Competition, Prep, and NonCompetitive
Our student-athletes benefit from an exceptional setting for training and competition, not to mention an incredible academy-resort partnership.
Sunday River Resort, located just six miles from campus, is consistently the first mountain to open in the east, offering Gould’s student-athletes access to rideable terrain as early as October. Gould’s Kailey Competition Center, located slopeside at Sunday River in the Barker basin, houses ski-tuning facilities, video analysis rooms, and serves as the headquarters for our competition program and Prep Alpine and Prep Snowboarding teams.
Students in the Sunday River Ski Patrol, or the Maine Adaptive or Rugrats instruction programs, work directly from their respective base area locations. The Mountain Shuttle provides round trip shuttle service to Sunday River from Gould Academy (and back) for all On Snow student-athletes.
Perhaps the greatest benefit to Gould’s partnership with Sunday River is the team of mountain professionals who work directly with Gould’s On Snow Programs on a daily basis to ensure top notch conditions and courses, and dedicated terrain for gates, moguls, and even terrain parks.
Pine Hill at Gould Academy
The Gould Academy Competition Program Nordic Team and Prep Nordic Team train on 40 kilometers of groomed, race-quality cross-country trails, accessed directly from campus, also known as The Pine Hill Trails.
The Pine Hill Trails are part of a 200-acre property also used by the cross country running and mountain bike teams. Each year, Pine Hill hosts the Bethel Outing Club’s annual Flying Moose Classic, as well as New England Private School Athletic Association meets, and Bill Koch League events.
Pine Hill trails connect with the Bethel Inn Resort trail system, which makes available approximately 40km of skiing (with just one road crossing). Great Glenn, Black Mountain, the Balsams, and Bretton Woods are also only a short drive away.
Farnsworth Field House
Competitive and Noncompetitive on-snow student-athletes maximize their training year-round in Gould’s Farnsworth Field House, located on campus. Within Farnsworth is a weight room that includes four half-racks, which allow for more open room and the ability to do more types of lifts, with more people, more efficiently and faster.
Additionally, student-athletes can take advantage of the Olympic-sized trampoline and foam pit, two indoor skate parks, and any number of athletic rooms complete with spin bikes and/or mats and free weights.