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Gould Academy Competition Program

Ages 7-19
Alpine, Freestyle & Snowboard

Next Level Competition

Sunday River is proud to partner with Gould Academy, a private college preparatory school located in Bethel, to offer the premier ski and snowboard competition programs in the Northeast.

The Gould Academy Competition Program (GACP) is designed for advanced skiers and snowboarders ages 7 to 19 with a desire to improve their ability and compete within alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, or snowboarding. This is a season-long program that runs on weekends and holidays, focused on teaching young athletes the skills to compete in their chosen discipline. GACP combines the resources of Gould Academy and Sunday River to offer a high level of instruction with experienced coaches and low coach-to-athlete ratios complemented by the terrain and support of the ski resort, including dedicated training space. In 2020, GACP took a giant leap forward with the addition of the Alera Group Competition Lift on Locke Mountain which allows athletes to spend more time on snow and make the most of their training opportunities.  

For athletes who want to pursue ski or snowboard competition further, Gould Academy incorporates full-time competition programs into their overall school curriculum to offer an unmatched opportunity for student-athletes.

GACP Overview

What to Expect

  • Program Schedule
    Programs run every weekend and holiday period beginning mid-November through the last weekend in March.
  • Typical Day
    A typical training day begins at 8:30AM from the Barker Base Area and ends at 12:30PM
  • Training Schedule
    Generally, a training day will include a break to warm up and use the restroom.
  • Competition Schedule
    Schedules vary by age and competition level, but include multiple events at Sunday River and some travel to other Maine mountains.
Program Philosophy

Healthy Competition

The Gould Academy Competition Program is designed to build and support a love for skiing, snowboarding, and competition while creating an environment that helps kids grow into self-motivated, confident, and respectful athletes who support each other.

2021-22 GACP Pricing Through October 11 October 12 On
Alpine $1,599 TBA
Freestyle $1,599 TBA
Snowboard $1,599 TBA
Future Stars $1,599 TBA

Now through April 30, purchase your seasonal program with an Easy Pay Plan and pay over 4 payment periods from May to September.

Sunday River Ski & Snowboard Club

Join the Sunday River Ski Club to help support the next generation of on-snow athletes and receive great member benefits.