Alpine, Snowboard, and Freestyle Training Camps

Gould Academy’s Training Camps are available to non-students and provide an excellent opportunity to experience high-quality early training. Gould’s training home, Sunday River Resort, is known to be the best early-season training venue in the East. Because of the popularity in the past, we expect these camps to fill by early Fall, so register soon. Scroll down for information on all of our camps!

Camp Options

Alpine

Alpine Training Camps

U12/U14 November Development Camp

November 17-20, 2018
at Sunday River
Ages: Birth years 2005-2008
Take advantage of the most reliable early season snow in the East. This four-day training camp will focus on slalom and giant slalom progressions. Drill course and gate training as conditions permit. Athletes will be grouped by age and experience with an athlete to Gould coach ratio of approximately 7:1. There will be video analysis as a dryland training session in the Gould Fieldhouse.

Cost: $550 (with lift ticket) | $450 (Sunday River pass holders)

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U12/U14 Pre-Holiday SL/GS Camp

December 20-23, 2018 at Sunday River
Ages: Birth years 2005-2008

This four-day training camp will focus on two days of slalom followed by one and a half days of giant slalom. Gould coaches will look to give the young athletes a great early season volume of gate training.  There will be gate drills leading into full-length courses in both disciplines, along with video analysis, and a dryland session in the Gould Fieldhouse.

Cost: $550 (with lift ticket) | $450 (Sunday River pass holders)

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U16 SL/GS Training Camp

December 21-23, 2018
at Sunday River
Ages: Birth years 2003-2004
This camp offers the best early season skiing in the East, right here at Sunday River. The three day camp will offer an opportunity to train both slalom and giant slalom. With a focus on gate progression and course training, athletes will get valuable time in gates while having a disciplined, purposeful approach; putting them ahead of the curve as they enter the heart of the race season. Each day will provide an opportunity for in-depth video analysis, in addition to an evening spent in the Gould Fieldhouse, where they’ll discuss and perform proper lifting technique and ski-specific workouts.

Cost: $450 (with lift ticket) | $350 (Sunday River pass holders)

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LES DEUX ALPESU14 SUMMER SKI CAMP

TBD, Summer 2019
Join Gould Academy full time coaches for an excellent summer ski training opportunity. This camp is for rising U14’s held at Les Deux Alpes in France. Les Deux Alpes offers outstanding conditions on the largest glacier in Europe. The camp’s focus will be on fundamentals as well as Giant Slalom and Slalom. Lodging will be at one of the Hotels in the village that is walking distance to the lift. We will be eight days on-snow plus one day off-snow day with activities.

Cost: $2100 + Airfare

Learn More About Les Deux Alpes Camp

Gould Academy Competition Program

Weekend Program Coordinator
U14 Alpine Coach

 

Freestyle Camps

Freestyle Training Camps


Fall Trampoline Dryland Camp

November 17-20, 2018 at Gould/Sunday River
Ages: 8-16
At our Gould Competition Program Trampoline/Rails Camp, athletes have the opportunity to prepare for the winter through a variety of activities. They will use Gould’s tramp room and foam pit to practice tricks and work on improving fitness. Weather and terrain permitting, campers also have the opportunity to train rails “on snow” at Sunday River.

The cost of this four-day camp covers coaching, use of Trampoline facilities and lift tickets. There is lodging available at Sunday River Resort and in the town of Bethel at special camp rates.

Cost: $550 (with lift ticket) | $450 (Sunday River pass holders)

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freestyle training campsEarly Season Freestyle Camp

December 20-23, 2018
at Sunday River
Ages: 8-16
This camp is all about getting back on-snow early at Sunday River Resort where there is the most reliable snow in the East. Sunday River provides great snow and terrain features that you don’t want to miss out out on, and this camp focuses on getting your jump and rail game back and progressing to the next level. The cost of this four day camp covers coaching and lift tickets. There is lodging available at Sunday River Resort and in the town of Bethel at special camp rates.

Cost: $550 (with lift ticket) | $450 (Sunday River pass holders)

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March Freestyle Training Camp

March 22-24, 2019, at Sunday River
March is awesome!  The Parks at Sunday River are in their prime and the weather and snow conditions are at their best. Whether you qualified for Nationals or you just want to put the final touches on your tricks, this is the time to put all your hard work from the season together by utilizing Gould’s trampoline, BigAirBag and the mountain’s prime conditions. The cost of this three-day camp covers coaching and lift tickets. There is lodging available at Sunday River Resort and in the town of Bethel at special camp rates.

