022SnowboardBethel, ME
Runzhe (James)Yao2022SnowboardWuhan, China
Shuyang (Jerry)Xu2020SnowbordYinchuan, China

Ski and Ride Director

Betsy Riley

Academic Skills Teacher
B.A. University of Colorado
C.C. Connecticut Culinary School
Tennis JV Boys’ Coach


Mrs. Riley comes to Gould describing herself as an everyday adventurer and life-long learner. A graduate of the Ethel Walker School, the University of Colorado, Connecticut Culinary School and school of personal interest and pursuit, she enjoys finding herself in new places, exchanging information with others, supporting the greater good, and watching people learn about themselves as learners. Mrs. Riley entered her first teaching classroom on the ski slope at the age of 14 and continues to coach the Learn to Ski program at Gould. Stepping into her second classroom, she mixed concept, procedure, and good taste with eager culinary students over a hot griddle. Finding a true classroom with walls and spirit lured Mrs. Riley and for the last many, many years, that’s where she’s been. She currently works in the Academic Skills Department, supporting learning strategies and self-guiding concepts with young adults.  Additionally, she coaches JV Boys’ Tennis. Mrs. Riley avidly rides her bike, skis uphill and down, cooks with passion, and enjoys traveling with Mr. Riley, who also works at Gould. She is mom to Carly ‘13 and Tate ‘15.