Alpine, Snowboard, and Freestyle Training Camps

Training Camp

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 16-18, 2019, at Sunday River
Take advantage of the most reliable early-season snow in the East. This training camp focuses on slalom and giant slalom progressions. Athletes are grouped by age and experience with an athlete to Gould coach ratio of approximately 6:1. Work with Gould’s high school coaches who have trained Olympic and Division I ski racers.

Camp Cost with lift ticket: Before 10/1: $500 | After 10/1: $550
Camp Cost without lift ticket: Before 10/1: $400 | Price after 10/1: $450

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U12/U14 Pre-Holiday SL/GS Camp

December 20-22, 2019, at Sunday River
This training camp focuses on slalom and giant slalom. Gould coaches provide athletes with a great early season volume of gate training. There are gate drills leading into full-length courses in both disciplines. Athletes are grouped by age and experience with an athlete to Gould coach ratio of approximately 6:1. Work with Gould’s high school coaches who have trained Olympic and Division I ski racers.

Camp Cost with lift ticket: Before 10/1: $500 | After 10/1: $550
Camp Cost without lift ticket: Before 10/1: $400 | Price after 10/1: $450

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Lodging

On Mountain: Special rates at the Grand Summit Hotel are available to our campers for on-mountain accommodations. Details available in the welcome email.

Bethel Area: Lodging options in the Bethel, Maine, area range from hotels and motels for any budget, large vacation homes for families or groups, slopeside properties, historic inns and B&Bs, lakeside rentals, and camping out under the stars. Visit the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.

Daily Schedule

Day 1
7:00 – 7:30 am – Camp Sign In
7:45 am – Welcome address from On-Snow Program Director Kurt Simard
8:30 am – Athletes on the hill
8:30 -11:30 am – On-Snow Session 1
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch
12:30 – 2:30 pm – On-Snow Session 2
4:00 – 5:00 pm – Dryland at Farnsworth Fieldhouse with Gould high school and Winter Term Coaches

Day 2
7:30 am – Arrive at Comp Center
8:15 am – Athletes on the hill
8:30-11:30 – On-Snow Session 1
11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch
12:30 – 2:30 – On-Snow Session 2
2:30 – Nutrition and Recovery
4:00 – 5:00 – Parent Reception

Day 3
8:30 am  – Arrive at Comp Center
9:00 am – Athletes on the hill
9:00 -11:30 am – On-Snow Session 1
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch
12:30 pm – Technique Talk, former Olympic coach, Parker Gray
12:30 – 2:30 pm – On-Snow Session 2
2:30 pm – Camp debrief with coaches, parents, and athletes.


LES DEUX ALPES U14/U16 SUMMER SKI CAMP

June 2020

Join Gould Academy full time coaches for an excellent summer ski training opportunity. This camp is for rising U14/16s 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: $tbd

Learn More About Les Deux Alpes Camp

Gould Academy Competition Program

Director of On-Snow Programs

 

 

Freestyle Camps

Freestyle Training Camps


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 Mount Hood Training Camp

July 8-17, 2019
Athletes ages 12-18
Train moguls and/or slopestyle with us at Mount Hood, OR. We will have coaches working with athletes in both moguls and slopestyle. Our mogul athletes will be training on the upper glacier on a seeded mogul course with a competition spec jump. Our slopestyle athletes will be joining up with MHSSC utilizing the public park as well. Please Note: athletes interested in training in both disciplines will be able to do so.

Cost $2600 plus airfare
Price includes coaching, lift tickets, lodging, and meals.

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Freestyle Camp Director

John Kimble
Gould Academy Competition Program
Freestyle/Freeski Program Director

 

Snowboard Camps

Snowboarding Training Camps


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 22-24, 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