Cost: $450 (with lift ticket) | $350 (Sunday River pass holders)

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Freestyle Camp Director

John Kimble
Gould Academy Competition Program
Freestyle/Freeski Program Director

 

Snowboard Camps

Snowboarding Training Camps


Snowboard Early Season Kickstart Camp:
(Freestyle or Race)

December 20-23, 2018
at Sunday River

Ages: 10-16
This camp focuses on starting the season off right by using the best progression terrain in the East at Sunday River Resort. Freestyle riders work on taking their tricks from the trampoline to an airbag to on-snow. This group also sessions rails to dial-in new tricks for competition season ahead. The race group trains on all aspects of snowboard racing (BX, GS, SL, and BSL) by focusing on sound fundamental skills for turning, gliding, air, and starts. Gates will also be set and we’ll use all possible open terrain to improve speed performance. The cost of this four-day camp covers coaching, lift tickets, and a final written and video assessment. There is lodging available at Sunday River Resort and in the town of Bethel at special camp rates.

Cost: $550 (with lift ticket) | $450 (Sunday River pass holders)

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World Cup SBX Snowboard Camp (SBX) 

February 14-17, 2019 at Sunday River
Join Mikey Lacroix, World Cup Snowboardcross Athlete and Gould Academy Class of 2016 as well as Gould Academy’s Elite coaches and athletes for a long weekend of next level training and competition. Start it off on Sunday River’s Hole Shot and Rev Tour caliber SBX course for training on Thursday complete with Settele World Cup start gate. Follow it up with official USASA Training and two USASA BX/SX Events. Camp will wrap up with feedback and video to take home and use to chase an invite to the USASA National Championships. You’ll have access to Gould Academy facilities, coaches, technology and world-class coaching that has sent countless athletes to US Ski and Snowboard Project Gold camps, USASA National Championships, FIS Junior World Championships, and Youth Olympic Games.

*USASA membership required, as is an official registration for both BX races (Saturday, Feb 16 and Feb 17), not included

Cost: $400 (with lift ticket) | $300 (Sunday River pass holders)

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USASA Nationals Snowboard Prep Camp

March 16-19, 2019, at Sunday River
This elite-level camp is designed for those expecting to be invited to the USASA National Championships. Three riding groups (Alpine, Freestyle, Boardercross) will train on Sunday River’s spectacular terrain with Gould Academy’s world-class coaches and select invited guest coaches from successful programs up and down the East Coast. Riders will leave this camp with clear training plans for success at USASA Nationals. These plans can easily be shared with home coaches as well.

ALPINE
Train riding fundamentals, BX, GS, and SL on hard or soft gear. We’ll use our state of the art Alpine Tree start gates to practice start technique, train with SPM stubbies and use on-hill video feedback for maximum progression. Camp will climax with a dress rehearsal GS and SL with timing on Sunday, March 18 (all riders together, no age groups).

FREESTYLE
Train riding fundamentals, jumps, rails and run planning on Sunday River’s parks. T72 is our big park with 20, 30, 40 jumps, all with big and little takeoffs. T72’s rail garden has fun features and should mimic any rail setups we’ll see at USASA Nationals. 3D is our medium park, and will only be available Friday, March 16. Whoville is our progression park, perfect for learning new tricks. Weather permitting, we will use Gould Academy’s on-campus airbag jump as well. We will use on-hill video feedback for maximum progression.

BOARDERCROSS
Train BX fundamentals, starts, gliding, turning and transition riding. Daily start training will be offered using our Settele World Cup start gate (the same as at Nationals) as well as GS training for turning skills. Tuck and glide training will help riders dial in speed which we’ll confirm with our radar gun. Full laps on our BX course, Flowstate, will help riders work on banked turns, feature riding, and passing. We will use on-hill video feedback for maximum progression. Camp will climax with a dress rehearsal race on Sunday, March 18, including time trials and heats (all riders together, no age groups).

Cost: $575 with lift ticket | $475 without lift ticket

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Snowboard Camp Director

KC Gandee
Gould Academy Competition Program
Snowboard Program Director