Ski and Ride

Gould Academy has developmental programs designed for beginner skiers and beginner snowboarders. Sunday River Resort is the perfect place to learn, 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.

Roster
Student Name
Class Year
Hometown
Jersey
Liu, Zong (Gavin)2024Beijing, China

Ski and Ride Directors

Betsy Riley

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

Bio

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.

Dave Bean

English Teacher
B.S. University of Vermont
M.F.A. University of Utah
Writing Center
Skateboard Program Director
Prep Snowboarding Coach

Bio

Mr. Bean has taught full-time since 1991 in public and private schools in Utah, Massachusetts, and Maine. His fiction, non-fiction, journalism, and poetry are widely published, and his commentaries have appeared on National Public Radio. He and his wife, Ms. Brooke Libby, Director of College Counseling, live near campus with their daughters Zoe ‘17 and Lilo ‘19; and son, Utah. Mr. Bean enjoys protecting and wandering wild places.